Vegas Golden Knights vs Nashville Predators NHL Point Spread Picks 11/27/2019
Game: Vegas Golden Knights vs Nashville Predators
Date: Wednesday, November 27, 2019
Location: Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN
Odds/Point Spread: Golden Knights (+119) Predators (-131)
Marc-Andre Fleury and the Vegas Golden Knights (11-11-4, 5th in the Pacific Division) head to Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday where they'll take on the Nashville Predators (11-9-3, 5th in the Central Division). The Predators open this matchup at -131 while the Golden Knights are coming in at +119. The over/under opens at 6. The Golden Knights are covering 37.5% of the time, having gone 9-15 SU. Nashville covers 45.5% of the time, going 10-12 straight up.
The Vegas Golden Knights step onto the ice holding a record of 11 wins and 11 losses, which puts them at 5th in the Pacific Division. So far this year, they have scored a total of 75 goals which puts them at 5th in the West and 13th in the league. Their goal differential is -2, which puts them at 18th in the league. The Golden Knights have a total of 26 points, which puts them at 19th in the league and 9th in the Western Conference. In the matter of shots toward the net, they have a total of 874 which puts them at 1st in the Western Conference and 1st in the league. As a team, Vegas currently has a total of 569 hits which means they have an average of 21.9 per game. They have a total of 246 blocks for the season. Protecting the goal for Vegas is Marc-Andre Fleury from Sorel, Quebec. He is 35 years old and has racked up 1,159 minutes minding the goal this season. Fleury is conceding 2.54 goals against average which has him placed 8th among Western Conference goaltenders and 11th in the NHL. During this year, he's surrendered 49 goals. He has a save percentage of .919 which has him placed 9th among Western Conference goaltenders.
The Vegas Golden Knights were on the wrong end of the scoreboard with a 4 - 2 loss against the Dallas Stars the last time they stepped on the ice. The Golden Knights had a below average offensive outing in this loss. In this matchup, they converted 2 out of the 28 shots they tried. Moreover, they had 4 power play chances but weren't able to score. Vegas had a total of 8 penalty minutes for this outing. The Corsi for the Golden Knights was 49 and the Corsi against was 40 telling us they have a Corsi percentage of 55.1%. Their Fenwick sat at 32 while the Fenwick against sat at 28, which tells us they had a rate of 53.3%. They took 17 face-off wins at even strength and lost 17 of all total face-offs. Their starts in the offensive zone were rated at 62.9% and they had a PDO at even strength of 99.0 in this game. In discussing stats from the opponent, the Dallas Stars earned 28 shots. They finished with 10 minutes in the box and they notched 3 power play chances.
The Predators will be the team on the other side of the ice and for the current year they sit with 11 wins and 9 losses. In terms of goal differential, they are ranked 7th in the Western Conference and 14th in the NHL with +4. They have earned a total of 80 goals for the season which has them at 3rd in the Western Conference. Nashville has a save percentage as a team of .884 which currently has them sitting 29th in the NHL, which means there could be plenty of chances to score if they attack the goal. They are shooting 10.1% which is good for 4th in the conference. In goal for Nashville is Pekka Rinne who is having a bad year by surrendering 3.06 goals per game and that has him ranked 18th in the Western Conference and 35th in the NHL among goalies. In the 764 mins he's been on the ice, he's allowed 39 goals. His save % is .889, which places him at 22nd in the Western Conference and 45th in the NHL among goalies.
The Nashville Predators played the St. Louis Blues in an outing where the Predators got the victory by a score of 3 - 2. In this game, Nashville wound up with a 63.3% Corsi rating. That percentage was had by earning a Corsi of 50 while their opponent earned a Corsi of 29. Their Fenwick rate was 64.3% by notching a Fenwick of 36 and the Blues finishing with a 20 Fenwick. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that Nashville played and you could say that they didn't play great, but weren't awful either. Their PDO at even strength was 92.3 and their percentage of oZS was 43.8%. The Predators converted 3 goals out of the 39 shots on goal they took. They had 3 power play attempts in this outing but weren't able to put one in the back of the net. Concerning their opponent, the Blues had 3 power play opportunities but weren't able to take advantage of it. Nashville gave way to 25 shots on goal and the Blues had 11 penalty mins.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Vegas (+119)
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