Florida Panthers at San Jose Sharks Expert NHL Picks 3/14/2019
Thursday, March 14, 2019
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The Florida Panthers head to SAP Center to take on the San Jose Sharks on Thursday, March 14, 2019. The opening line for this contest has the Panthers at +206 and the Sharks at -234.
Florida has a record of 30-27-12 this year. They are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They've tallied 221 goals and surrendered 228 goals for a point differential of -7. For the year they have an ATS mark of 30-39-0 and an over/under record of 38-24-0. San Jose has a record of 43-19-8 this season. They are 1st in the Pacific Division. They have scored 254 goals and given up 211 for a goal differential of +43. Their record against the spread is 42-27-0 while their over/under mark is 39-28-0.
Valuable Florida Panthers Betting Trends
The Florida Panthers are 30-39-0 straight up this year
The Florida Panthers are 38-24-0 against the over/under this season
Important San Jose Sharks Betting Trends
The San Jose Sharks are 42-27-0 straight up this year
The San Jose Sharks are 39-28-0 against the over/under this season
Key Florida Panthers Injuries
10/23/18 C Derek MacKenzie Shoulder is out for season
03/12/19 C Denis Malgin Undisclosed is questionable Thursday vs San Jose
02/23/19 C Colton Sceviour Wrist is out indefinitely
Key San Jose Sharks Injuries
03/12/19 LW Evander Kane Personal is questionable Thursday vs Florida
02/28/19 D Erik Karlsson Groin is out indefinitely
Aleksander Barkov has scored 77 total points this year for the Panthers. He has 30 goals this season with 178 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 17%. He has a total of 47 assists on the year and averages 22.6 minutes played per contest. Evgenii Dadonov averages 18.4 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 13% by tallying 22 goals on 168 attempts. He has 32 assists, giving him a total of 54 points on the year. Roberto Luongo has 14 wins and 15 losses this season in goal for the Panthers. He has 1,020 shots against him and he's surrendered 105 goals. He's made 915 stops for a save percentage of 90%.
Brent Burns has 73 total points this season for the Sharks. He has 13 goals this year with 259 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 5%. He has a total of 60 assists on the year and averages 24.9 minutes played per contest. Logan Couture averages 18.7 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 14% by scoring 24 goals on 172 attempts. He has 38 assists, giving him a total of 62 points on the year. Martin Jones has 34 wins and 13 losses this season in net for the Sharks. He has 1,470 shots against him and he's given up 147 goals. He's made 1,323 saves for a save percentage of 90%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Panthers have 72 total points this year, which is 20th in the NHL. They've scored 221 goals while giving up 228 scores, which has them ranked 10th and 5th respectively. They have had 236 power play chances and scored 64 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 27%. That is 2nd in the league. The Panthers have given up 195 power play opportunities and surrendered 37 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%, ranking them 10th when short-handed. They average 33 shots per contest and as a team shoot 9.63% for the year. They allow 31 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 89%, which is 31st in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Sharks are 2nd in the league with a total of 94 points this season. They have 50 power play goals on 201 chances for a percentage of 25%. That is 6th in the NHL. They've given up 200 power play opportunities and surrendered 38 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%, ranking 11th overall. As a team, the Sharks are 2nd with a total of 254 goals scored while they've given up 211 goals this season, ranking 16th in goals against. They average 34 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 10.80%. As a unit they give up 28 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 89%, putting them 29th overall in the NHL.
Florida is 11th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 50.9%, as they've attempted 4,020 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 3,885 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 51.3% as they have 3,094 attempts while they have given up 2,939 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 10th in the league. The Panthers start possessions in the offensive zone 51.8% of the time, which is 12th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 48.2% for the season. That is 20th overall in the NHL. They have 2,134 face-off wins compared to 2,160 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 49.7%. That ranks them 19th in the league. On defense Florida has 1,584 hits and they have blocked 946 shots from the opposition, putting them 22nd overall.
The Sharks are 5th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 53.8% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 46.2% for the season, which is 27th in the NHL. They have 2,058 face-off wins compared to 1,999 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 50.7%. That is 11th in the league. On defense San Jose has 1,289 hits and they have blocked 941 shots from the opposition, which is 23rd in the league. San Jose is 3rd in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 53.7% as they've attempted 4,313 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 3,716 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 54.2% ranks 3rd as they have 3,283 attempts while they have given up 2,775 shots on the defensive end.
Who will win tonight's Panthers/Sharks NHL game against the spread? Josh's Pick: Take Florida +206
Josh's Pick: Take Florida +206
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