Nashville Predators vs. New York Islanders - 12/17/19 NHL Picks, Odds, and Prediction
Game: Nashville Predators vs New York Islanders
Date: Tuesday, December 17, 2019
Location: Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Predators (+110) Islanders (-121)
Semyon Varlamov and the New York Islanders (22-7-2, 2nd in the Metropolitan Division) play the Nashville Predators (14-12-5, 6th in the Central Division) at Nassau Coliseum on Tuesday, December 17, 2019. The moneyline on this game has the Predators priced at +110 and the Islanders are at -121. The total is set at 5.5. The Predators are covering 43.3% of the time, having gone 13-17 SU. The Islanders are covering 69.0% of the time, going 20-9 straight up.
The Nashville Predators head into this game holding a record of 14 victories and 12 losses, putting them at 6th in the Central Division. So far this season, they have earned a total of 101 goals which ranks 7th in the conference and 17th in the league. Their goal differential is +2, putting them at 18th in the league. The Predators have earned a total of 33 points, which ranks 24th in the league and 12th in the conference. With regard to shots toward the net, they have earned a total of 1,060 which ranks 6th in the conference and 14th in the league. As a unit, Nashville has collected a total of 481 hits which means they are averaging 15.5 per contest. They have earned a total of 353 blocks for the season. The man looking after the net for Nashville is Pekka Rinne from Kempele, Finland. He is 37 years old and has played a total of 1,004 minutes minding the net this season. Rinne is conceding an average of 2.99 GAA which has him ranked 20th among West goalies and 41st in the NHL among goaltenders. Over the course of this season, he has surrendered 50 goals. He holds a save percentage of .893 which has him ranked 27th among West goalies.
The Nashville Predators will look for better times on the ice after their 4 - 1 loss against the Dallas Stars in their last game. The Predators had a rough night on the offensive side of the ice in this loss. In this matchup, they finished 1 of the 38 shots they looked to score on. Additionally, they had 3 power play chances but weren't able to net one. Nashville ended up with a total of 4 penalty minutes in this matchup. The Corsi for the Predators sat at 67 and the Corsi against was 26 which gave them a Corsi percentage of 72.0%. Their Fenwick was 47 while the Fenwick against was 20, which gave them a Fenwick percentage of 70.1%. They took 31 face-off wins at even strength and lost 23 tries to control the puck. Their offensive zone starts were rated at 76.5% and they had a PDO of 83.3 for this one. Concerning opponent stats, the Dallas Stars tallied a total of 22 shots. They finished with a total of 6 penalty minutes and they tallied 2 power play opportunities.
The Islanders are the team looking to add points to their total and for the campaign they have 22 victories and 7 defeats. In discussing goal differential, they are ranked 5th in the Eastern Conference and 6th in the league with +18. They currently have a total of 90 goals for the season which ranks 13th in the Eastern Conference. New York has a save % as a team of .927 which currently has them sitting 1st in the league, which means they are a tough team to score against. They have a shooting percentage of 10.3% which puts them at 5th in the East. In net for New York is Semyon Varlamov who is having a marginal season by allowing 2.24 goals per contest and that places him 5th in the East and 7th among goaltenders in the NHL. In the 992 mins he's played this year, he's allowed 37 goals. He's earned a save percentage of .928, which has him placed 4th in the East and 8th among goaltenders in the NHL.
The New York Islanders opposed the Buffalo Sabres in a matchup where the Islanders notched a victory by a tally of 3 - 2. For this matchup, New York earned a 40.7% Corsi rating. They wound up with that percentage by having a Corsi of 33 while the opposition earned a Corsi of 48. Their Fenwick rate came in at 45.8% by notching a Fenwick of 27 and the Sabres having earned a 32 Fenwick. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that New York had and you could say that they didn't play great, but weren't awful either. Their PDO at even strength was 113.0 and they'll go home having earned an oZS percentage of 40.0%. The Islanders scored 3 goals out of the 26 shots on goal they attempted. They had 3 power play attempts in this game but weren't able to notch a goal. In discussing their opponent, the Sabres had 3 power play chances and ended up scoring 2 goals. New York allowed 35 shots on goal and the Sabres earned a total of 8 penalty minutes.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take New York (-121) and under the total goals
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