Nashville Predators at Calgary Flames NHL Picks & Parlay 12/16/2017
Saturday, December 16, 2017
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The Nashville Predators head to Scotiabank Saddledome to take on the Calgary Flames on Saturday, December 16, 2017. The opening line for this contest has the Predators at -105 and the Flames at -105.
Nashville has a record of 19-7-4 this year and away from home they have a record of 9-5-2. They are 1st in the Central Division. They've tallied 106 goals and surrendered 85 goals for a point differential of +21. For the year they have an ATS mark of 20-11-0 and an over/under record of 17-14-0. Calgary has a record of 16-12-3, including 8-9-0 on home ice this year. They are 4th in the Pacific Division. They've scored 91 goals and have given up 99 for a goal differential of -8. Their record against the spread is 16-16-0 while their over/under mark is 15-16-0.
Valuable Nashville Predators Betting Trends
The Nashville Predators are 20-11-0 straight up this year
The Nashville Predators are 17-14-0 against the over/under this season
Important Calgary Flames Betting Trends
The Calgary Flames are 16-16-0 straight up this year
The Calgary Flames are 15-16-0 against the over/under this season
Key Nashville Predators Injuries
10/02/17 D Ryan Ellis Knee IR (10/03)
Key Calgary Flames Injuries
12/14/17 RW Jaromir Jagr Lower Body is "?" Saturday vs Nashville
12/01/17 RW Kris Versteeg Lower Body IR (11/24)
Player SpotlightPekka Rinne has 17 wins and 4 losses this season in goal for the Predators. He has 782 shots against him and he's surrendered 57 goals. He's made 725 stops for a save percentage of 93%. Viktor Arvidsson has scored 22 total points this year for the Predators. He has 11 goals this season with 101 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 11%. He has a total of 11 assists on the year and averages 18.5 minutes played per contest. Filip Forsberg averages 18.1 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 19% by tallying 15 goals on 80 attempts. He has 16 assists, giving him a total of 31 points on the year.
Sean Monahan has 30 total points this season for the Flames. He has 17 goals this year with 86 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 20%. He has a total of 13 assists on the year and averages 18.6 minutes played per contest. Mike Smith has 13 wins and 9 losses this season in net for the Flames. He has 836 shots against him and he's given up 68 goals. He's made 768 saves for a save percentage of 92%. Johnny Gaudreau averages 19.1 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 13% by scoring 12 goals on 92 attempts. He has 26 assists, giving him a total of 38 points on the year.
Useful Team StatisticsThe Predators have given up 127 power play opportunities and surrendered 22 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 83% this season. That is 10th in the league. They average 31 shots per contest and as a team shoot 11.05% for the year. They allow 33 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 92%, ranking them 8th in the NHL at stopping the puck. The Predators are 4th overall with 42 total points this year. They are 7th in the league with 102 goals and 24th in goals allowed with 85. They've had 115 power play chances and scored 30 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 26%. That is 3rd in the NHL.
Useful Team Statistics
As a team, the Flames are 18th with a total of 89 goals scored while they are 12th with 96 goals surrendered this season. They average 33 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 8.68%. As a unit they give up 32 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 91%, putting them 17th in the league. The Flames have a total of 35 points this season, which is 13th in the NHL. They have had 20 power play goals on 106 chances for a percentage of 19%. That is 17th overall. They've given up 100 power play opportunities and surrendered 23 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 77%, ranking 27th when short-handed.
Nashville is 19th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 49%, as they've attempted 1,692 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 1,760 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 49.2% as they have 1,280 attempts while they have given up 1,324 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 20th in the league. The Predators start possessions in the offensive zone 44.7% of the time, which is 31st in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 55.3% for the season. That is 2nd overall in the NHL. They have 1,032 face-off wins compared to 919 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 52.9%. That ranks them 2nd in the league. On defense Nashville has 638 hits and they have blocked 436 shots from the opposition, putting them 24th overall.
The Flames start possessions in the offensive zone 52.4% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 47.6% for the year. That ranks them 11th and 20th respectively in the NHL. They have 939 face-off wins as opposed to 957 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 49.5%. That is 14th in the league. On defense Calgary has 518 hits and they've blocked 414 attempts from opposing offenses, ranking them 26th in blocked shots. Calgary is ranked 6th in Corsi percentage with 52.2% as they've tried 1,968 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 1,802 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. Their Fenwick percentage is 10th in the NHL at 51.2%, as they have 1,457 shots while they've given up 1,388 attempts on defense.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction? Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Calgary -105 and under 5.5 total goals Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Calgary -105 and under 5.5 total goals
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