Minnesota Wild at Florida Panthers NHL Picks & Predictions 12/22/2017
Friday, December 22, 2017
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The Minnesota Wild head to BB&T Center to take on the Florida Panthers on Friday, December 22, 2017. The opening line for this contest has the Wild at +109 and the Panthers at -120.
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Minnesota has a record of 18-13-3 this year and away from home they have a record of 8-9-1-1. They are 5th in the Central Division. They have tallied 100 goals and surrendered 99 goals for a point differential of +1. For the year they have an ATS mark of 18-16-0 and an over/under record of 17-15-0. Florida has a record of 13-16-5 including 6-6-3-2 on home ice this year. They are 6th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 98 goals and have given up 117 for a goal differential of -19. Their record against the spread is 13-21-0 while their over/under mark is 17-17-0.
Valuable Minnesota Wild Betting Trends
The Minnesota Wild are 18-16-0 straight up this year
The Minnesota Wild are 17-15-0 against the over/under this season
Important Florida Panthers Betting Trends
The Florida Panthers are 13-21-0 straight up this year
The Florida Panthers are 17-17-0 against the over/under this season
Key Minnesota Wild Injuries
12/14/17 GO Devan Dubnyk Lower Body is out indefinitely
10/24/17 LW Zach Parise Back IR (10/01)
Key Florida Panthers Injuries
12/13/17 GO Roberto Luongo Lower Body IR (12/04)
Jason Zucker has scored 25 total points this year for the Wild. He has 14 goals this season with 78 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 18%. He has a total of 11 assists on the year and averages 17.4 minutes played per contest. Eric Staal averages 18.4 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 13% by tallying 14 goals on 105 attempts. He has 17 assists, giving him a total of 31 points on the year. Alex Stalock has 6 wins and 5 losses this season in goal for the Wild. He has 393 shots against him and he's surrendered 34 goals. He's made 359 stops for a save percentage of 91%.
Vincent Trocheck has 34 total points this season for the Panthers. He has 13 goals this year with 111 shots on goal, 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 20.2 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 10% by scoring 9 goals on 91 attempts. He has 23 assists, giving him a total of 32 points on the year. James Reimer has 7 wins and 9 losses this season in net for the Panthers. He has 646 shots against him and he's given up 64 goals. He's made 582 saves for a save percentage of 90%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wild have 39 total points this year, which is 16th in the NHL. They've scored 100 goals while giving up 99 scores, which has them ranked 18th and 19th respectively. They have had 98 power play chances and scored 20 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 20%. That is 12th in the league. The Wild have given up 133 power play opportunities and surrendered 22 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 83%, ranking them 7th when short-handed. They average 29 shots per contest and as a team shoot 10.17% for the year. They allow 32 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 91%, which is 12th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Panthers are 28th in the league with a total of 31 points this season. They have 19 power play goals on 107 chances for a percentage of 18%. That is 20th in the NHL. They've given up 111 power play opportunities and surrendered 22 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 80%, ranking 19th overall. As a team, the Panthers are 20th with a total of 98 goals scored while they've given up 117 goals this season, ranking 3rd in goals against. They average 34 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 8.40%. As a unit they give up 35 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 91%, putting them 18th overall in the NHL.
Minnesota has a Corsi percentage of 45.8% as they've tried 1,752 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 2,073 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. That ranks them 31st in Corsi percentage. They are 28th in the NHL in Fenwick percentage with 47.2% as they have 1,358 shots while they've given up 1,518 attempts on defense. The Wild start possessions in the offensive zone 47.9% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 52.1% for the year. That puts them 26th and 6th in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 1,009 face-off wins as opposed to 1,016 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 49.8%. That is 18th overall in the NHL. On defense Minnesota has 619 hits and they've blocked 555 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 2nd in the league.
The Panthers start possessions in the offensive zone 46.3% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 53.7% for the year. That ranks them 28th and 3rd respectively in the NHL. They have 1,123 face-off wins as opposed to 1,071 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 51.2%. That is 11th in the league. On defense Florida has 685 hits and they've blocked 493 attempts from opposing offenses, ranking them 21st in blocked shots. Florida is ranked 17th in Corsi percentage with 48.8% as they've tried 1,996 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 2,096 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. Their Fenwick percentage is 18th in the NHL at 49.4%, as they have 1,568 shots while they've given up 1,603 attempts on defense.
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