Thursday, January 5, 2017
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The Nashville Predators travel to Amalie Arena to play the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday, January 5, 2017. The opening line for this game has the Predators at +109 and the Lightning at -120. The over/under has been set at 5.5.
Nashville comes into this matchup having played 37 games. They have an overall record of 16-14-7 and on the road they have a record of 6-9-2. Currently they are 4th in the Central Division. They've scored 103 goals and given up 102 goals for a point differential of +1. The Predators have an overall record of 4-3-3 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 15-21 and an over/under record of 17-16-4. Tampa Bay shows up with a record of 19-16-4 including 11-6-2 at home this season. They are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 113 goals and surrendered 111 for a goal differential of +2. The Lightning have a record of 5-3-2 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 17-20 while their over/under record sits at 18-16-5.
Ryan Johansen has accumulated 27 total points this season for the Predators. He has 7 goals this season with 84 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 8%. He has a total of 20 assists on the season and averages 19 minutes played per game. Viktor Arvidsson has averaged 16 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 8% by scoring 10 goals on 119 shots. He has 14 assists giving him a total of 24 points on the season. Pekka Rinne has 13 wins and 10 losses this season in net for the Predators. He has had 854 shots against him and has given up 71 goals. He has made 783 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Nikita Kucherov has accumulated 38 total points this season for the Lightning. He has 15 goals this season with 102 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 15%. He has a total of 23 assists on the season and averages 18 minutes played per game. Victor Hedman has averaged 25 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 9% by scoring 7 goals on 79 shots. He has 28 assists giving him a total of 35 points on the season. Andrei Vasilevskiy has 10 wins and 6 losses this season in net for the Lightning. He has had 556 shots against him and has given up 48 goals. He has made 508 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
The Predators have 39 total points this season. They have scored 103 goals while giving up 102 goals. They have had 125 power play opportunities and have scored 25 goals on those chances for a percentage of 20%. The Predators have allowed 115 power play opportunities and given up 21 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82%. 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 91%.
The Lightning have a total of 42 points on the season. They have 34 power play goals on 143 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 24%. They have allowed 133 power play opportunities and have given up 27 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 80%. As a team, the Predators have a total of 113 goals scored while they've given up 111 goals to this point. They average 30 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 9.65%. As a team they give up 30 shots per game and have a save percentage of 91%.
Nashville has a Corsi percentage of 52.2% as they've attempted 2,238 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 2,051 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 51.3% as they have 1,648 attempts while they've given up 1,563 shots on the defensive end. The Predators start possessions in the offensive zone 51.9% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 48.1% for the season. They have 1,091 face off wins compared to 1,137 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 49%. On defense Nashville has 760 hits and they've blocked 488 shots from the opposition.
Tampa Bay has attempted 2,113 shots at full strength and they've given up 2,080 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 50.4% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 50.3% as they have 1,614 shots while they've given up 1,595 attempts on defense. The Lightning have an offensive zone percentage of 50.3% and their defensive zone percentage is 49.7% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 48.9% as they've compiled 1,168 face off wins this season and they have suffered 1,219 face off losses. On defense Tampa Bay has blocked 485 shot attempts and they have 811 hits as a unit.
Nashville Predators Betting Trends
The Nashville Predators are 15-21 straight up
The Nashville Predators are 17-16-4 against the over/under
Tampa Bay Lightning Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Lightning are 17-20 straight up
The Tampa Bay Lightning are 18-16-5 against the over/under
Nashville Predators Injuries
12/28/16 D P.K. Subban Upper Body out indefinitely
11/30/16 D Anthony Bitetto Hand out 6 weeks
11/26/16 D Matt Carle None has retired
10/17/16 RW Miikka Salomaki Upper Body expected to miss 6-8 weeks
Tampa Bay Lightning Injuries
12/29/16 C Brayden Point Upper Body expected to miss 4-6 weeks
12/21/16 GO Ben Bishop Lower Body out 3-4 weeks
11/16/16 C Steven Stamkos Knee out 4 months
01/03/17 C Brian Boyle Lower Body "?" Thursday vs Nashville
01/03/17 C Cedric Paquette Lower Body "?" Thursday vs Nashville
Tony's Pick: Take Tampa Bay -120
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