Dallas Stars at Nashville Predators NHL Picks & Predictions 10/12/2017
Thursday, October 12, 2017
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The Dallas Stars travel to Bridgestone Arena to play the Nashville Predators on Thursday, October 12, 2017. The opening line for this game has the Stars at -106 and the Predators at -127.
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Dallas has a record of 1-2-0 this season and on the road they have a record of 0-1-0. They are 4th in the Central Division. They've scored 7 goals and given up 8 goals for a point differential of -1. For the season they have an ATS record of 1-2-0 and an over/under record of 2-1-0. Nashville has a record of 1-2-0 including 1-0-0 at home this season. They are 5th in the Central Division. They've scored 9 goals and surrendered 13 for a goal differential of -4. Their record against the spread is 1-2-0 while their over/under record is 2-1-0.
Valuable Dallas Stars Betting Trends
The Dallas Stars are 1-2-0 straight up this year
The Dallas Stars are 2-1-0 against the over/under this season
Important Nashville Predators Betting Trends
The Nashville Predators are 1-2-0 straight up this year
The Nashville Predators are 2-1-0 against the over/under this season
Key Dallas Stars Injuries
10/10/17 D Dan Hamhuis Groin "?" Thursday vs Nashville
Key Nashville Predators Injuries
10/10/17 C Colton Sissons Undisclosed "?" Thursday vs. Dallas
10/10/17 D Roman Josi Lower Body "?" Thursday vs. Dallas
10/02/17 D Ryan Ellis Knee IR
Ben Bishop has 1 win and 0 losses this season in net for the Stars. He has 44 shots against him and he's given up 2 goals. He's made 42 saves for a save percentage of 96%. John Klingberg has accumulated 4 total points this season for the Stars. He has 2 goals this year with 11 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 18%. He has a total of 2 assists on the season and averages 25.3 minutes played per game. Mattias Janmark averages 16.7 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 33% by scoring 2 goals on 6 shots. He has 1 assist, giving him a total of 3 points on the season.
Filip Forsberg has scored 4 total points this year for the Predators. He has 3 goals this season with 9 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 33%. He has a total of 1 assist on the season and averages 18 minutes played per game. Pekka Rinne has 1 win and 1 loss this year in goal for the Predators. He has 61 shots against him and he's surrendered 8 goals. He's made 53 saves for a save percentage of 87%. Scott Hartnell averages 15.7 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 33% by scoring 3 goals on 9 shots.
Useful Team Statistics
The Stars have allowed 14 power play opportunities and have given up 2 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 86% this year. That is 13th in the NHL. They average 40 shots per game and as a team shoot 5.88% for the season. They allow 25 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 90%, which is ranked 17th in the league. The Stars has 2 total points this season, ranking 21st in the NHL in offense. They are 23rd in the league with 7 goals while they've given up 8 goals, which is 19th overall. They have had 11 power play opportunities and scored 3 goals on those chances for a percentage of 27%. That is 7th in the NHL.
Useful Team Statistics
As a team, the Predators are 11th with 9 goals scored while they are 6th in the NHL with 13 goals allowed this year. They average 29 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 10.47%. They give up 32 shots per game and have a save percentage of 87%, putting them in 29th place in the league. The Predators have a total of 2 points this year, which is 25th in the NHL. They have 5 power play goals on 16 opportunities for a percentage of 31%. That ranks their power play unit 4th. They've allowed 15 power play opportunities and have given up 3 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 80%, which is 20th overall.
Dallas is 3rd in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 57.3%, as they've attempted 208 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 155 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 59.7% as they have 157 attempts while they have given up 106 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 1st in the league. The Stars start possessions in the offensive zone 50.2% of the time, which is 19th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 49.8% for the season. That is 13th overall in the NHL. They have 116 face-off wins compared to 97 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 54.5%. That ranks them 6th in the league. On defense Dallas has 65 hits and they have blocked 49 shots from the opposition, putting them 9th overall.
The Predators start possessions in the offensive zone 47% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 53% for the year. That ranks them 23rd and 8th respectively in the NHL. They have 114 face-off wins as opposed to 97 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 54%. That is 9th in the league. On defense Nashville has 74 hits and they've blocked 31 attempts from opposing offenses, ranking them 24th in blocked shots. Nashville is ranked 9th in Corsi percentage with 51.9% as they've tried 163 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 151 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. Their Fenwick percentage is 11th in the NHL at 51.6%, as they have 128 shots while they've given up 120 attempts on defense.
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