Saturday, April 15, 2017
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The Nashville Predators travel to United Center to play the Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday, April 15, 2017 in Game 2 of their first round series. Nashville leads the series 1-0. The opening line for this game has the Predators at +155 and the Blackhawks at -172.
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Nashville had an overall record of 41-29-12 and on the road they were 17-20-4. They finished 4th in the Central Division. They've scored 240 goals and given up 224 goals for a point differential of +16. The Predators have an overall record of 5-4-1 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 39-41 and an over/under record of 41-35-6. Chicago had a regular season record of 50-23-9 including 26-10-5 at home. They were 1st in the Central Division. They've scored 244 goals and surrendered 213 for a goal differential of +31. The Blackhawks have a record of 3-3-4 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 46-32 while their over/under record sits at 37-32-13.
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Valuable Nashville Predators Betting Trends
The Nashville Predators are 39-41 straight up
The Nashville Predators are 41-35-6 against the over/under
Important Chicago Blackhawks Betting Trends
The Chicago Blackhawks are 46-32 straight up
The Chicago Blackhawks are 37-32-13 against the over/under
Key Nashville Predators Injuries
04/13/17 LW Vernon Fiddler Upper Body "?" Saturday vs. Chicago
04/13/17 LW Colin Wilson Lower Body "?" Saturday vs. Chicago
Key Chicago Blackhawks Injuries
04/13/17 LW Andrew Desjardins Lower Body "?" Saturday vs. Nashville
04/12/17 D Michal Rozsival Facial out indefinitely
Viktor Arvidsson has accumulated 61 total points this season for the Predators. He has 31 goals this season with 246 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 13%. He has a total of 30 assists on the season and averages 17.2 minutes played per game. Ryan Johansen has averaged 18.8 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 9% by scoring 14 goals on 154 shots. He has 47 assists giving him a total of 61 points on the season. Pekka Rinne has 31 wins and 19 losses this season in net for the Predators. He has had 1,757 shots against him and has given up 144 goals. He has made 1,613 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Jonathan Toews has accumulated 58 total points this season for the Blackhawks. He has 21 goals this season with 199 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 11%. He has a total of 37 assists on the season and averages 20.2 minutes played per game. Patrick Kane has averaged 21.4 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 12% by scoring 34 goals on 292 shots. He has 55 assists giving him a total of 89 points on the season. Corey Crawford has 32 wins and 18 losses this season in net for the Blackhawks. He has had 1,691 shots against him and has given up 138 goals. He has made 1,553 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Predators have 94 total points this season. They have scored 240 goals while giving up 224 goals. They have had 259 power play opportunities and have scored 49 goals on those chances for a percentage of 19%. The Predators have allowed 241 power play opportunities and given up 46 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%. They average 31 shots per game and as a team are shooting 9.39% for the season to this point. They allow 30 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blackhawks have a total of 109 points on the season. They have 42 power play goals on 233 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 18%. They have allowed 211 power play opportunities and have given up 47 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 78%. As a team, the Predators have a total of 244 goals scored while they've given up 213 goals to this point. They average 31 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 9.73%. As a team they give up 31 shots per game and have a save percentage of 92%.
Nashville has a Corsi percentage of 51.1% as they've attempted 4,776 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 4,570 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 50.6% as they have 3,545 attempts while they've given up 3,460 shots on the defensive end. The Predators start possessions in the offensive zone 50.7% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 49.3% for the season. They have 2,599 face off wins compared to 2,453 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 51.4%. On defense Nashville has 1,660 hits and they've blocked 1,110 shots from the opposition.
Chicago has attempted 4,618 shots at full strength and they've given up 4,653 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 49.8% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 49.4% as they have 3,347 shots while they've given up 3,427 attempts on defense. The Blackhawks have an offensive zone percentage of 52.6% and their defensive zone percentage is 47.4% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 47.5% as they've compiled 2,236 face off wins this season and they have suffered 2,474 face off losses. On defense Chicago has blocked 1,226 shot attempts and they have 1,178 hits as a unit.
Who will win tonight's Predators/Blackhawks NHL game against the spread? Guy's Pick: Take Chicago -172
Guy's Pick: Take Chicago -172
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