Vancouver Canucks vs Nashville Predators Prediction, 2/21/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Vancouver Canucks vs Nashville Predators
Date: Tuesday, February 21, 2023
Location: Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN
TV: Bally Sports South
Odds/Point Spread: Canucks (+168) Predators (-205)
The Vancouver Canucks (22-30-4) are en route to Bridgestone Arena on Tuesday where they will attempt to beat the Nashville Predators (26-22-6). The moneyline on this game has the Canucks at +168 and the Predators are sitting at -205. The total is set at 6.
The Vancouver Canucks came out of this game feeling pretty good about themselves with a 6-2 win over the Flyers their last time on the ice. Vancouver accumulated 4 mins in the box for this contest. The Canucks had a solid offensive output and it showed in this win. They also had 2 power play tries and were able to net 1 goal. In the outing, they scored on 6 out of the 23 shots they looked to score on.
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When at even strength, the Canucks have conceded 169 goals while notching 144 when they are on offense. Vancouver Canucks opponents have recorded 162 power play opportunities (24th in hockey) and have a total of 56 goals in those chances. In terms of their goal scoring prowess, the Vancouver Canucks have earned 188 goals (11th in the NHL) for the year and have allowed 225. Vancouver has taken 1,712 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 11.0%. For the season, the have a total of 48 points and their points percentage sits at .429. The Canucks have had 1,752 shots tried against them and have earned a save percentage of .872. Vancouver has 188 power play opportunities and they have scored 44 goals out of those attempts, giving them a percentage of 23.40%.
The man in goal for this game is Collin Delia. Delia has played in 46 games throughout his pro hockey career. He has accumulated a win-loss record of 16-16-6 and he has started in 39 games. Opponents have scored 144 goals versus Delia in his pro career and his average for goals against per game is 3.62. Delia has seen 1,400 shot attempts against him and has amassed 1,256 total saves. His save percentage currently is at .897 in his 2,390 minutes played. In his career, Delia has earned 16 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .410.
In their last game, Nashville faced off against the Wild in an outing where the Predators ended up losing by a tally of 4-3. They had 2 chances on the power play in this game but weren't able to score a goal. The Predators netted 3 goals of the 26 shots on goal they were seeking.
For the year, the Nashville Predators have earned 150 goals, 58 points, and a points percentage of .537. They have allowed 162 goals to be scored by of a combination of 125 goals at even strength and 37 goals while they were shorthanded. The Predators have accumulated 121 goals at even strength and 29 goals (27th in pro hockey) while having a power play advantage. They have a tally of 172 power play chances and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 16.86%. Nashville has attempted 1,659 shots (26th in professional hockey) and has a shot percentage of 9.04%, while allowing their opponents 1,826 shots. They have accumulated a penalty kill rate of 79.78% on their oppositions 183 tries on the power play, and their save percentage sits at 91.1%.
On the other side of the ice you will find Juuse Saros defending the net. Saros holds a lifetime mark of 134-88-25 and has participated in 263 contests. Saros' rate of quality starts comes out to 61.5% and he has 152 quality starts in his NHL career. He has accrued 7,352 stops out of the 8,000 shots taken against him, giving him a save percentage of .919. Opponents are averaging 2.59 goals per game and he has surrendered 648 goals altogether. He has started in 247 contests and has played 15,038 mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony's Pick: Take Vancouver (+168)
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