Nashville Predators at Arizona Coyotes NHL Picks & Predictions 3/15/2018
Thursday, March 15, 2018
Gila River Arena
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The Nashville Predators head to Gila River Arena to take on the Arizona Coyotes on Thursday, March 15, 2018. The opening line for this contest has the Predators at -136 and the Coyotes at +123.
Nashville has a record of 45-14-10 this year and away from home they have a record of 20-7-6-3. They are 1st in the Central Division. They have tallied 225 goals and surrendered 174 goals for a point differential of +51. For the year they have an ATS mark of 45-24-0 and an over/under record of 34-34-0. Arizona has a record of 23-35-11 including 14-18-4-3 on home ice this year. They are 8th in the Pacific Division. They've scored 167 goals and have given up 222 for a goal differential of -55. Their record against the spread is 23-46-0 while their over/under mark is 32-36-0.
Valuable Nashville Predators Betting Trends
The Nashville Predators are 45-24-0 straight up this year
The Nashville Predators are 34-34-0 against the over/under this season
Important Arizona Coyotes Betting Trends
The Arizona Coyotes are 23-46-0 straight up this year
The Arizona Coyotes are 32-36-0 against the over/under this season
Key Nashville Predators Injuries
03/13/18 C Calle Jarnkrok Upper Body left last game, is "?" Thursday vs Arizona
Key Arizona Coyotes Injuries
03/13/18 GO Antti Raanta Lower Body is "?" Thursday vs Nashville
03/13/18 LW Zac Rinaldo Upper Body is "?" Thursday vs Nashville
03/11/18 C Laurent Dauphin Lower Body is out indefinitely
Kevin Fiala has scored 43 total points this year for the Predators. He has 22 goals this season with 161 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 14%. He has a total of 21 assists on the year and averages 15.3 minutes played per contest. P.K. Subban averages 24.1 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 9% by tallying 15 goals on 177 attempts. He has 35 assists, giving him a total of 50 points on the year. Pekka Rinne has 38 wins and 9 losses this season in goal for the Predators. He has 1,606 shots against him and he's surrendered 114 goals. He's made 1,492 stops for a save percentage of 93%.
Derek Stepan has 44 total points this season for the Coyotes. He has 12 goals this year with 181 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 7%. He has a total of 32 assists on the year and averages 19.2 minutes played per contest. Clayton Keller averages 18.1 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 11% by scoring 19 goals on 171 attempts. He has 31 assists, giving him a total of 50 points on the year. Antti Raanta has 15 wins and 15 losses this season in net for the Coyotes. He has 1,130 shots against him and he's given up 86 goals. He's made 1,044 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Predators have 100 total points this year, which is 1st in the NHL. They've scored 225 goals while giving up 174 scores, which has them ranked 7th and 31st respectively. They have had 232 power play chances and scored 50 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 22%. That is 7th in the league. The Predators have given up 247 power play opportunities and surrendered 44 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82%, ranking them 10th when short-handed. They average 33 shots per contest and as a team shoot 10.01% for the year. They allow 32 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 92%, which is 1st in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Coyotes are 30th in the league with a total of 57 points this season. They have 35 power play goals on 207 chances for a percentage of 17%. That is 25th in the NHL. They've given up 186 power play opportunities and surrendered 38 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 80%, ranking 19th overall. As a team, the Coyotes are 30th with a total of 167 goals scored while they've given up 222 goals this season, ranking 6th in goals against. They average 30 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 8.06%. As a unit they give up 32 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 90%, putting them 27th overall in the NHL.
Nashville is 10th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 51%, as they've attempted 4,180 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 4,010 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 51.2% as they have 3,146 attempts while they have given up 2,995 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 13th in the league. The Predators start possessions in the offensive zone 49.1% of the time, which is 25th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 50.9% for the season. That is 8th overall in the NHL. They have 2,307 face-off wins compared to 2,039 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 53.1%. That ranks them 4th in the league. On defense Nashville has 1,414 hits and they have blocked 1,015 shots from the opposition, putting them 16th overall.
The Coyotes are 28th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 48% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 52% for the season, which is 3rd in the NHL. They have 2,026 face-off wins compared to 2,215 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 47.8%. That is 26th in the league. On defense Arizona has 1,687 hits and they have blocked 977 shots from the opposition, which is 21st in the league. Arizona is 19th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 49.1% as they've attempted 4,039 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 4,192 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 47.8% ranks 22nd as they have 2,941 attempts while they have given up 3,215 shots on the defensive end.
Who will win tonight's Predators/Coyotes NHL game against the spread? Guy's Pick: Take Nashville -136
Guy's Pick: Take Nashville -136
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