Nashville
Predators
Stadium Bridgestone Arena
41-27-5 Overall | 12-10-1 CENTRAL 2nd
TEAM STATSGFGAPOWER PLAY
Predators219195 13.03%
Schedule
Regular season
Fri  3/1
@
Jets
L3-5
Sun  3/3
@
Wild
W / SO3-2
Tue  3/5
vs
Wild
W / SO5-4
Sat  3/9
vs
Hurricanes
L3-5
Tue  3/12
@
Ducks
L2-3
Thu  3/14
@
Kings
W3-1
Sat  3/16
@
Sharks
W4-2
Tue  3/19
vs
Maple Leafs
8:00pm
Thu  3/21
vs
Penguins
8:00pm
Sat  3/23
@
Jets
CBC7:00pm
Team Outlook and Scouting Report

SEASON-TO-DATE GRADE: C

At 41-27-5 the Predators are behind their money line projected win total of 42.3 wins. They have 24 bad losses (they were favored or got blown out as slight underdogs) vs 8 good wins (wins as clear underdog, or 2+ final margin in what was expected to be a close game). They have won 51% of their road games and were expected to win 52%. At home they have a 61% win percentage vs an expected win rate of 63%. Their record over the last 3 weeks and win% (5-5-0, 50%) is under their expected 57% win percentage. The Predators should be a slightly above average team based on simulations where they won 51.7% of the simulations played vs every other team as if they were playing on neutral ice with players available in the playoffs (#12 in the league). They have moved up from #15 in the league back on 3/14.

Their record should be slightly better. Their average goal differential is +0.29 which ranks #9 in the league, but their rank based on points (per game) is #11. This is a relatively better road team than a home team. They are the #7 ranked team in goal differential in road games, vs #13 in home games. They are trending down. Their average goal differential in their past 5 games is +0.2 (#17 over this stretch).

OFFENSIVE STATS PER GAME (League Rank):

DEFENSIVE STATS PER GAME (Lower # is Better):

NEXT 4 GAME OUTLOOK: STORMY

The forecast for their next 4 games is not good. They have 4 games where they are favored by >60% of the simulations, 2 more 'toss up' games, and 4 games where they are a clear underdog.

Win%, Opp, and Distance to Road Game (**Indicates Back-to-Back)

MAR 19
LIKELY LOSS
32% TOR
--
MAR 21
LIKELY LOSS
37% PIT
--
MAR 23
CLOSE GAME
42% @WPG
1742 miles
MAR 25
CLOSE GAME
54% @MIN
1114 miles
MAR 29
CLOSE GAME
49% @PIT
760 miles
MAR 30**
CLOSE GAME
47% CLB
760 miles
APR 2
CLOSE GAME
59% @BUF
1009 miles
APR 4
CLOSE GAME
54% VAN
--
APR 6
CLOSE GAME
56% CHI
--

The most likely scenario over the next 4 games is a record of 2-2 (36% chance). Their chances of winning their next 4 are 2.3%. At #4 in the conference, they are behind the Jets by one point. With a -2.25 disadvantage in projected wins over their next 4 games they may find themselves further behind in the conference. They are ahead of the Golden Knights by 2 points. With a -0.93 disadvantage in projected wins over their next 4 games they may find the gap between them closing.

Our Fatigue Index ranks teams based on travel miles, time zones crossed, days off since their last game and based on these metrics the Predators are the 4th most fatigued team heading into the next game. Over the next few weeks, the Predators are playing 6 games, traveling 7232 miles crossing 2 time zones. They rank #9 on the Fatigue Index during this time period.

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LONG TERM OUTLOOK: TRENDING DOWN

The Predators are contenders to win the conference but it is looking less likely to happen. In our pre-season forecast they had a 15.2% chance of reaching the Stanley Cup Finals. On 11/12 they had a 36.6% chance before dropping to 3.3% on 3/15. From the start of the season to now their chances are down significantly to 3.8%. Before the start of their 2 game winning streak they were at 3.4%. They have a 7.7% chance of winning their division. They are projected to finish #4 in the conference and have a 87% chance of making the playoffs. They have a shot (44%) at getting home ice advantage in the first round. Their chances of getting out of the first round is 40% and their chances of reaching the conference finals is 13.4%. Based on the odds, they have a 14.3% chance of winning the West (6/1) and a 7.7% chance of winning it all (12/1). In simulations they win the championship 0.7% of the time.

Strength of Schedule Getting Much Tougher

  • Remaining Opponents' Win Percentage Rest of Season: 52% #8 Toughest
  • Season-to-Date Opponents' Win Percentage: 49% #8 Easiest

Predators' Season Forecast Changes

FANTASY PROFILE

Based on rest of season projections, these are the 6 most valuable fantasy players based on their projected position rank (G, C, LW, RW, D). Overvalued players are rated higher by the market based on ownership% and vice versa.

Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateEXPCOLLEGE
33 Arvidsson, Viktor RW5-918004/08/1993No College
13 Bonino, Nick C6-119604/20/1988No College
11 Boyle, Brian LW6-624512/18/1984No College
46 Donovan, Matt D6-120505/09/1990No College
14 Ekholm, Mattias D6-421505/24/1990No College
4 Ellis, Ryan D5-1018001/03/1991No College
9 Forsberg, Filip LW6-120508/13/1994No College
89 Gaudreau, Frederick C6-017905/01/1993No College
64 Granlund, Mikael RW5-1018502/26/1992No College
23 Grimaldi, Rocco RW5-618002/08/1993No College
52 Irwin, Matt D6-120711/29/1987No College
19 Jarnkrok, Calle RW5-1118609/25/1991No College
92 Johansen, Ryan C6-321807/31/1992No College
59 Josi, Roman D6-120106/01/1990No College
55 McLeod, Cody LW6-220406/26/1984No College
35 Rinne, Pekka G6-521711/03/1982No College
74 Saros, Juuse G5-1118004/19/1995No College
17 Simmonds, Wayne RW6-218508/26/1988No College
10 Sissons, Colton LW6-120011/05/1993No College
15 Smith, Craig RW6-120809/05/1989No College
76 Subban, P.K. D6-021005/13/1989No 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