Saturday, April 9, 2016
American Airlines Center
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The Nashville Predators travel to American Airlines Center to play the Dallas Stars on Saturday, April 9, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Predators at +140 and the Stars at -155. The over/under has been set at 5.5.
Nashville comes into this matchup having played 81 games. They have an overall record of 41-26-14 and on the road they have a record of 18-15-7. Currently they are 4th in the Central Division. They've scored 226 goals and given up 212 goals for a point differential of +14. The Predators have 14 overtime losses including 2 of them in a shootout. In the past 10 games they have an overall record of 5-4-1. For the season they have an ATS record of 39-40 and an over/under record of 33-32-16. Dallas shows up with a record of 49-23-9 including 27-11-2 at home this season. They are 1st in the Central Division. They've scored 264 goals and surrendered 228 for a goal differential of +36. The Stars have 9 losses in OT and 2 of them occurred in a shootout. They have a record of 8-2-0 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 49-32 while their over/under record sits at 45-35-1.
Shea Weber has accumulated 51 total points this season for the Predators. He has 20 goals this season with 189 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 0%. He has a total of 31 assists on the season and averages 0 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 14% by scoring 33 goals on 244 shots. He has 30 assists giving him a total of 63 points on the season. Pekka Rinne has 34 wins and 21 losses this season in net for the Predators. He has had 1,744 shots against him and has given up 161 goals. He has made 1,583 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Jamie Benn has accumulated 88 total points this season for the Stars. He has 41 goals this season with 245 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 17%. He has a total of 47 assists on the season and averages 20 minutes played per game. Jason Spezza has averaged 17 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 15% by scoring 30 goals on 197 shots. He has 30 assists giving him a total of 60 points on the season. Antti Niemi has 24 wins and 13 losses this season in net for the Stars. He has had 1,216 shots against him and has given up 116 goals. He has made 1,100 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
The Predators have 96 total points this season. They have scored 222 goals while giving up 210 goals. They have had 255 power play opportunities and have scored 50 goals on those chances for a percentage of 20%. The Predators have allowed 241 power play opportunities and given up 45 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%. They average 31 shots per game and as a team are shooting 8.96% for the season to this point. They allow 27 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 91%.
The Stars have a total of 107 points on the season. They have 57 power play goals on 258 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 22%. They have allowed 244 power play opportunities and have given up 43 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82%. As a team, the Predators have a total of 262 goals scored while they've given up 226 goals to this point. They average 32 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 10.08%. As a team they give up 29 shots per game and have a save percentage of 90%.
Nashville has a Corsi percentage of 52% as they've attempted 4,555 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 4,201 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 53.3% as they have 3,421 attempts while they've given up 2,997 shots on the defensive end. The Predators start possessions in the offensive zone 52.3% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 47.7% for the season. They have 2,365 face off wins compared to 2,483 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 48.8%. On defense Nashville has 1,868 hits and they've blocked 1,204 shots from the opposition.
Dallas has attempted 5,017 shots at full strength and they've given up 4,596 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 52.2% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 52.2% as they have 3,706 shots while they've given up 3,388 attempts on defense. The Stars have an offensive zone percentage of 52.3% and their defensive zone percentage is 47.7% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 50.1% as they've compiled 2,565 face off wins this season and they have suffered 2,555 face off losses. On defense Dallas has blocked 1,208 shot attempts and they have 1,539 hits as a unit.
Nashville Predators Betting Trends
The Nashville Predators are 39-40 straight up
The Nashville Predators are 33-32-16 against the over/under
Dallas Stars Betting Trends
The Dallas Stars are 49-32 straight up
The Dallas Stars are 45-35-1 against the over/under
Nashville Predators Injuries
No key injuries to report
Dallas Stars Injuries
04/07/16 RW Brett Ritchie Lower Body expected to miss Saturday vs Nashville
04/07/16 C Jason Spezza Illness "?" Saturday vs Nashville
04/07/16 C Mattias Janmark Upper Body "?" Saturday vs Nashville
04/07/16 RW Patrick Eaves Upper Body "?" Saturday vs Nashville
03/18/16 C Tyler Seguin Achilles expected to miss 3-4 weeks
03/08/16 D Jason Demers Shoulder out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Dallas
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