Florida Panthers at Minnesota Wild NHL Picks & Predictions 1/2/2018
Tuesday, January 2, 2018
Xcel Energy Center
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The Florida Panthers head to Xcel Energy Center to take on the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday, January 2, 2018.
Florida has a record of 17-16-5 this year and away from home they have a record of 7-10-2-0. They are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They have tallied 108 goals and surrendered 121 goals for a point differential of -13. For the year they have an ATS mark of 17-21-0 and an over/under record of 18-20-0. Minnesota has a record of 20-16-3 including 12-4-2-0 on home ice this year. They are 5th in the Central Division. They've scored 110 goals and have given up 113 for a goal differential of -3. Their record against the spread is 20-19-0 while their over/under mark is 20-17-0.
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Valuable Florida Panthers Betting Trends
The Florida Panthers are 17-21-0 straight up this year
The Florida Panthers are 18-20-0 against the over/under this season
Important Minnesota Wild Betting Trends
The Minnesota Wild are 20-19-0 straight up this year
The Minnesota Wild are 20-17-0 against the over/under this season
Key Florida Panthers Injuries
12/30/17 D Ian McCoshen Upper Body is "?" Tuesday vs Minnesota
12/13/17 GO Roberto Luongo Lower Body IR (12/04)
Key Minnesota Wild Injuries
12/30/17 RW Nino Niederreiter Lower Body is "?" Tuesday vs Florida
10/24/17 LW Zach Parise Back IR (10/01)
Vincent Trocheck has scored 36 total points this year for the Panthers. He has 15 goals this season with 123 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 12%. He has a total of 21 assists on the year and averages 21.5 minutes played per contest. Jonathan Huberdeau averages 20.1 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 13% by tallying 13 goals on 103 attempts. He has 23 assists, giving him a total of 36 points on the year. James Reimer has 11 wins and 9 losses this season in goal for the Panthers. He has 784 shots against him and he's surrendered 68 goals. He's made 716 stops for a save percentage of 91%.
Jason Zucker has 27 total points this season for the Wild. He has 15 goals this year with 93 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 16%. He has a total of 12 assists on the year and averages 17.4 minutes played per contest. Eric Staal averages 18.4 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 13% by scoring 15 goals on 114 attempts. He has 18 assists, giving him a total of 33 points on the year. Alex Stalock has 7 wins and 8 losses this season in net for the Wild. He has 510 shots against him and he's given up 43 goals. He's made 467 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Panthers have 39 total points this year, which is 24th in the NHL. They've scored 108 goals while giving up 121 scores, which has them ranked 20th and 9th respectively. They have had 120 power play chances and scored 19 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 16%. That is 25th in the league. The Panthers have given up 122 power play opportunities and surrendered 23 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%, ranking them 16th when short-handed. They average 34 shots per contest and as a team shoot 8.32% for the year. They allow 35 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 91%, which is 15th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wild are 17th in the league with a total of 43 points this season. They have 23 power play goals on 120 chances for a percentage of 19%. That is 15th in the NHL. They've given up 154 power play opportunities and surrendered 25 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 84%, ranking 5th overall. As a team, the Wild are 17th with a total of 110 goals scored while they've given up 113 goals this season, ranking 14th in goals against. They average 29 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 9.70%. As a unit they give up 32 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 91%, putting them 16th overall in the NHL.
Florida is 18th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 49%, as they've attempted 2,232 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 2,322 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 49.5% as they have 1,745 attempts while they have given up 1,783 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 15th in the league. The Panthers start possessions in the offensive zone 45.9% of the time, which is 30th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 54.1% for the season. That is 2nd overall in the NHL. They have 1,249 face-off wins compared to 1,198 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 51%. That ranks them 10th in the league. On defense Florida has 772 hits and they have blocked 539 shots from the opposition, putting them 23rd overall.
The Wild start possessions in the offensive zone 47.5% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 52.5% for the year. That ranks them 26th and 4th respectively in the NHL. They have 1,180 face-off wins as opposed to 1,163 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 50.4%. That is 18th in the league. On defense Minnesota has 685 hits and they've blocked 636 attempts from opposing offenses, ranking them 2nd in blocked shots. Minnesota is ranked 31st in Corsi percentage with 45.4% as they've tried 1,994 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 2,396 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. Their Fenwick percentage is 28th in the NHL at 46.8%, as they have 1,548 shots while they've given up 1,760 attempts on defense.
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