Nashville Predators at New York Islanders NHL Picks & Predictions 10/6/2018
Saturday, October 6, 2018
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The Nashville Predators travel to Barclays Center to play the New York Islanders on Saturday, October 6, 2018. The opening line for this game has the Predators at -175 and the Islanders at +130.
Nashville had a record of 53-18-11 last season and on the road they had a record of 25-9-7-4. They finished 1st in the Central Division. They scored 267 goals and gave up 211 goals for a point differential of +56. For the season they had an ATS record of 60-35-0 and an over/under record of 48-46-0. New York finished with a record of 35-37-10 including 13-13-2-0 at home last season. They were 7th in the Metropolitan Division. They scored 264 goals and surrendered 296 for a goal differential of -32. Their record against the spread was 35-47-0 while their over/under record was 50-29-0.
Valuable Nashville Predators Betting Trends
The Nashville Predators were 60-35-0 straight up last year
The Nashville Predators were 48-46-0 against the over/under last season
Important New York Islanders Betting Trends
The New York Islanders were 35-47-0 straight up last year
The New York Islanders were 50-29-0 against the over/under last season
Key Nashville Predators Injuries
09/12/18 LW Austin Watson Suspension 27-game suspension ( elgible to return 12/3 vs Buffalo)
Key New York Islanders Injuries
10/04/18 C John Stevens Undisclosed is out indefinitely
10/04/18 RW Matt Lorito Undisclosed is out indefinitely
10/01/18 LW Andrew Ladd Undisclosed is out indefinitely
P.K. Subban accumulated 59 total points last season for the Predators. He had 16 goals last year with 207 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 8%. He had a total of 43 assists on the season and averaged 24.1 minutes played per game. Filip Forsberg averaged 17.5 minutes of ice time per game last year. In that time he had a shooting percentage of 15% by scoring 26 goals on 179 shots. He had 38 assists giving him a total of 64 points on the season. Pekka Rinne had 42 wins and 13 losses last season in net for the Predators. He had 1,840 shots against him and he gave up 134 goals. He made 1,706 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
Anders Lee scored 62 total points last year for the Islanders. He had 40 goals last season with 208 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 19%. He had a total of 22 assists on the season and averaged 17.3 minutes played per game. Josh Bailey averaged 17.9 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he had a shooting percentage of 12% by scoring 18 goals on 151 shots. He had 53 assists giving him a total of 71 points on the season. Jaroslav Halak had 20 wins and 26 losses last year in goal for the Islanders. He had 1,744 shots against him and he surrendered 161 goals. He made 1,583 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Predators had 117 total points last season, which ranked them 1st in the NHL. They were 7th in the league in goals scored with 267 while they gave up 211 goals, ranking them 30th overall. They had 274 power play opportunities and scored 58 goals on those chances for a percentage of 21%. That was 13th in the NHL. The Predators allowed 299 power play opportunities and gave up 54 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82%, putting them 6th in the league when short-handed. They averaged 32 shots per game and as a team shot 10.11% for the season. They allowed 32 shots to their opposition per contest and had a team save percentage of 92%. That put them 1st in the league in stopping the puck.
Useful Team Statistics
The Islanders were 22nd in the NHL with a total of 80 points last year. They had 58 power play goals on 250 opportunities for a percentage of 23%. That ranked them 6th in the league as a power play unit. They allowed 235 power play opportunities and gave up 63 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 73%. That was 31st in the NHL. As a team, the Islanders were 8th in the league with 264 goals scored while they gave up 296 goals, which was 1st overall. They averaged 31 shots per contest and had a team shooting percentage of 10.26%. As a team they gave up 36 shots per game and had a save percentage of 90%. That was 28th in the NHL.
Nashville was 14th in the league in Corsi percentage last season with 50.5%, as they tried 4,879 shots on net at full strength while giving up 4,787 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage was 50.8% as they had 3,698 attempts while they gave up 3,583 shots on the defensive end. That ranked them 13th in the NHL. The Predators started possessions in the offensive zone 48.8% of the time, which was 23rd in the league, while their defensive zone percentage was at 51.2% for the season. That was 8th overall in the NHL. They had 2,753 face-off wins compared to 2,412 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage was 53.3%. That ranked them 3rd in the league. On defense Nashville had 1,656 hits and they blocked 1,204 shots from the opposition, putting them 16th overall.
New York was 28th in the league in Corsi percentage last season with 47.4%, as they tried 4,688 shots on net at full strength while giving up 5,207 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage was 46.7% as they had 3,462 attempts while they gave up 3,945 shots on the defensive end. That ranked them 31st in the NHL. The Islanders started possessions in the offensive zone 47.1% of the time, which was 31st in the league, while their defensive zone percentage was at 52.9% for the season. That was 1st overall in the NHL. They had 2,404 face-off wins compared to 2,515 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage was 48.9%. That ranked them 23rd in the league. On defense New York had 1,816 hits and they blocked 1,262 shots from the opposition, putting them 9th overall.
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