Saturday, October 15, 2016
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The Nashville Predators travel to United Center to play the Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday, October 15, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Predators at +113 and the Blackhawks at -125. The over/under has been set at 5.
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Nashville comes into this matchup after having a regular season record of 41-27-14 last season 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. Chicago had a regular season record of 47-26-9 including 26-11-4 at home last season. They were 3rd in the Central Division. They scored 235 goals and surrendered 209 for a goal differential of +26. The Blackhawks had 9 losses in OT and 2 of them occurred in a shootout. They had a record of 5-2-3 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread was 47-34 while their over/under record sat at 30-32-20.
Filip Forsberg accumulated 64 total points last season for the Predators. He had 33 goals last year with 247 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 13%. He had a total of 31 assists on the season and averaged 19 minutes played per game. Roman Josi averaged 25 minutes of ice time per game last year. In that time he had a shooting percentage of 7% by scoring 14 goals on 198 shots. He had 47 assists giving him a total of 61 points on the season. Pekka Rinne had 34 wins and 21 losses last 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%.
Patrick Kane accumulated 106 total points last season for the Blackhawks. He had 46 goals last year with 287 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 16%. He had a total of 60 assists on the season and averaged 20 minutes played per game. Jonathan Toews averaged 19 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he had a shooting percentage of 16% by scoring 28 goals on 179 shots. He had 30 assists giving him a total of 58 points on the season. Corey Crawford had 35 wins and 18 losses this season in net for the Blackhawks. He had 1,718 shots against him and gave up 131 goals. He made 1,587 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
The Predators had 96 total points last season. They scored 228 goals while giving up 215 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 9.09% for the season. They allowed 27 shots to their opposition per contest and had a team save percentage of 91%.
The Blackhawks had a total of 103 points on the season. They had 57 power play goals on 252 opportunities for a percentage of 23%. They allowed 233 power play opportunities and gave up 46 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 80%. As a team, the Predators had a total of 235 goals scored while they gave up 209 goals during the campaign. They averaged 30 shots per contest and had a team shooting percentage of 9.41%. As a team they gave up 31 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.
Chicago attempted 4,584 shots at full strength and they gave up 4,533 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage was at 50.3% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they were at 49.6% as they had 3,346 shots while they gave up 3,400 attempts on defense. The Blackhawks had an offensive zone percentage of 52% and their defensive zone percentage was 48% this season. They had a faceoff win percentage of 49.3% as they compiled 2,380 face off wins this season and they suffered 2,452 face off losses. On defense Chicago blocked 1,133 shot attempts and they had 1,389 hits as a unit.
Nashville Predators Betting Trends
The Nashville Predators were 39-40 straight up last season
The Nashville Predators were 33-33-16 against the over/under
Chicago Blackhawks Betting Trends
The Chicago Blackhawks were 47-34 straight up last season
The Chicago Blackhawks were 30-32-20 against the over/under
Nashville Predators Injuries
10/14/16 GO Pekka Rinne Rest is not expected to be in the starting lineup Saturday vs. Chicago
Chicago Blackhawks Injuries
10/13/16 D Niklas Hjalmarsson Suspension Served is upgraded to probable Friday vs. Nashville
10/10/16 LW Andrew Desjardins Lower Body expected to miss 4-6 weeks
Josh's Pick: Take Chicago
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