Thursday, January 12, 2017
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The Boston Bruins travel to Bridgestone Arena to play the Nashville Predators on Thursday, January 12, 2017.
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Boston comes into this matchup having played 44 games. They have an overall record of 22-17-5 and on the road they have a record of 13-7-5. Currently they are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 110 goals and given up 108 goals for a point differential of +2. The Bruins have an overall record of 5-3-2 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 20-22 and an over/under record of 18-21-5. Nashville shows up with a record of 18-16-7 including 11-5-5 at home this season. They are 4th in the Central Division. They've scored 114 goals and surrendered 111 for a goal differential of +3. The Predators have a record of 4-4-2 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 17-23 while their over/under record sits at 19-18-4.
Brad Marchand has accumulated 38 total points this season for the Bruins. He has 15 goals this season with 127 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 12%. He has a total of 23 assists on the season and averages 19 minutes played per game. David Pastrnak has averaged 18 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 15% by scoring 19 goals on 126 shots. He has 12 assists giving him a total of 31 points on the season. Tuukka Rask has 21 wins and 9 losses this season in net for the Bruins. He has had 863 shots against him and has given up 64 goals. He has made 799 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
Ryan Johansen has accumulated 29 total points this season for the Predators. He has 7 goals this season with 91 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 8%. He has a total of 22 assists on the season and averages 19 minutes played per game. Viktor Arvidsson has averaged 16 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 8% by scoring 10 goals on 123 shots. He has 15 assists giving him a total of 25 points on the season. Pekka Rinne has 15 wins and 11 losses this season in net for the Predators. He has had 941 shots against him and has given up 76 goals. He has made 865 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
The Bruins have 49 total points this season. They have scored 110 goals while giving up 108 goals. They have had 135 power play opportunities and have scored 21 goals on those chances for a percentage of 16%. The Bruins have allowed 147 power play opportunities and given up 19 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 87%. They average 34 shots per game and as a team are shooting 7.39% for the season to this point. They allow 27 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 91%.
The Predators have a total of 43 points on the season. They have 26 power play goals on 138 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 19%. They have allowed 127 power play opportunities and have given up 22 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 83%. As a team, the Bruins have a total of 114 goals scored while they've given up 111 goals to this point. They average 31 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 8.91%. As a team they give up 30 shots per game and have a save percentage of 91%.
Boston has a Corsi percentage of 54.8% as they've attempted 2,762 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 2,280 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 55.1% as they have 2,067 attempts while they've given up 1,681 shots on the defensive end. The Bruins start possessions in the offensive zone 54.2% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 45.8% for the season. They have 1,421 face off wins compared to 1,278 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 52.6%. On defense Boston has 936 hits and they've blocked 599 shots from the opposition.
Nashville has attempted 2,428 shots at full strength and they've given up 2,283 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 51.5% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 50.9% as they have 1,793 shots while they've given up 1,731 attempts on defense. The Predators have an offensive zone percentage of 51.8% and their defensive zone percentage is 48.2% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 49% as they've compiled 1,204 face off wins this season and they have suffered 1,251 face off losses. On defense Nashville has blocked 552 shot attempts and they have 844 hits as a unit.
Boston Bruins Betting Trends
The Boston Bruins are 20-22 straight up
The Boston Bruins are 18-21-5 against the over/under
Nashville Predators Betting Trends
The Nashville Predators are 17-23 straight up
The Nashville Predators are 19-18-4 against the over/under
Boston Bruins Injuries
12/06/16 LW Matt Beleskey Knee expected to miss 6 weeks
01/11/17 D Adam McQuaid Upper Body "?" Thursday vs. Nashville
01/11/17 D Colin Miller Knee probable Thursday vs. Nashville
01/10/17 LW Brad Marchand Upper Body injured last game, "?" Thursday vs Nashville
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
01/10/17 LW Colin Wilson Lower Body "?" Thursday vs Boston
01/07/17 RW James Neal Upper Body expected to miss 5-7 days
Guy's Pick: Take Boston
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