Thursday, March 2, 2017
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The Nashville Predators head to Bell Centre to take on the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday, March 2, 2017. The opening line for this contest has the Predators at +115 and the Canadiens at -127. The over/under has been set at 5.
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Nashville comes into this game having played 62 games. They have an overall record of 31-22-9 and away from home they have a record of 12-15-2. The currently are 3rd in the Central Division. They've scored 183 goals and surrendered 173 goals for a point differential of +10. The Predators have an overall record of 6-3-1 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 29-31 and an over/under record of 34-24-4. Montreal shows up with a record of 34-21-8 including 18-9-4 at home this season. They are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 176 goals and surrendered 163 for a goal differential of +13. The Canadiens have a record of 4-5-1 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 32-29 while their over/under record sits at 25-28-10.
Viktor Arvidsson has accumulated 44 total points this season for the Predators. He has 21 goals this season with 188 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 11%. He has a total of 23 assists on the season and averages 16.8 minutes played per game. Ryan Johansen has averaged 18.9 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 7% by scoring 9 goals on 123 shots. He has 38 assists giving him a total of 47 points on the season. Pekka Rinne has 24 wins and 15 losses this season in net for the Predators. He has had 1,342 shots against him and has given up 114 goals. He has made 1,228 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
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Max Pacioretty has accumulated 55 total points this season for the Canadiens. He has 31 goals this season with 202 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 15%. He has a total of 24 assists on the season and averages 19.1 minutes played per game. Alexander Radulov has averaged 18.1 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 13% by scoring 15 goals on 115 shots. He has 31 assists giving him a total of 46 points on the season. Carey Price has 26 wins and 16 losses this season in net for the Canadiens. He has had 1,391 shots against him and has given up 113 goals. He has made 1,278 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
The Predators have 71 total points this season. They have scored 183 goals while giving up 173 goals. They have had 200 power play opportunities and have scored 41 goals on those chances for a percentage of 21%. The Predators have allowed 190 power play opportunities and given up 35 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82%. 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 Canadiens have a total of 76 points on the season. They have 40 power play goals on 188 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 21%. They have allowed 217 power play opportunities and have given up 43 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 80%. As a team, the Predators have a total of 176 goals scored while they've given up 163 goals to this point. They average 29 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 9.54%. As a team they give up 30 shots per game and have a save percentage of 92%.
Nashville has a Corsi percentage of 51.1% as they've attempted 3,612 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 3,453 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 50.7% as they have 2,688 attempts while they've given up 2,613 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 1,950 face off wins compared to 1,885 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 50.8%. On defense has 1,249 hits and they've blocked 840 shots from the opposition.
Montreal has attempted 3,594 shots at full strength and they've given up 3,461 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 50.9% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 50.7% as they have 2,604 shots while they've given up 2,528 attempts on defense. The Canadiens have an offensive zone percentage of 49.1% and their defensive zone percentage is 50.9% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 50.2% as they've compiled 1,934 face off wins this season and they have suffered 1,921 face off losses. On defense has blocked 933 shot attempts and they have 1,360 hits as a unit.
Nashville Predators Betting Trends
The Nashville Predators are 29-31 straight up
The Nashville Predators are 34-24-4 against the over/under
Montreal Canadiens Betting Trends
The Montreal Canadiens are 32-29 straight up
The Montreal Canadiens are 25-28-10 against the over/under
Nashville Predators Injuries
10/17/16 RW Miikka Salomaki Lower Body out indefinitely
02/21/17 D Cody McLeod Lower Body out indefinitely
01/20/17 C Cody Bass Lower Body out for season
Montreal Canadiens Injuries
No key injuries to report
Josh's Pick: Take Nashville +115
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