Nashville Predators vs Vancouver Canucks NHL Tips 11/12/2019
Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Jacob Markstrom and the Vancouver Canucks (9-6-3, 3rd in the Pacific Division) host the Nashville Predators (9-5-3, 4th in the Central Division) at Rogers Arena on Tuesday, November 12, 2019. The line on this matchup has the Predators coming in at -115 and the Canucks are at +104. The over/under is set at 6. The Predators are covering 52.9% of the time, having gone 9-8 SU. The Canucks are covering 43.8% of the time, going 7-9 straight up.
The Nashville Predators head into this game with a record of 9 victories and 5 defeats, which puts them at 4th in the Central Division. So far this season, they have earned a total of 65 goals which has them at 1st in the Western Conference and 2nd in the NHL. Their goal differential is +13, which puts them at 5th in the NHL. The Predators currently have a total of 21 points, which has them at 13th in the NHL and 5th in the conference. Regarding shots on goal, they currently have a total of 546 which has them at 8th in the conference and 18th in the NHL. As a group, Nashville has earned a total of 207 hits which has them averaging 12.2 per game. They currently have a total of 174 blocks for this season. The man between the pipes for Nashville is Pekka Rinne from Kempele, Finland. He is 37 years old and has racked up 635 minutes in net this season. Rinne is surrendering an average of 2.46 GAA which has him ranking 8th in the West and 13th among goalies in the NHL. So far this season, he has given up 26 goals. He has a save % of .912 which has him ranking 15th in the West.
The Nashville Predators will look for better times on the ice after their 2 - 1 defeat against the San Jose Sharks their last time out. The Predators offense left a lot to be desired in this loss. In this matchup, they earned a goal on 1 of the 25 shots they attempted. In addition, they had 4 power play chances but didn't net one. Nashville earned 8 penalty mins while out there on the ice. The Corsi for the Predators sat at 31 and the Corsi against was 43 meaning they had a Corsi percentage of 41.9%. Their Fenwick was 19 and the Fenwick against sat at 29, which earned them a rate of 39.6%. They won 20 face-off wins and were beaten on 18 attempts to control the puck. Their offensive zone starts came in at 68.7% and they had a PDO at even strength of 101.6 in this one. In terms of their opponent's stats, the San Jose Sharks earned 32 shots. Their total at the end of the game was 8 minutes in the box and they earned 4 power play attempts.
The Canucks are the team looking to add points to their total and for the year they sit with 9 wins and 6 defeats. With regard to goal differential, they are sitting 4th in the conference and 8th in the NHL with +10. They currently have a total of 56 goals for the season which is good for 6th in the West. Vancouver has a team save percentage of .916 which is good for 9th in the NHL, meaning chances to score may be scarce. They are shooting 9.2% putting them at 6th in the Western Conference. In net for Vancouver is Jacob Markstrom who is having a marginal season by giving up 2.47 goals per contest and that has him 9th among West goaltenders and 14th in the NHL among goaltenders. In the 729 minutes he's been on the ice, he has surrendered 30 goals. He holds a save percentage of .918, which ranks him 9th among West goaltenders and 15th in the NHL among goaltenders.
The Vancouver Canucks went up against the New Jersey Devils in a matchup where the Canucks ended up taking the loss by a final score of 2 - 1. For this game, Vancouver earned a 55.8% Corsi rating. They got there by having a Corsi of 43 while their opponent earned a Corsi of 34. Their Fenwick rate was 52.7% by earning a Fenwick of 29 and the Devils having earned a 26 Fenwick at even strength. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that Vancouver had and it could be said that this team has had better games. Their PDO was 94.4 and their oZS percentage was 42.9%. The Canucks notched 1 goal out of the 31 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 3 power play opportunities in this outing and scored 1 out of those attempts. On the other side of the ice, the Devils had 2 power play chances and were able to tally 1 goal. Vancouver gave way to 27 shots on goal and the Devils had a total of 6 penalty mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Vancouver (+104)
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