Nashville Predators at Colorado Avalanche NHL Picks & Predictions 4/18/2018
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
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The Nashville Predators head to Pepsi Center to take on the Colorado Avalanche on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 in Game 4 of their 1st round series. Nashville leads the series 2-1. The opening line for this contest has the Predators at -157 and the Avalanche at +120.
Nashville had a record of 53-18-11 this year and away from home they had a record of 25-9-7-4. They were 1st in the Central Division. They tallied 267 goals and surrendered 211 goals for a point differential of +56. For the year they have an ATS mark of 55-29-0 and an over/under record of 43-40-0. Colorado had a regular season record of 43-30-9 including 28-11-2-0 on home ice this year. They were 4th in the Central Division. They scored 257 goals and gave up 237 for a goal differential of +20. Their record against the spread is 43-41-0 while their over/under mark is 44-33-0.
Valuable Nashville Predators Betting Trends
The Nashville Predators are 55-29-0 straight up this year
The Nashville Predators are 43-40-0 against the over/under this season
Important Colorado Avalanche Betting Trends
The Colorado Avalanche are 43-41-0 straight up this year
The Colorado Avalanche are 44-33-0 against the over/under this season
Key Nashville Predators Injuries
04/08/18 C Calle Jarnkrok Upper Body is out indefinitely
Key Colorado Avalanche Injuries
04/08/18 D Erik Johnson Leg is out indefinitely
03/31/18 GO Semyon Varlamov Lower Body is out indefinitely
P.K. Subban has scored 59 total points this year for the Predators. He has 16 goals this season with 207 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 8%. He has a total of 43 assists on the year and averages 24.1 minutes played per contest. Filip Forsberg averages 17.5 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 15% by tallying 26 goals on 179 attempts. He has 38 assists, giving him a total of 64 points on the year. Pekka Rinne has 42 wins and 13 losses this season in goal for the Predators. He has 1,840 shots against him and he's surrendered 134 goals. He's made 1,706 stops for a save percentage of 93%.
Nathan MacKinnon has 97 total points this season for the Avalanche. He has 39 goals this year with 284 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 14%. He has a total of 58 assists on the year and averages 19.9 minutes played per contest. Mikko Rantanen averages 19 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 16% by scoring 29 goals on 178 attempts. He has 55 assists, giving him a total of 84 points on the year. Jonathan Bernier has 19 wins and 13 losses this season in net for the Avalanche. He has 1,092 shots against him and he's given up 95 goals. He's made 997 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Predators have 117 total points this year, which is 1st in the NHL. They've scored 267 goals while giving up 211 scores, which has them ranked 7th and 30th respectively. They have had 274 power play chances and scored 58 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 21%. That is 13th in the league. The Predators have given up 299 power play opportunities and surrendered 54 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82%, ranking them 6th when short-handed. They average 32 shots per contest and as a team shoot 10.11% for the year. They allow 32 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 92%, which is 2nd in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Avalanche are 17th in the league with a total of 95 points this season. They have 65 power play goals on 296 chances for a percentage of 22%. That is 8th in the NHL. They've given up 269 power play opportunities and surrendered 45 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 83%, ranking 4th overall. As a team, the Avalanche are 10th with a total of 257 goals scored while they've given up 237 goals this season, ranking 18th in goals against. They average 30 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 10.57%. As a unit they give up 33 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 91%, putting them 6th overall in the NHL.
Nashville has a Corsi percentage of 50.5% as they've tried 4,879 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 4,787 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 50.8% as they have 3,698 shots while they've given up 3,583 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 9th in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 2,753 face-off wins as opposed to 2,412 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 53.3%. That is 3rd overall in the NHL. On defense Nashville has 1,656 hits and they've blocked 1,204 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 16th in the league.
The Avalanche are 22nd in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 48.8% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 51.2% for the season, which is 8th in the NHL. They have 2,134 face-off wins compared to 2,693 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 44.2%. That is 31st in the league. On defense Colorado has 1,633 hits and they have blocked 1,299 shots from the opposition, which is 4th in the league. Colorado is 27th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 46.9% as they've attempted 4,481 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 5,072 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 46.8% ranks 28th as they have 3,321 attempts while they have given up 3,773 shots on the defensive end.
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