Saturday, February 18, 2017
Xcel Energy Center
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The Nashville Predators head to Xcel Energy Center to take on the Minnesota Wild on Saturday, February 18, 2017. The opening line for this contest has the Predators at +140 and the Wild at -160. The over/under has been set at 5.5.
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. Minnesota shows up with a record of 37-13-6 including 20-7-1 at home this season. They are 1st in the Central Division. They've scored 190 goals and surrendered 131 for a goal differential of +59. The Wild have a record of 7-2-1 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 34-19 while their over/under record sits at 28-21-8.
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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Eric Staal has accumulated 44 total points this season for the Wild. He has 16 goals this season with 138 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 12%. He has a total of 28 assists on the season and averages 19 minutes played per game. Ryan Suter has averaged 27 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 6% by scoring 7 goals on 111 shots. He has 23 assists giving him a total of 30 points on the season. Devan Dubnyk has 31 wins and 10 losses this season in net for the Wild. He has had 1,308 shots against him and has given up 87 goals. He has made 1,221 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 Wild have a total of 80 points on the season. They have 33 power play goals on 155 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 21%. They have allowed 148 power play opportunities and have given up 26 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82%. As a team, the Predators have a total of 187 goals scored while they've given up 130 goals to this point. They average 30 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 11.10%. As a team they give up 31 shots per game and have a save percentage of 93%.
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.
Minnesota has attempted 3,076 shots at full strength and they've given up 3,260 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 48.5% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 48.9% as they have 2,318 shots while they've given up 2,422 attempts on defense. The Wild have an offensive zone percentage of 50.6% and their defensive zone percentage is 49.4% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 51.8% as they've compiled 1,748 face off wins this season and they have suffered 1,625 face off losses. On defense Minnesota has blocked 838 shot attempts and they have 870 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
Minnesota Wild Betting Trends
The Minnesota Wild are 34-19 straight up
The Minnesota Wild are 28-21-8 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
Minnesota Wild Injuries
10/10/16 D Victor Bartley Tricep out indefinitely
02/15/17 D Matt Dumba Knee out indefinitely
01/18/17 D Jonas Brodin Finger out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Nashville +140
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