Nashville
Predators
Stadium Bridgestone Arena
9-6-3 Overall | 3-1-0 CENTRAL 5th
TEAM STATSGFGAPOWER PLAY
Predators6859 20.59%
Schedule
Regular season
Sat  11/2
vs
Rangers
L1-2
Mon  11/4
@
Red Wings
W6-1
Thu  11/7
@
Avalanche
L4-9
Sat  11/9
@
Sharks
L / SO1-2
Tue  11/12
@
Canucks
L3-5
Sat  11/16
vs
Blackhawks
8:00pm
Tue  11/19
vs
Jets
8:00pm
Thu  11/21
vs
Canucks
8:00pm
Sat  11/23
@
Blues
8:00pm
Mon  11/25
vs
Blues
8:00pm
Team Outlook and Scouting Report

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.

Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateEXPCOLLEGE
33 Arvidsson, Viktor RW5-918004/08/1993No College
13 Bonino, Nick C6-119604/20/1988No College
95 Duchene, Matt C5-1119501/16/1991No College
14 Ekholm, Mattias D6-421505/24/1990No College
4 Ellis, Ryan D5-1018001/03/1991No College
57 Fabbro, Dante D6-018906/20/1998No College
9 Forsberg, Filip LW6-120508/13/1994No College
64 Granlund, Mikael LW5-1018502/26/1992No College
23 Grimaldi, Rocco LW5-618002/08/1993No College
5 Hamhuis, Dan D6-120412/13/1982No College
52 Irwin, Matt D6-120711/29/1987No College
19 Jarnkrok, Calle LW5-1118609/25/1991No College
92 Johansen, Ryan C6-321807/31/1992No College
59 Josi, Roman D6-120106/01/1990No College
35 Rinne, Pekka G6-521711/03/1982No College
20 Salomaki, Miikka LW5-1120303/09/1993No College
74 Saros, Juuse G5-1118004/19/1995No College
10 Sissons, Colton C6-120011/05/1993No College
15 Smith, Craig RW6-120809/05/1989No College
8 Turris, Kyle C6-119008/14/1989No College
51 Watson, Austin RW6-420401/13/1992No College
7 Weber, Yannick D5-1120009/23/1988No College