Nashville
Predators
Stadium Bridgestone Arena
2-0-0 Overall | CENTRAL 1st
TEAM STATSGFGAPOWER PLAY
Predators73 0%
Schedule
Preseason
Mon  9/16
vs
Panthers
W6-3
Mon  9/16
vs
Panthers
W1-0
Fri  9/20
@
Lightning
7:00pm
Sat  9/21
vs
Lightning
8:00pm
Wed  9/25
vs
Hurricanes
8:00pm
Fri  9/27
@
Hurricanes
7:30pm
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. They are not a good bet to win the championship. Their 1.8% chance is #12 in the league. In simulations, they win the West 5.5% of the time and are not a good value at 9/1, 10%. The Predators are averaging 93.9 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 68.2% chance. Their odds of winning their division are 7/2, 22.2%. They win the division in 11.1% 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. Against the money line they lost -325 units. 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
72 Allard, Frederic D6-117912/27/1997No College
55 Appleby, Ken G6-421004/10/1995No College
33 Arvidsson, Viktor RW5-918004/08/1993No College
61 Atwal, Arvin D6-019611/26/1995No College
42 Blackwell, Colin C5-919003/28/1993No College
13 Bonino, Nick C6-119604/20/1988No College
26 Carr, Daniel RW6-019311/01/1991No College
45 Carrier, Alexandre D5-1117410/08/1996No College
40 Craggs, Lukas LW6-019005/16/1996No College
47 Dauphin, Laurent C6-118003/27/1995No College
38 Davies, Jeremy D5-1118012/04/1996No College
46 Donovan, Matt D6-120505/09/1990No 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
41 Fortunato, Brandon D5-1117006/07/1996No College
85 Garlent, Hunter C5-917202/04/1995No College
89 Gaudreau, Frederick C6-017905/01/1993No College
64 Granlund, Mikael LW5-1018502/26/1992No College
23 Grimaldi, Rocco RW5-618002/08/1993No College
1 Grosenick, Troy G6-118508/27/1989No College
55 Haider, Ethan G6-220009/04/2001No College
5 Hamhuis, Dan D6-120412/13/1982No College
50 Healey, Josh D6-020507/12/1994No College
39 Ingram, Connor G6-219603/31/1997No College
52 Irwin, Matt D6-120711/29/1987No College
19 Jarnkrok, Calle LW5-1118609/25/1991No College
84 Jeannot, Tanner LW6-220805/29/1997No College
92 Johansen, Ryan C6-321807/31/1992No College
59 Josi, Roman D6-120106/01/1990No College
78 Magwood, Zachary C5-1019004/22/1998No College
82 Novak, Thomas C6-117904/28/1997No College
25 Olivier, Mathieu RW6-018702/11/1997No College
2 Pendenza, Joe C5-1119011/22/1990No College
16 Pitlick, Rem C5-919604/02/1997No College
90 Richard, Anthony C5-1016312/20/1996No College
35 Rinne, Pekka G6-521711/03/1982No College
65 Roy, Hugo C6-118508/08/1997No College
20 Salomaki, Miikka LW5-1120303/09/1993No College
3 Santini, Steven D6-220503/07/1995No College
74 Saros, Juuse G5-1118004/19/1995No College
60 Savage, Scott D6-117904/11/1995No College
27 Schneider, Cole LW6-120308/26/1990No College
10 Sissons, Colton C6-120011/05/1993No College
62 Smith, Adam D6-119511/06/1996No College
15 Smith, Craig RW6-120809/05/1989No College
24 Tinordi, Jarred D6-623002/20/1992No College
28 Tolvanen, Eeli RW5-1017004/22/1999No College
32 Trenin, Yakov C6-220101/13/1997No 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
53 Wilkins, Josh C5-1118106/11/1997No College