Nashville Predators at Montreal Canadiens NHL Picks & Predictions 1/5/2019
Saturday, January 5, 2019
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The Nashville Predators head to Bell Centre to take on the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday, January 5, 2019. The opening line for this contest has the Predators at -105 and the Canadiens at -120.
Nashville has a record of 24-15-2 this year. They are 2nd in the Central Division. They've tallied 124 goals and surrendered 104 goals for a point differential of +20. For the year they have an ATS mark of 24-17-0 and an over/under record of 19-21-0. Montreal has a record of 22-14-5 this season. They are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They have scored 130 goals and given up 128 for a goal differential of +2. Their record against the spread is 21-19-0 while their over/under mark 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 Montreal Canadiens Betting Trends
The Montreal Canadiens are 21-19-0 straight up this year
The Montreal Canadiens 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 Montreal Canadiens Injuries
12/26/18 D David Schlemko Upper Body IR (12/26)
01/03/19 RW Andrew Shaw Neck IR (01/03)
Roman Josi has scored 29 total points this year for the Predators. He has 7 goals this season with 148 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 5%. He has a total of 22 assists on the year and averages 25.4 minutes played per contest. Ryan Johansen averages 19.7 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 11% by tallying 7 goals on 66 attempts. He has 28 assists, giving him a total of 35 points on the year. Pekka Rinne has 15 wins and 10 losses this season in goal for the Predators. He has 766 shots against him and he's surrendered 61 goals. He's made 705 stops for a save percentage of 92%.
Max Domi has 38 total points this season for the Canadiens. He has 14 goals this year with 95 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 15%. He has a total of 24 assists on the year and averages 17.7 minutes played per contest. Tomas Tatar averages 16.4 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 14% by scoring 14 goals on 100 attempts. He has 17 assists, giving him a total of 31 points on the year. Antti Niemi has 6 wins and 4 losses this season in net for the Canadiens. He has 371 shots against him and he's given up 44 goals. He's made 327 saves for a save percentage of 88%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Predators have 50 total points this year, which is 11th in the NHL. They've scored 124 goals while giving up 104 scores, which has them ranked 15th and 31st respectively. They have had 139 power play chances and scored 21 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 15%. That is 27th in the league. The Predators have given up 127 power play opportunities and surrendered 24 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%, ranking them 11th when short-handed. They average 33 shots per contest and as a team shoot 9.28% for the year. They allow 29 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 91%, which is 9th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Canadiens are 12th in the league with a total of 49 points this season. They have 18 power play goals on 137 chances for a percentage of 13%. That is 31st in the NHL. They've given up 133 power play opportunities and surrendered 30 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 77%, ranking 21st overall. As a team, the Canadiens are 9th with a total of 130 goals scored while they've given up 128 goals this season, ranking 10th in goals against. They average 34 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 9.26%. As a unit they give up 31 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 90%, putting them 23rd overall in the NHL.
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 7th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 46.4% for the season. That is 25th 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 27th overall.
The Canadiens are 8th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 53.5% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 46.5% for the season, which is 24th in the NHL. They have 1,189 face-off wins compared to 1,325 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 47.3%. That is 30th in the league. On defense Montreal has 1,117 hits and they have blocked 599 shots from the opposition, which is 9th in the league. Montreal is 6th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 53.4% as they've attempted 2,654 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 2,313 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 52.6% ranks 6th as they have 1,902 attempts while they have given up 1,714 shots on the defensive end.
Who will win tonight's Predators/Canadiens NHL game against the spread? Tony's Pick: Take Nashville -105
Tony's Pick: Take Nashville -105
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