Nashville Predators vs Arizona Coyotes NHL Picks & Predictions 10/17/2019
Thursday, October 17, 2019
Gila River Arena
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Ryan Johansen and the Nashville Predators (3-2-0, 2nd in the Central Division) travel to Gila River Arena on Thursday where they'll take on the Arizona Coyotes (1-2-1, 6th in the Pacific Division). The line on this game has the Predators priced at -130 and the Coyotes are at +105. The total opens at 6. The Predators are covering 66.7% of the time, having gone 4-2 SU. The Coyotes are covering 40.0% of the time, going 2-3 straight up.
The Nashville Predators will need a bounce back game after taking a 7 - 4 loss to the Los Angeles Kings in their last contest. The Predators had a solid offensive performance and it showed in this loss. While out there on the ice, they netted 4 of the 32 shots they tried. Furthermore, they had 4 power play chances and were able to net 1 goal out of those attempts. Nashville had 4 penalty mins in this game. The Corsi for the Predators was 35 and the Corsi against was 50 telling us they have a Corsi percentage of 41.2%. Their Fenwick sat at 28 while the Fenwick against sat at 35, giving them a rate of 44.4%. They won 22 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 21 of the face-offs. Their offensive zone starts were rated at 50.3% and they had a PDO at even strength of 87.2 in this game. In terms of their opponent's stats, the Los Angeles Kings earned a total of 38 shots. They finished with a total of 8 penalty minutes and they notched 2 power play chances.
Useful Team Statistics
The Predators have 6 total points this season, which ranks them 17th in the NHL. They are 6th in the league in goals scored with 23 while they've given up 21 goals, ranking them 9th overall. They have had 17 power play opportunities and have scored 4 goals on those chances for a percentage of 24%. That is 14th in the NHL. The Predators have allowed 14 power play opportunities and have given up 4 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 71%, putting them 25th in the league when short-handed. They average 34 shots per game and as a team shoot 13.61% for the season. They allow 30 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 86%. That puts them 29th in the league in stopping the puck.
The Arizona Coyotes squared up with the Colorado Avalanche in a matchup where the Coyotes took the loss by a tally of 3 - 2. In this outing, Arizona earned a 52.0% Corsi rating. They ended up with that by earning a Corsi of 39 while the opposition had a Corsi of 36. Their Fenwick rate came in at 50.9% with a Fenwick of 28 and the Avalanche earning a 27 Fenwick at even strength. These Corsi stats speak to the kind of game that Arizona played and it tells us that they didn't have their best game. They had a PDO at even strength of 98.8 and their oZS percentage was 45.0%. The Coyotes netted 2 goals out of the 36 shots on goal they tried. They had 3 power play opportunities in this game but weren't able to score a goal. As for the opposition, the Avalanche had 4 power play opportunities and took advantage of the situation by scoring 1 goal on that opportunity. Arizona gave up 32 shots on goal and the Avalanche earned 6 penalty minutes.
Useful Team Statistics
The Coyotes are 28th in the NHL with a total of 3 points this year. They have 0 power play goals on 9 opportunities for a percentage of 0%. That ranks them 31st in the league as a power play unit. They've allowed 11 power play opportunities and have given up 1 goal on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 91%. That is 5th in the NHL. As a team, the Coyotes are 31st in the league with 7 goals scored while they've given up 7 goals, which is 30th overall. They average 33 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 5.26%. As a team they give up 31 shots per game and have a save percentage of 94%. That is 3rd in the NHL.
Nashville is 3rd in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 53.3%, as they've attempted 223 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 195 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 55% as they have 175 attempts while they have given up 143 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 2nd in the league. The Predators start possessions in the offensive zone 51.3% of the time, which is 16th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 48.7% for the season. That is 16th overall in the NHL. They have 124 face-off wins compared to 114 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 52.1%. That ranks them 11th in the league. On defense Nashville has 57 hits and they have blocked 52 shots from the opposition, putting them 21st overall.
The Coyotes are 9th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 52.8% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 47.2% for the season, which is 23rd in the NHL. They have 84 face-off wins compared to 70 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 54.5%. That is 2nd in the league. On defense Arizona has 62 hits and they have blocked 45 shots from the opposition, which is 27th in the league. Arizona is 10th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 52.1% as they've attempted 174 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 160 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 51.5% ranks 11th as they have 122 attempts while they have given up 115 shots on the defensive end.
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