Nashville Predators at Florida Panthers NHL Game Picks 2/1/2019
Friday, February 1, 2019
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The Nashville Predators head to BB&T Center to take on the Florida Panthers on Friday, February 1, 2019. The opening line for this contest has the Predators at -125 and the Panthers at +105.
Nashville has a record of 30-18-4 this year. They are 2nd in the Central Division. They've tallied 161 goals and surrendered 135 goals for a point differential of +26. For the year they have an ATS mark of 30-22-0 and an over/under record of 24-25-0. Florida has a record of 20-20-8 this season. They are 6th in the Atlantic Division. They have scored 152 goals and given up 170 for a goal differential of -18. Their record against the spread is 20-28-0 while their over/under mark is 26-16-0.
Valuable Nashville Predators Betting Trends
The Nashville Predators are 30-22-0 straight up this year
The Nashville Predators are 24-25-0 against the over/under this season
Important Florida Panthers Betting Trends
The Florida Panthers are 20-28-0 straight up this year
The Florida Panthers are 26-16-0 against the over/under this season
Key Nashville Predators Injuries
12/27/18 D Yannick Weber Undisclosed IR (12/27)
01/29/19 LW Austin Watson Suspension is out indefinitely
01/18/19 LW Zac Rinaldo Lower Body IR (01/18)
01/07/19 RW Miikka Salomaki Upper Body is out indefinitely
01/01/19 C Kyle Turris Lower Body IR (01/01)
Key Florida Panthers Injuries
10/23/18 C Derek MacKenzie Shoulder is out for season
01/18/19 D MacKenzie Weegar Upper Body IR (01/18)
Roman Josi has scored 36 total points this year for the Predators. He has 8 goals this season with 185 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 4%. He has a total of 28 assists on the year and averages 25.2 minutes played per contest. Mattias Ekholm averages 23.1 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 7% by tallying 6 goals on 88 attempts. He has 31 assists, giving him a total of 37 points on the year. Pekka Rinne has 18 wins and 12 losses this season in goal for the Predators. He has 977 shots against him and he's surrendered 83 goals. He's made 894 stops for a save percentage of 92%.
Aleksander Barkov has 47 total points this season for the Panthers. He has 17 goals this year with 118 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 14%. He has a total of 30 assists on the year and averages 23 minutes played per contest. Evgeni Dadonov averages 19 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 14% by scoring 18 goals on 127 attempts. He has 22 assists, giving him a total of 40 points on the year. Roberto Luongo has 10 wins and 11 losses this season in net for the Panthers. He has 673 shots against him and he's given up 70 goals. He's made 603 saves for a save percentage of 90%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Predators have 64 total points this year, which is 5th in the NHL. They've scored 161 goals while giving up 135 scores, which has them ranked 9th and 28th respectively. They have had 175 power play chances and scored 23 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 13%. That is 29th in the league. The Predators have given up 159 power play opportunities and surrendered 31 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%, ranking them 15th when short-handed. They average 32 shots per contest and as a team shoot 9.55% for the year. They allow 29 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 91%, which is 7th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Panthers are 25th in the league with a total of 48 points this season. They have 45 power play goals on 168 chances for a percentage of 27%. That is 3rd in the NHL. They've given up 139 power play opportunities and surrendered 27 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%, ranking 14th overall. As a team, the Panthers are 15th with a total of 152 goals scored while they've given up 170 goals this season, ranking 4th in goals against. They average 34 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 9.35%. As a unit they give up 31 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 89%, putting them 31st overall in the NHL.
Nashville is 6th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 52.6%, as they've attempted 3,103 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 2,794 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 52.6% as they have 2,329 attempts while they have given up 2,098 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 5th in the league. The Predators start possessions in the offensive zone 52.9% of the time, which is 8th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 47.1% for the season. That is 24th overall in the NHL. They have 1,646 face-off wins compared to 1,553 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 51.5%. That ranks them 7th in the league. On defense Nashville has 948 hits and they have blocked 696 shots from the opposition, putting them 21st overall.
The Panthers are 12th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 51.5% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 48.5% for the season, which is 20th in the NHL. They have 1,478 face-off wins compared to 1,566 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 48.6%. That is 22nd in the league. On defense Florida has 1,040 hits and they have blocked 645 shots from the opposition, which is 27th in the league. Florida is 8th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 51.3% as they've attempted 2,828 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 2,681 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 51.6% ranks 9th as they have 2,168 attempts while they have given up 2,036 shots on the defensive end.
Who will win tonight's Predators/Panthers NHL game against the spread? Tony's Pick: Take Nashville -125
Tony's Pick: Take Nashville -125
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