Sunday, January 22, 2017
Xcel Energy Center
For Updated Odds on This Game Click Here
The Nashville Predators head to Xcel Energy Center to take on the Minnesota Wild on Sunday, January 22, 2017. The opening line for this contest has the Predators at +118 and the Wild at -130. The over/under has been set at 5.5.
Nashville comes into this game having played 46 games. They have an overall record of 22-17-7 and away from home they have a record of 10-12-2. The currently are 4th in the Central Division. They've scored 126 goals and surrendered 120 goals for a point differential of +6. The Predators have an overall record of 6-3-1 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 20-24 and an over/under record of 20-22-4. Minnesota shows up with a record of 29-10-5 including 15-5-0 at home this season. They are 1st in the Central Division. They've scored 145 goals and surrendered 99 for a goal differential of +46. The Wild have a record of 7-2-1 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 28-15 while their over/under record sits at 19-17-8.
Ryan Johansen has accumulated 32 total points this season for the Predators. He has 7 goals this season with 98 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 7%. He has a total of 25 assists on the season and averages 19 minutes played per game. Viktor Arvidsson has averaged 17 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 8% by scoring 11 goals on 139 shots. He has 17 assists giving him a total of 28 points on the season. Pekka Rinne has 17 wins and 12 losses this season in net for the Predators. He has had 1,029 shots against him and has given up 81 goals. He has made 948 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Our handicappers are experts on NHL betting. Check out our NHL betting tips.
Ryan Suter has accumulated 26 total points this season for the Wild. He has 6 goals this season with 89 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 7%. He has a total of 20 assists on the season and averages 27 minutes played per game. Eric Staal has averaged 19 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 14% by scoring 16 goals on 117 shots. He has 24 assists giving him a total of 40 points on the season. Devan Dubnyk has 24 wins and 8 losses this season in net for the Wild. He has had 1,030 shots against him and has given up 66 goals. He has made 964 saves for a save percentage of 94%.
The Predators have 51 total points this season. They have scored 126 goals while giving up 120 goals. They have had 153 power play opportunities and have scored 27 goals on those chances for a percentage of 18%. The Predators have allowed 143 power play opportunities and given up 25 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 83%. They average 31 shots per game and as a team are shooting 8.84% for the season to this point. They allow 30 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 92%.
The Wild have a total of 63 points on the season. They have 27 power play goals on 126 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 21%. They have allowed 122 power play opportunities and have given up 19 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 84%. As a team, the Predators have a total of 145 goals scored while they've given up 99 goals to this point. They average 30 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 11.16%. As a team they give up 30 shots per game and have a save percentage of 93%.
Nashville has a Corsi percentage of 50.9% as they've attempted 2,680 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 2,581 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 50.5% as they have 1,985 attempts while they've given up 1,947 shots on the defensive end. The Predators start possessions in the offensive zone 50.5% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 49.5% for the season. They have 1,373 face off wins compared to 1,416 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 49.2%. On defense Nashville has 937 hits and they've blocked 634 shots from the opposition.
Minnesota has attempted 2,399 shots at full strength and they've given up 2,536 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 48.6% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 48.7% as they have 1,786 shots while they've given up 1,882 attempts on defense. The Wild have an offensive zone percentage of 50.3% and their defensive zone percentage is 49.7% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 51.9% as they've compiled 1,376 face off wins this season and they have suffered 1,274 face off losses. On defense Minnesota has blocked 654 shot attempts and they have 733 hits as a unit.
Nashville Predators Betting Trends
The Nashville Predators are 20-24 straight up
The Nashville Predators are 20-22-4 against the over/under
Minnesota Wild Betting Trends
The Minnesota Wild are 28-15 straight up
The Minnesota Wild are 19-17-8 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
01/13/17 LW Colin Wilson Lower Body out indefinitely
01/13/17 D Roman Josi Concussion out indefinitely
Minnesota Wild Injuries
10/10/16 D Victor Bartley Tricep out indefinitely
01/18/17 D Jonas Brodin Finger out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Nashville +118
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Read more articles by Josh Schonwald
Get all of Tonight's NHL Picks.
Get all of Tonight's guaranteed Expert NHL Picks.