Florida Panthers at Boston Bruins NHL Picks & Predictions 3/31/2018
Saturday, March 31, 2018
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The Florida Panthers travel to TD Garden to play the Boston Bruins on Saturday, March 31, 2018. The opening line for this game has the Panthers at +144 and the Bruins at -160.
Florida has a record of 39-29-8 this season and on the road they have a record of 16-18-5-1. They are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 231 goals and given up 231 goals for a point differential of 0. For the season they have an ATS record of 39-37-0 and an over/under record of 38-37-0. Boston has a record of 48-17-11 including 26-7-5-0 at home this season. They are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 253 goals and surrendered 196 for a goal differential of +57. Their record against the spread is 48-28-0 while their over/under record is 34-40-0.
Valuable Florida Panthers Betting Trends
The Florida Panthers are 39-37-0 straight up this year
The Florida Panthers are 38-37-0 against the over/under this season
Important Boston Bruins Betting Trends
The Boston Bruins are 48-28-0 straight up this year
The Boston Bruins are 34-40-0 against the over/under this season
Key Florida Panthers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Boston Bruins Injuries
03/29/18 C Sean Kuraly Upper Body is "?" Saturday vs Florida
03/29/18 D Zdeno Chara Upper Body is "?" Saturday vs Florida
03/29/18 LW Rick Nash Upper Body is "?" Saturday vs Florida
03/18/18 LW Jake DeBrusk Upper Body is out indefinitely
03/06/18 D Charlie McAvoy Lower Body is out indefinitely
02/01/18 LW Anders Bjork Shoulder IR (01/30)
Roberto Luongo has 15 wins and 11 losses this season in net for the Panthers. He has 1,023 shots against him and he's given up 76 goals. He's made 947 saves for a save percentage of 93%. Vincent Trocheck has accumulated 70 total points this season for the Panthers. He has 30 goals this year with 260 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 12%. He has a total of 40 assists on the season and averages 21.4 minutes played per game. Jonathan Huberdeau averages 19.3 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 13% by scoring 25 goals on 188 shots. He has 42 assists, giving him a total of 67 points on the season.
David Pastrnak has scored 76 total points this year for the Bruins. He has 32 goals this season with 223 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 14%. He has a total of 44 assists on the season and averages 17.9 minutes played per game. Tuukka Rask has 33 wins and 11 losses this year in goal for the Bruins. He has 1,385 shots against him and he's surrendered 113 goals. He's made 1,272 saves for a save percentage of 92%. Brad Marchand averages 19.8 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 20% by scoring 34 goals on 168 shots. He has 50 assists, giving him a total of 84 points on the season.
Useful Team Statistics
The Panthers have allowed 217 power play opportunities and have given up 41 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81% this year. That is 13th in the NHL. They average 35 shots per game and as a team shoot 8.77% for the season. They allow 34 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 91%, which is ranked 10th in the league. The Panthers has 86 total points this season, ranking 19th in the NHL in offense. They are 15th in the league with 231 goals while they've given up 231 goals, which is 16th overall. They have had 236 power play opportunities and scored 45 goals on those chances for a percentage of 19%. That is 20th in the NHL.
Useful Team Statistics
As a team, the Bruins are 6th with 253 goals scored while they are 29th in the NHL with 196 goals allowed this year. They average 33 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 10.15%. They give up 29 shots per game and have a save percentage of 91%, putting them in 8th place in the league. The Bruins have a total of 107 points this year, which is 2nd in the NHL. They have 56 power play goals on 243 opportunities for a percentage of 23%. That ranks their power play unit 5th. They've allowed 231 power play opportunities and have given up 40 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 83%, which is 8th overall.
Florida has a Corsi percentage of 50.2% as they've tried 4,610 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 4,582 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. That ranks them 15th in Corsi percentage. They are 11th in the NHL in Fenwick percentage with 50.6% as they have 3,587 shots while they've given up 3,499 attempts on defense. The Panthers 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 28th and 4th in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 2,473 face-off wins as opposed to 2,373 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 51%. That is 10th overall in the NHL. On defense Florida has 1,527 hits and they've blocked 1,083 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 24th in the league.
The Bruins are 3rd in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 54.8% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 45.2% for the season, which is 29th in the NHL. They have 2,388 face-off wins compared to 2,328 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 50.6%. That is 9th in the league. On defense Boston has 1,808 hits and they have blocked 1,012 shots from the opposition, which is 30th in the league. Boston is 2nd in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 52.6% as they've attempted 4,551 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 4,096 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 52.8% ranks 2nd as they have 3,443 attempts while they have given up 3,084 shots on the defensive end.
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