Vegas Golden Knights at Florida Panthers NHL Picks & Predictions 1/19/2018
Friday, January 19, 2018
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The Vegas Golden Knights travel to BB&T Center to play the Florida Panthers on Friday, January 19, 2018. The opening line for this game has the Golden Knights at +100 and the Panthers at -110.
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Vegas has a record of 29-11-3 this season and on the road they have a record of 11-9-1-1. They are 1st in the Pacific Division. They've scored 145 goals and given up 117 goals for a point differential of +28. For the season they have an ATS record of 29-14-0 and an over/under record of 23-18-0. Florida is 18-19-6 including 10-7-3-2 at home this season. They are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 122 goals and surrendered 141 for a goal differential of -19. Their record against the spread is 18-25-0 while their over/under record is 22-21-0.
Valuable Vegas Golden Knights Betting Trends
The Vegas Golden Knights are 29-14-0 straight up this year
The Vegas Golden Knights are 23-18-0 against the over/under this season
Important Florida Panthers Betting Trends
The Florida Panthers are 18-25-0 straight up this year
The Florida Panthers are 22-21-0 against the over/under this season
Key Vegas Golden Knights Injuries
10/31/17 GO Oscar Dansk Lower Body IR (10/30)
10/06/17 D Clayton Stoner Abdominal IR (10/02)
01/16/18 C Cody Eakin Undisclosed is "?" Thursday vs Tampa Bay
01/10/18 D Luca Sbisa Hand IR (01/10)
01/05/18 D Jon Merrill Undisclosed IR (01/04)
Key Florida Panthers Injuries
12/13/17 GO Roberto Luongo Lower Body IR (12/04)
David Perron has accumulated 34 total points this season for the Golden Knights. He has 9 goals this year with 62 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 15%. He has a total of 25 assists on the season and averages 17.8 minutes played per game. James Neal averages 17.6 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 15% by scoring 18 goals on 123 shots. He has 11 assists, giving him a total of 29 points on the season. Marc-Andre Fleury has 9 wins and 3 losses this season in net for the Golden Knights. He has 442 shots against him and he's given up 25 goals. He's made 417 saves for a save percentage of 94%.
Jonathan Huberdeau has scored 44 total points this year for the Panthers. He has 16 goals this season with 115 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 14%. He has a total of 28 assists on the season and averages 20.1 minutes played per game. Vincent Trocheck averages 21.7 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 11% by scoring 17 goals on 153 shots. He has 24 assists, giving him a total of 41 points on the season. James Reimer has 12 wins and 12 losses this year in goal for the Panthers. He has 935 shots against him and he's surrendered 84 goals. He's made 851 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Golden Knights have 61 total points this season, which ranks them 2nd in the NHL. They are 5th in the league in goals scored with 145 while they've given up 117 goals, ranking them 26th overall. They have had 141 power play opportunities and have scored 24 goals on those chances for a percentage of 17%. That is 23rd in the NHL. The Golden Knights have allowed 128 power play opportunities and have given up 23 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82%, putting them 13th in the league when short-handed. They average 33 shots per game and as a team shoot 10.25% for the season. They allow 31 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 91%. That puts them 16th in the league in stopping the puck.
Useful Team Statistics
The Panthers are 26th in the NHL with a total of 42 points this year. They have 21 power play goals on 132 opportunities for a percentage of 16%. That ranks them 25th in the league as a power play unit. They've allowed 134 power play opportunities and have given up 27 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 80%. That is 19th in the NHL. As a team, the Panthers are 25th in the league with 122 goals scored while they've given up 141 goals, which is 9th overall. They average 35 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 8.20%. As a team they give up 35 shots per game and have a save percentage of 91%. That is 19th in the NHL.
Vegas has a Corsi percentage of 51.5% as they've tried 2,630 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 2,477 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. That ranks them 10th in Corsi percentage. They are 10th in the NHL in Fenwick percentage with 52% as they have 1,957 shots while they've given up 1,805 attempts on defense. The Golden Knights start possessions in the offensive zone 51.7% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 48.3% for the year. That puts them 12th and 24th in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 1,331 face-off wins as opposed to 1,336 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 49.9%. That is 21st overall in the NHL. On defense Vegas has 831 hits and they've blocked 672 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 15th in the league.
The Panthers are 30th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 47.3% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 52.7% for the season, which is 2nd in the NHL. They have 1,424 face-off wins compared to 1,351 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 51.3%. That is 11th in the league. On defense Florida has 870 hits and they have blocked 602 shots from the opposition, which is 28th in the league. Florida is 14th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 49.7% as they've attempted 2,585 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 2,616 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 50% ranks 14th as they have 2,011 attempts while they have given up 2,014 shots on the defensive end.
Who will win tonight's Golden Knights/Panthers NHL game against the spread? Tony's Pick: Take Florida -110
Tony's Pick: Take Florida -110
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