Winnipeg Jets at Nashville Predators NHL Picks & Predictions 12/19/2017
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
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The Winnipeg Jets head to Bridgestone Arena to take on the Nashville Predators on Tuesday, December 19, 2017. The opening line for this contest has the Jets at +136 and the Predators at -150.
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Winnipeg has a record of 19-10-5 this year and away from home they have a record of 7-7-4. They are 3rd in the Central Division. They have tallied 112 goals and surrendered 94 goals for a point differential of +18. For the year they have an ATS mark of 19-15-0 and an over/under record of 18-15-0. Nashville has a record of 21-7-4 including 11-2-2 on home ice this year. They are 1st in the Central Division. They've scored 108 goals and have given up 85 for a goal differential of +23. Their record against the spread is 21-11-0 while their over/under mark is 17-15-0.
Valuable Winnipeg Jets Betting Trends
The Winnipeg Jets are 19-15-0 straight up this year
The Winnipeg Jets are 18-15-0 against the over/under this season
Important Nashville Predators Betting Trends
The Nashville Predators are 21-11-0 straight up this year
The Nashville Predators are 17-15-0 against the over/under this season
Key Winnipeg Jets Injuries
12/14/17 D Dustin Byfuglien Lower Body is out indefinitely
11/19/17 D Toby Enstrom Lower Body IR (11/18)
Key Nashville Predators Injuries
10/02/17 D Ryan Ellis Knee IR (10/03)
Nikolaj Ehlers has scored 25 total points this year for the Jets. He has 15 goals this season with 94 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 16%. He has a total of 10 assists on the year and averages 15.8 minutes played per contest. Mark Scheifele averages 21.1 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 20% by tallying 15 goals on 75 attempts. He has 21 assists, giving him a total of 36 points on the year. Connor Hellebuyck has 17 wins and 4 losses this season in goal for the Jets. He has 783 shots against him and he's surrendered 63 goals. He's made 720 stops for a save percentage of 92%.
Viktor Arvidsson has 23 total points this season for the Predators. He has 11 goals this year with 107 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 10%. He has a total of 12 assists on the year and averages 18.4 minutes played per contest. Filip Forsberg averages 18 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 18% by scoring 15 goals on 83 attempts. He has 17 assists, giving him a total of 32 points on the year. Pekka Rinne has 18 wins and 4 losses this season in net for the Predators. He has 814 shots against him and he's given up 57 goals. He's made 757 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Jets have 43 total points this year, which is 7th in the NHL. They've scored 112 goals while giving up 94 scores, which has them ranked 3rd and 22nd respectively. They have had 122 power play chances and scored 31 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 25%. That is 3rd in the league. The Jets have given up 124 power play opportunities and surrendered 25 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 80%, ranking them 20th when short-handed. They average 31 shots per contest and as a team shoot 10.70% for the year. They allow 32 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 91%, which is 11th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Predators are 2nd in the league with a total of 46 points this season. They have 32 power play goals on 121 chances for a percentage of 26%. That is 2nd in the NHL. They've given up 135 power play opportunities and surrendered 22 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 84%, ranking 6th overall. As a team, the Predators are 6th with a total of 108 goals scored while they've given up 85 goals this season, ranking 28th in goals against. They average 30 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 11.09%. As a unit they give up 33 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 92%, putting them 5th overall in the NHL.
Winnipeg has a Corsi percentage of 48.6% as they've tried 1,895 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 2,001 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. That ranks them 21st in Corsi percentage. They are 21st in the NHL in Fenwick percentage with 49.2% as they have 1,439 shots while they've given up 1,488 attempts on defense. The Jets start possessions in the offensive zone 49.4% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 50.6% for the year. That puts them 24th and 11th in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 1,106 face-off wins as opposed to 989 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 52.8%. That is 5th overall in the NHL. On defense Winnipeg has 748 hits and they've blocked 513 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 4th in the league.
The Predators are 31st in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 44.4% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 55.6% for the season, which is 1st in the NHL. They have 1,090 face-off wins compared to 974 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 52.8%. That is 2nd in the league. On defense Nashville has 666 hits and they have blocked 484 shots from the opposition, which is 15th in the league. Nashville is 25th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 48.3% as they've attempted 1,796 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 1,921 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 48.5% ranks 19th as they have 1,355 attempts while they have given up 1,437 shots on the defensive end.
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