Nashville Predators at Ottawa Senators NHL Picks & Predictions 12/17/2018
Monday, December 17, 2018
Canadian Tire Centre
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The Nashville Predators travel to Canadian Tire Centre to play the Ottawa Senators on Monday, December 17, 2018. The opening line for this game has the Predators at -180 and the Senators at +162.
Nashville has a record of 22-10-1 this season. They are 1st in the Central Division. They have scored 104 goals and given up 82 goals for a point differential of +22. For the season they have an ATS record of 22-11-0 and an over/under record of 15-17-0. Ottawa has a record of 14-16-4 this year. They are 7th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 112 goals and surrendered 132 for a goal differential of -20. Their record against the spread is 14-20-0 while their over/under record is 22-9-0.
Valuable Nashville Predators Betting Trends
The Nashville Predators are 22-11-0 straight up this year
The Nashville Predators are 15-17-0 against the over/under this season
Important Ottawa Senators Betting Trends
The Ottawa Senators are 14-20-0 straight up this year
The Ottawa Senators are 22-9-0 against the over/under this season
Key Nashville Predators Injuries
12/02/18 LW Filip Forsberg Upper Body is out 4-6 weeks
11/15/18 D P.K. Subban Undisclosed IR (11/15)
11/12/18 LW Viktor Arvidsson Upper Body IR (11/12)
Key Ottawa Senators Injuries
12/14/18 D Dylan Demelo Upper Body IR (12/14)
12/08/18 C Matt Duchene Lower Body IR (12/08)
11/27/18 D Mark Borowiecki Undisclosed IR (11/27)
10/04/18 RW Marian Gaborik Back is out indefinitely
10/01/18 C Jean-Gabriel Pageau Achilles is out indefinitely
Pekka Rinne has 14 wins and 5 losses this season in net for the Predators. He has 580 shots against him and he's given up 41 goals. He's made 539 saves for a save percentage of 93%. Roman Josi has accumulated 23 total points this season for the Predators. He has 5 goals this year with 122 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 4%. He has a total of 18 assists on the season and averages 25.3 minutes played per game. Ryan Johansen averages 19.5 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 9% by scoring 5 goals on 55 shots. He has 21 assists, giving him a total of 26 points on the season.
Mark Stone has scored 37 total points this year for the Senators. He has 16 goals this season with 81 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 20%. He has a total of 21 assists on the season and averages 20.1 minutes played per game. Craig Anderson has 13 wins and 12 losses this year in goal for the Senators. He has 1,036 shots against him and he's surrendered 96 goals. He's made 940 saves for a save percentage of 91%. Thomas Chabot averages 24.4 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 10% by scoring 9 goals on 90 shots. He has 26 assists, giving him a total of 35 points on the season.
Useful Team Statistics
The Predators have allowed 107 power play opportunities and have given up 19 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82% this year. That is 11th in the NHL. They average 32 shots per game and as a team shoot 9.82% for the season. They allow 28 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 91%, which is ranked 4th in the league. The Predators have 45 total points this season, ranking 2nd in the NHL in offense. They are 13th in the league with 104 goals while they've given up 82 goals, which is 31st overall. They have had 111 power play opportunities and scored 16 goals on those chances for a percentage of 14%. That is 27th in the NHL.
Useful Team Statistics
As a team, the Senators are 7th with 112 goals scored while they are 1st in the NHL with 132 goals allowed this year. They average 29 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 11.29%. They give up 38 shots per game and have a save percentage of 90%, putting them in 20th place in the league. The Senators have a total of 32 points this year, which is 22nd in the NHL. They have 23 power play goals on 106 opportunities for a percentage of 22%. That ranks their power play unit 12th. They've allowed 98 power play opportunities and have given up 25 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 74%, which is 28th overall.
Nashville is 6th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 53.4%, as they've attempted 1,942 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 1,698 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 53.7% as they have 1,476 attempts while they have given up 1,275 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 4th in the league. The Predators start possessions in the offensive zone 52.8% of the time, which is 9th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 47.2% for the season. That is 22nd overall in the NHL. They have 1,079 face-off wins compared to 981 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 52.4%. That ranks them 3rd in the league. On defense Nashville has 573 hits and they have blocked 423 shots from the opposition, putting them 27th overall.
The Senators are 30th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 46.2% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 53.8% for the season, which is 1st in the NHL. They have 1,055 face-off wins compared to 1,064 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 49.8%. That is 18th in the league. On defense Ottawa has 693 hits and they have blocked 615 shots from the opposition, which is 1st in the league. Ottawa is 31st in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 42.8% as they've attempted 1,767 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 2,363 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 43.3% ranks 31st as they have 1,335 attempts while they have given up 1,748 shots on the defensive end.
Who will win tonight's Predators/Senators NHL game against the spread? Tony's Pick: Take Nashville -180
Tony's Pick: Take Nashville -180
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