Nashville Predators at St. Louis Blues NHL Picks & Predictions 12/27/2017
Wednesday, December 27, 2017
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The Nashville Predators travel to Scottrade Center to play the St. Louis Blues on Wednesday, December 27, 2017. The opening line for this game has the Predators at +104 and the Blues at -115.
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Nashville has a record of 21-9-5 this season and on the road they have a record of 10-5-3-2. They are 2nd in the Central Division. They've scored 116 goals and given up 99 goals for a point differential of +17. For the season they have an ATS record of 21-14-0 and an over/under record of 19-16-0. St. Louis has a record of 23-13-2 including 12-7-0-0 at home this season. They are 1st in the Central Division. They've scored 113 goals and surrendered 94 for a goal differential of +19. Their record against the spread is 23-15-0 while their over/under record is 15-23-0.
Valuable Nashville Predators Betting Trends
The Nashville Predators are 21-14-0 straight up this year
The Nashville Predators are 19-16-0 against the over/under this season
Important St. Louis Blues Betting Trends
The St. Louis Blues are 23-15-0 straight up this year
The St. Louis Blues are 15-23-0 against the over/under this season
Key Nashville Predators Injuries
10/02/17 D Ryan Ellis Knee IR (10/03)
Key St. Louis Blues Injuries
12/17/17 LW Samuel Blais Lower Body IR (12/16)
12/15/17 D Jay Bouwmeester Undisclosed IR (12/11)
12/10/17 LW Jaden Schwartz Ankle IR (12/08)
10/07/17 LW Zachary Sanford Shoulder IR (10/01)
09/27/17 C Robby Fabbri ACL IR (10/01)
Pekka Rinne has 18 wins and 6 losses this season in net for the Predators. He has 855 shots against him and he's given up 66 goals. He's made 789 saves for a save percentage of 92%. Viktor Arvidsson has accumulated 24 total points this season for the Predators. He has 11 goals this year with 118 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 9%. He has a total of 13 assists on the season and averages 18.3 minutes played per game. Filip Forsberg averages 18.1 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 17% by scoring 15 goals on 88 shots. He has 18 assists, giving him a total of 33 points on the season.
Vladimir Tarasenko has scored 36 total points this year for the Blues. He has 15 goals this season with 163 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 9%. He has a total of 21 assists on the season and averages 19.9 minutes played per game. Jake Allen has 18 wins and 10 losses this year in goal for the Blues. He has 875 shots against him and he's surrendered 76 goals. He's made 799 saves for a save percentage of 91%. Brayden Schenn averages 19.6 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 17% by scoring 17 goals on 101 shots. He has 23 assists, giving him a total of 40 points on the season.
Useful Team Statistics
The Predators have allowed 150 power play opportunities and have given up 26 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 83% this year. That is 8th in the NHL. They average 31 shots per game and as a team shoot 10.85% for the season. They allow 33 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 92%, which is ranked 8th in the league. The Predators has 47 total points this season, ranking 5th in the NHL in offense. They are 7th in the league with 116 goals while they've given up 99 goals, which is 25th overall. They have had 132 power play opportunities and scored 34 goals on those chances for a percentage of 26%. That is 2nd in the NHL.
Useful Team Statistics
As a team, the Blues are 10th with 113 goals scored while they are 27th in the NHL with 94 goals allowed this year. They average 33 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 8.92%. They give up 30 shots per game and have a save percentage of 92%, putting them in 6th place in the league. The Blues have a total of 48 points this year, which is 3rd in the NHL. They have 22 power play goals on 134 opportunities for a percentage of 16%. That ranks their power play unit 24th. They've allowed 117 power play opportunities and have given up 21 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82%, which is 13th overall.
Nashville is 18th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 48.6%, as they've attempted 1,980 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 2,095 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 48.6% as they have 1,495 attempts while they have given up 1,578 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 19th in the league. The Predators start possessions in the offensive zone 45.7% of the time, which is 30th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 54.3% for the season. That is 3rd overall in the NHL. They have 1,186 face-off wins compared to 1,074 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 52.5%. That ranks them 2nd in the league. On defense Nashville has 734 hits and they have blocked 517 shots from the opposition, putting them 21st overall.
The Blues start possessions in the offensive zone 51.2% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 48.8% for the year. That ranks them 15th and 19th respectively in the NHL. They have 1,145 face-off wins as opposed to 1,158 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 49.7%. That is 20th in the league. On defense St. Louis has 866 hits and they've blocked 561 attempts from opposing offenses, ranking them 4th in blocked shots. St. Louis is ranked 10th in Corsi percentage with 51.7% as they've tried 2,264 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 2,115 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. Their Fenwick percentage is 5th in the NHL at 52.5%, as they have 1,721 shots while they've given up 1,554 attempts on defense.
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