Nashville Predators vs Vegas Golden Knights NHL Game Picks 10/15/2019
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
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Ryan Johansen and the Nashville Predators (3-2-0, 4th in the Central Division) are headed to T-Mobile Arena on Tuesday where they'll meet the Vegas Golden Knights (4-2-0, 3rd in the Pacific Division). The Predators open this contest at +131 while the Golden Knights are coming in at -145. The over/under has been set at 6.5. The Predators are covering 60.0% of the time, having gone 3-2 SU. The Golden Knights are covering 66.7% of the time, going 4-2 straight up.
The Nashville Predators will need a bounce back game after taking a 7 - 4 defeat to the Los Angeles Kings the last time they stepped on the ice. The Predators had a good offensive outing and it showed in this defeat. In this outing, they finished 4 out of the 32 shots they put on goal. Moreover, they had 4 power play chances and were able to notch 1 goal out of those attempts. Nashville racked up a total of 4 penalty minutes for this outing. The Corsi for the Predators sat at 35 and the Corsi against was 50 which earned them a Corsi percentage of 41.2%. Their Fenwick was 28 and the Fenwick against sat at 35, giving them a rate of 44.4%. They earned 22 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 21 attempts to control the puck. The offensive zone starts for them came in at 50.3% and they had a PDO of 87.2 for this matchup. In discussing stats from the opponent, the Los Angeles Kings put up 38 shots. They ended the game with 8 minutes in the box and they earned a total of 2 power play attempts.
Useful Team Statistics
The Predators have 6 total points this season, which ranks them 15th in the NHL. They are 5th in the league in goals scored with 23 while they've given up 21 goals, ranking them 6th 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 Vegas Golden Knights opposed the Los Angeles Kings in an outing where the Golden Knights took home the win by a score of 5 - 2. In their game, Vegas wound up with a 50.0% Corsi rating. That percentage was had by earning a Corsi of 44 and the other team having a Corsi of 44. Their Fenwick percentage was 49.3% by way of having a Fenwick of 36 and the Kings having earned a 37 Fenwick at even strength. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that Vegas had and they looked good in this game. They had a PDO at even strength of 102.8 and they earned an oZS percentage of 36.1%. The Golden Knights converted 5 goals out of the 36 shots on goal they pursued. They had 3 power play attempts in this game and netted 3 out of those chances. As for their opponent, the Kings had 3 power play chances but were not able to notch a goal. Vegas gave up 38 shots on goal and the Kings had 6 penalty minutes.
Useful Team Statistics
The Golden Knights are 9th in the NHL with a total of 8 points this year. They have 6 power play goals on 20 opportunities for a percentage of 30%. That ranks them 7th in the league as a power play unit. They've allowed 22 power play opportunities and have given up 1 goal on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 95%. That is 1st in the NHL. As a team, the Golden Knights are 3rd in the league with 24 goals scored while they've given up 14 goals, which is 21st overall. They average 34 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 11.88%. As a team they give up 32 shots per game and have a save percentage of 93%. That is 6th in the NHL.
Nashville is 4th 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 14th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 48.7% for the season. That is 18th 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 9th in the league. On defense Nashville has 57 hits and they have blocked 52 shots from the opposition, putting them 16th overall.
The Golden Knights are 19th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 49.9% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 50.1% for the season, which is 14th in the NHL. They have 118 face-off wins compared to 138 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 46.1%. That is 27th in the league. On defense Vegas has 123 hits and they have blocked 53 shots from the opposition, which is 13th in the league. Vegas is 20th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 49.2% as they've attempted 203 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 210 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 49.7% ranks 17th as they have 155 attempts while they have given up 157 shots on the defensive end.
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