Florida Panthers vs Vancouver Canucks NHL Betting Tips 10/28/2019
Monday, October 28, 2019
Rogers Arena is the venue where Jacob Markstrom and the Vancouver Canucks (6-3-1, 5th in the Pacific Division) will take on the Florida Panthers (4-2-4, 6th in the Atlantic Division) on Monday. The Panthers open this contest at +113 while the Canucks are priced at -125. The total has been set at 6.5. The Panthers are covering 33.3% of the time, having gone 3-6 SU. The Canucks are covering 50.0% of the time, going 4-4 straight up.
The Florida Panthers head into this game holding a record of 4 wins and 2 defeats, putting them at 6th in the Atlantic Division. So far this year, they have converted a total of 34 goals which is good for 7th in the East and 10th in the NHL. Their goal differential is -2, putting them at 18th in the NHL. The Panthers have a total of 12 points, which is good for 18th in the NHL and 9th in the conference. When looking at shots toward the net, they have a total of 348 which is good for 8th in the conference and 14th in the NHL. As a team, Florida currently has a total of 154 hits which means they are averaging 15.4 per game. They have a total of 103 blocks for the season. The man in the crease for Florida is Sergei Bobrovsky from Ogdensburg, New York. He is 31 years old and has been on the ice a total of 449 mins defending the net this year. Bobrovsky is conceding 3.87 goals against average which has him sitting 24th among East goaltenders and 43rd in the NHL. For the year, he has allowed 29 goals. He's earned a save percentage of .869 which has him sitting 27th among East goaltenders.
The Florida Panthers were on the losing side of the ice with a 6 - 5 loss against the Calgary Flames the last time they stepped on the ice. The Panthers had a good offensive performance in this defeat. While out there on the ice, they earned a goal on 5 of the 23 shots they looked to score on. In addition, they had 2 power play chances but weren't able to score. Florida had a total of 11 penalty minutes in this game. The Corsi for the Panthers sat at 40 and the Corsi against was 39 which tells us they had a Corsi percentage of 50.6%. Their Fenwick was 32 while the Fenwick against sat at 26, which means they earned a Fenwick percentage of 55.2%. They earned 18 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 31 of all total face-offs. The offensive zone starts for them were rated at 70.7% and they had a PDO of 100.5 in this one. In discussing stats from the opponent, the Calgary Flames earned a total of 24 shots. Their total at the end of the game was 9 minutes in the box and they earned a total of 3 power play chances.
The Canucks will be looking to add points to their total and for the year they have 6 wins and 3 losses. In connection with goal differential, they are sitting 3rd in the West and 6th in the league with +9. They have a total of 33 goals for the season which has them at 6th in the Western Conference. Vancouver has a team save percentage of .923 which currently has them sitting 7th in the league, which means scoring chances may be limited. They have a team shooting percentage of 10.2% which is good for 5th in the Western Conference. In net for Vancouver is Jacob Markstrom who is having an average season by giving up 2.53 goals per game and that has him ranked 11th among West goaltenders and 18th among goalies in the NHL. In the 427 mins he's been on the ice, he has allowed 18 goals. His save % is .920, which places him at 11th among West goaltenders and 18th among goalies in the NHL.
The Vancouver Canucks went up against the Washington Capitals in a matchup where the Canucks ended up losing by a mark of 6 - 5. In this matchup, Vancouver earned a 46.1% Corsi rating. They earned that percentage by having a Corsi of 41 and their opponent having a Corsi of 48. Their Fenwick percentage was 45.0% by notching a Fenwick of 27 and the Capitals finishing with a 33 Fenwick at even strength. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game Vancouver played and it tells us that they played really well in this game. They had a PDO at even strength of 99.8 and they earned an oZS percentage of 43.8%. The Canucks converted 5 goals of the 34 shots on goal they attempted. They had 5 power play opportunities in this one and were able to convert 1 out of those opportunities. As for their opponent, the Capitals had 2 power play opportunities but weren't able to take advantage of it. Vancouver allowed 29 shots on goal and the Capitals racked up a total of 10 minutes in the box.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take Florida (+113) and over 2.5 total goals
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