Vegas Golden Knights at Nashville Predators NHL Picks & Predictions 12/8/2017
Friday, December 8, 2017
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The Vegas Golden Knights travel to Bridgestone Arena to play the Nashville Predators on Friday, December 8, 2017. The opening line for this game has the Golden Knights at +166 and the Predators at -185.
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Vegas has a record of 17-9-1 this season and on the road they have a record of 6-7-1. They are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They've scored 94 goals and given up 85 goals for a point differential of +9. For the season they have an ATS record of 17-10-0 and an over/under record of 17-8-0. Nashville has a record of 18-7-3 including 11-2-1 at home this season. They are 1st in the Central Division. They've scored 92 goals and surrendered 80 for a goal differential of +12. Their record against the spread is 18-10-0 while their over/under record is 15-13-0.
Valuable Vegas Golden Knights Betting Trends
The Vegas Golden Knights are 17-10-0 straight up this year
The Vegas Golden Knights are 17-8-0 against the over/under this season
Important Nashville Predators Betting Trends
The Nashville Predators are 18-10-0 straight up this year
The Nashville Predators are 15-13-0 against the over/under this season
Key Vegas Golden Knights Injuries
12/05/17 LW David Perron Upper Body is "?" Friday vs Nashville
11/30/17 LW William Carrier Upper Body IR (11/26)
10/31/17 GO Oscar Dansk Lower Body IR (10/30)
10/15/17 RW David Clarkson Back IR (10/03)
10/15/17 C Mikhail Grabovski Concussion IR (10/03)
10/15/17 GO Marc-Andre Fleury Concussion IR (10/13)
10/06/17 D Clayton Stoner Abdominal IR (10/02)
Key Nashville Predators Injuries
12/05/17 C Ryan Johansen Upper Body is "?" Friday vs Vegas
11/14/17 LW Scott Hartnell Lower Body IR (11/11)
10/02/17 D Ryan Ellis Knee IR (10/03)
Malcolm Subban has 6 wins and 2 losses this season in net for the Golden Knights. He has 246 shots against him and he's given up 19 goals. He's made 227 saves for a save percentage of 92%. David Perron has accumulated 19 total points this season for the Golden Knights. He has 6 goals this year with 39 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 15%. He has a total of 13 assists on the season and averages 17.6 minutes played per game. James Neal averages 17.4 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 18% by scoring 13 goals on 72 shots. He has 8 assists, giving him a total of 21 points on the season.
Filip Forsberg has scored 28 total points this year for the Predators. He has 14 goals this season with 73 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 19%. He has a total of 14 assists on the season and averages 18.1 minutes played per game. Pekka Rinne has 16 wins and 4 losses this year in goal for the Predators. He has 717 shots against him and he's surrendered 53 goals. He's made 664 saves for a save percentage of 93%. Viktor Arvidsson averages 18.5 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 10% by scoring 9 goals on 90 shots. He has 10 assists, giving him a total of 19 points on the season.
Useful Team Statistics
The Golden Knights have allowed 85 power play opportunities and have given up 20 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 76% this year. That is 27th in the NHL. They average 32 shots per game and as a team shoot 10.87% for the season. They allow 30 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 90%, which is ranked 25th in the league. The Golden Knights has 35 total points this season, ranking 10th in the NHL in offense. They are 5th in the league with 94 goals while they've given up 85 goals, which is 16th overall. They have had 95 power play opportunities and scored 17 goals on those chances for a percentage of 18%. That is 19th in the NHL.
Useful Team Statistics
As a team, the Predators are 6th with 92 goals scored while they are 22nd in the NHL with 80 goals allowed this year. They average 30 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 11.07%. They give up 33 shots per game and have a save percentage of 91%, putting them in 9th place in the league. The Predators have a total of 39 points this year, which is 3rd in the NHL. They have 29 power play goals on 107 opportunities for a percentage of 27%. That ranks their power play unit 2nd. They've allowed 119 power play opportunities and have given up 20 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 83%, which is 6th overall.
Vegas is 10th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 51.5%, as they've attempted 1,644 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 1,551 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 51.7% as they have 1,221 attempts while they have given up 1,140 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 9th in the league. The Golden Knights start possessions in the offensive zone 50.5% of the time, which is 18th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 49.5% for the season. That is 14th overall in the NHL. They have 868 face-off wins compared to 848 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 50.6%. That ranks them 15th in the league. On defense Vegas has 511 hits and they have blocked 411 shots from the opposition, putting them 14th overall.
The Predators start possessions in the offensive zone 44.3% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 55.7% for the year. That ranks them 31st and 1st respectively in the NHL. They have 954 face-off wins as opposed to 857 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 52.7%. That is 3rd in the league. On defense Nashville has 613 hits and they've blocked 411 attempts from opposing offenses, ranking them 13th in blocked shots. Nashville is ranked 25th in Corsi percentage with 48.4% as they've tried 1,550 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 1,650 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. Their Fenwick percentage is 20th in the NHL at 48.5%, as they have 1,168 shots while they've given up 1,239 attempts on defense.
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