Thursday, December 8, 2016
American Airlines Center
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The Nashville Predators head to American Airlines Center to take on the Dallas Stars on Thursday, December 8, 2016. The opening line for this matchup has the Predators at -120 and the Stars at +109. The over/under is 5.5.
Nashville comes into this game having played 25 contests. They have an overall record of 11-9-4 and away from home they have a record of 3-7-2. Currently they are 5th in the Central Division. They've tallied 75 goals and surrendered 69 goals for a point differential of +6. The Predators have an overall record of 6-3-1 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 12-13 and an over/under record of 13-10-2. Dallas comes into this game with a record of 10-10-6 including 6-4-2 at home this season. They are 6th in the Central Division. They've scored 67 goals and surrendered 87 for a goal differential of -20. The Stars have a record of 4-5-1 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 10-17 while their over/under record sits at 12-15-0.
Viktor Arvidsson has accumulated 14 total points this season for the Predators. He has 7 goals this season with 77 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 9%. He has a total of 7 assists on the season and averages 16 minutes played per game. P.K. Subban has averaged 25 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 10% by scoring 6 goals on 59 shots. He has 10 assists giving him a total of 16 points on the season. Pekka Rinne has 10 wins and 5 losses this season in net for the Predators. He has had 568 shots against him and has given up 41 goals. He has made 527 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
Tyler Seguin has accumulated 27 total points this season for the Stars. He has 9 goals this season with 90 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 10%. He has a total of 18 assists on the season and averages 19 minutes played per game. Jamie Benn has averaged 20 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 11% by scoring 7 goals on 63 shots. He has 14 assists giving him a total of 21 points on the season. Antti Niemi has 5 wins and 3 losses this season in net for the Stars. He has had 410 shots against him and has given up 40 goals. He has made 370 saves for a save percentage of 90%.
The Predators have 26 total points this season. They have scored 71 goals while giving up 66 goals. They have had 86 power play opportunities and have scored 19 goals on those chances for a percentage of 22%. The Predators have allowed 76 power play opportunities and given up 13 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 83%. They average 32 shots per game and as a team are shooting 9.38% for the season to this point. They allow 30 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 91%.
The Stars have a total of 26 points on the season. They have 18 power play goals on 98 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 18%. They have allowed 92 power play opportunities and have given up 20 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 78%. As a team, the Predators have a total of 66 goals scored while they've given up 85 goals to this point. They average 29 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 8.63%. As a team they give up 30 shots per game and have a save percentage of 89%.
Nashville has a Corsi percentage of 51.7% as they've attempted 1,424 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 1,333 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 50.8% as they have 1,044 attempts while they've given up 1,012 shots on the defensive end. The Predators start possessions in the offensive zone 51.5% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 48.5% for the season. They have 719 face off wins compared to 733 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 49.5%. On defense Nashville has 498 hits and they've blocked 321 shots from the opposition.
Dallas has attempted 1,470 shots at full strength and they've given up 1,554 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 48.6% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 49.4% as they have 1,093 shots while they've given up 1,120 attempts on defense. The Stars have an offensive zone percentage of 44.8% and their defensive zone percentage is 55.2% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 49.2% as they've compiled 822 face off wins this season and they have suffered 849 face off losses. On defense Dallas has blocked 434 shot attempts and they have 504 hits as a unit.
Nashville Predators Betting Trends
The Nashville Predators are 12-13 straight up
The Nashville Predators are 13-10-2 against the over/under
Dallas Stars Betting Trends
The Dallas Stars are 10-17 straight up
The Dallas Stars are 12-15-0 against the over/under
Nashville Predators Injuries
11/30/16 D Anthony Bitetto Hand out 6 weeks
11/27/16 C Colton Sissons Upper Body out indefinitely
11/27/16 D Ryan Ellis Upper Body out indefinitely
11/26/16 D Matt Carle None has retired
10/17/16 RW Miikka Salomaki Upper Body expected to miss 6-8 weeks
Dallas Stars Injuries
12/05/16 LW Patrick Sharp Concussion out indefinitely
11/21/16 D Johnny Oduya Lower Body out indefinitely
11/16/16 RW Jiri Hudler Illness out indefinitely
11/01/16 C Mattias Janmark Knee expected to miss 5-6 months
10/31/16 RW Ales Hemsky Hip expected to miss 5-6 months
Guy's Pick: Take Nashville -120
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