Nashville Predators at Pittsburgh Penguins - 4/10/22 NHL Picks and Prediction
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Pittsburgh Penguins (41-22-10) vs Nashville Predators (41-25-4)
Game Info: Sunday, April 10, 2022 at 4:00 pm (PPG Paints Arena)
Betting Odds: Pittsburgh Penguins +105 / Nashville Predators +200 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Pittsburgh Penguins host the Nashville Predators in Sunday NHL Action.
The Nashville Predators come into this road contest with an overall record of 41-25-4. Through 70 games, the Predators are 4th in the Central Division. On the season, they have found the net 233 times, good for a rank of 11th among NHL teams. Heading into the game, Nashville is the 8th ranked defensive team, allowing opponents to score at an average rate of 2.87 goals per game. So far, the Predators have a strength of schedule rating of 27th in the league. When diving into their opponent-adjusted scoring margin, they come into this game as the 12th ranked team in the NHL.
The Pittsburgh Penguins get set to host the Nashville Predators with an overall record of 41-21-10. This mark places them 3rd in the Metropolitan division. Through 72 games, the Penguins have scored 237 goals, giving them an average of 3.25. This output gives them a rank of 9th among NHL teams. On defense, Pittsburgh is the 6th ranked unit, giving up 2.65 goals per contest. So far, the Penguins have played the 25th toughest schedule in the league. And, when taking into account Pittsburgh's scoring margin relative to the quality of their competition, they come in with a power ranking of 8th in the NHL.
Coming into this game, the Nashville Predators leader in points is Roman Josi. In his team's 70 games, he has come up with 19 goals and 68 assists. He has scored his goals on a shooting percentage of 8.0%. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of +24.0. The team's top overall goal scorer is Filip Forsberg. Of his 38 goals, 18.0% have come during power play time. Nashville's top goalie is Juuse Saros, who is giving up an average of 2.55 goals per game. In his 59 games played, he has turned in 37 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.
Through 72 games, Pittsburgh's leading goal scorer is Jake Guentzel. With his 33 goals and 37 assists, he is the second in overall points, coming in at 70. On the season, he is turning 14.3% of his shots into goals. In addition, the Penguins have benefited from the strong play of Sidney Crosby, who is the team's overall leader in points. In Pittsburgh's 72 games, he has come up with 26 goals on a shooting percentage of 14.9%. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of +13.0. Pittsburgh's top goalie is Tristan Jarry, who is giving up an average of 2.38 goals per game. In his 56 games played, he has turned in 34 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.
In Nashville's 70 games, the over has hit in over half of their games, going 42-29. So far, taking the over when the Predators are playing away from home, has been a good bet with an over-under record of 27-10. On the season, 60.0% of Nashville's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 53.0% of the scoring from the Predators. In Pittsburgh's 72 games, the over has hit in over half of their games, going 36-36-1. So far, taking the over when the Penguins are playing at home has been a good bet with an over-under record of 21-15. On the season, 56.0% of Pittsburgh's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 56% of the scoring coming from the Penguins. With a line set at 5.5 goals, look for the Predators and Penguins to surpass this number, in what should be a higher scoring game than expected.
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