Nashville Predators vs Vancouver Canucks Prediction, 3/6/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Nashville Predators vs Vancouver Canucks
Date: Monday, March 6, 2023
Location: Rogers Arena in Vancouver, BC
Odds/Point Spread: Predators (-118) Canucks (+100)
The Nashville Predators (31-23-6) are en route to Rogers Arena on Monday where they will attempt to beat the Vancouver Canucks (25-32-5). The moneyline on this contest has Nashville at -118 and Vancouver is priced at +100. The total has been set at 7.
The Nashville Predators came out of this game feeling pretty good about themselves with a 3-1 win over the Blackhawks in their previous game. The Predators offense didn't overly impress in the victory. In the game, they netted 3 out of the 25 shots they tried. They also had 3 power play chances and netted 1 goal. Nashville garnered 8 minutes in the box for this matchup.
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In regard to their goal scoring prowess, the Nashville Predators have earned 172 goals (26th in the NHL) over the course of the season and have allowed 175. For the current campaign, they have tallied 68 points and their points percentage comes in at .567. Nashville comes into tonight with 188 power play chances and they have notched 36 goals out of those advantages, giving them a rate of 19.15%. While at even strength, the Predators have conceded 137 goals while earning 136 on offense. Nashville has taken 1,823 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 9.4%. The Predators have had 2,009 shots tried against them and have a save percentage of .913. Nashville Predators opponents have tallied 202 power play tries (10th in the league) and have earned 38 goals in those chances.
Protecting the goal for this matchup will be Juuse Saros. From the beginning of his pro career to now, Saros has accrued 156 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .619. He has a save percentage of .919 for his 15,340 minutes played. Saros has seen 8,151 shots against him and has accrued 7,492 saves. The opposition has been able to score 659 goals against Saros in his career and his goals against average is 2.58. He has compiled an overall record of 138-89-25 and he has gotten the start in 252 games. Saros has taken the ice for 268 matchups over the course of his pro hockey career.
In their last game, Vancouver opposed the Maple Leafs in a matchup where the Canucks earned a win by a final of 4-1. They had 3 chances on the power play in this one and converted 1 out of those attempts. The Canucks scored 4 goals of the 24 shots on goal they took.
On the year, the Vancouver Canucks have tallied 206 goals, 55 points, in addition to a points percentage of .444. They have allowed 241 goals to be scored by of a combination of 181 goals at even strength and 60 goals while they were shorthanded. The Canucks have earned 158 goals at even strength and 48 goals (8th in the league) while on the power play. They have earned 208 power play chances and they have accumulated a power play rate of 23.08%. Vancouver has tried 1,886 shots (22nd in pro hockey) and has a shot percentage of 10.92%, while allowing the other team 1,946 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 67.74% on the other teams 186 power play opportunities, and their save percentage is 87.6%.
On the other side of the ice you will find Thatcher Demko in the crease. His opponents are averaging 2.93 goals/game and he has allowed 437 goals altogether. Demko's rate of quality starts comes out to 54.1% and he has made 80 quality starting assignments in his professional career. He has started in 148 contests and has been on the ice for 8,946 minutes. Demko has compiled a lifetime mark of 72-64-13 and has participated in 154 games. He has racked up 4,424 saves out of 4,861 shots tried, which gives him a percentage of .910.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh's Pick: Take Vancouver (+100)
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