Vegas Golden Knights vs Nashville Predators Prediction, 11/24/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Vegas Golden Knights vs Nashville Predators
Date: Wednesday, November 24, 2021
Location: Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN
TV: Bally Sports South
Odds/Point Spread: Golden Knights (-103) Predators (-118)
Juuse Saros and the Nashville Predators (10-7-1) play the Vegas Golden Knights (11-8-0) at Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday. The moneyline on this matchup has the Golden Knights coming in at -103 and the Predators are at -118. The O/U has been set at 5.5.
The Golden Knights will look to clean up some issues after taking a 5-2 loss against the Blues their last time on the ice. The Corsi for the Golden Knights was sitting at 44 and the Corsi against was 43 meaning they had a Corsi percentage of 50.6%. Their offensive zone starts came in at 50.0% and they had a PDO at even strength of 92.7 for this one. Vegas compiled 6 penalty mins in this matchup. The Golden Knights could have played much better offensively in the defeat. Their Fenwick was 40 and the Fenwick against was 32, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 55.6%. They compiled 21 face-off victories when at even strength and lost on 26 opportunities to win the face-off. In addition, they had 3 opportunities with more players on the ice but didn't get a goal. In the game, they finished 2 out of the 34 shots they tried.
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Vegas Golden Knights opponents have recorded 52 power play tries (18th in the league) and have a total of 10 goals in those chances. The Golden Knights have had 640 shots attempted against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .908. Vegas has taken 615 shots and holds a shot percentage of 9.4%. When at even strength, the Golden Knights let the opposition score 49 goals while getting 53 as an offensive unit. Vegas has accounted for 44 power play opportunities and they have scored 5 goals during those advantages, earning them a rate of 11.36%. For the year, they have accumulated 22 points and their points percentage is .579. In terms of their scoring, the Vegas Golden Knights have racked up 58 goals (9th in the NHL) on the season and have allowed 59.
Patrolling the crease for the game will be Robin Lehner. Throughout his time in hockey, Lehner has recorded 178 quality starts and his quality starts rate is .563. His save percentage is at .918 in his 18,912 minutes played. Lehner has seen 10,346 shot attempts taken against him and has recorded 9,493 total saves. Opponents have scored 853 goals against Lehner in his pro hockey career and his goals against average per contest is 2.71. He has compiled an overall record of 137-131-47 and he has started in 316 games. Lehner has taken the ice for 335 matchups throughout his pro hockey career.
In their last game, Nashville played the Ducks in a game where the Predators earned a win by a final of 3-2. Nashville went home with a 41.9% Corsi rate. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game Nashville played and you could say that they didn't play great, but weren't awful either. They had a Fenwick percentage of 43.9% by way of having a Fenwick of 29 and the Ducks ending the game with a 37 Fenwick. Their PDO at even strength was 101 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 57.4%. The Predators recorded 3 goals out of the 35 shots on goal they took. They had 4 opportunities on the power play in this game and notched 1 goal out of those opportunities.
For the year, the Nashville Predators have earned a total of 49 goals, 21 points, in addition to a points percentage of .583. They have allowed 50 goals to be scored by of a combination of 37 goals at even strength and 13 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Predators have earned 35 goals at even strength and 14 goals (5th in the league) while on the power play. They have a total of 49 power play chances and they have earned a power play percentage of 28.57%. Nashville has attempted 510 shots (22nd in the NHL) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 9.61%, while allowing their opponents 553 shots. They have a penalty kill rate of 78.69% on their opponents 61 chances on the power play, and their save percentage is 91.0%.
Across the ice you are going to see Juuse Saros in the crease. He has racked up 4,574 stops out of 4,970 shots taken against him, giving him a percentage of .920. Saros has a career record of 84-53-18 and has been in goal for 170 games. He was named a starter in 154 contests and his ice time sits at 9,546 mins. Saros' percentage of quality starts is 62.3% and he has made 96 quality starts in his pro career. The opposition is averaging 2.49 goals per contest and he has relinquished 396 goals in total.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Nashville (-118)
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