Florida Panthers at Nashville Predators NHL Picks & Predictions 1/20/2018
Saturday, January 20, 2018
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The Florida Panthers head to Bridgestone Arena to take on the Nashville Predators on Saturday, January 20, 2018. The opening line for this contest has the Panthers at +109 and the Predators at -120.
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Florida has a record of 18-19-6 this year and away from home they have a record of 8-12-3-1. They are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They have tallied 122 goals and surrendered 141 goals for a point differential of -19. For the year they have an ATS mark of 18-25-0 and an over/under record of 22-21-0. Nashville has a record of 27-11-6 including 15-4-2-2 on home ice this year. They are 1st in the Central Division. They've scored 135 goals and have given up 116 for a goal differential of +19. Their record against the spread is 27-17-0 while their over/under mark is 21-23-0.
Valuable Florida Panthers Betting Trends
The Florida Panthers are 18-25-0 straight up this year
The Florida Panthers are 22-21-0 against the over/under this season
Important Nashville Predators Betting Trends
The Nashville Predators are 27-17-0 straight up this year
The Nashville Predators are 21-23-0 against the over/under this season
Key Florida Panthers Injuries
12/13/17 GO Roberto Luongo Lower Body IR (12/04)
Key Nashville Predators Injuries
12/30/17 LW Filip Forsberg Upper Body IR (12/29)
01/16/18 LW Viktor Arvidsson Lower Body IR (01/15)
Jonathan Huberdeau has scored 44 total points this year for the Panthers. He has 16 goals this season with 115 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 14%. He has a total of 28 assists on the year and averages 20.1 minutes played per contest. Vincent Trocheck averages 21.7 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 11% by tallying 17 goals on 153 attempts. He has 24 assists, giving him a total of 41 points on the year. James Reimer has 12 wins and 12 losses this season in goal for the Panthers. He has 935 shots against him and he's surrendered 84 goals. He's made 851 stops for a save percentage of 91%.
P.K. Subban has 33 total points this season for the Predators. He has 9 goals this year with 103 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 9%. He has a total of 24 assists on the year and averages 24.2 minutes played per contest. Kevin Fiala averages 15.2 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 11% by scoring 11 goals on 102 attempts. He has 16 assists, giving him a total of 27 points on the year. Pekka Rinne has 22 wins and 8 losses this season in net for the Predators. He has 1,036 shots against him and he's given up 78 goals. He's made 958 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Panthers have 42 total points this year, which is 26th in the NHL. They've scored 122 goals while giving up 141 scores, which has them ranked 25th and 9th respectively. They have had 132 power play chances and scored 21 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 16%. That is 25th in the league. The Panthers have given up 134 power play opportunities and surrendered 27 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 80%, ranking them 20th when short-handed. They average 35 shots per contest and as a team shoot 8.20% for the year. They allow 35 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 91%, which is 19th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Predators are 4th in the league with a total of 60 points this season. They have 38 power play goals on 162 chances for a percentage of 23%. That is 4th in the NHL. They've given up 174 power play opportunities and surrendered 30 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 83%, ranking 12th overall. As a team, the Predators are 15th with a total of 135 goals scored while they've given up 116 goals this season, ranking 28th in goals against. They average 31 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 10.04%. As a unit they give up 33 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 92%, putting them 2nd overall in the NHL.
Florida has a Corsi percentage of 49.7% as they've tried 2,585 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 2,616 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. That ranks them 15th in Corsi percentage. They are 15th in the NHL in Fenwick percentage with 50% as they have 2,011 shots while they've given up 2,014 attempts on defense. The Panthers start possessions in the offensive zone 47.3% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 52.7% for the year. That puts them 31st and 3rd in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 1,424 face-off wins as opposed to 1,351 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 51.3%. That is 11th overall in the NHL. On defense Florida has 870 hits and they've blocked 602 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 29th in the league.
The Predators start possessions in the offensive zone 47.6% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 52.4% for the year. That ranks them 27th and 7th respectively in the NHL. They have 1,453 face-off wins as opposed to 1,336 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 52.1%. That is 6th in the league. On defense Nashville has 914 hits and they've blocked 647 attempts from opposing offenses, ranking them 20th in blocked shots. Nashville is ranked 20th in Corsi percentage with 49.4% as they've tried 2,539 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 2,601 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 1,907 shots while they've given up 1,954 attempts on defense.
Who will win tonight's Panthers/Predators NHL game against the spread? Tony's Pick: Take Florida +109
Tony's Pick: Take Florida +109
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