Nashville Predators at Toronto Maple Leafs NHL Picks & Predictions 1/7/2019
Monday, January 7, 2019
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The Nashville Predators head to Scotiabank Arena to take on the Toronto Maple Leafs on Monday, January 7, 2019. The opening line for this contest has the Predators at +140 and the Maple Leafs at -186.
Nashville has a record of 25-15-3 this year. They are 1st in the Central Division. They've tallied 131 goals and surrendered 109 goals for a point differential of +22. For the year they have an ATS mark of 24-18-0 and an over/under record of 20-21-0. Toronto has a record of 27-12-2 this season. They are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They have scored 152 goals and given up 113 for a goal differential of +39. Their record against the spread is 26-14-0 while their over/under mark is 20-17-0.
Valuable Nashville Predators Betting Trends
The Nashville Predators are 24-18-0 straight up this year
The Nashville Predators are 20-21-0 against the over/under this season
Important Toronto Maple Leafs Betting Trends
The Toronto Maple Leafs are 26-14-0 straight up this year
The Toronto Maple Leafs are 20-17-0 against the over/under this season
Key Nashville Predators Injuries
12/27/18 D Yannick Weber Undisclosed IR (12/27)
01/06/19 LW Filip Forsberg Upper Body is upgraded to questionable Monday vs Toronto
01/05/19 RW Miikka Salomaki Upper Body is questionable Monday vs Toronto
01/01/19 C Kyle Turris Lower Body IR (01/01)
Key Toronto Maple Leafs Injuries
12/23/18 LW Tyler Ennis Ankle is out indefinitely
12/21/18 C Zach Hyman Ankle is out indefinitely
01/05/19 GO Frederik Andersen Groin is questionable Monday vs Nashville
01/05/19 GO Garret Sparks Head is questionable Monday vs Nashville
Roman Josi has scored 30 total points this year for the Predators. He has 7 goals this season with 155 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 5%. He has a total of 23 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 8 goals on 70 attempts. He has 28 assists, giving him a total of 36 points on the year. Pekka Rinne has 15 wins and 10 losses this season in goal for the Predators. He has 805 shots against him and he's surrendered 65 goals. He's made 740 stops for a save percentage of 92%.
Mitch Marner has 55 total points this season for the Maple Leafs. He has 15 goals this year with 117 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 13%. He has a total of 40 assists on the year and averages 19.6 minutes played per contest. Morgan Rielly averages 22.4 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 12% by scoring 13 goals on 113 attempts. He has 32 assists, giving him a total of 45 points on the year. Garret Sparks has 6 wins and 2 losses this season in net for the Maple Leafs. He has 295 shots against him and he's given up 28 goals. He's made 267 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Predators have 53 total points this year, which is 5th in the NHL. They've scored 131 goals while giving up 109 scores, which has them ranked 13th and 30th respectively. They have had 144 power play chances and scored 21 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 15%. That is 28th in the league. The Predators have given up 130 power play opportunities and surrendered 24 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82%, ranking them 10th when short-handed. They average 33 shots per contest and as a team shoot 9.37% for the year. They allow 29 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 91%, which is 8th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Maple Leafs are 2nd in the league with a total of 56 points this season. They have 25 power play goals on 109 chances for a percentage of 23%. That is 8th in the NHL. They've given up 107 power play opportunities and surrendered 21 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 80%, ranking 15th overall. As a team, the Maple Leafs are 3rd with a total of 152 goals scored while they've given up 113 goals this season, ranking 27th in goals against. They average 32 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 11.60%. As a unit they give up 32 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 92%, putting them 5th overall in the NHL.
Nashville is 6th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 53.1%, as they've attempted 2,568 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 2,266 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 53.3% as they have 1,941 attempts while they have given up 1,703 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 4th in the league. The Predators start possessions in the offensive zone 53.9% of the time, which is 7th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 46.1% for the season. That is 25th overall in the NHL. They have 1,374 face-off wins compared to 1,291 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 51.6%. That ranks them 8th in the league. On defense Nashville has 766 hits and they have blocked 563 shots from the opposition, putting them 24th overall.
The Maple Leafs are 17th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 50.4% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 49.6% for the season, which is 15th in the NHL. They have 1,330 face-off wins compared to 1,196 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 52.7%. That is 2nd in the league. On defense Toronto has 688 hits and they have blocked 563 shots from the opposition, which is 23rd in the league. Toronto is 10th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 51.2% as they've attempted 2,615 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 2,490 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 50.2% ranks 16th as they have 1,942 attempts while they have given up 1,927 shots on the defensive end.
Who will win tonight's Predators/Maple Leafs NHL game against the spread? Josh's Pick: Take Toronto -186
Josh's Pick: Take Toronto -186
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