Sunday, February 19, 2017
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The Nashville Predators head to Nationwide Arena to take on the Columbus Blue Jackets on Sunday, February 19, 2017. The opening line for this contest has the Predators at +154 and the Blue Jackets at -171. The over/under has been set at 5.5.
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Nashville comes into this game having played 56 games. They have an overall record of 27-21-8 and away from home they have a record of 11-14-2. The currently are 4th in the Central Division. They've scored 158 goals and surrendered 151 goals for a point differential of +7. The Predators have an overall record of 5-4-1 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 25-29 and an over/under record of 28-24-4. Columbus shows up with a record of 37-15-5 including 21-8-1 at home this season. They are 3rd in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 184 goals and surrendered 139 for a goal differential of +45. The Blue Jackets have a record of 5-4-1 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 35-20 while their over/under record sits at 23-30-4.
Viktor Arvidsson has accumulated 39 total points this season for the Predators. He has 18 goals this season with 175 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 10%. He has a total of 21 assists on the season and averages 17 minutes played per game. Ryan Johansen has averaged 19 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 8% by scoring 9 goals on 117 shots. He has 31 assists giving him a total of 40 points on the season. Pekka Rinne has 22 wins and 14 losses this season in net for the Predators. He has had 1,243 shots against him and has given up 100 goals. He has made 1,143 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
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Cam Atkinson has accumulated 50 total points this season for the Blue Jackets. He has 27 goals this season with 173 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 16%. He has a total of 23 assists on the season and averages 18 minutes played per game. Zach Werenski has averaged 21 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 6% by scoring 8 goals on 140 shots. He has 25 assists giving him a total of 33 points on the season. Sergei Bobrovsky has 31 wins and 12 losses this season in net for the Blue Jackets. He has had 1,316 shots against him and has given up 97 goals. He has made 1,219 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
The Predators have 62 total points this season. They have scored 158 goals while giving up 151 goals. They have had 184 power play opportunities and have scored 35 goals on those chances for a percentage of 19%. The Predators have allowed 178 power play opportunities and given up 32 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82%. They average 32 shots per game and as a team are shooting 8.91% for the season to this point. They allow 30 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 91%.
The Blue Jackets have a total of 79 points on the season. They have 36 power play goals on 161 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 22%. They have allowed 157 power play opportunities and have given up 28 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82%. As a team, the Predators have a total of 184 goals scored while they've given up 139 goals to this point. They average 31 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 10.53%. As a team they give up 30 shots per game and have a save percentage of 92%.
Nashville has a Corsi percentage of 51.4% as they've attempted 3,296 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 3,111 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 50.8% as they have 2,448 attempts while they've given up 2,367 shots on the defensive end. The Predators start possessions in the offensive zone 50.4% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 49.6% for the season. They have 1,737 face off wins compared to 1,709 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 50.4%. On defense Nashville has 1,154 hits and they've blocked 744 shots from the opposition.
Columbus has attempted 3,169 shots at full strength and they've given up 3,223 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 49.6% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 49.7% as they have 2,377 shots while they've given up 2,408 attempts on defense. The Blue Jackets have an offensive zone percentage of 49.3% and their defensive zone percentage is 50.7% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 47.9% as they've compiled 1,671 face off wins this season and they have suffered 1,814 face off losses. On defense Columbus has blocked 815 shot attempts and they have 1,102 hits as a unit.
Nashville Predators Betting Trends
The Nashville Predators are 25-29 straight up
The Nashville Predators are 28-24-4 against the over/under
Columbus Blue Jackets Betting Trends
The Columbus Blue Jackets are 35-20 straight up
The Columbus Blue Jackets are 23-30-4 against the over/under
Nashville Predators Injuries
10/17/16 RW Miikka Salomaki Upper Body out indefinitely
01/20/17 C Cody Bass Lower Body out for season
Columbus Blue Jackets Injuries
10/10/16 RW David Clarkson Back out indefinitely
02/18/17 LW Lukas Sedlak Lower Body "?" Sunday vs. Nashville
02/17/17 LW Scott Hartnell Knee "?" Sunday vs. Nashville
01/20/17 D Markus Nutivaara Lower Body out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Nashville +154
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