Nashville Predators at Dallas Stars Game 4 Picks 4/17/2019
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
American Airlines Center
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The Nashville Predators head to American Airlines Center to take on the Dallas Stars on Wednesday in Game 4 of their 1st round series. Nashville leads the series 2-1 after winning Game 3 by a score of 3-2. The opening line for this contest has the Predators at -250 and the Stars at +210.
Nashville had a record of 47-29-6 this year. They were 1st in the Central Division. They've tallied 236 goals and surrendered 212 goals for a point differential of +24. For the year they have an ATS mark of 49-36-0 and an over/under record of 33-47-0. Dallas had a regular season record of 43-32-7. They were 4th in the Central Division. They have scored 209 goals and given up 200 for a goal differential of +9. Their record against the spread is 44-41-0 while their over/under mark is 24-50-0.
Valuable Nashville Predators Betting Trends
The Nashville Predators are 49-36-0 straight up this year
The Nashville Predators are 33-47-0 against the over/under this season
Important Dallas Stars Betting Trends
The Dallas Stars are 44-41-0 straight up this year
The Dallas Stars are 24-50-0 against the over/under this season
Key Nashville Predators Injuries
04/13/19 C Brian Boyle Illness is questionable vs Dallas
01/18/19 LW Zac Rinaldo Lower Body IR (01/18)
01/07/19 RW Miikka Salomaki Upper Body is out indefinitely
Key Dallas Stars Injuries
12/31/18 C Martin Hanzal Back is out indefinitely
10/03/18 D Stephen Johns Head IR (10/03)
02/21/19 D Marc Methot Lower Body is out for season
Ryan Johansen has scored 64 total points this year for the Predators. He has 14 goals this season with 136 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 10%. He has a total of 50 assists on the year and averages 19.6 minutes played per contest. Roman Josi averages 25.2 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 6% by tallying 15 goals on 274 attempts. He has 41 assists, giving him a total of 56 points on the year. Pekka Rinne has 30 wins and 19 losses this season in goal for the Predators. He has 1,581 shots against him and he's surrendered 130 goals. He's made 1,451 stops for a save percentage of 92%.
Tyler Seguin has 80 total points this season for the Stars. He has 33 goals this year with 334 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 10%. He has a total of 47 assists on the year and averages 20.7 minutes played per contest. Alexander Radulov averages 19.8 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 14% by scoring 29 goals on 209 attempts. He has 43 assists, giving him a total of 72 points on the year. Ben Bishop has 27 wins and 15 losses this season in net for the Stars. He has 1,323 shots against him and he's given up 87 goals. He's made 1,236 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Predators have 100 total points this year, which is 9th in the NHL. They've scored 236 goals while giving up 212 scores, which has them ranked 19th and 29th respectively. They have had 255 power play chances and scored 33 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 13%. That is 31st in the league. The Predators have given up 251 power play opportunities and surrendered 45 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82%, ranking them 6th when short-handed. They average 33 shots per contest and as a team shoot 8.82% for the year. They allow 30 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 91%, which is 4th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Stars are 15th in the league with a total of 93 points this season. They have 45 power play goals on 214 chances for a percentage of 21%. That is 11th in the NHL. They've given up 238 power play opportunities and surrendered 41 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 83%, ranking 5th overall. As a team, the Stars are 28th with a total of 209 goals scored while they've given up 200 goals this season, ranking 30th in goals against. They average 31 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 8.30%. As a unit they give up 32 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 92%, putting them 2nd overall in the NHL.
Nashville is 7th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 52.1%, as they've attempted 4,882 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 4,484 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 52% as they have 3,696 attempts while they have given up 3,405 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 8th in the league. The Predators start possessions in the offensive zone 52% of the time, which is 12th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 48% for the season. That is 21st overall in the NHL. They have 2,537 face-off wins compared to 2,385 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 51.5%. That ranks them 5th in the league. On defense Nashville has 1,492 hits and they have blocked 1,079 shots from the opposition, putting them 25th overall.
The Stars are 30th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 46.9% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 53.1% for the season, which is 2nd in the NHL. They have 2,529 face-off wins compared to 2,346 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 51.9%. That is 4th in the league. On defense Dallas has 1,820 hits and they have blocked 1,291 shots from the opposition, which is 5th in the league. Dallas is 24th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 48.3% as they've attempted 4,543 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 4,866 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 48.6% ranks 21st as they have 3,374 attempts while they have given up 3,575 shots on the defensive end.
Who will win tonight's Predators/Stars NHL game against the spread? Tony's Pick: Take Nashville -250
Tony's Pick: Take Nashville -250
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