Nashville Predators at Minnesota Wild NHL Picks & Predictions 3/24/2018
Saturday, March 24, 2018
Xcel Energy Center
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The Nashville Predators head to Xcel Energy Center to take on the Minnesota Wild on Saturday, March 24, 2018. The opening line for this contest has the Predators at -120 and the Wild at +109.
Nashville has a record of 48-15-10 this year and away from home they have a record of 23-7-6-3. They are 1st in the Central Division. They have tallied 238 goals and surrendered 183 goals for a point differential of +55. For the year they have an ATS mark of 48-25-0 and an over/under record of 36-36-0. Minnesota has a record of 41-24-8 including 24-6-7-1 on home ice this year. They are 3rd in the Central Division. They've scored 227 goals and have given up 210 for a goal differential of +17. Their record against the spread is 41-32-0 while their over/under mark is 38-31-0.
Valuable Nashville Predators Betting Trends
The Nashville Predators are 48-25-0 straight up this year
The Nashville Predators are 36-36-0 against the over/under this season
Important Minnesota Wild Betting Trends
The Minnesota Wild are 41-32-0 straight up this year
The Minnesota Wild are 38-31-0 against the over/under this season
Key Nashville Predators Injuries
03/16/18 C Calle Jarnkrok Upper Body is out indefinitely
Key Minnesota Wild Injuries
03/15/18 D Jared Spurgeon Groin is out indefinitely
03/05/18 C Luke Kunin ACL is out for season
P.K. Subban has scored 52 total points this year for the Predators. He has 15 goals this season with 187 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 8%. He has a total of 37 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 171 attempts. He has 22 assists, giving him a total of 45 points on the year. Pekka Rinne has 40 wins and 10 losses this season in goal for the Predators. He has 1,703 shots against him and he's surrendered 121 goals. He's made 1,582 stops for a save percentage of 93%.
Eric Staal has 71 total points this season for the Wild. He has 39 goals this year with 208 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 19%. He has a total of 32 assists on the year and averages 17.9 minutes played per contest. Jason Zucker averages 17 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 15% by scoring 29 goals on 194 attempts. He has 28 assists, giving him a total of 57 points on the year. Devan Dubnyk has 31 wins and 14 losses this season in net for the Wild. He has 1,573 shots against him and he's given up 133 goals. He's made 1,440 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Predators have 106 total points this year, which is 1st in the NHL. They've scored 238 goals while giving up 183 scores, which has them ranked 8th and 31st respectively. They have had 245 power play chances and scored 51 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 21%. That is 13th in the league. The Predators have given up 261 power play opportunities and surrendered 46 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82%, ranking them 7th when short-handed. They average 32 shots per contest and as a team shoot 10.08% 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 Wild are 9th in the league with a total of 90 points this season. They have 45 power play goals on 219 chances for a percentage of 21%. That is 14th in the NHL. They've given up 244 power play opportunities and surrendered 50 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 80%, ranking 20th overall. As a team, the Wild are 11th with a total of 227 goals scored while they've given up 210 goals this season, ranking 20th in goals against. They average 30 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 10.21%. As a unit they give up 32 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 91%, putting them 15th overall in the NHL.
Nashville has a Corsi percentage of 50.9% as they've tried 4,392 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 4,244 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. That ranks them 10th in Corsi percentage. They are 11th in the NHL in Fenwick percentage with 51.1% as they have 3,312 shots while they've given up 3,169 attempts on defense. The Predators start possessions in the offensive zone 48.9% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 51.1% for the year. That puts them 26th and 8th in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 2,440 face-off wins as opposed to 2,151 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 53.1%. That is 3rd overall in the NHL. On defense Nashville has 1,500 hits and they've blocked 1,075 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 18th in the league.
The Wild start possessions in the offensive zone 48.5% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 51.5% for the year. That ranks them 25th and 4th respectively in the NHL. They have 2,156 face-off wins as opposed to 2,160 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 50%. That is 16th in the league. On defense Minnesota has 1,230 hits and they've blocked 1,161 attempts from opposing offenses, ranking them 5th in blocked shots. Minnesota is ranked 27th in Corsi percentage with 46.9% as they've tried 3,905 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 4,420 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. Their Fenwick percentage is 25th in the NHL at 48%, as they have 3,003 shots while they've given up 3,259 attempts on defense.
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