Nashville Predators vs Arizona Coyotes Predictions, NHL Picks, Betting Tips 8/7/2020
Game: Nashville Predators vs Arizona Coyotes
Date: Friday, August 7, 2020
Location: Rogers Place in Edmonton, AB
TV: NHL Network
Odds/Point Spread: Predators (-135) Coyotes (+110)
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 Friday, August 7, 2020. The Coyotes lead the series 2-1. The moneyline on this game has the Predators coming in at -135 and the Coyotes are at +110. The over/under is set at 5.5. The Predators cover 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 with a record of 35 wins and 26 losses, which puts them at 5th in the Central Division. During the year thus far, they have converted a total of 212 goals which puts them at 8th in the conference and 17th in the NHL. Their goal differential is -2, which puts them at 20th in the NHL. The Predators have earned a total of 78 pts, which puts them at 19th in the NHL and 8th in the conference. In connection with shots on goal, they have earned a total of 2,287 which puts them at 3rd in the conference and 5th in the NHL. As a group, Nashville has obtained a total of 1,102 hits which means they have an average of 16 per contest. They have earned a total of 870 blocks for the year. Protecting the goal 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 surrendering an average of 2.70 goals per game which ranks him 13th in the Western Conference and 27th among goalies in the NHL. During this season, he has given up 98 goals. He's earned a save percentage of .914 which ranks him 15th in the Western Conference.
The Predators will need a bounce back game after taking a 4 - 1 defeat to the Coyotes in Game 3. The Predators could have played much better offensively in this defeat. While out there on the ice, they earned a goal on 1 of the 40 shots they put on net. Moreover, they had 1 power play chance but didn't get a goal. Nashville had a total of 6 penalty mins in this outing. The Corsi for the Predators was 65 and the Corsi against was 46 giving them a Corsi percentage of 58.6%. Their Fenwick was 44 and the Fenwick against was 29, which tells us they had a rate of 60.3%. They earned 27 face-off wins and lost 25 attempts to control the puck. Their offensive zone starts came in at 66.7% and they had a PDO at even strength of 90.2 in this game. Regarding their opponent, the Arizona Coyotes tallied a total of 28 shots. They had 6 penalty mins and they tallied 2 power play chances.
The Coyotes are the team on the other side of the ice and for the season they have 33 wins and 29 losses. In the matter of goal differential, they are ranked 7th in the West and 15th in the league with +7. They currently have a total of 190 goals for the year which is 11th in the Western Conference. Arizona has a team save % of .919 which currently has them sitting 3rd in the league, meaning they are a tough group to score against. They are shooting 8.6% which puts them at 13th in the West. In net for Arizona is Darcy Kuemper who is having an ok year by giving up 2.22 GAA and that places him 2nd among West goaltenders and 4th among goalies in the NHL. In the 1,753 minutes he has played, he has surrendered 65 goals. His save % is .928, which has him sitting 2nd among West goaltenders and 5th among goalies in the NHL.
In Game 3 Arizona went home with a 41.4% Corsi rating. They earned that percentage by having a Corsi of 46 and they conceded a Corsi of 65. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 39.7% by earning a Fenwick of 29 and the Predators having a 44 Fenwick at even strength. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Arizona had and it was a good performance overall. Their PDO at even strength was 109.8 and their oZS percentage was 33.3%. The Coyotes scored 4 goals out of the 28 shots on goal they tried. They had 2 power play chances in this game and were able to convert 1 out of those opportunities. Concerning the opposition, the Predators had 1 power play attempt but were not able to take advantage. Arizona gave up 40 shots on goal and the Predators racked up 6 minutes in the box.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take Arizona (+110)
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