Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Consol Energy Center
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The Nashville Predators travel to Consol Energy Center to play the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday, January 31, 2017. The opening line for this game has the Predators at +113 and the Penguins at -125. The over/under has been set at 5.
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Nashville comes into this matchup having played 49 games. They have an overall record of 24-17-8 and on the road they have a record of 11-12-2. Currently they are 3rd in the Central Division. They've scored 138 goals and given up 130 goals for a point differential of +8. The Predators have an overall record of 7-2-1 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 22-25 and an over/under record of 23-22-4. Pittsburgh shows up with a record of 30-13-5 including 20-3-2 at home this season. They are 3rd in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 172 goals and surrendered 141 for a goal differential of +31. The Penguins have a record of 5-5-0 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 28-18 while their over/under record sits at 31-13-4.
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Ryan Johansen has accumulated 36 total points this season for the Predators. He has 8 goals this season with 104 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 8%. He has a total of 28 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 12 goals on 145 shots. He has 18 assists giving him a total of 30 points on the season. Pekka Rinne has 19 wins and 12 losses this season in net for the Predators. He has had 1,085 shots against him and has given up 86 goals. He has made 999 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Evgeni Malkin has accumulated 54 total points this season for the Penguins. He has 22 goals this season with 146 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 15%. He has a total of 32 assists on the season and averages 18 minutes played per game. Sidney Crosby has averaged 19 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 20% by scoring 28 goals on 137 shots. He has 27 assists giving him a total of 55 points on the season. Marc-Andre Fleury has 13 wins and 7 losses this season in net for the Penguins. He has had 826 shots against him and has given up 79 goals. He has made 747 saves for a save percentage of 90%.
The Predators have 56 total points this season. They have scored 138 goals while giving up 130 goals. They have had 161 power play opportunities and have scored 29 goals on those chances for a percentage of 18%. The Predators have allowed 148 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 9.03% for the season to this point. They allow 30 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 92%.
The Penguins have a total of 65 points on the season. They have 38 power play goals on 167 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 23%. They have allowed 166 power play opportunities and have given up 35 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 79%. As a team, the Predators have a total of 172 goals scored while they've given up 141 goals to this point. They average 34 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 10.42%. As a team they give up 32 shots per game and have a save percentage of 91%.
Nashville has a Corsi percentage of 51% as they've attempted 2,858 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 2,749 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 50.5% as they have 2,120 attempts while they've given up 2,078 shots on the defensive end. The Predators start possessions in the offensive zone 50.8% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 49.2% for the season. They have 1,484 face off wins compared to 1,502 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 49.7%. On defense Nashville has 1,006 hits and they've blocked 671 shots from the opposition.
Pittsburgh has attempted 2,872 shots at full strength and they've given up 2,821 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 50.4% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 51.5% as they have 2,185 shots while they've given up 2,056 attempts on defense. The Penguins have an offensive zone percentage of 53.3% and their defensive zone percentage is 46.7% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 47.7% as they've compiled 1,469 face off wins this season and they have suffered 1,610 face off losses. On defense Pittsburgh has blocked 765 shot attempts and they have 1,203 hits as a unit.
Nashville Predators Betting Trends
The Nashville Predators are 22-25 straight up
The Nashville Predators are 23-22-4 against the over/under
Pittsburgh Penguins Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Penguins are 28-18 straight up
The Pittsburgh Penguins are 31-13-4 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 D Roman Josi Concussion out indefinitely
Pittsburgh Penguins Injuries
10/29/16 RW Daniel Sprong Shoulder out indefinitely
10/21/16 D Derrick Pouliot Lower Body out indefinitely
01/29/17 C Evgeni Malkin Lower Body "?" Tuesday vs. Nashville
01/17/17 C Matt Cullen Foot expected to miss 3-4 weeks
01/16/17 D Kris Letang Knee out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Pittsburgh -125
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