Nashville Predators vs Vancouver Canucks Prediction, 11/5/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Nashville Predators vs Vancouver Canucks
Date: Friday, November 5, 2021
Location: Rogers Arena in Vancouver, BC
Odds/Point Spread: Predators (+102) Canucks (-122)
Juuse Saros and the Nashville Predators go to Rogers Arena on Friday where they'll meet the Vancouver Canucks. The moneyline on this contest has the Predators coming in at +102 and the Canucks are at -122. The over/under opens at 5.5.
The Predators were on the wrong end of the scoreboard with a 5-2 defeat to the Oilers the last time they stepped on the ice. The Corsi for the Predators was 47 and the Corsi against when the final whistle blew was 41 which had their Corsi percentage coming in at 53.4%. When starting in the offensive zone they came in at 50.0% and they had a PDO of 85.5 in this game. Nashville accounted for 8 minutes in the box for this game. The Predators had a rough night on the offensive side of the ice in this defeat. Their Fenwick came in at 36 and the Fenwick against was 28, meaning they had a Fenwick rate of 56.3%. They accumulated 24 face-off victories at even strength and lost on 25 opportunities to take control of the puck. Additionally, they had 4 power play attempts and were able to net 1 goal. In the game, they tallied a score on 2 out of the 33 shots they tried.
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Pertaining to scoring goals, the Nashville Predators have accumulated 27 goals (16th in pro hockey) this year and have conceded 29. For the season, they sit with 10 points and their points percentage is .500. Nashville steps onto the ice with 32 power play chances and they have added 8 goals out of those attempts, garnering them a rate of 25.00%. At even strength, the Predators let the opposition score 21 goals while getting 19 when they are on offense. Nashville has tried 293 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 9.2%. The Predators have had 313 shots attempted against them and have earned a save percentage of .907. Nashville Predators opponents have 35 power play opportunities (9th in pro hockey) and have scored 8 goals in those chances.
The man in goal for this game is Juuse Saros. Saros has participated in 163 matchups during his professional hockey career. He has accumulated a mark of 80-51-17 and he was named the starter in 147 games. The opposition has scored 380 goals against Saros in his career and his goals against average per contest is 2.49. Saros has had 4,777 shot attempts taken against him and has recorded 4,397 total saves. He has a save percentage of .920 in his 9,157 mins guarding the cage. Over the course of his time in hockey, Saros is sitting with 90 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .612.
When they took the ice last, Vancouver squared up with the Rangers in an outing where the Canucks notched a victory by a tally of 3-2. Their PDO at even strength was 113 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 72.7%. They had 6 power play chances in this matchup but weren't able to put one in the back of the net. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 62.0% by way of having a Fenwick of 31 and the Rangers having earned a 19 Fenwick at even strength. The Canucks earned 3 goals of the 36 shots on goal they pursued. Vancouver went home with a 62.1% Corsi rate. These Corsi stats speak to the kind of game that Vancouver had and you can say they had a mediocre outing.
Vancouver has put up 321 shots (7th in the league) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 7.48%, while allowing the opposition 311 shots. They have a penalty kill rate of 70.00% on the other teams 30 power play opportunities, and their save percentage sits at 91.6%. They have a tally of 38 power play chances and they have a power play percentage of 15.79%. The Canucks have tallied 18 goals at even strength and 6 goals (18th in the NHL) while having more men on the ice. They have permitted 26 goals to be scored by of a combination of 17 goals at even strength and 9 goals while they were shorthanded. This season, the Vancouver Canucks have earned 24 goals, 9 points, as well as a points percentage of .450.
On the other side of the ice you will find Thatcher Demko protecting the goal. Demko has a career record of 38-34-5 and has been in net for 80 games. Demko's quality start percentage is 58.4% and he has qualified for 45 quality starts in his hockey career. He has a tally of 2,339 saves out of 2,565 shots tried, giving him a save percentage of .912. Opponents are averaging 2.89 goals per contest and he has conceded 226 goals overall. He got the starting nod in 77 contests and has played 4,695 mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Nashville (+102)
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