Nashville Predators vs Arizona Coyotes Predictions, NHL Picks, Betting Tips 8/5/2020
Game: Nashville Predators vs Arizona Coyotes
Date: Wednesday, August 5, 2020
Location: Rogers Place in Edmonton, AB
TV: NHL Network
Odds/Point Spread: Predators (-131) Coyotes (+119)
Darcy Kuemper and the Arizona Coyotes (33-29-8, 5th in the Pacific Division) play the Nashville Predators (35-26-8, 5th in the Central Division) at Rogers Place on Wednesday, August 5, 2020. The Coyotes lead the series 1-0. The line on this contest has the Predators priced at -131 and the Coyotes are at +119. The total opens at 5.5. The Predators are covering 48.5% of the time, having gone 32-34 SU. Arizona covers 43.1% of the time, going 28-37 straight up.
The Nashville Predators head into this game holding a record of 35 wins and 26 defeats, ranking them 5th in the Central Division. During the season thus far, they have converted a total of 212 goals which puts them at 8th in the conference and 17th in the league. Their goal differential is -2, ranking them 20th in the league. The Predators have compiled a total of 78 pts, which puts them at 19th in the league and 8th in the West. in respect to shots on goal, they have compiled a total of 2,287 which puts them at 3rd in the West and 5th in the league. As a group, Nashville has racked up a total of 1,102 hits which has them averaging 16 per game. They have compiled a total of 870 blocks for this year. Protecting the net for Nashville is Juuse Saros from Forssa, Finland. He is 24 years old and has racked up 2,177 mins protecting the goal for the season. Saros is conceding 2.70 goals per contest which ranks him 13th among Western Conference goaltenders and 27th among goalies in the NHL. Over the course of this year, he has allowed 98 goals. His save percentage is .914 which ranks him 15th among Western Conference goaltenders.
The Predators will be looking to get a win in their next outing after their 4 - 3 loss to the Coyotes in Game 1. The Predators had a middle of the road offensive outing in this loss. In the matchup, they earned a goal on 3 of the 43 shots they tried. Additionally, they had 5 power play chances and scored 2 goals out of those tries. Nashville racked up a total of 14 penalty minutes for this outing. The Corsi for the Predators was 55 and the Corsi against was 36 meaning they had a Corsi percentage of 60.4%. Their Fenwick sat at 42 while the Fenwick against sat at 25, which means they earned a rate of 62.7%. They earned 24 face-off wins and were beaten on 19 of all total face-offs. Their offensive zone starts came in at 38.4% and they had a PDO of 94.0 for this matchup. In discussing stats from the opponent, the Arizona Coyotes tallied a total of 37 shots. They finished with a total of 12 penalty minutes and they tallied 6 power play attempts.
The Coyotes will be looking to add points to their total and for the campaign they sit with 33 victories and 29 defeats. In discussing goal differential, they are ranked 7th in the West and 15th in the NHL with +7. They currently have a total of 190 goals for the year which is 11th in the conference. Arizona has a save percentage as a team of .919 which currently has them sitting 3rd in the NHL, which means chances to score may be limited. They are shooting 8.6% which puts them at 13th in the Western Conference. In net for Arizona is Darcy Kuemper who is having an average year by giving up 2.22 GAA and that has him 2nd in the West and 4th in the NHL. In the 1,753 minutes he has played, he's surrendered 65 goals. He holds a save percentage of .928, which has him ranked 2nd in the West and 5th in the NHL.
In Game 1 Arizona earned a 39.6% Corsi rating. That percentage was had by having a Corsi of 36 while the opposition had a Corsi of 55. They earned a Fenwick percentage of 37.3% by way of having a Fenwick of 25 and the Predators having a 42 Fenwick. These Corsi statistics are telling of the type of game that Arizona had and we'd say they played well overall. Their PDO was 106.0 and their percentage of oZS was 61.7%. The Coyotes scored 4 goals of the 37 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 6 power play opportunities in this one and were able to net 1 out of those attempts. In discussing their opponent, the Predators had 5 power play opportunities and ended up scoring 2 goals. Arizona gave up 43 shots on goal and the Predators racked up a total of 14 penalty mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take Arizona (+119)
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