Nashville Predators at Edmonton Oilers NHL Picks & Predictions 12/14/2017
Thursday, December 14, 2017
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The Nashville Predators head to Rogers Place to take on the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday, December 14, 2017. The opening line for this contest has the Predators at -195 and the Oilers at +175.
Nashville has a record of 18-7-4 this year and away from home they have a record of 7-5-2. They are 3rd in the Central Division. They have tallied 95 goals and surrendered 84 goals for a point differential of +11. For the year they have an ATS mark of 18-11-0 and an over/under record of 16-13-0. Edmonton has a record of 13-16-2 including 5-9-0 on home ice this year. They are 7th in the Pacific Division. They've scored 93 goals and have given up 101 for a goal differential of -8. Their record against the spread is 13-18-0 while their over/under mark is 16-14-0.
Valuable Nashville Predators Betting Trends
The Nashville Predators are 18-11-0 straight up this year
The Nashville Predators are 16-13-0 against the over/under this season
Important Edmonton Oilers Betting Trends
The Edmonton Oilers are 13-18-0 straight up this year
The Edmonton Oilers are 16-14-0 against the over/under this season
Key Nashville Predators Injuries
12/08/17 C Ryan Johansen Upper Body IR (12/02)
11/14/17 LW Scott Hartnell Lower Body IR (11/11)
10/02/17 D Ryan Ellis Knee IR (10/03)
Key Edmonton Oilers Injuries
12/01/17 D Adam Larsson Upper Body IR (11/30)
11/30/17 GO Cam Talbot Upper Body IR (11/28)
10/01/17 D Andrej Sekera Knee IR (10/03)
Viktor Arvidsson has scored 21 total points this year for the Predators. He has 10 goals this season with 98 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 10%. He has a total of 11 assists on the year and averages 18.6 minutes played per contest. Filip Forsberg averages 18.2 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 18% by tallying 14 goals on 77 attempts. He has 15 assists, giving him a total of 29 points on the year. Pekka Rinne has 16 wins and 4 losses this season in goal for the Predators. He has 756 shots against him and he's surrendered 56 goals. He's made 700 stops for a save percentage of 93%.
Connor McDavid has 39 total points this season for the Oilers. He has 12 goals this year with 87 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 14%. He has a total of 27 assists on the year and averages 21.4 minutes played per contest. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins averages 17.7 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 16% by scoring 12 goals on 74 attempts. He has 10 assists, giving him a total of 22 points on the year. Laurent Brossoit has 3 wins and 6 losses this season in net for the Oilers. He has 311 shots against him and he's given up 34 goals. He's made 277 saves for a save percentage of 89%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Predators have 40 total points this year, which is 6th in the NHL. They've scored 95 goals while giving up 84 scores, which has them ranked 10th and 25th respectively. They have had 111 power play chances and scored 29 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 26%. That is 3rd in the league. The Predators have given up 123 power play opportunities and surrendered 21 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 10.86% for the year. They allow 33 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 92%, which is 8th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Oilers are 28th in the league with a total of 28 points this season. They have 16 power play goals on 84 chances for a percentage of 19%. That is 15th in the NHL. They've given up 101 power play opportunities and surrendered 27 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 73%, ranking 31st overall. As a team, the Oilers are 15th with a total of 93 goals scored while they've given up 101 goals this season, ranking 5th in goals against. They average 35 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 8.68%. As a unit they give up 30 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 89%, putting them 30th overall in the NHL.
Nashville has a Corsi percentage of 48.5% as they've tried 1,617 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 1,716 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. That ranks them 20th in Corsi percentage. They are 20th in the NHL in Fenwick percentage with 48.6% as they have 1,221 shots while they've given up 1,290 attempts on defense. The Predators start possessions in the offensive zone 44.4% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 55.6% for the year. That puts them 31st and 1st in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 994 face-off wins as opposed to 890 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 52.8%. That is 3rd overall in the NHL. On defense Nashville has 629 hits and they've blocked 426 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 25th in the league.
The Oilers are 3rd in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 55.6% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 44.4% for the season, which is 29th in the NHL. They have 964 face-off wins compared to 964 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 50%. That is 15th in the league. On defense Edmonton has 854 hits and they have blocked 467 shots from the opposition, which is 8th in the league. Edmonton is 2nd in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 53.6% as they've attempted 1,998 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 1,731 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 54.2% ranks 2nd as they have 1,493 attempts while they have given up 1,264 shots on the defensive end.
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