Florida Panthers at Boston Bruins NHL Picks & Predictions 4/8/2018
Sunday, April 8, 2018
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The Florida Panthers travel to TD Garden to play the Boston Bruins on Sunday, April 8, 2018. The opening line for this game has the Panthers at +175 and the Bruins at -222.
Florida has a record of 42-30-8 this season and on the road they have a record of 16-19-5-1. They are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 240 goals and given up 241 goals for a point differential of -1. For the season they have an ATS record of 42-38-0 and an over/under record of 38-40-0. Boston is 49-19-12 including 27-7-5-0 at home this season. They are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 263 goals and surrendered 208 for a goal differential of +55. Their record against the spread is 49-31-0 while their over/under record is 35-42-0.
Valuable Florida Panthers Betting Trends
The Florida Panthers are 42-38-0 straight up this year
The Florida Panthers are 38-40-0 against the over/under this season
Important Boston Bruins Betting Trends
The Boston Bruins are 49-31-0 straight up this year
The Boston Bruins are 35-42-0 against the over/under this season
Key Florida Panthers Injuries
04/05/18 C Aleksander Barkov Lower Body left last game, is "?" Saturday vs Buffalo
Key Boston Bruins Injuries
04/07/18 C Tommy Wingels Hand is "?" Saturday vs Ottawa
04/05/18 C Riley Nash Upper Body is "?" Saturday vs Ottawa
04/05/18 C Sean Kuraly Upper Body is "?" Saturday vs Ottawa
04/05/18 LW Rick Nash Upper Body is "?" Saturday vs Ottawa
04/01/18 D Brandon Carlo Lower Body is out indefinitely
02/01/18 LW Anders Bjork Shoulder IR (01/30)
Vincent Trocheck has accumulated 73 total points this season for the Panthers. He has 30 goals this year with 281 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 11%. He has a total of 43 assists on the season and averages 21.3 minutes played per game. Jonathan Huberdeau averages 19.2 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 13% by scoring 26 goals on 199 shots. He has 42 assists, giving him a total of 68 points on the season. Roberto Luongo has 18 wins and 11 losses this season in net for the Panthers. He has 1,135 shots against him and he's given up 81 goals. He's made 1,054 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
David Pastrnak has scored 78 total points this year for the Bruins. He has 33 goals this season with 236 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 14%. He has a total of 45 assists on the season and averages 18 minutes played per game. Brad Marchand averages 19.7 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 19% by scoring 34 goals on 177 shots. He has 51 assists, giving him a total of 85 points on the season. Tuukka Rask has 34 wins and 13 losses this year in goal for the Bruins. He has 1,487 shots against him and he's surrendered 121 goals. He's made 1,366 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Panthers have 92 total points this season, which ranks them 18th in the NHL. They are 16th in the league in goals scored with 240 while they've given up 241 goals, ranking them 15th overall. They have had 243 power play opportunities and have scored 46 goals on those chances for a percentage of 19%. That is 20th in the NHL. The Panthers have allowed 220 power play opportunities and have given up 43 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 80%, putting them 15th in the league when short-handed. They average 35 shots per game and as a team shoot 8.67% for the season. They allow 34 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 91%. That puts them 6th in the league in stopping the puck.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bruins are 4th in the NHL with a total of 110 points this year. They have 59 power play goals on 250 opportunities for a percentage of 24%. That ranks them 4th in the league as a power play unit. They've allowed 240 power play opportunities and have given up 40 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 83%. That is 4th in the NHL. As a team, the Bruins are 6th in the league with 263 goals scored while they've given up 208 goals, which is 30th overall. They average 33 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 10.02%. As a team they give up 29 shots per game and have a save percentage of 91%. That is 7th in the NHL.
Florida has a Corsi percentage of 50.2% as they've tried 4,848 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 4,817 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. That ranks them 15th in Corsi percentage. They are 12th in the NHL in Fenwick percentage with 50.6% as they have 3,779 shots while they've given up 3,685 attempts on defense. The Panthers start possessions in the offensive zone 47.8% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 52.2% for the year. That puts them 29th and 5th in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 2,600 face-off wins as opposed to 2,510 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 50.9%. That is 10th overall in the NHL. On defense Florida has 1,632 hits and they've blocked 1,132 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 25th 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 2,508 face-off wins compared to 2,455 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 50.5%. That is 9th in the league. On defense Boston has 1,880 hits and they have blocked 1,061 shots from the opposition, which is 30th in the league. Boston is 2nd in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 52.5% as they've attempted 4,777 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 4,323 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 52.7% ranks 2nd as they have 3,629 attempts while they have given up 3,262 shots on the defensive end.
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