Vancouver Canucks at Nashville Predators NHL Picks & Predictions 11/30/2017
Thursday, November 30, 2017
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The Vancouver Canucks travel to Bridgestone Arena to play the Nashville Predators on Thursday, November 30, 2017. The opening line for this game has the Canucks at +166 and the Predators at -185.
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Vancouver has a record of 11-10-4 this season and on the road they have a record of 8-5-1. They are 5th in the Pacific Division. They've scored 68 goals and given up 73 goals for a point differential of -5. For the season they have an ATS record of 11-13-0 and an over/under record of 12-12-0. Nashville has a record of 15-6-3 including 9-1-1 at home this season. They are 3rd in the Central Division. They've scored 76 goals and surrendered 68 for a goal differential of +8. Their record against the spread is 14-9-0 while their over/under record is 12-11-0.
Valuable Vancouver Canucks Betting Trends
The Vancouver Canucks are 11-13-0 straight up this year
The Vancouver Canucks are 12-12-0 against the over/under this season
Important Nashville Predators Betting Trends
The Nashville Predators are 14-9-0 straight up this year
The Nashville Predators are 12-11-0 against the over/under this season
Key Vancouver Canucks Injuries
11/27/17 C Brandon Sutter Undisclosed IR (11/25)
11/27/17 D Erik Gudbranson Upper Body is out indefinitely
11/24/17 RW Derek Dorsett Neck IR (11/20)
Key Nashville Predators Injuries
11/14/17 LW Scott Hartnell Lower Body IR (11/11)
11/14/17 D Yannick Weber Lower Body IR (11/11)
10/02/17 D Ryan Ellis Knee IR (10/03)
Jacob Markstrom has 6 wins and 8 losses this season in net for the Canucks. He has 515 shots against him and he's given up 47 goals. He's made 468 saves for a save percentage of 91%. Bo Horvat has accumulated 18 total points this season for the Canucks. He has 10 goals this year with 59 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 17%. He has a total of 8 assists on the season and averages 18.5 minutes played per game. Brock Boeser averages 16.2 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 19% by scoring 11 goals on 57 shots. He has 11 assists, giving him a total of 22 points on the season.
Viktor Arvidsson has scored 17 total points this year for the Predators. He has 9 goals this season with 79 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 11%. He has a total of 8 assists on the season and averages 18.5 minutes played per game. Pekka Rinne has 14 wins and 3 losses this year in goal for the Predators. He has 611 shots against him and he's surrendered 44 goals. He's made 567 saves for a save percentage of 93%. Filip Forsberg averages 18.2 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 19% by scoring 12 goals on 64 shots. He has 13 assists, giving him a total of 25 points on the season.
Useful Team Statistics
The Canucks have allowed 88 power play opportunities and have given up 18 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 80% this year. That is 18th in the NHL. They average 29 shots per game and as a team shoot 9.26% for the season. They allow 31 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 91%, which is ranked 13th in the league. The Canucks has 26 total points this season, ranking 18th in the NHL in offense. They are 23rd in the league with 68 goals while they've given up 73 goals, which is 18th overall. They have had 92 power play opportunities and scored 19 goals on those chances for a percentage of 21%. That is 14th in the NHL.
Useful Team Statistics
As a team, the Predators are 10th with 76 goals scored while they are 23rd in the NHL with 68 goals allowed this year. They average 29 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 10.75%. They give up 32 shots per game and have a save percentage of 91%, putting them in 8th place in the league. The Predators have a total of 33 points this year, which is 4th in the NHL. They have 24 power play goals on 94 opportunities for a percentage of 26%. That ranks their power play unit 3rd. They've allowed 108 power play opportunities and have given up 17 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 84%, which is 3rd overall.
Vancouver has a Corsi percentage of 48.9% as they've tried 1,328 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 1,387 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. That ranks them 25th in Corsi percentage. They are 26th in the NHL in Fenwick percentage with 47.9% as they have 990 shots while they've given up 1,078 attempts on defense. The Canucks start possessions in the offensive zone 52% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 48% for the year. That puts them 13th and 20th in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 772 face-off wins as opposed to 764 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 50.3%. That is 21st overall in the NHL. On defense Vancouver has 434 hits and they've blocked 309 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 30th in the league.
The Predators are 30th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 44.6% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 55.4% for the season, which is 2nd in the NHL. They have 825 face-off wins compared to 738 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 52.8%. That is 3rd in the league. On defense Nashville has 525 hits and they have blocked 350 shots from the opposition, which is 18th in the league. Nashville is 23rd in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 48.9% as they've attempted 1,342 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 1,400 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 48.9% ranks 22nd as they have 1,004 attempts while they have given up 1,050 shots on the defensive end.
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