Thursday, March 17, 2016
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The New York Islanders travel to Bridgestone Arena to play the Nashville Predators on Thursday, March 17, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Islanders at +127 and the Predators at -140. The over/under has been set at 5.
New York comes into this matchup having played 68 games. They have an overall record of 38-21-9 and on the road they have a record of 17-13-5. Currently they are 2nd in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 194 goals and given up 170 goals for a point differential of +24. The Islanders have 9 overtime losses including 5 of them in a shootout. In the past 10 games they have an overall record of 6-2-2. For the season they have an ATS record of 37-30 and an over/under record of 26-36-6. Nashville shows up with a record of 35-22-13 including 17-10-6 at home this season. They are 4th in the Central Division. They've scored 192 goals and surrendered 179 for a goal differential of +13. The Predators have 13 losses in OT and 1 of them occurred in a shootout. They have a record of 7-1-2 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 34-35 while their over/under record sits at 26-30-14.
John Tavares has accumulated 55 total points this season for the Islanders. He has 26 goals this season with 214 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 12%. He has a total of 29 assists on the season and averages 20 minutes played per game. Kyle Okposo has averaged 18 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 12% by scoring 19 goals on 162 shots. He has 36 assists giving him a total of 55 points on the season. Thomas Greiss has 19 wins and 7 losses this season in net for the Islanders. He has had 933 shots against him and has given up 67 goals. He has made 866 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
Shea Weber has accumulated 44 total points this season for the Predators. He has 17 goals this season with 159 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 11%. He has a total of 27 assists on the season and averages 25 minutes played per game. Filip Forsberg has averaged 19 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 13% by scoring 28 goals on 213 shots. He has 24 assists giving him a total of 52 points on the season. Pekka Rinne has 28 wins and 19 losses this season in net for the Predators. He has had 1,540 shots against him and has given up 139 goals. He has made 1,401 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
The Islanders have 85 total points this season. They have scored 190 goals while giving up 165 goals. They have had 195 power play opportunities and have scored 39 goals on those chances for a percentage of 20%. The Islanders have allowed 197 power play opportunities and given up 29 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 85%. They average 30 shots per game and as a team are shooting 9.29% for the season to this point. They allow 30 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 92%.
The Predators have a total of 83 points on the season. They have 43 power play goals on 226 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 19%. They have allowed 212 power play opportunities and have given up 42 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 80%. As a team, the Islanders have a total of 189 goals scored while they've given up 178 goals to this point. They average 31 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 8.85%. As a team they give up 27 shots per game and have a save percentage of 91%.
New York has a Corsi percentage of 49.7% as they've attempted 3,873 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 3,917 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 50% as they have 2,827 attempts while they've given up 2,827 shots on the defensive end. The Islanders start possessions in the offensive zone 52.2% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 47.8% for the season. They have 1,938 face off wins compared to 1,944 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 49.9%. On defense New York has 1,994 hits and they've blocked 1,090 shots from the opposition.
Nashville has attempted 3,903 shots at full strength and they've given up 3,624 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 51.9% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 53.1% as they have 2,924 shots while they've given up 2,585 attempts on defense. The Predators have an offensive zone percentage of 51.9% and their defensive zone percentage is 48.1% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 49.4% as they've compiled 2,075 face off wins this season and they have suffered 2,124 face off losses. On defense Nashville has blocked 1,039 shot attempts and they have 1,595 hits as a unit.
New York Islanders Betting Trends
The New York Islanders are 37-30 straight up
The New York Islanders are 26-36-6 against the over/under
Nashville Predators Betting Trends
The Nashville Predators are 34-35 straight up
The Nashville Predators are 26-30-14 against the over/under
New York Islanders Injuries
03/13/16 D Marek Zidlicky Upper Body out indefinitely
03/13/16 D Adam Pelech Shoulder out indefinitely
03/09/16 GO Jaroslav Halak Groin expected to miss 6-8 weeks
Nashville Predators Injuries
03/07/16 C Paul Gaustad Upper Body out indefinitely
02/02/16 LW Eric Nystrom Foot out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take New York
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