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SEASON FORECASTS AND FUTURES PICKS
There are 4 teams who have 20/1, 4.8% odds to win the Stanley Cup. Our projection recommends not betting on them to win it all. Their 1.7% chance is #13 in the league. In simulations, they win the West 5.4% of the time and are not a good value at 9/1, 10%. The Predators are averaging 94.5 points per sim so we recommend betting them to come under 97.5. At -300 the Predators are not a good value to make the playoffs with a 71.8% chance. Their odds of winning their division are 7/2, 22.2%. They win the division in 13% of simulations. Their average wins per simulation puts them at #7 in the West.
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REGULAR SEASON RECAP AND UPCOMING GAMES
They were expected to win 58% of their games last season so their 47-29-6 met expectations. Money Line bettors lost -325 on them. They were not good on puck lines going 31-51 (-1619 loss). More of their games came in under (46) than went over (33). They are favored in their upcoming game vs the Minnesota Wild. The table below shows their upcoming games, their simulation based win percentage and their recent head to head record (WL, ATS, OU).
TEAM STATISTICAL STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES
Their record is better than it should be. Since 10/2/2018 their average goal differential is +0.2 (includes playoff games) which ranks #13 in the league, but their rank based on points (per game) is #10. This is a relatively better road team than a home team. They are the #9 ranked team in goal differential in road games, vs #15 in home games.
OFFENSIVE STATS PER GAME (League Rank):
DEFENSIVE STATS PER GAME (Lower # is Better):
TEAM FANTASY LEADERS
The table below show the most valuable fantasy players on the team led by Pekka Rinne who is projected to be the #10 Goalie. The Better Option column shows the player directly above him and the Better Than column shows the player directly below him in the projected position rankings.
|33||Arvidsson, Viktor||RW||5-9||180||04/08/1993||No College|
|42||Blackwell, Colin||C||5-9||190||03/28/1993||No College|
|13||Bonino, Nick||C||6-1||196||04/20/1988||No College|
|95||Duchene, Matt||C||5-11||195||01/16/1991||No College|
|14||Ekholm, Mattias||D||6-4||215||05/24/1990||No College|
|57||Fabbro, Dante||D||6-0||189||06/20/1998||No College|
|9||Forsberg, Filip||LW||6-1||205||08/13/1994||No College|
|64||Granlund, Mikael||RW||5-10||185||02/26/1992||No College|
|23||Grimaldi, Rocco||LW||5-6||180||02/08/1993||No College|
|5||Hamhuis, Dan||D||6-1||204||12/13/1982||No College|
|52||Irwin, Matt||D||6-1||207||11/29/1987||No College|
|19||Jarnkrok, Calle||LW||5-11||186||09/25/1991||No College|
|92||Johansen, Ryan||C||6-3||218||07/31/1992||No College|
|59||Josi, Roman||D||6-1||201||06/01/1990||No College|
|35||Rinne, Pekka||G||6-5||217||11/03/1982||No College|
|74||Saros, Juuse||G||5-11||180||04/19/1995||No College|
|15||Smith, Craig||RW||6-1||208||09/05/1989||No College|
|8||Turris, Kyle||C||6-1||190||08/14/1989||No College|
|51||Watson, Austin||RW||6-4||204||01/13/1992||No College|
|7||Weber, Yannick||D||5-11||200||09/23/1988||No College|