Minnesota Wild vs. Florida Panthers - 12/3/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Game: Minnesota Wild vs Florida Panthers
Date: Tuesday, December 3, 2019
Location: BB&T Center in Sunrise, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Wild (+137) Panthers (-152)
Sergei Bobrovsky and the Florida Panthers (13-8-5, 2nd in the Atlantic Division) play the Minnesota Wild (12-11-4, 6th in the Central Division) at BB&T Center on Tuesday, December 3, 2019. The line on this game has the Wild priced at +137 and the Panthers are at -152. The over/under is set at 6. The Wild cover 42.3% of the time, having gone 11-15 SU. The Panthers cover 43.5% of the time, going 10-13 straight up.
The Minnesota Wild head into this game holding a record of 12 victories and 11 defeats, putting them at 6th in the Central Division. During the year thus far, they have racked up a total of 78 goals which has them at 8th in the West and 18th in the NHL. Their goal differential is -8, putting them at 23rd in the NHL. The Wild have compiled a total of 28 pts, which has them at 23rd in the NHL and 12th in the conference. Regarding shots on goal, they have compiled a total of 793 which has them at 14th in the Western Conference and 26th in the NHL. As a team, Minnesota has collected a total of 348 hits which means they are averaging 12.9 per game. They have compiled a total of 286 blocks for the year. Protecting the goal for Minnesota is Alex Stalock from St. Paul, Minnesota. He is 32 years old and has played a total of 810 minutes minding the net for the year. Khudobin is allowing an average of 2.67 GAA which has him ranked 9th in the West and 16th in the NHL among goalies. For the season, he's surrendered 36 goals. He has a save percentage of .912 which has him ranked 14th in the West.
The Minnesota Wild will head into their next game feeling good after earning a 3 - 2 victory against the Dallas Stars in their last game. The Wild had an average offensive performance in the victory. In this matchup, they converted 3 of the 29 shots they put on goal. They also had 3 power play attempts and scored 2 goals out of those chances. Minnesota ended up with 6 penalty minutes in this outing. The Corsi for the Wild sat at 31 and the Corsi against was 32 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 49.2%. Their Fenwick sat at 21 while the Fenwick against sat at 18, which tells us they had a Fenwick percentage of 53.8%. They took 21 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 15 tries to control the puck. The offensive zone starts for them were rated at 41.8% and they had a PDO at even strength of 92.3 for this one. With regard to the opposition's stats, the Dallas Stars racked up 28 shots. They had a total of 6 penalty mins and they notched 3 power play attempts.
The Panthers will be on the other side of the ice and for the campaign they sit with 13 victories and 8 losses. in respect to goal differential, they are currently ranked 9th in the Eastern Conference and 16th in the league with +1. They have compiled a total of 91 goals for the year which ranks 5th in the conference. Florida has a save % as a team of .886 which currently has them ranked 28th in the league, which means scoring chances could be plentiful if they attack the goal. They are shooting 10.3% ranking them 5th in the Eastern Conference. In net for Florida is Sergei Bobrovsky who is having a bad year by giving up 3.48 GAA and that has him ranked 23rd in the East and 48th in the NHL among goalies. In the 1,156 minutes he has been on the ice, he's surrendered 67 goals. He holds a save percentage of .884, which has him ranked 24th in the East and 49th in the NHL among goalies.
The Florida Panthers opposed the Nashville Predators in a matchup where the Panthers took home the win by a final score of 3 - 0. For this game, Florida earned a 53.8% Corsi rating. They got there by having a Corsi of 43 and the team opposite of them having a Corsi of 37. Their Fenwick rate was 56.1% by notching a Fenwick of 32 and the Predators having earned a 25 Fenwick at even strength. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that Florida had and you could say that they played like a middle of the road team. Their PDO at even strength was 114.3 and their percentage of oZS was 30.9%. The Panthers notched 3 goals out of the 28 shots on goal they attempted. They had 4 power play opportunities in this game but weren't able to put one in the back of the net. In discussing the opposition, the Predators had 4 power play chances but weren't able to put the puck in the net. Florida gave up 27 shots on goal and the Predators had 8 minutes in the box.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Minnesota (+137)
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