Nashville Predators at Colorado Avalanche NHL Picks & Predictions 3/4/2018
Sunday, March 4, 2018
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The Nashville Predators travel to Pepsi Center to play the Colorado Avalanche on Sunday, March 4, 2018. The opening line for this game has the Predators at -130 and the Avalanche at +118.
Nashville has a record of 41-14-9 this season and on the road they have a record of 19-7-6-3. They are 1st in the Central Division. They've scored 210 goals and given up 165 goals for a point differential of +45. For the season they have an ATS record of 41-23-0 and an over/under record of 32-31-0. Colorado is 35-24-5 including 23-8-1-0 at home this season. They are 5th in the Central Division. They've scored 202 goals and surrendered 189 for a goal differential of +13. Their record against the spread is 35-29-0 while their over/under record is 34-26-0.
Valuable Nashville Predators Betting Trends
The Nashville Predators are 41-23-0 straight up this year
The Nashville Predators are 32-31-0 against the over/under this season
Important Colorado Avalanche Betting Trends
The Colorado Avalanche are 35-29-0 straight up this year
The Colorado Avalanche are 34-26-0 against the over/under this season
Key Nashville Predators Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Colorado Avalanche Injuries
12/18/17 D Sergei Boikov Shoulder is out indefinitely
11/19/17 C Vladislav Kamenev Arm IR (11/16)
03/02/18 D Mark Alt Acquired is "?" Sunday vs Nashville
03/02/18 GO Andrew Hammond Concussion is "?" Sunday vs Nashville
03/02/18 C Colin Wilson Upper Body left last game, is "?" Sunday vs Nashville
02/19/18 D Erik Johnson Upper Body IR (02/18)
02/19/18 GO Jonathan Bernier Head IR (02/16)
01/30/18 D Mark Barberio Lower Body IR (01/24)
01/16/18 RW Sven Andrighetto Leg IR (01/01)
Kevin Fiala has accumulated 41 total points this season for the Predators. He has 21 goals this year with 148 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 14%. He has a total of 20 assists on the season and averages 15.4 minutes played per game. P.K. Subban averages 24 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 9% by scoring 15 goals on 164 shots. He has 34 assists, giving him a total of 49 points on the season. Pekka Rinne has 34 wins and 9 losses this season in net for the Predators. He has 1,489 shots against him and he's given up 108 goals. He's made 1,381 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
Mikko Rantanen has scored 63 total points this year for the Avalanche. He has 21 goals this season with 138 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 15%. He has a total of 42 assists on the season and averages 18.6 minutes played per game. Nathan MacKinnon averages 19.5 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 15% by scoring 31 goals on 205 shots. He has 45 assists, giving him a total of 76 points on the season. Semyon Varlamov has 18 wins and 13 losses this year in goal for the Avalanche. He has 1,181 shots against him and he's surrendered 101 goals. He's made 1,080 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Predators have 91 total points this season, which ranks them 2nd in the NHL. They are 7th in the league in goals scored with 210 while they've given up 165 goals, ranking them 29th overall. They have had 217 power play opportunities and have scored 49 goals on those chances for a percentage of 23%. That is 4th in the NHL. The Predators have allowed 229 power play opportunities and have given up 42 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82%, putting them 12th in the league when short-handed. They average 32 shots per game and as a team shoot 10.13% for the season. They allow 32 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 92%. That puts them 1st in the league in stopping the puck.
Useful Team Statistics
The Avalanche are 15th in the NHL with a total of 75 points this year. They have 48 power play goals on 239 opportunities for a percentage of 20%. That ranks them 18th in the league as a power play unit. They've allowed 222 power play opportunities and have given up 37 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 83%. That is 4th in the NHL. As a team, the Avalanche are 9th in the league with 202 goals scored while they've given up 189 goals, which is 15th overall. They average 30 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 10.70%. As a team they give up 33 shots per game and have a save percentage of 91%. That is 11th in the NHL.
Nashville has a Corsi percentage of 50.9% as they've tried 3,857 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 3,719 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. That ranks them 10th in Corsi percentage. They are 13th in the NHL in Fenwick percentage with 50.9% as they have 2,889 shots while they've given up 2,792 attempts on defense. The Predators start possessions in the offensive zone 49% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 51% for the year. That puts them 23rd and 8th in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 2,130 face-off wins as opposed to 1,900 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 52.9%. That is 3rd overall in the NHL. On defense Nashville has 1,317 hits and they've blocked 927 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 19th in the league.
The Avalanche are 21st in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 48.7% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 51.3% for the season, which is 6th in the NHL. They have 1,669 face-off wins compared to 2,128 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 44%. That is 31st in the league. On defense Colorado has 1,236 hits and they have blocked 1,004 shots from the opposition, which is 7th in the league. Colorado is 28th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 46.9% as they've attempted 3,471 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 3,923 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 47% ranks 29th as they have 2,584 attempts while they have given up 2,919 shots on the defensive end.
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