Florida Panthers vs Boston Bruins Expert NHL Picks 11/12/2019
Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Sergei Bobrovsky and the Florida Panthers (8-4-5, 4th in the Atlantic Division) head to TD Garden on Tuesday where they'll meet the Boston Bruins (11-3-3, 1st in the Atlantic Division). The Bruins open this game at -170 while the Panthers are priced at +153. The total has been set at 6. The Panthers cover 40.0% of the time, having gone 6-9 SU. Boston is covering 64.7% of the time, going 11-6 straight up.
The Florida Panthers head into this game holding a record of 8 wins and 4 defeats, putting them at 4th in the Atlantic Division. So far this season, they have earned a total of 60 goals which has them ranked at 4th in the Eastern Conference and 6th in the league. Their goal differential is 0, putting them at 17th in the league. The Panthers currently have a total of 21 points, which has them ranked at 10th in the league and 6th in the conference. Regarding shots toward the net, they currently have a total of 596 which has them ranked at 2nd in the East and 6th in the league. As a team, Florida has a total of 231 hits which means they have an average of 13.6 per game. They currently have a total of 160 blocks for the season. In goal for Florida is Sergei Bobrovsky from Ogdensburg, New York. He is 31 years old and has been on the ice a total of 761 minutes defending the net this season. Bobrovsky is giving up an average of 3.39 goals per contest which has him placed 22nd in the East and 42nd among goalies in the NHL. During this season, he's surrendered 43 goals. He has a save % of .884 which has him placed 24th in the East.
The Florida Panthers were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 6 - 5 win over the New York Rangers in their previous game. The Panthers had a impressive offensive performance in the victory. While out there on the ice, they scored on 6 of the 35 shots they tried. Furthermore, they had 3 power play chances and were able to net 1 goal out of those chances. Florida earned a total of 13 penalty minutes while out there on the ice. The Corsi for the Panthers was 43 and the Corsi against was 38 giving them a Corsi percentage of 53.1%. Their Fenwick was 31 while the Fenwick against was 31, which tells us they had a rate of 50.0%. They won 29 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 10 attempts to control the puck. The offensive zone starts for them came in at 49.2% and they had a PDO of 106.2 in this one. Regarding their opponent, the New York Rangers tallied 34 shots. Their total at the end of the game was 11 penalty mins and they had 4 power play chances.
The Bruins are the team looking to add points to their total and for the season they sit with 11 victories and 3 defeats. When discussing goal differential, they are currently sitting 1st in the conference and 1st in the league with +19. They currently have a total of 60 goals for the year which has them ranked at 3rd in the conference. Boston has a team save % of .923 which currently has them sitting 2nd in the league, which means scoring chances may be limited. They have a team shooting percentage of 11.0% putting them at 3rd in the conference. In net for Boston is Tuukka Rask who is playing well this season by giving up only 1.99 goals per contest and that has him 2nd among Eastern Conference goaltenders and 2nd among goaltenders in the NHL. In the 603 minutes he's been on the ice this year, he's surrendered 20 goals. He has a save % of .933, which places him at 2nd among Eastern Conference goaltenders and 3rd among goaltenders in the NHL.
The Boston Bruins opposed the Philadelphia Flyers in a game where the Bruins ended up losing by a score of 3 - 2. For this matchup, Boston went home with a 52.6% Corsi rating. That percentage was had by earning a Corsi of 41 and the other team having a Corsi of 37. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 55.2% by notching a Fenwick of 32 and the Flyers having a 26 Fenwick. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game Boston had and it tells us that they didn't have their best game. They had a PDO at even strength of 102.0 and their percentage of oZS was 51.0%. The Bruins converted 2 goals of the 28 shots on goal they attempted. They had 2 power play opportunities in this game but didn't put one in the back of the net. Concerning the opposition, the Flyers had 2 power play opportunities but weren't able to put the puck in the net. Boston conceded 29 shots on goal and the Flyers had 4 minutes in the box.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take Boston (-170)
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