Sunday, January 8, 2017
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The Nashville Predators travel to United Center to play the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday, January 8, 2017.
Nashville comes into this matchup having played 39 games. They have an overall record of 17-15-7 and on the road they have a record of 7-10-2. Currently they are 4th in the Central Division. They've scored 110 goals and given up 105 goals for a point differential of +5. The Predators have an overall record of 4-3-3 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 16-22 and an over/under record of 18-17-4. Chicago shows up with a record of 25-12-5 including 15-4-4 at home this season. They are 1st in the Central Division. They've scored 115 goals and surrendered 102 for a goal differential of +13. The Blackhawks have a record of 5-4-1 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 23-17 while their over/under record sits at 12-20-10.
Ryan Johansen has accumulated 29 total points this season for the Predators. He has 7 goals this season with 88 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 this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 8% by scoring 10 goals on 120 shots. He has 15 assists giving him a total of 25 points on the season. Pekka Rinne has 14 wins and 10 losses this season in net for the Predators. He has had 882 shots against him and has given up 72 goals. He has made 810 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Patrick Kane has accumulated 41 total points this season for the Blackhawks. He has 12 goals this season with 138 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 9%. He has a total of 29 assists on the season and averages 22 minutes played per game. Artem Anisimov has averaged 18 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 27% by scoring 18 goals on 67 shots. He has 13 assists giving him a total of 31 points on the season. Corey Crawford has 14 wins and 8 losses this season in net for the Blackhawks. He has had 774 shots against him and has given up 58 goals. He has made 716 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
The Predators have 41 total points this season. They have scored 110 goals while giving up 105 goals. They have had 133 power play opportunities and have scored 26 goals on those chances for a percentage of 20%. The Predators have allowed 123 power play opportunities and given up 22 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82%. They average 31 shots per game and as a team are shooting 8.96% for the season to this point. They allow 30 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 91%.
The Blackhawks have a total of 55 points on the season. They have 24 power play goals on 129 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 19%. They have allowed 114 power play opportunities and have given up 28 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 75%. As a team, the Predators have a total of 115 goals scored while they've given up 102 goals to this point. They average 29 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 9.44%. As a team they give up 31 shots per game and have a save percentage of 92%.
Nashville has a Corsi percentage of 51.6% as they've attempted 2,316 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 2,171 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 50.9% as they have 1,713 attempts while they've given up 1,653 shots on the defensive end. The Predators start possessions in the offensive zone 51.4% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 48.6% for the season. They have 1,143 face off wins compared to 1,196 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 48.9%. On defense Nashville has 798 hits and they've blocked 518 shots from the opposition.
Chicago has attempted 2,322 shots at full strength and they've given up 2,311 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 50.1% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 48.5% as they have 1,645 shots while they've given up 1,748 attempts on defense. The Blackhawks have an offensive zone percentage of 53.6% and their defensive zone percentage is 46.4% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 48.4% as they've compiled 1,187 face off wins this season and they have suffered 1,265 face off losses. On defense Chicago has blocked 563 shot attempts and they have 645 hits as a unit.
Nashville Predators Betting Trends
The Nashville Predators are 16-22 straight up
The Nashville Predators are 18-17-4 against the over/under
Chicago Blackhawks Betting Trends
The Chicago Blackhawks are 23-17 straight up
The Chicago Blackhawks are 12-20-10 against the over/under
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
01/07/17 LW Viktor Arvidsson Upper Body "?" Sunday vs. Chicago
01/06/17 RW James Neal Upper Body "?" Sunday vs. Chicago
Chicago Blackhawks Injuries
12/31/16 C Marcus Kruger Upper Body out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Chicago
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