Vancouver Canucks vs Nashville Predators Hockey Betting Tips 11/21/2019
Game: Vancouver Canucks vs Nashville Predators
Date: Thursday, November 21, 2019
Location: Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN
Odds/Point Spread: Canucks (+158) Predators (-175)
Jacob Markstrom and the Vancouver Canucks (10-8-4, 4th in the Pacific Division) travel to Bridgestone Arena on Thursday where they'll take on the Nashville Predators (9-8-3, 6th in the Central Division). The odds on this contest have the Canucks priced at +158 and the Predators are at -175. The total is set at 6. The Canucks cover 40.0% of the time, having gone 8-12 SU. Nashville covers 45.0% of the time, going 9-11 straight up.
The Vancouver Canucks head into this game with a record of 10 victories and 8 defeats, ranking them 4th in the Pacific Division. So far this year, they have earned a total of 68 goals which is 5th in the West and 12th in the league. Their goal differential is +4, ranking them 13th in the league. The Canucks have earned a total of 24 points, which is 16th in the league and 8th in the Western Conference. In terms of shots toward the net, they have earned a total of 737 which is 3rd in the Western Conference and 4th in the league. As a group, Vancouver has compiled a total of 289 hits which means they have an average of 13.1 per contest. They have earned a total of 222 blocks for the season. Protecting the net for Vancouver is Jacob Markstrom from Gavle, Sweden. He is 30 years old and has racked up 847 mins in net for the campaign. Markstrom is conceding 2.83 goals per contest which has him ranked 14th in the West and 25th among goaltenders in the NHL. During this year, he's surrendered 40 goals. He's earned a save percentage of .906 which has him ranked 15th in the West.
The Vancouver Canucks will be looking to get a win in their next outing after their 6 - 1 defeat against the Dallas Stars in their previous contest. The Canucks left a lot to be desired in terms of their offense in this loss. For this game, they netted 1 of the 33 shots they attempted. In addition, they had 5 power play opportunities but weren't able to net one. Vancouver earned 6 penalty mins in this game. The Corsi for the Canucks sat at 35 and the Corsi against was 37 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 48.6%. Their Fenwick was 25 while the Fenwick against at even strength was 29, which earned them a Fenwick percentage of 46.3%. They earned 15 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 28 tries to control the puck. Their offensive zone starts were rated at 60.6% and they had a PDO at even strength of 85.0 in this one. When it comes to their opponent, the Dallas Stars racked up 31 shots. They finished with 10 minutes in the box and they earned 3 power play attempts.
The Predators will be the team across the ice and for the current year they sit with 9 victories and 8 losses. With regard to goal differential, they sit 5th in the West and 11th in the league with +5. They have earned a total of 71 goals for the year which ranks 3rd in the Western Conference. Nashville has a team save % of .887 which currently has them sitting 27th in the league, which tells us there could be plenty of chances to score if they are aggressive. They have a team shooting percentage of 10.7% which is good for 3rd in the Western Conference. In goal for Nashville is Pekka Rinne who is having a marginal campaign by surrendering 2.82 goals per contest and that places him 12th in the Western Conference and 23rd in the NHL among goaltenders. In the 724 minutes he's played this season, he's given up 34 goals. His save percentage is .899, which has him placed 16th in the Western Conference and 35th in the NHL among goaltenders.
The Nashville Predators played the Winnipeg Jets in a matchup where the Predators ended up taking the loss by a mark of 2 - 1. In this game, Nashville wound up with a 65.6% Corsi rating. They got there by having a Corsi of 63 while the opposition had a Corsi of 33. Their Fenwick rate was 70.8% by notching a Fenwick of 51 and the Jets having a 21 Fenwick. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game Nashville played and you could say that they have had better days on the ice. Their PDO was 97.1 and they finished this one with an oZS percentage of 65.1%. The Predators netted 1 goal of the 39 shots on goal they attempted. They had 2 power play chances in this game but weren't able to put one in the back of the net. As for their opponent, the Jets had 2 power play opportunities but didn't tally a goal. Nashville conceded 25 shots on goal and the Jets had 8 penalty mins.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Nashville (-175)
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