Saturday, March 12, 2016
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The Nashville Predators travel to Rogers Arena to play the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday, March 12, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Predators at -160 and the Canucks at +144. The over/under has been set at 5.5.
Nashville comes into this matchup having played 68 games. They have an overall record of 34-21-13 and on the road they have a record of 17-11-7. Currently they are 4th in the Central Division. They've scored 187 goals and given up 173 goals for a point differential of +14. The Predators have 13 overtime losses including 1 of them in a shootout. In the past 10 games they have an overall record of 7-0-3. For the season they have an ATS record of 33-34 and an over/under record of 25-30-13. Vancouver shows up with a record of 26-28-12 including 12-16-5 at home this season. They are 4th in the Pacific Division. They've scored 160 goals and surrendered 190 for a goal differential of -30. The Canucks have 12 losses in OT and 3 of them occurred in a shootout. They have a record of 4-6-0 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 26-40 while their over/under record sits at 25-25-16.
Shea Weber has accumulated 42 total points this season for the Predators. He has 17 goals this season with 153 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 11%. He has a total of 25 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 13% by scoring 28 goals on 210 shots. He has 24 assists giving him a total of 52 points on the season. Pekka Rinne has 27 wins and 18 losses this season in net for the Predators. He has had 1,483 shots against him and has given up 134 goals. He has made 1,349 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Daniel Sedin has accumulated 56 total points this season for the Canucks. He has 25 goals this season with 221 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 11%. He has a total of 31 assists on the season and averages 19 minutes played per game. Henrik Sedin has averaged 18 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 13% by scoring 10 goals on 75 shots. He has 38 assists giving him a total of 48 points on the season. Ryan Miller has 14 wins and 20 losses this season in net for the Canucks. He has had 1,331 shots against him and has given up 114 goals. He has made 1,217 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
The Predators have 81 total points this season. They have scored 184 goals while giving up 172 goals. They have had 221 power play opportunities and have scored 43 goals on those chances for a percentage of 19%. The Predators have allowed 205 power play opportunities and given up 42 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 80%. They average 31 shots per game and as a team are shooting 8.87% for the season to this point. They allow 27 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 91%.
The Canucks have a total of 64 points on the season. They have 36 power play goals on 202 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 18%. They have allowed 205 power play opportunities and have given up 39 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%. As a team, the Predators have a total of 156 goals scored while they've given up 187 goals to this point. They average 29 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 8.27%. As a team they give up 32 shots per game and have a save percentage of 91%.
Nashville has a Corsi percentage of 51.9% as they've attempted 3,797 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 3,520 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 53.1% as they have 2,841 attempts while they've given up 2,509 shots on the defensive end. The Predators start possessions in the offensive zone 51.9% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 48.1% for the season. They have 2,016 face off wins compared to 2,066 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 49.4%. On defense Nashville has 1,553 hits and they've blocked 1,011 shots from the opposition.
Vancouver has attempted 3,394 shots at full strength and they've given up 3,707 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 47.8% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 47.7% as they have 2,578 shots while they've given up 2,825 attempts on defense. The Canucks have an offensive zone percentage of 50.8% and their defensive zone percentage is 49.2% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 45% as they've compiled 1,787 face off wins this season and they have suffered 2,182 face off losses. On defense Vancouver has blocked 882 shot attempts and they have 1,210 hits as a unit.
Nashville Predators Betting Trends
The Nashville Predators are 33-34 straight up
The Nashville Predators are 25-30-13 against the over/under
Vancouver Canucks Betting Trends
The Vancouver Canucks are 26-40 straight up
The Vancouver Canucks are 25-25-16 against the over/under
Nashville Predators Injuries
03/07/16 C Paul Gaustad Upper Body out indefinitely
02/02/16 LW Eric Nystrom Foot out indefinitely
Vancouver Canucks Injuries
03/09/16 D Christopher Tanev Upper Body "?" Saturday vs Nashville
03/07/16 C Henrik Sedin Upper Body out indefinitely
03/02/16 RW Jannik Hansen Ribs expected to miss a week
02/10/16 D Alexander Edler Fibula out for season
02/10/16 C Brandon Sutter Jaw out 6-8 weeks
Guy's Pick: Take Vancouver
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