Florida Panthers vs Nashville Predators Expert NHL Picks Against the Spread 10/19/2019
Saturday, October 19, 2019
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Pekka Rinne and the Nashville Predators (4-3-0, 3rd in the Central Division) play the Florida Panthers (2-2-2, 7th in the Atlantic Division) at Bridgestone Arena on Saturday, October 19, 2019. The Panthers open this game at +149 while the Predators are coming in at -165. The O/U is set at 5.5. The Panthers cover 33.3% of the time, having gone 2-4 SU. Nashville covers 57.1% of the time, going 4-3 straight up.
The Florida Panthers came out of this game feeling pretty good about themselves with a 6 - 4 victory against the New Jersey Devils in their last game. The Panthers had a good offensive output in this win. In this game, they finished 6 out of the 34 shots they looked to score on. Additionally, they had 5 power play attempts and were able to notch 1 goal out of those opportunities. Florida racked up 6 penalty mins in this game. The Corsi for the Panthers sat at 33 and the Corsi against was 25 giving them a Corsi percentage of 56.9%. Their Fenwick sat at 27 and the Fenwick against was 17, which means they had a Fenwick percentage of 61.4%. They won 19 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 19 of the face-offs. The offensive zone starts for them were rated at 63.2% and they had a PDO of 98.3 in this one. With regard to the opposition's stats, the New Jersey Devils racked up 21 shots. They finished with 10 minutes in the box and they earned a total of 3 power play opportunities.
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The Panthers have 6 total points this season, which ranks them 20th in the NHL. They are 18th in the league in goals scored with 19 while they've given up 22 goals, ranking them 13th overall. They have had 23 power play opportunities and have scored 5 goals on those chances for a percentage of 22%. That is 15th in the NHL. The Panthers have allowed 15 power play opportunities and have given up 2 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 87%, putting them 6th in the league when short-handed. They average 38 shots per game and as a team shoot 8.30% for the season. They allow 30 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 88%. That puts them 27th in the league in stopping the puck.
The Nashville Predators faced the Arizona Coyotes in a game where the Predators took a loss by a final score of 5 - 2. In this game, Nashville went home with a 45.3% Corsi rating. They ended up with that by earning a Corsi of 29 while the opposition had a Corsi of 35. Their Fenwick rate came in at 44.4% by notching a Fenwick of 20 and the Coyotes having earned a 25 Fenwick at even strength. These Corsi statistics are telling of the type of game that Nashville had and it could be said that this team has had better games. Their PDO was 107.1 and they earned an oZS percentage of 45.4%. The Predators notched 2 goals out of the 25 shots on goal they attempted. They had 3 power play opportunities in this game but weren't able to put one in the back of the net. Regarding the opposition, the Coyotes had 6 power play opportunities and went on to score 3 goals of those attempts. Nashville gave way to 32 shots on goal and the Coyotes racked up 8 penalty mins.
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The Predators are 16th in the NHL with a total of 8 points this year. They have 5 power play goals on 25 opportunities for a percentage of 20%. That ranks them 19th in the league as a power play unit. They've allowed 24 power play opportunities and have given up 8 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 67%. That is 28th in the NHL. As a team, the Predators are 2nd in the league with 30 goals scored while they've given up 28 goals, which is 5th overall. They average 33 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 12.88%. As a team they give up 31 shots per game and have a save percentage of 87%. That is 28th in the NHL.
Florida is 8th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 52.2%, as they've attempted 237 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 217 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 53% as they have 177 attempts while they have given up 157 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 7th in the league. The Panthers start possessions in the offensive zone 57.7% of the time, which is 3rd in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 42.3% for the season. That is 29th overall in the NHL. They have 125 face-off wins compared to 143 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 46.6%. That ranks them 27th in the league. On defense Florida has 98 hits and they have blocked 60 shots from the opposition, putting them 26th overall.
The Predators are 17th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 49.9% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 50.1% for the season, which is 15th in the NHL. They have 167 face-off wins compared to 168 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 49.9%. That is 18th in the league. On defense Nashville has 92 hits and they have blocked 74 shots from the opposition, which is 13th in the league. Nashville is 12th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 51.5% as they've attempted 284 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 267 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 53.2% ranks 5th as they have 219 attempts while they have given up 193 shots on the defensive end.
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