Saturday, April 23, 2016
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The Nashville Predators travel to Honda Center to play the Anaheim Ducks on Saturday, April 23, 2016. The series is tied 2-2. The opening line for this game has the Predators at +145 and the Ducks at -165. The over/under has been set at 5.
Nashville comes into this matchup after having a regular season record of 41-27-14 and on the road they had a record of 18-16-7. They finished 4th in the Central Division. They scored 228 goals and gave up 215 goals for a point differential of +13. The Predators had 14 overtime losses including 2 of them in a shootout. In their last 10 games they had an overall record of 5-4-1. For the season they had an ATS record of 39-40 and an over/under record of 33-33-16. Anaheim had a regular season record of 46-25-11 including 25-10-6 at home this season. They were 1st in the Pacific Division. They scored 218 goals and surrendered 192 for a goal differential of +26. The Ducks had 11 losses in OT and 4 of them occurred in a shootout. They had a record of 6-2-2 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread was 43-36 while their over/under record sat at 32-34-16.
Shea Weber accumulated 51 total points this season for the Predators. He had 20 goals this season with 189 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 11%. He had a total of 31 assists on the season and averaged 25 minutes played per game. Filip Forsberg averaged 19 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he had a shooting percentage of 13% by scoring 33 goals on 247 shots. He had 31 assists giving him a total of 64 points on the season. Pekka Rinne had 34 wins and 21 losses this season in net for the Predators. He had 1,744 shots against him and gave up 161 goals. He made 1,583 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Corey Perry accumulated 62 total points this season for the Ducks. He had 34 goals this season with 215 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 16%. He had a total of 28 assists on the season and averaged 18 minutes played per game. Ryan Getzlaf averaged 20 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he had a shooting percentage of 7% by scoring 13 goals on 178 shots. He had 50 assists giving him a total of 63 points on the season. Frederik Andersen had 22 wins and 9 losses this season in net for the Ducks. He had 1,086 shots against him and gave up 88 goals. He made 998 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
The Predators had 96 total points this season. They scored 224 goals while giving up 213 goals. They had 259 power play opportunities and scored 51 goals on those chances for a percentage of 20%. The Predators allowed 245 power play opportunities and gave up 46 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%. They averaged 31 shots per game and as a team they shot 8.93% for the season. They allowed 27 shots to their opposition per contest and had a team save percentage of 91%.
The Ducks had a total of 103 points on the season. They had 56 power play goals on 245 opportunities for a percentage of 23%. They allowed 290 power play opportunities and gave up 37 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 87%. As a team, the Predators had a total of 215 goals scored while they gave up 188 goals during the campaign. They averaged 30 shots per contest and had a team shooting percentage of 8.66%. As a team they gave up 28 shots per game and had a save percentage of 92%.
Nashville had a Corsi percentage of 52% as they attempted 4,618 shots on net at full strength while they gave up 4,269 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage was at 53.3% as they had 3,468 attempts while they gave up 3,037 shots on the defensive end. The Predators started possessions in the offensive zone 52.3% of the time while their defensive zone percentage was at 47.7% for the season. They had 2,387 face off wins compared to 2,515 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage was 48.7%. On defense Nashville had 1,886 hits and they blocked 1,232 shots from the opposition.
Anaheim attempted 4,737 shots at full strength and they gave up 4,383 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage was at 51.9% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they were at 52.7% as they had 3,567 shots while they gave up 3,205 attempts on defense. The Ducks had an offensive zone percentage of 49.7% and their defensive zone percentage was 50.3% this season. They had a faceoff win percentage of 51.9% as they compiled 2,497 face off wins this season and they suffered 2,310 face off losses. On defense Anaheim blocked 1,178 shot attempts and they had 2,234 hits as a unit.
Nashville Predators Betting Trends
The Nashville Predators were 39-40 straight up this season
The Nashville Predators were 33-33-16 against the over/under
Anaheim Ducks Betting Trends
The Anaheim Ducks were 43-36 straight up this season
The Anaheim Ducks were 32-34-16 against the over/under
Nashville Predators Injuries
04/21/16 C Craig Smith Lower Body is downgraded to doubtful Thursday vs. Anaheim
Anaheim Ducks Injuries
10/29/15 LW Kenton Helgesen Foot out indefinitely
04/21/16 D Clayton Stoner Upper Body expected to miss Thursday vs. Nashville
04/21/16 D Josh Manson Upper Body expected to miss Thursday vs. Nashville
04/19/16 C Brandon Pirri Head out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Nashville
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