Nashville Predators at Dallas Stars NHL Picks & Predictions 12/5/2017
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
American Airlines Center
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The Nashville Predators head to American Airlines Center to take on the Dallas Stars on Tuesday, December 5, 2017. The opening line for this contest has the Predators at +132 and the Stars at -146.
Nashville has a record of 16-7-3 this year and away from home they have a record of 6-5-2. They are 3rd in the Central Division. They have tallied 82 goals and surrendered 75 goals for a point differential of +7. For the year they have an ATS mark of 16-10-0 and an over/under record of 13-13-0. Dallas has a record of 16-10-1 including 10-2-0 on home ice this year. They are 4th in the Central Division. They've scored 84 goals and have given up 76 for a goal differential of +8. Their record against the spread is 15-11-0 while their over/under mark is 13-12-0.
Valuable Nashville Predators Betting Trends
The Nashville Predators are 16-10-0 straight up this year
The Nashville Predators are 13-13-0 against the over/under this season
Important Dallas Stars Betting Trends
The Dallas Stars are 15-11-0 straight up this year
The Dallas Stars are 13-12-0 against the over/under this season
Key Nashville Predators Injuries
12/03/17 C Ryan Johansen Undisclosed left last game, is "?" Monday vs Boston
11/14/17 LW Scott Hartnell Lower Body IR (11/11)
11/14/17 D Yannick Weber Lower Body IR (11/11)
10/02/17 D Ryan Ellis Knee IR (10/03)
Key Dallas Stars Injuries
12/03/17 LW Antoine Roussel Flu is "?" Tuesday vs Nashville
12/02/17 C Martin Hanzal Hamstring IR (11/27)
11/12/17 D Marc Methot Knee IR (11/08)
Filip Forsberg has scored 27 total points this year for the Predators. He has 13 goals this season with 72 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 18%. He has a total of 14 assists on the year and averages 18.2 minutes played per contest. Viktor Arvidsson averages 18.7 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 11% by tallying 9 goals on 83 attempts. He has 9 assists, giving him a total of 18 points on the year. Pekka Rinne has 15 wins and 4 losses this season in goal for the Predators. He has 677 shots against him and he's surrendered 50 goals. He's made 627 stops for a save percentage of 93%.
Tyler Seguin has 27 total points this season for the Stars. He has 14 goals this year with 107 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 13%. He has a total of 13 assists on the year and averages 20.5 minutes played per contest. Jamie Benn averages 19.9 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 14% by scoring 11 goals on 79 attempts. He has 12 assists, giving him a total of 23 points on the year. Ben Bishop has 13 wins and 7 losses this season in net for the Stars. He has 615 shots against him and he's given up 54 goals. He's made 561 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Predators have 35 total points this year, which is 6th in the NHL. They've scored 82 goals while giving up 75 scores, which has them ranked 12th and 23rd respectively. They have had 102 power play chances and scored 27 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 26%. That is 3rd in the league. The Predators have given up 114 power play opportunities and surrendered 19 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 83%, ranking them 7th when short-handed. They average 30 shots per contest and as a team shoot 10.59% for the year. They allow 32 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 91%, which is 8th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Stars are 9th in the league with a total of 33 points this season. They have 18 power play goals on 86 chances for a percentage of 21%. That is 11th in the NHL. They've given up 98 power play opportunities and surrendered 15 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 85%, ranking 3rd overall. As a team, the Stars are 9th with a total of 84 goals scored while they've given up 76 goals this season, ranking 22nd in goals against. They average 31 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 9.88%. As a unit they give up 29 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 91%, putting them 17th overall in the NHL.
Nashville is 22nd in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 49.3%, as they've attempted 1,457 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 1,501 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 49.2% as they have 1,095 attempts while they have given up 1,130 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 21st in the league. The Predators start possessions in the offensive zone 45.3% of the time, which is 31st in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 54.7% for the season. That is 2nd overall in the NHL. They have 893 face-off wins compared to 794 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 52.9%. That ranks them 3rd in the league. On defense Nashville has 571 hits and they have blocked 371 shots from the opposition, putting them 22nd overall.
The Stars start possessions in the offensive zone 48.2% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 51.8% for the year. That ranks them 26th and 6th respectively in the NHL. They have 918 face-off wins as opposed to 825 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 52.7%. That is 2nd in the league. On defense Dallas has 546 hits and they've blocked 390 attempts from opposing offenses, ranking them 14th in blocked shots. Dallas is ranked 9th in Corsi percentage with 50.9% as they've tried 1,532 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 1,477 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. Their Fenwick percentage is 9th in the NHL at 51.3%, as they have 1,143 shots while they've given up 1,087 attempts on defense.
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