Thursday, December 17, 2015
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The Nashville Predators travel to Scottrade Center to play the St. Louis Blues on Thursday, December 17, 2015. The opening line for this game has the Predators at +118 and the Blues at -130. The over/under has been set at 5.
Nashville comes into this matchup having played 31 games. They have an overall record of 15-10-6 and on the road they have a record of 6-6-3. Currently they are 5th in the Central Division. They've scored 81 goals and given up 81 goals for a point differential of 0. St. Louis shows up with a record of 18-10-4 including 9-6-2 at home this season. They are 2nd in the Central Division. They've scored 82 goals and surrendered 78 for a goal differential of +4.
Shea Weber has accumulated 19 total points this season for the Predators. He has 9 goals this season with 72 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 13%. He has a total of 10 assists on the season and averages 24 minutes played per game. Filip Forsberg has averaged 19 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 7% by scoring 6 goals on 90 shots. He has 13 assists giving him a total of 19 points on the season. Pekka Rinne has 12 wins and 8 losses this season in net for the Predators. He has had 677 shots against him and has given up 63 goals. He has made 614 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Vladimir Tarasenko has accumulated 32 total points this season for the Blues. He has 19 goals this season with 115 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 17%. He has a total of 13 assists on the season and averages 19 minutes played per game. Alex Steen has averaged 21 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 12% by scoring 11 goals on 93 shots. He has 18 assists giving him a total of 29 points on the season. Jake Allen has 14 wins and 7 losses this season in net for the Blues. He has had 643 shots against him and has given up 48 goals. He has made 595 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
The Predators have 36 total points this season. They have scored 79 goals while giving up 80 goals. They have had 104 power play opportunities and have scored 21 goals on those chances for a percentage of 20%. The Predators have allowed 98 power play opportunities and given up 23 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 77%. They average 31 shots per game and as a team are shooting 8.12% for the season to this point. They allow 26 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 90%.
The Blues have a total of 40 points on the season. They have 19 power play goals on 94 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 20%. They have allowed 108 power play opportunities and have given up 13 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 88%. As a team, the Predators have a total of 81 goals scored while they've given up 77 goals to this point. They average 30 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 8.32%. As a team they give up 28 shots per game and have a save percentage of 91%.
Nashville Predators Betting Trends
The Nashville Predators are 13-16 straight up
The Nashville Predators are 11-15-5 against the over/under
St. Louis Blues Betting Trends
The St. Louis Blues are 17-14 straight up
The St. Louis Blues are 11-17-4 against the over/under
Nashville Predators Injuries
12/15/15 C Colin Wilson Lower Body "?" Thursday vs St Louis
12/15/15 C Mike Fisher Knee expected to miss 3 games
11/28/15 LW Gabriel Bourque Upper Body out indefinitely
St. Louis Blues Injuries
12/06/15 C Steve Ott Hamstring out 3 months
10/24/15 LW Jaden Schwartz Ankle expected to miss 12 weeks
10/07/15 C Patrik Berglund Shoulder out 3 months
Josh's Pick: Take St. Louis
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