Edmonton Oilers at Nashville Predators NHL Picks & Predictions 1/9/2018
Tuesday, January 9, 2018
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The Edmonton Oilers head to Bridgestone Arena to take on the Nashville Predators on Tuesday, January 9, 2018. The opening line for this contest has the Oilers at +141 and the Predators at -156.
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Edmonton has a record of 18-22-3 this year and away from home they have a record of 9-10-2-1. They are 6th in the Pacific Division. They have tallied 118 goals and surrendered 141 goals for a point differential of -23. For the year they have an ATS mark of 18-24-0 and an over/under record of 20-21-0. Nashville has a record of 24-11-6 including 12-4-2-2 on home ice this year. They are 3rd in the Central Division. They've scored 129 goals and have given up 113 for a goal differential of +16. Their record against the spread is 24-17-0 while their over/under mark is 21-20-0.
Valuable Edmonton Oilers Betting Trends
The Edmonton Oilers are 18-24-0 straight up this year
The Edmonton Oilers are 20-21-0 against the over/under this season
Important Nashville Predators Betting Trends
The Nashville Predators are 24-17-0 straight up this year
The Nashville Predators are 21-20-0 against the over/under this season
Key Edmonton Oilers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Nashville Predators Injuries
12/30/17 LW Filip Forsberg Upper Body IR (12/29)
Connor McDavid has scored 47 total points this year for the Oilers. He has 14 goals this season with 127 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 11%. He has a total of 33 assists on the year and averages 21.3 minutes played per contest. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins averages 17.8 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 15% by tallying 15 goals on 102 attempts. He has 15 assists, giving him a total of 30 points on the year. Cam Talbot has 15 wins and 15 losses this season in goal for the Oilers. He has 975 shots against him and he's surrendered 96 goals. He's made 879 stops for a save percentage of 90%.
Kevin Fiala has 26 total points this season for the Predators. He has 10 goals this year with 91 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 11%. He has a total of 16 assists on the year and averages 15 minutes played per contest. P.K. Subban averages 24.2 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 10% by scoring 9 goals on 95 attempts. He has 22 assists, giving him a total of 31 points on the year. Pekka Rinne has 20 wins and 8 losses this season in net for the Predators. He has 981 shots against him and he's given up 75 goals. He's made 906 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Oilers have 39 total points this year, which is 27th in the NHL. They've scored 118 goals while giving up 141 scores, which has them ranked 20th and 4th respectively. They have had 118 power play chances and scored 19 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 16%. That is 24th in the league. The Oilers have given up 137 power play opportunities and surrendered 39 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 72%, ranking them 31st when short-handed. They average 35 shots per contest and as a team shoot 7.93% for the year. They allow 31 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 90%, which is 28th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Predators are 6th in the league with a total of 54 points this season. They have 37 power play goals on 154 chances for a percentage of 24%. That is 4th in the NHL. They've given up 167 power play opportunities and surrendered 30 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82%, ranking 11th overall. As a team, the Predators are 12th with a total of 129 goals scored while they've given up 113 goals this season, ranking 26th in goals against. They average 31 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 10.28%. As a unit they give up 33 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 92%, putting them 5th overall in the NHL.
Edmonton is 4th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 52.7%, as they've attempted 2,768 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 2,484 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 53.4% as they have 2,058 attempts while they have given up 1,798 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 2nd in the league. The Oilers start possessions in the offensive zone 54.5% of the time, which is 3rd in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 45.5% for the season. That is 27th overall in the NHL. They have 1,301 face-off wins compared to 1,352 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 49%. That ranks them 23rd in the league. On defense Edmonton has 1,158 hits and they have blocked 686 shots from the opposition, putting them 2nd overall.
The Predators start possessions in the offensive zone 47.1% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 52.9% for the year. That ranks them 30th and 3rd respectively in the NHL. They have 1,363 face-off wins as opposed to 1,242 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 52.3%. That is 6th in the league. On defense Nashville has 861 hits and they've blocked 598 attempts from opposing offenses, ranking them 20th in blocked shots. Nashville is ranked 14th in Corsi percentage with 49.5% as they've tried 2,372 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 2,418 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. Their Fenwick percentage is 19th in the NHL at 49.4%, as they have 1,779 shots while they've given up 1,820 attempts on defense.
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