Nashville Predators at Buffalo Sabres NHL Picks & Predictions 3/19/2018
Monday, March 19, 2018
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The Nashville Predators head to KeyBank Center to take on the Buffalo Sabres on Monday, March 19, 2018. The opening line for this contest has the Predators at -230 and the Sabres at +205.
Nashville has a record of 47-14-10 this year and away from home they have a record of 22-7-6-3. They are 1st in the Central Division. They have tallied 232 goals and surrendered 178 goals for a point differential of +54. For the year they have an ATS mark of 47-24-0 and an over/under record of 35-35-0. Buffalo has a record of 23-36-12 including 11-20-5-2 on home ice this year. They are 8th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 172 goals and have given up 232 for a goal differential of -60. Their record against the spread is 23-48-0 while their over/under mark is 33-34-0.
Valuable Nashville Predators Betting Trends
The Nashville Predators are 47-24-0 straight up this year
The Nashville Predators are 35-35-0 against the over/under this season
Important Buffalo Sabres Betting Trends
The Buffalo Sabres are 23-48-0 straight up this year
The Buffalo Sabres are 33-34-0 against the over/under this season
Key Nashville Predators Injuries
03/16/18 C Calle Jarnkrok Upper Body is out indefinitely
Key Buffalo Sabres Injuries
03/17/18 D Casey Nelson Lower Body is "?" Monday vs Nashville
03/17/18 C Jacob Josefson Lower Body is out indefinitely
03/17/18 GO Robin Lehner Undisclosed is "?" Monday vs Nashville
03/17/18 C Seth Griffith Upper Body is "?" Monday vs Nashville
03/17/18 C Zemgus Girgensons Undisclosed left last game, is "?" Monday vs Nashville
03/09/18 RW Kyle Okposo Concussion is out indefinitely
03/08/18 C Kyle Criscuolo Shoulder is OUT 4-6 weeks
02/08/18 D Jake McCabe Shoulder IR (02/06)
01/27/18 D Zach Bogosian Hip IR (01/09)
P.K. Subban has scored 51 total points this year for the Predators. He has 15 goals this season with 183 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 8%. He has a total of 36 assists on the year and averages 24.1 minutes played per contest. Kevin Fiala averages 15.3 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 14% by tallying 23 goals on 167 attempts. He has 22 assists, giving him a total of 45 points on the year. Pekka Rinne has 39 wins and 9 losses this season in goal for the Predators. He has 1,640 shots against him and he's surrendered 116 goals. He's made 1,524 stops for a save percentage of 93%.
Sam Reinhart has 42 total points this season for the Sabres. He has 19 goals this year with 156 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 12%. He has a total of 23 assists on the year and averages 17 minutes played per contest. Ryan O'Reilly averages 20.9 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 10% by scoring 20 goals on 193 attempts. He has 32 assists, giving him a total of 52 points on the year. Robin Lehner has 14 wins and 25 losses this season in net for the Sabres. He has 1,528 shots against him and he's given up 136 goals. He's made 1,392 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Predators have 104 total points this year, which is 1st in the NHL. They've scored 232 goals while giving up 178 scores, which has them ranked 7th and 31st respectively. They have had 239 power play chances and scored 50 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 21%. That is 13th in the league. The Predators have given up 256 power play opportunities and surrendered 44 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 83%, ranking them 7th when short-handed. They average 32 shots per contest and as a team shoot 10.07% for the year. They allow 32 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 93%, which is 1st in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Sabres are 30th in the league with a total of 58 points this season. They have 38 power play goals on 217 chances for a percentage of 18%. That is 24th in the NHL. They've given up 207 power play opportunities and surrendered 43 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 79%, ranking 21st overall. As a team, the Sabres are 30th with a total of 172 goals scored while they've given up 232 goals this season, ranking 4th in goals against. They average 31 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 7.90%. As a unit they give up 33 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 90%, putting them 26th overall in the NHL.
Nashville has a Corsi percentage of 50.9% as they've tried 4,285 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 4,133 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. That ranks them 11th in Corsi percentage. They are 12th in the NHL in Fenwick percentage with 51.1% as they have 3,224 shots while they've given up 3,091 attempts on defense. 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 puts them 24th and 8th in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 2,376 face-off wins as opposed to 2,096 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 53.1%. That is 4th overall in the NHL. On defense Nashville has 1,461 hits and they've blocked 1,042 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 17th in the league.
The Sabres are 8th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 51.7% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 48.3% for the season, which is 20th in the NHL. They have 2,208 face-off wins compared to 2,056 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 51.8%. That is 5th in the league. On defense Buffalo has 1,539 hits and they have blocked 960 shots from the opposition, which is 29th in the league. Buffalo is 23rd in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 48.1% as they've attempted 3,844 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 4,143 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 48.3% ranks 23rd as they have 2,969 attempts while they have given up 3,183 shots on the defensive end.
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