Boston Bruins at Nashville Predators NHL Picks & Predictions 12/4/2017
Monday, December 4, 2017
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The Boston Bruins travel to Bridgestone Arena to play the Nashville Predators on Monday, December 4, 2017. The opening line for this game has the Bruins at +131 and the Predators at -145.
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Boston has a record of 11-8-4 this season and on the road they have a record of 5-4-2. They are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 66 goals and given up 68 goals for a point differential of -2. For the season they have an ATS record of 11-12-0 and an over/under record of 11-12-0. Nashville has a record of 15-7-3 including 10-2-1 at home this season. They are 3rd in the Central Division. They've scored 82 goals and surrendered 75 for a goal differential of +7. Their record against the spread is 15-10-0 while their over/under record is 13-12-0.
Valuable Boston Bruins Betting Trends
The Boston Bruins are 11-12-0 straight up this year
The Boston Bruins are 11-12-0 against the over/under this season
Important Nashville Predators Betting Trends
The Nashville Predators are 15-10-0 straight up this year
The Nashville Predators are 13-12-0 against the over/under this season
Key Boston Bruins Injuries
12/02/17 LW Jake DeBrusk Upper Body IR (11/30)
11/26/17 C Peter Cehlarik Lower Body IR (11/25)
10/20/17 D Adam McQuaid Fibula IR (10/19)
Key Nashville Predators Injuries
11/14/17 LW Scott Hartnell Lower Body IR (11/11)
11/14/17 D Yannick Weber Lower Body IR (11/11)
10/02/17 D Ryan Ellis Knee IR (10/03)
Tuukka Rask has 4 wins and 8 losses this season in net for the Bruins. He has 386 shots against him and he's given up 39 goals. He's made 347 saves for a save percentage of 90%. Patrice Bergeron has accumulated 13 total points this season for the Bruins. He has 5 goals this year with 67 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 8%. He has a total of 8 assists on the season and averages 21.1 minutes played per game. David Pastrnak averages 18.9 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 19% by scoring 12 goals on 65 shots. He has 9 assists, giving him a total of 21 points on the season.
Filip Forsberg has scored 26 total points this year for the Predators. He has 13 goals this season with 69 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 19%. He has a total of 13 assists on the season and averages 18.2 minutes played per game. Pekka Rinne has 14 wins and 4 losses this year in goal for the Predators. He has 642 shots against him and he's surrendered 48 goals. He's made 594 saves for a save percentage of 93%. Viktor Arvidsson averages 18.7 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 11% by scoring 9 goals on 81 shots. He has 8 assists, giving him a total of 17 points on the season.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bruins have allowed 71 power play opportunities and have given up 12 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 83% this year. That is 7th in the NHL. They average 31 shots per game and as a team shoot 8.86% for the season. They allow 30 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 90%, which is ranked 18th in the league. The Bruins has 26 total points this season, ranking 22nd in the NHL in offense. They are 29th in the league with 63 goals while they've given up 68 goals, which is 26th overall. They have had 75 power play opportunities and scored 14 goals on those chances for a percentage of 19%. That is 18th in the NHL.
Useful Team Statistics
As a team, the Predators are 11th with 79 goals scored while they are 22nd in the NHL with 73 goals allowed this year. They average 30 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 10.69%. They give up 32 shots per game and have a save percentage of 91%, putting them in 10th place in the league. The Predators have a total of 33 points this year, which is 8th in the NHL. They have 25 power play goals on 98 opportunities for a percentage of 26%. That ranks their power play unit 4th. They've allowed 112 power play opportunities and have given up 18 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 84%, which is 5th overall.
Boston has a Corsi percentage of 50.2% as they've tried 1,323 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 1,311 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. That ranks them 13th in Corsi percentage. They are 8th in the NHL in Fenwick percentage with 50.5% as they have 1,006 shots while they've given up 986 attempts on defense. The Bruins start possessions in the offensive zone 52.4% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 47.6% for the year. That puts them 10th and 18th in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 743 face-off wins as opposed to 715 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 51%. That is 11th overall in the NHL. On defense Boston has 580 hits and they've blocked 325 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 28th in the league.
The Predators are 30th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 45% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 55% for the season, which is 2nd in the NHL. They have 858 face-off wins compared to 762 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 53%. That is 3rd in the league. On defense Nashville has 544 hits and they have blocked 364 shots from the opposition, which is 20th in the league. Nashville is 23rd in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 49.1% as they've attempted 1,401 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 1,451 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 49.2% ranks 21st as they have 1,051 attempts while they have given up 1,087 shots on the defensive end.
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