Vancouver Canucks vs Nashville Predators Prediction, 10/24/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Vancouver Canucks vs Nashville Predators
Date: Tuesday, October 24, 2023
Location: Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN
TV: Bally Sports South
Odds/Point Spread: Canucks (+105) Predators (-133)
Bridgestone Arena is the location where the Nashville Predators (3-3-0) will play the Vancouver Canucks (3-2-0) on Tuesday. The moneyline on this contest has the Canucks at +105 while the Predators are at -133. The over/under has been set at 7.
The Vancouver Canucks were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 5-3 victory against the Panthers in their previous contest . Vancouver accumulated 4 penalty minutes for this contest. In addition, they had 3 attempts on the power play and netted 2 goals. The Canucks had a good offensive performance and it was apparent in the win. In the outing, they scored on 5 of the 31 shots they put on goal.
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Vancouver Canucks opponents have totaled 20 power play opportunities (13th in pro hockey) and have earned 5 goals in those chances. The Canucks have had 181 shots taken against them and have earned a save percentage of .928. Vancouver has tried 133 shots and holds a shot percentage of 15.0%. When playing at even strength, the Canucks have surrendered 8 goals while scoring 14 themselves. Vancouver has tallied 16 power play chances and they have tallied 6 goals during those advantages, garnering them a percentage of 37.50%. For the current campaign, they have 6 points and their points percentage is sitting at .600. With regard to their scoring capabilities, the Vancouver Canucks have earned 20 goals (8th in the league) this season and have allowed 13.
The man protecting the net in this game is Thatcher Demko. The opposition has scored 480 goals versus Demko in his NHL career and his goals against average per game is 2.89. Demko has been in goal for 171 contests throughout his pro hockey career. He has a save percentage of .911 during his 9,954 minutes in the crease. He has amassed a win-loss record of 82-69-15 and he has gotten the start in 165 games. Throughout his time in hockey, Demko has earned 91 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .552. Demko has seen 5,376 shot attempts taken against him and he has 4,896 total saves.
In their last contest, Nashville faced the Sharks in an outing where the Predators took home the win by a tally of 5-1. The Predators converted 5 goals of the 34 shots on goal they took. They had 5 power play attempts in this game and earned 2 out of those chances.
The Predators have earned 12 goals at even strength and 6 goals (7th in pro hockey) while having a power play advantage. Nashville has put up 207 shots (1st in the NHL) and has earned a shooting percentage of 8.70%, while allowing the other team 173 shots. On the season, the Nashville Predators have earned 18 goals, 6 points, as well as a points percentage of .500. They have granted a total of 16 goals to be scored by of a combination of 9 goals at even strength and 7 goals while they were shorthanded. They have earned 26 power play opportunities and they have earned a power play percentage of 23.08%. They have a penalty kill rate of 66.67% on the other teams 21 power play chances, and their save percentage comes in at 90.8%.
On the other side of the ice you will find Juuse Saros patrolling the crease. He has tallied 8,173 saves out of the 8,891 shots attempted against him, which gives him a percentage of .919. Saros is the owner of a career mark of 150-98-27 and has played in 292 contests. He has made the start in 275 contests and has played 16,734 minutes. Saros' quality start rate comes out to 61.8% and he has accumulated 170 quality starting assignments in his hockey career. His opponents are averaging 2.57 goals per game and he has yielded 718 goals altogether.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy's Pick: Take Vancouver (+105)
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