Friday, February 12, 2016
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The Nashville Predators travel to Amalie Arena to play the Tampa Bay Lightning on Friday, February 12, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Predators at +136 and the Lightning at -150. The over/under has been set at 5.
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Nashville comes into this matchup having played 54 games. They have an overall record of 25-21-8 and on the road they have a record of 11-11-5. Currently they are 4th in the Central Division. They've scored 141 goals and given up 145 goals for a point differential of -4. The Predators have 8 overtime losses including 1 of them in a shootout. In the past 10 games they have an overall record of 6-4-0. For the season they have an ATS record of 25-29 and an over/under record of 20-23-11. Tampa Bay shows up with a record of 29-20-4 including 17-8-2 at home this season. They are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 142 goals and surrendered 130 for a goal differential of +12. The Lightning have 4 losses in OT and 3 of them occurred in a shootout. They have a record of 7-3-0 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 29-24 while their over/under record sits at 20-26-7.
Shea Weber has accumulated 35 total points this season for the Predators. He has 14 goals this season with 128 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 11%. He has a total of 21 assists on the season and averages 25 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 11% by scoring 17 goals on 157 shots. He has 18 assists giving him a total of 35 points on the season. Pekka Rinne has 20 wins and 18 losses this season in net for the Predators. He has had 1,170 shots against him and has given up 114 goals. He has made 1,056 saves for a save percentage of 90%.
Steven Stamkos has accumulated 40 total points this season for the Lightning. He has 21 goals this season with 149 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 14%. He has a total of 19 assists on the season and averages 20 minutes played per game. Nikita Kucherov has averaged 18 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 16% by scoring 21 goals on 132 shots. He has 24 assists giving him a total of 45 points on the season. Ben Bishop has 21 wins and 15 losses this season in net for the Lightning. He has had 1,064 shots against him and has given up 81 goals. He has made 983 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
The Predators have 58 total points this season. They have scored 139 goals while giving up 144 goals. They have had 180 power play opportunities and have scored 35 goals on those chances for a percentage of 19%. The Predators have allowed 167 power play opportunities and given up 36 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 78%. They average 31 shots per game and as a team are shooting 8.42% for the season to this point. They allow 26 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 90%.
The Lightning have a total of 62 points on the season. They have 34 power play goals on 182 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 19%. They have allowed 161 power play opportunities and have given up 29 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82%. As a team, the Predators have a total of 140 goals scored while they've given up 127 goals to this point. They average 29 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 9.07%. As a team they give up 28 shots per game and have a save percentage of 92%.
Nashville has a Corsi percentage of 53.1% as they've attempted 3,065 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 2,706 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 54.1% as they have 2,282 attempts while they've given up 1,933 shots on the defensive end. The Predators start possessions in the offensive zone 53% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 47% for the season. They have 1,596 face off wins compared to 1,636 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 49.4%. On defense Nashville has 1,225 hits and they've blocked 773 shots from the opposition.
Tampa Bay has attempted 2,936 shots at full strength and they've given up 2,774 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 51.4% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 51.1% as they have 2,206 shots while they've given up 2,115 attempts on defense. The Lightning have an offensive zone percentage of 53.7% and their defensive zone percentage is 46.3% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 50.1% as they've compiled 1,572 face off wins this season and they have suffered 1,564 face off losses. On defense Tampa Bay has blocked 659 shot attempts and they have 1,068 hits as a unit.
Nashville Predators Betting Trends
The Nashville Predators are 25-29 straight up
The Nashville Predators are 20-23-11 against the over/under
Tampa Bay Lightning Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Lightning are 29-24 straight up
The Tampa Bay Lightning are 20-26-7 against the over/under
Nashville Predators Injuries
11/28/15 LW Gabriel Bourque Upper Body out indefinitely
02/02/16 LW Eric Nystrom Foot out indefinitely
Tampa Bay Lightning Injuries
12/15/15 F Joel Vermin Hand out 6-8 weeks
10/06/14 D Mattias Ohlund Knee out indefinitely
02/11/16 LW Ondrej Palat Flu "?" Friday vs. Nashville
02/11/16 C Valtteri Filppula Flu "?" Friday vs. Nashville
02/09/16 D Jason Garrison Lower Body is downgraded to expected to miss 3-5 weeks
Josh's Pick: Take Nashville
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