Colorado Avalanche at Nashville Predators NHL Picks & Predictions 4/12/2018
Saturday, April 14, 2018
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The Colorado Avalanche travel to Bridgestone Arena to play the Nashville Predators on Saturday, April 14, 2018 in Game 2 of their first round series. The Predators lead the series 1-0. The opening line for this game has the Avalanche at +270 and the Predators at -385.
Colorado has a record of 43-30-9 this season and on the road they have a record of 15-19-7-1. They are 4th in the Central Division. They've scored 257 goals and given up 237 goals for a point differential of +20. For the season they have an ATS record of 43-39-0 and an over/under record of 42-33-0. Nashville is 53-18-11 including 28-9-4-3 at home this season. They are 1st in the Central Division. They've scored 267 goals and surrendered 211 for a goal differential of +56. Their record against the spread is 53-29-0 while their over/under record is 41-40-0.
Valuable Colorado Avalanche Betting Trends
The Colorado Avalanche are 43-39-0 straight up this year
The Colorado Avalanche are 42-33-0 against the over/under this season
Important Nashville Predators Betting Trends
The Nashville Predators are 53-29-0 straight up this year
The Nashville Predators are 41-40-0 against the over/under this season
Key Colorado Avalanche Injuries
04/08/18 D Erik Johnson Leg is out indefinitely
03/31/18 GO Semyon Varlamov Lower Body is out indefinitely
Key Nashville Predators Injuries
04/08/18 C Calle Jarnkrok Upper Body is out indefinitely
Mikko Rantanen has accumulated 84 total points this season for the Avalanche. He has 29 goals this year with 178 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 16%. He has a total of 55 assists on the season and averages 19 minutes played per game. Nathan MacKinnon averages 19.9 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 14% by scoring 39 goals on 284 shots. He has 58 assists, giving him a total of 97 points on the season. Jonathan Bernier has 19 wins and 13 losses this season in net for the Avalanche. He has 1,092 shots against him and he's given up 95 goals. He's made 997 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Filip Forsberg has scored 64 total points this year for the Predators. He has 26 goals this season with 179 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 15%. He has a total of 38 assists on the season and averages 17.5 minutes played per game. P.K. Subban averages 24.1 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 8% by scoring 16 goals on 207 shots. He has 43 assists, giving him a total of 59 points on the season. Pekka Rinne has 42 wins and 13 losses this year in goal for the Predators. He has 1,840 shots against him and he's surrendered 134 goals. He's made 1,706 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Avalanche have 95 total points this season, which ranks them 17th in the NHL. They are 10th in the league in goals scored with 257 while they've given up 237 goals, ranking them 18th overall. They have had 296 power play opportunities and have scored 65 goals on those chances for a percentage of 22%. That is 8th in the NHL. The Avalanche have allowed 269 power play opportunities and have given up 45 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 83%, putting them 4th in the league when short-handed. They average 30 shots per game and as a team shoot 10.57% for the season. They allow 33 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 91%. That puts them 6th in the league in stopping the puck.
Useful Team Statistics
The Predators are 1st in the NHL with a total of 117 points this year. They have 58 power play goals on 274 opportunities for a percentage of 21%. That ranks them 13th in the league as a power play unit. They've allowed 299 power play opportunities and have given up 54 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82%. That is 6th in the NHL. As a team, the Predators are 7th in the league with 267 goals scored while they've given up 211 goals, which is 30th overall. They average 32 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 10.11%. As a team they give up 32 shots per game and have a save percentage of 92%. That is 2nd in the NHL.
Colorado is 27th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 46.9%, as they've attempted 4,481 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 5,072 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 46.8% as they have 3,321 attempts while they have given up 3,773 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 28th in the league. The Avalanche start possessions in the offensive zone 48.8% of the time, which is 22nd in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 51.2% for the season. That is 8th overall in the NHL. They have 2,134 face-off wins compared to 2,693 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 44.2%. That ranks them 31st in the league. On defense Colorado has 1,633 hits and they have blocked 1,299 shots from the opposition, putting them 4th overall.
The Predators start possessions in the offensive zone 48.8% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 51.2% for the year. That ranks them 24th and 9th respectively in the NHL. They have 2,753 face-off wins as opposed to 2,412 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 53.3%. That is 3rd in the league. On defense Nashville has 1,656 hits and they've blocked 1,204 attempts from opposing offenses, ranking them 16th in blocked shots. Nashville is ranked 11th in Corsi percentage with 50.5% as they've tried 4,879 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 4,787 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. Their Fenwick percentage is 12th in the NHL at 50.8%, as they have 3,698 shots while they've given up 3,583 attempts on defense.
Who will win tonight's Avalanche/Predators NHL game against the spread? Tony's Pick: Take Nashville -385
Tony's Pick: Take Nashville -385
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