Nashville Predators at Vegas Golden Knights NHL Picks & Predictions 1/2/2018
Tuesday, January 2, 2018
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The Nashville Predators travel to T-Mobile Arena to play the Vegas Golden Knights on Tuesday, January 2, 2018.
Nashville has a record of 23-10-5 this season and on the road they have a record of 11-6-3-2. They are 1st in the Central Division. They've scored 123 goals and given up 104 goals for a point differential of +19. For the season they have an ATS record of 23-15-0 and an over/under record of 20-18-0. Vegas is 25-9-2 including 15-2-1-1 at home this season. They are 1st in the Pacific Division. They've scored 126 goals and surrendered 103 for a goal differential of +23. Their record against the spread is 25-11-0 while their over/under record is 21-13-0.
Valuable Nashville Predators Betting Trends
The Nashville Predators are 23-15-0 straight up this year
The Nashville Predators are 20-18-0 against the over/under this season
Important Vegas Golden Knights Betting Trends
The Vegas Golden Knights are 25-11-0 straight up this year
The Vegas Golden Knights are 21-13-0 against the over/under this season
Key Nashville Predators Injuries
12/30/17 LW Filip Forsberg Undisclosed IR (12/30)
10/02/17 D Ryan Ellis Knee IR (10/03)
Key Vegas Golden Knights Injuries
12/17/17 D Luca Sbisa Lower Body IR (12/11)
11/30/17 LW William Carrier Upper Body IR (11/26)
10/31/17 GO Oscar Dansk Lower Body IR (10/30)
10/06/17 D Clayton Stoner Abdominal IR (10/02)
Kevin Fiala has accumulated 26 total points this season for the Predators. He has 10 goals this year with 85 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 12%. He has a total of 16 assists on the season and averages 14.8 minutes played per game. P.K. Subban averages 24.3 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 10% by scoring 9 goals on 88 shots. He has 20 assists, giving him a total of 29 points on the season. Pekka Rinne has 19 wins and 7 losses this season in net for the Predators. He has 922 shots against him and he's given up 70 goals. He's made 852 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
James Neal has scored 27 total points this year for the Golden Knights. He has 17 goals this season with 102 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 17%. He has a total of 10 assists on the season and averages 17.5 minutes played per game. David Perron averages 17.6 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 16% by scoring 9 goals on 55 shots. He has 20 assists, giving him a total of 29 points on the season. Marc-Andre Fleury has 7 wins and 1 losses this year in goal for the Golden Knights. He has 288 shots against him and he's surrendered 18 goals. He's made 270 saves for a save percentage of 94%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Predators have 51 total points this season, which ranks them 4th in the NHL. They are 6th in the league in goals scored with 123 while they've given up 104 goals, ranking them 24th overall. They have had 145 power play opportunities and have scored 36 goals on those chances for a percentage of 25%. That is 2nd in the NHL. The Predators have allowed 160 power play opportunities and have given up 27 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 83%, putting them 9th in the league when short-handed. They average 31 shots per game and as a team shoot 10.54% for the season. They allow 33 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 92%. That puts them 3rd in the league in stopping the puck.
Useful Team Statistics
The Golden Knights are 2nd in the NHL with a total of 52 points this year. They have 23 power play goals on 123 opportunities for a percentage of 19%. That ranks them 19th in the league as a power play unit. They've allowed 112 power play opportunities and have given up 23 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 79%. That is 22nd in the NHL. As a team, the Golden Knights are 5th in the league with 126 goals scored while they've given up 103 goals, which is 25th overall. They average 32 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 10.82%. As a team they give up 31 shots per game and have a save percentage of 91%. That is 19th in the NHL.
Nashville has a Corsi percentage of 49.2% as they've tried 2,188 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 2,257 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. That ranks them 19th in Corsi percentage. They are 19th in the NHL in Fenwick percentage with 49.2% as they have 1,649 shots while they've given up 1,701 attempts on defense. The Predators start possessions in the offensive zone 46.3% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 53.7% for the year. That puts them 31st and 3rd in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 1,271 face-off wins as opposed to 1,156 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 52.4%. That is 5th overall in the NHL. On defense Nashville has 796 hits and they've blocked 556 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 18th in the league.
The Golden Knights are 18th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 50.5% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 49.5% for the season, which is 15th in the NHL. They have 1,133 face-off wins compared to 1,126 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 50.2%. That is 21st in the league. On defense Vegas has 689 hits and they have blocked 580 shots from the opposition, which is 10th in the league. Vegas is 13th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 51% as they've attempted 2,183 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 2,095 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 51.8% ranks 10th as they have 1,630 attempts while they have given up 1,515 shots on the defensive end.
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