Nashville Predators vs. Vancouver Canucks Game Preview 11/12/19

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Roman Josi, Ryan Ellis, and the Nashville Predators will face off against Elias Pettersson, J.T. Miller, and the Vancouver Canucks at Rogers Arena in a Western Conference tilt. The match gets going at 10 p.m. ET on Tuesday, November 12 and it is being televised live on Sportsnet Pacific.

Nashville Predators at Vancouver Canucks Odds

With a -115 moneyline, Nashville heads into the matchup as the narrow favorite. The line for the Canucks is standing at -105 and oddsmakers have set the Over/Under (O/U) at an even 6 goals (-105 over, -115 under).

Vancouver is 9-9 straight-up (SU) and has lost 0.5 units for moneyline bettors this year. That winning percentage, the third-best in the Pacific Division in this young season, is fairly close to the 35-47 record the team produced during last year’s regular season campaign. Through 18 regular season outings, nine of the team’s games have gone under the total, while eight have gone over and just one has pushed. The team’s 4-3 SU at home thus far.

The Canucks have converted on 20.3 percent of their power play chances this season, a mark that’s right around league average. On the other hand, their penalty kill is ranked 12th overall, and they’ve successfully killed off 84.4 percent of all penalties.

With a .918 save percentage and 28.0 saves per game, Jacob Markstrom (5-7-3) has been the most dependable goalkeeper for the Nucks this year. If Vancouver chooses to rest him, however, it might roll with Thatcher Demko (4-2-2 record, .933 save percentage, 1.99 goals against average).

Nashville has lost 4.3 units for bettors taking the moneyline this year and is currently 9-8 straight up (SU). Through 17 regular season outings, 11 of its games have gone over the total, while six have gone under the total and none have pushed. As the road team this season, the Predators are 3-4 SU.

The Predators have converted on 19.7 percent of their power play opportunities this season, a figure that’s right around league average. On the other hand, its penalty kill unit is ranked 22nd overall and it’s successfully defended 79.3 percent of all opponent power plays.

Pekka Rinne (.912 save percentage and 2.46 goals against average) has been the primary option in goal for Nashville. Rinne is averaging 24.5 saves per game and has eight wins, three losses, and two OT losses to his credit.

Nashville Predators at Vancouver Canucks Betting Predictions

Prediction: SU Winner – Canucks, O/U – Over

Betting Notes

  • Over Vancouver’s last ten outings, six of them have been decided by two or more goals (the team is 4-2 in those games).
  • The Predators are 2-2 SU when they serve more penalty minutes than their opponent while the Canucks are 3-2 SU in games where they serve more minutes than their opponent.
  • Nashville is 0-2 in games decided by a shootout this season while Vancouver is 2-1 in shootouts.
  • The under has hit in three of Vancouver’s last five outings.
  • Nashville has averaged 6.6 giveaways over its last five home games, an improvement from its season average of 9.9 giveaways per game (the 12th-fewest in the NHL).
  • Vancouver has averaged 6.6 giveaways over its last five home games, an improvement from its season average of 8.6 giveaways per game (ranked 5th in the league).