Thursday, February 9, 2017
Madison Square Garden
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The Nashville Predators travel to Madison Square Garden to play the New York Rangers on Thursday, February 9, 2017. The opening line for this game has the Predators at +120 and the Rangers at -133. The over/under has been set at 5.5.
Nashville comes into this matchup having played 53 games. They have an overall record of 26-19-8 and on the road they have a record of 11-13-2. Currently they are 3rd in the Central Division. They've scored 146 goals and given up 137 goals for a point differential of +9. The Predators have an overall record of 6-3-1 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 24-27 and an over/under record of 25-24-4. New York shows up with a record of 34-18-1 including 16-11-1 at home this season. They are 4th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 181 goals and surrendered 140 for a goal differential of +41. The Rangers have a record of 6-4-0 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 32-19 while their over/under record sits at 28-20-5.
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Ryan Johansen has accumulated 39 total points this season for the Predators. He has 9 goals this season with 112 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 8%. He has a total of 30 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 9% by scoring 14 goals on 158 shots. He has 20 assists giving him a total of 34 points on the season. Pekka Rinne has 21 wins and 14 losses this season in net for the Predators. He has had 1,206 shots against him and has given up 93 goals. He has made 1,113 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
J.T. Miller has accumulated 42 total points this season for the Rangers. He has 16 goals this season with 95 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 17%. He has a total of 26 assists on the season and averages 16 minutes played per game. Mats Zuccarello has averaged 19 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 8% by scoring 11 goals on 137 shots. He has 29 assists giving him a total of 40 points on the season. Henrik Lundqvist has 24 wins and 13 losses this season in net for the Rangers. He has had 1,103 shots against him and has given up 99 goals. He has made 1,004 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
The Predators have 60 total points this season. They have scored 146 goals while giving up 137 goals. They have had 172 power play opportunities and have scored 31 goals on those chances for a percentage of 18%. The Predators have allowed 162 power play opportunities and given up 27 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 83%. They average 32 shots per game and as a team are shooting 8.74% for the season to this point. They allow 30 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 92%.
The Rangers have a total of 69 points on the season. They have 33 power play goals on 156 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 21%. They have allowed 143 power play opportunities and have given up 25 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 83%. As a team, the Predators have a total of 181 goals scored while they've given up 140 goals to this point. They average 30 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 11.46%. As a team they give up 29 shots per game and have a save percentage of 91%.
Nashville has a Corsi percentage of 51.2% as they've attempted 3,103 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 2,961 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 50.6% as they have 2,302 attempts while they've given up 2,246 shots on the defensive end. The Predators start possessions in the offensive zone 50.2% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 49.8% for the season. They have 1,632 face off wins compared to 1,615 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 50.3%. On defense Nashville has 1,101 hits and they've blocked 715 shots from the opposition.
New York has attempted 2,912 shots at full strength and they've given up 3,040 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 48.9% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 50.3% as they have 2,219 shots while they've given up 2,191 attempts on defense. The Rangers have an offensive zone percentage of 48.7% and their defensive zone percentage is 51.3% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 47.7% as they've compiled 1,481 face off wins this season and they have suffered 1,624 face off losses. On defense New York has blocked 849 shot attempts and they have 1,114 hits as a unit.
Nashville Predators Betting Trends
The Nashville Predators are 24-27 straight up
The Nashville Predators are 25-24-4 against the over/under
New York Rangers Betting Trends
The New York Rangers are 32-19 straight up
The New York Rangers are 28-20-5 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
New York Rangers Injuries
01/18/17 RW Jesper Fast Upper Body out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take New York -133
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