Nashville Predators at Detroit Red Wings NHL Picks & Predictions 1/4/2019
Friday, January 4, 2019
Little Ceasars Arena
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The Nashville Predators travel to Little Ceasars Arena to play the Detroit Red Wings on Friday, January 4, 2019. The opening line for this game has the Predators at -175 and the Red Wings at +145.
Nashville has a record of 24-15-2 this season. They are 2nd in the Central Division. They have scored 124 goals and given up 104 goals for a point differential of +20. For the season they have an ATS record of 24-17-0 and an over/under record of 19-21-0. Detroit has a record of 15-20-7 this year. They are 7th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 118 goals and surrendered 145 for a goal differential of -27. Their record against the spread is 15-26-0 while their over/under record is 21-18-0.
Valuable Nashville Predators Betting Trends
The Nashville Predators are 24-17-0 straight up this year
The Nashville Predators are 19-21-0 against the over/under this season
Important Detroit Red Wings Betting Trends
The Detroit Red Wings are 15-26-0 straight up this year
The Detroit Red Wings are 21-18-0 against the over/under this season
Key Nashville Predators Injuries
12/29/18 C Colton Sissons Ankle IR (12/29)
12/27/18 D Yannick Weber Undisclosed IR (12/27)
12/02/18 LW Filip Forsberg Upper Body is out 4-6 weeks
01/01/19 C Kyle Turris Lower Body IR (01/01)
Key Detroit Red Wings Injuries
12/14/18 D Mike Green Ankle is out 3-5 weeks
12/06/18 D Danny DeKeyser Upper Body is out 4-6 weeks
12/05/18 RW Anthony Mantha Hand IR (12/05)
Pekka Rinne has 15 wins and 10 losses this season in net for the Predators. He has 766 shots against him and he's given up 61 goals. He's made 705 saves for a save percentage of 92%. Ryan Johansen has accumulated 35 total points this season for the Predators. He has 7 goals this year with 66 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 11%. He has a total of 28 assists on the season and averages 19.7 minutes played per game. Roman Josi averages 25.4 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 5% by scoring 7 goals on 148 shots. He has 22 assists, giving him a total of 29 points on the season.
Dylan Larkin has scored 39 total points this year for the Red Wings. He has 17 goals this season with 160 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 11%. He has a total of 22 assists on the season and averages 21.8 minutes played per game. Jimmy Howard has 10 wins and 10 losses this year in goal for the Red Wings. He has 868 shots against him and he's surrendered 71 goals. He's made 797 saves for a save percentage of 92%. Andreas Athanasiou averages 16.4 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 13% by scoring 14 goals on 105 shots. He has 10 assists, giving him a total of 24 points on the season.
Useful Team Statistics
The Predators have allowed 127 power play opportunities and have given up 24 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81% this year. That is 12th in the NHL. They average 33 shots per game and as a team shoot 9.28% for the season. They allow 29 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 91%, which is ranked 9th in the league. The Predators have 50 total points this season, ranking 9th in the NHL in offense. They are 15th in the league with 124 goals while they've given up 104 goals, which is 30th overall. They have had 139 power play opportunities and scored 21 goals on those chances for a percentage of 15%. That is 24th in the NHL.
Useful Team Statistics
As a team, the Red Wings are 17th with 118 goals scored while they are 3rd in the NHL with 145 goals allowed this year. They average 29 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 9.84%. They give up 34 shots per game and have a save percentage of 90%, putting them in 18th place in the league. The Red Wings have a total of 37 points this year, which is 23rd in the NHL. They have 19 power play goals on 107 opportunities for a percentage of 18%. That ranks their power play unit 21st. They've allowed 140 power play opportunities and have given up 32 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 77%, which is 22nd overall.
Nashville is 5th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 53.5%, as they've attempted 2,460 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 2,134 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 53.7% as they have 1,860 attempts while they have given up 1,605 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 4th in the league. The Predators start possessions in the offensive zone 53.6% of the time, which is 8th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 46.4% for the season. That is 24th overall in the NHL. They have 1,317 face-off wins compared to 1,223 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 51.9%. That ranks them 6th in the league. On defense Nashville has 722 hits and they have blocked 529 shots from the opposition, putting them 26th overall.
The Red Wings 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 10th in the NHL. They have 1,383 face-off wins compared to 1,312 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 51.3%. That is 8th in the league. On defense Detroit has 889 hits and they have blocked 567 shots from the opposition, which is 16th in the league. Detroit is 28th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 45.9% as they've attempted 2,200 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 2,595 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 45.2% ranks 29th as they have 1,674 attempts while they have given up 2,028 shots on the defensive end.
Who will win tonight's Predators/Red Wings NHL game against the spread? Tony's Pick: Take Detroit +145
Tony's Pick: Take Detroit +145
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