Predators vs Canucks Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 2/10/2020
Game: Nashville Predators vs Vancouver Canucks
Date: Monday, February 10, 2020
Location: Rogers Arena in Vancouver, BC
Odds/Point Spread: Predators (-105) Canucks (-115)
Pekka Rinne and the Nashville Predators (26-21-7, 5th in the Central Division) go to Rogers Arena on Monday where they'll take on the Vancouver Canucks (30-21-5, 1st in the Pacific Division). The Predators open this matchup at -105 while the Canucks are priced at -115. The over/under has been set at 6. The Predators are covering 46.2% of the time, having gone 24-28 SU. Vancouver is covering 50.9% of the time, going 27-26 straight up.
The Nashville Predators head into this game holding a record of 26 victories and 21 defeats, which is good for 5th in the Central Division. So far this year, they have racked up a total of 174 goals which has them sitting at 5th in the conference and 12th in the NHL. Their goal differential is 0, which is good for 20th in the NHL. The Predators have compiled a total of 59 pts, which has them sitting at 21st in the NHL and 10th in the West. When looking at shots on goal, they have compiled a total of 1,802 which has them sitting at 3rd in the conference and 6th in the NHL. As a team, Nashville currently has a total of 908 hits which means they are averaging 16.8 per contest. They have compiled a total of 658 blocks for the year. Protecting the goal for Nashville is Pekka Rinne from Kempele, Finland. He is 37 years old and has been on the ice a total of 1,793 mins protecting the net this season. Rinne is conceding 3.01 goals per game which puts him at 26th in the West and 48th among goalies in the NHL. During this season, he has allowed 90 goals. He has a save percentage of .898 which puts him at 28th in the West.
The Nashville Predators will look for better times on the ice after their 3 - 2 defeat against the Edmonton Oilers in their previous game. The Predators had a below average offensive outing in this defeat. For this game, they netted 2 of the 29 shots they tried. In addition, they had 3 power play chances but weren't able to score. Nashville racked up a total of 10 penalty minutes for this game. The Corsi for the Predators sat at 54 and the Corsi against was 49 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 52.4%. Their Fenwick sat at 36 while the Fenwick against at even strength was 39, giving them a rate of 48.0%. They took 20 face-off wins at even strength and lost 27 tries to control the puck. Their offensive zone starts came in at 51.5% and they had a PDO of 105.2 in this one. In terms of their opponent's stats, the Edmonton Oilers tallied 36 shots. They finished with a total of 8 penalty mins and they tallied 4 power play attempts.
The Canucks are the team looking to add points to their total and for the season they have 30 wins and 21 defeats. In connection with goal differential, they rank 4th in the conference and 14th in the NHL with +7. They have compiled a total of 178 goals for this season which is 3rd in the West. Vancouver has a team save percentage of .907 which currently has them sitting 13th in the NHL, meaning scoring chances could present themselves. They have a team shooting percentage of 10.3% ranking them 5th in the Western Conference. In net for Vancouver is Jacob Markstrom who is having an ok season by allowing 2.83 goals against average and that ranks him 13th among Western Conference goaltenders and 28th in the NHL among goaltenders. In the 2,309 minutes he's been on the ice this season, he has given up 109 goals. He has a save % of .914, which ranks him 11th among Western Conference goaltenders and 22nd in the NHL among goaltenders.
The Vancouver Canucks squared up with the Calgary Flames in a game where the Canucks went home in defeat by a tally of 6 - 2. While out there on the ice, Vancouver had a 50.9% Corsi rating. That percentage was had by earning a Corsi of 54 while the opposition had a Corsi of 52. Their Fenwick percentage was 48.8% with a Fenwick of 39 and the Flames ending the game with a 41 Fenwick. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Vancouver had and it could be said that this team has had better games. Their PDO was 92.3 and their percentage of oZS was 45.0%. The Canucks converted 2 goals out of the 27 shots on goal they took. They had 3 power play chances in this game but didn't score a goal. On the other side of the ice, the Flames had 1 power play attempt and went on to score 1 goal. Vancouver conceded 32 shots on goal and the Flames racked up a total of 15 penalty minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Nashville (-105)
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