Nashville Predators vs Minnesota Wild Prediction, 10/24/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Nashville Predators vs Minnesota Wild
Date: Sunday, October 24, 2021
Location: Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul, MN
TV: Bally Sports North
Odds/Point Spread: Predators (+120) Wild (-172)
Xcel Energy Center is the venue where Cam Talbot and the Minnesota Wild (3-0-0) will play the Nashville Predators (1-3-0) on Sunday. The Predators open this game at +120 while the Wild are coming in at -172. The over/under has been set at 5.5.
The Predators had a rough game after their 3-1 defeat to the Rangers their last time on the ice. The Corsi for the Predators was sitting at 42 and the Corsi against when the final whistle blew was 37 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 53.2%. Their offensive zone starts were rated at 65.5% and they had a PDO of 89.9 in this one. Nashville earned 8 mins in the box in this contest. The Predators didn't have their best offensive outing in the loss. Their Fenwick came in at 34 and the Fenwick against finished at 33, meaning they had a Fenwick percentage of 50.7%. They earned 23 face-off victories at even strength and lost on 21 attempts to win the face-off. They also had 3 power play opportunities but didn't net one. In the outing, they scored on 1 of the 29 shots they put on goal.
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With respect to scoring goals, the Nashville Predators have accounted for 8 goals (29th in the NHL) for the year and have conceded 11. For the season, they have 2 points and their points percentage sits at .250. Nashville comes into tonight with 11 power play opportunities and they have added 2 goals out of those advantages, giving them a rate of 18.18%. While at even strength, the Predators have conceded 9 goals while getting 6 on the offensive side of the ice. Nashville has attempted 130 shots and holds a shot percentage of 6.2%. The Predators have had 114 shots tried against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .904. Nashville Predators opponents have tallied 12 power play opportunities (21st in the league) and have earned 2 goals in those attempts.
The player protecting the goal in this game is Juuse Saros. Saros has played in 159 games throughout his NHL career. He has accumulated a record of 77-50-17 and he has gotten the start in 143 games. The opposition has scored 369 goals versus Saros in his professional hockey career and his goals against rate is 2.48. Saros has had 4,643 shots taken against him and has recorded 4,274 total saves. His save percentage currently is at .921 during his 8,915 minutes guarding the cage. In his career, Saros has accounted for 87 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .608.
The last time they were on the ice, Minnesota played the Jets in a game where the Wild took home the win by a mark of 6-5. They had 5 power play chances in this contest and recorded 3 goals out of those tries. The Wild scored 6 goals out of the 44 shots on goal they took. Their PDO was 95 and their oZS percentage was 54.5%. Minnesota wound up with a 56.2% Corsi rate. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Minnesota played and it was a good performance overall. Their Fenwick rate was 60.3% with a Fenwick of 44 and the Jets ending the game with a 29 Fenwick at even strength.
The Wild have 7 goals at even strength and 4 goals (5th in professional hockey) while on the power play. Minnesota has tried 117 shots (22nd in professional hockey) and has earned a shooting percentage of 9.40%, while allowing the other team 90 shots. For the season, the Minnesota Wild are sitting with 11 goals, 6 points, in addition to a points percentage of 1.000. They have a total of 11 power play chances and they have earned a power play percentage of 36.36%. They have a penalty kill percentage of 71.43% on their oppositions 14 opportunities on the power play, and their save percentage comes in at 91.1%. They have granted a total of 8 goals to be scored by way of 4 goals at even strength and 4 goals while they were shorthanded.
On the other side of the ice you will find Cam Talbot protecting the net. His opponents are averaging 2.61 goals/game and he has surrendered 871 goals altogether. Talbot's rate of quality starts comes out to 52.7% and he has made 177 quality starts in his pro career. He has started in 336 games and has racked up 20,036 minutes. Talbot has a career record of 172-130-30 and has been in net for 350 games. He has recorded 9,403 stops out of the 10,274 shots attempted, which gives him a save percentage of .915.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take Minnesota (-172)
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