Arizona Coyotes vs Nashville Predators Predictions, NHL Picks, Betting Tips 8/4/2020
Game: Arizona Coyotes vs Nashville Predators
Date: Tuesday, August 4, 2020
Location: Rogers Place in Edmonton, AB
Odds/Point Spread: Coyotes (+115) Predators (-135)
Rogers Place is the site where Pekka Rinne and the Nashville Predators (35-26-8, 5th in the Central Division) will take on the Arizona Coyotes (33-29-8, 5th in the Pacific Division) on Tuesday. Arizona leads the series 1-0. The moneyline on this contest has the Coyotes coming in at +115 and the Predators are at -135. The total is set at 5.5. The Coyotes cover 43.1% of the time, having gone 28-37 SU. Nashville covers 48.5% of the time, going 32-34 straight up.
The Arizona Coyotes head into this game holding a record of 33 victories and 29 losses, which puts them at 5th in the Pacific Division. So far this year, they have scored a total of 190 goals which ranks 11th in the conference and 23rd in the league. Their goal differential is +7, which puts them at 15th in the league. The Coyotes have earned a total of 74 points, which ranks 22nd in the league and 11th in the conference. Regarding shots toward the net, they have earned a total of 2,220 which ranks 7th in the Western Conference and 13th in the league. As a unit, Arizona has racked up a total of 1,317 hits which has them averaging 18.8 per game. They have earned a total of 850 blocks for this year. Looking after the goal for Arizona is Darcy Kuemper from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. He is 29 years old and has played a total of 1,753 mins in goal for the season. Kuemper is giving up an average of 2.22 GAA which puts him at 2nd among Western Conference goalies and 4th in the NHL. Over the course of this year, he's allowed 65 goals. He has a save % of .928 which puts him at 2nd among Western Conference goalies.
The Coyotes will head into their next game feeling good after earning a 4 - 3 win against the Predators in Game 1. The Coyotes had a good offensive outing in the victory. For the game, they earned a goal on 4 out of the 37 shots they put on net. Moreover, they had 6 power play attempts and notched 1 goal out of those chances. Arizona racked up a total of 12 penalty mins for this game. The Corsi for the Coyotes sat at 36 and the Corsi against was 55 which earned them a Corsi percentage of 39.6%. Their Fenwick sat at 25 and the Fenwick against was 42, which means they earned a rate of 37.3%. They earned 19 face-off wins and lost 24 attempts to control the puck. Their offensive zone starts were rated at 61.7% and they had a PDO of 106.0 for this matchup. Regarding their opponent, the Nashville Predators earned 43 shots. They had 14 penalty mins and they earned a total of 5 power play chances.
The Predators will be the team across the ice and for the season they have 35 wins and 26 losses. Regarding goal differential, they are currently ranked 10th in the West and 20th in the NHL with -2. They have earned a total of 212 goals for this season which ranks 8th in the conference. Nashville has a team save % of .901 which has them 20th in the NHL, which means scoring chances could present themselves. They have a team shooting percentage of 9.3% ranking them 7th in the West. In net for Nashville is Pekka Rinne who is having a tough season by giving up 3.17 goals against average and that ranks him 29th among West goaltenders and 56th among goaltenders in the NHL. In the 1,988 mins he has been on the ice this year, he has allowed 105 goals. He's earned a save percentage of .895, which has him sitting 30th among West goaltenders and 60th among goaltenders in the NHL.
In Game 1 Nashville wound up with a 60.4% Corsi rating. They earned that percentage by having a Corsi of 55 while their opponent earned a Corsi of 36. They had a Fenwick percentage of 62.7% with a Fenwick of 42 and the Coyotes having earned a 25 Fenwick. These Corsi stats speak to the kind of game that Nashville had and it shows us they played like an average team. Their PDO was 94.0 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 38.4%. The Predators converted 3 goals out of the 43 shots on goal they tried. They had 5 power play opportunities in this outing and were able to convert 2 out of those chances. Regarding the opposition, the Coyotes had 6 power play opportunities and took advantage of the situation by scoring 1 goal. Nashville gave way to 37 shots on goal and the Coyotes earned a total of 12 penalty mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take Nashville (-135)
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