Thursday, March 9, 2017
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The Nashville Predators travel to Staples Center to play the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday, March 9, 2017. The opening line for this game has the Predators at +118 and the Kings at -130. The over/under has been set at 5.
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Nashville comes into this matchup having played 66 games. They have an overall record of 32-24-10 and on the road they have a record of 13-16-3. Currently they are 3rd in the Central Division. They've scored 195 goals and given up 188 goals for a point differential of +7. The Predators have an overall record of 5-3-2 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 30-34 and an over/under record of 37-25-4. Los Angeles shows up with a record of 31-28-6 including 17-12-1 at home this season. They are 5th in the Pacific Division. They've scored 161 goals and surrendered 164 for a goal differential of -3. The Kings have a record of 3-5-2 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 29-34 while their over/under record sits at 19-29-17.
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Ryan Johansen has accumulated 51 total points this season for the Predators. He has 10 goals this season with 129 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 8%. He has a total of 41 assists on the season and averages 18.8 minutes played per game. Viktor Arvidsson has averaged 16.9 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 11% by scoring 23 goals on 201 shots. He has 24 assists giving him a total of 47 points on the season. Pekka Rinne has 25 wins and 16 losses this season in net for the Predators. He has had 1,442 shots against him and has given up 123 goals. He has made 1,319 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Anze Kopitar has accumulated 38 total points this season for the Kings. He has 8 goals this season with 122 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 7%. He has a total of 30 assists on the season and averages 20.7 minutes played per game. Jeff Carter has averaged 18.1 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 15% by scoring 30 goals on 206 shots. He has 26 assists giving him a total of 56 points on the season. Ben Bishop has 16 wins and 13 losses this season in net for the Kings. He has had 921 shots against him and has given up 83 goals. He has made 838 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
The Predators have 74 total points this season. They have scored 195 goals while giving up 188 goals. They have had 212 power play opportunities and have scored 44 goals on those chances for a percentage of 21%. The Predators have allowed 200 power play opportunities and given up 38 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%. They average 32 shots per game and as a team are shooting 9.36% for the season to this point. They allow 30 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 91%.
The Kings have a total of 68 points on the season. They have 33 power play goals on 186 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 18%. They have allowed 194 power play opportunities and have given up 29 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 85%. As a team, the Predators have a total of 161 goals scored while they've given up 164 goals to this point. They average 31 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 7.95%. As a team they give up 26 shots per game and have a save percentage of 91%.
Nashville has a Corsi percentage of 51% as they've attempted 3,853 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 3,704 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 50.7% as they have 2,875 attempts while they've given up 2,798 shots on the defensive end. The Predators start possessions in the offensive zone 50.9% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 49.1% for the season. They have 2,078 face off wins compared to 2,006 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 50.9%. On defense has 1,346 hits and they've blocked 906 shots from the opposition.
Los Angeles has attempted 3,952 shots at full strength and they've given up 3,257 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 54.8% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 54.7% as they have 2,910 shots while they've given up 2,413 attempts on defense. The Kings have an offensive zone percentage of 56.2% and their defensive zone percentage is 43.8% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 50.3% as they've compiled 1,964 face off wins this season and they have suffered 1,939 face off losses. On defense has blocked 844 shot attempts and they have 1,896 hits as a unit.
Nashville Predators Betting Trends
The Nashville Predators are 30-34 straight up
The Nashville Predators are 37-25-4 against the over/under
Los Angeles Kings Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Kings are 29-34 straight up
The Los Angeles Kings are 19-29-17 against the over/under
Nashville Predators Injuries
10/17/16 RW Miikka Salomaki Lower Body out indefinitely
03/07/17 RW PA Parenteau Finger missed last game, is "?" Thursday vs. Los Angeles
01/20/17 C Cody Bass Lower Body out for season
Los Angeles Kings Injuries
03/04/17 C Jordan Nolan Lower Body "?" Thursday vs. Nashville
03/04/17 C Nick Shore Upper Body "?" Thursday vs. Nashville
02/23/17 D Paul La Due Upper Body out indefinitely
01/30/17 D Matt Greene Groin out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Los Angeles -130
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