Friday, December 30, 2016
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The Nashville Predators head to Scottrade Center to take on the St. Louis Blues on Friday, December 30, 2016. The opening line for this matchup has the Predators at +124 and the Blues at -154. The over/under is 5.5.
Nashville comes into this game having played 34 contests. They have an overall record of 15-13-6 and away from home they have a record of 5-9-2. Currently they are 6th in the Central Division. They've tallied 96 goals and surrendered 97 goals for a point differential of -1. The Predators have an overall record of 4-4-2 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 14-19 and an over/under record of 17-14-3. St. Louis comes into this game with a record of 19-12-5 including 14-2-4 at home this season. They are 3rd in the Central Division. They've scored 104 goals and surrendered 106 for a goal differential of -2. The Blues have a record of 4-5-1 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 18-17 while their over/under record sits at 15-15-6.
Viktor Arvidsson has accumulated 23 total points this season for the Predators. He has 9 goals this season with 109 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 8%. He has a total of 14 assists on the season and averages 16 minutes played per game. Ryan Johansen has averaged 19 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 9% by scoring 7 goals on 82 shots. He has 17 assists giving him a total of 24 points on the season. Pekka Rinne has 13 wins and 9 losses this season in net for the Predators. He has had 788 shots against him and has given up 66 goals. He has made 722 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Kevin Shattenkirk has accumulated 24 total points this season for the Blues. He has 8 goals this season with 71 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 11%. He has a total of 16 assists on the season and averages 20 minutes played per game. Vladimir Tarasenko has averaged 18 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 13% by scoring 16 goals on 126 shots. He has 23 assists giving him a total of 39 points on the season. Jake Allen has 16 wins and 8 losses this season in net for the Blues. He has had 750 shots against him and has given up 71 goals. He has made 679 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
The Predators have 36 total points this season. They have scored 96 goals while giving up 97 goals. They have had 113 power play opportunities and have scored 22 goals on those chances for a percentage of 19%. The Predators have allowed 103 power play opportunities and given up 19 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82%. They average 32 shots per game and as a team are shooting 8.77% for the season to this point. They allow 30 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 91%.
The Blues have a total of 43 points on the season. They have 25 power play goals on 112 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 22%. They have allowed 123 power play opportunities and have given up 16 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 87%. As a team, the Predators have a total of 104 goals scored while they've given up 106 goals to this point. They average 28 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 10.17%. As a team they give up 28 shots per game and have a save percentage of 90%.
Nashville has a Corsi percentage of 52.3% as they've attempted 2,063 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 1,878 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 51.4% as they have 1,520 attempts while they've given up 1,438 shots on the defensive end. The Predators start possessions in the offensive zone 52.4% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 47.6% for the season. They have 1,019 face off wins compared to 1,048 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 49.3%. On defense Nashville has 710 hits and they've blocked 440 shots from the opposition.
St. Louis has attempted 1,893 shots at full strength and they've given up 1,856 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 50.5% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 51% as they have 1,424 shots while they've given up 1,368 attempts on defense. The Blues have an offensive zone percentage of 50.7% and their defensive zone percentage is 49.3% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 51.2% as they've compiled 1,096 face off wins this season and they have suffered 1,046 face off losses. On defense St. Louis has blocked 488 shot attempts and they have 698 hits as a unit.
Nashville Predators Betting Trends
The Nashville Predators are 14-19 straight up
The Nashville Predators are 17-14-3 against the over/under
St. Louis Blues Betting Trends
The St. Louis Blues are 18-17 straight up
The St. Louis Blues are 15-15-6 against the over/under
Nashville Predators Injuries
12/28/16 D P.K. Subban Upper Body out indefinitely
11/30/16 D Anthony Bitetto Hand out 6 weeks
11/26/16 D Matt Carle None has retired
10/17/16 RW Miikka Salomaki Upper Body expected to miss 6-8 weeks
St. Louis Blues Injuries
12/05/16 D Robert Bortuzzo Lower Body out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Nashville +124
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