Nashville Predators vs Florida Panthers NHL Game Picks 11/30/2019
Game: Nashville Predators vs Florida Panthers
Date: Saturday, November 30, 2019
Location: BB&T Center in Sunrise, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Predators (+111) Panthers (-123)
Pekka Rinne and the Nashville Predators (11-9-4, 5th in the Central Division) travel to BB&T Center on Saturday where they'll take on the Florida Panthers (12-8-5, 2nd in the Atlantic Division). The Panthers open this game at -123 while the Predators are priced at +111. The total is set at 6.5. The Predators are covering 43.5% of the time, having gone 10-13 SU. The Panthers are covering 40.9% of the time, going 9-13 straight up.
The Nashville Predators head into this game holding a record of 11 victories and 9 losses, ranking them 5th in the Central Division. During the season thus far, they have converted a total of 83 goals which puts them at 3rd in the Western Conference and 10th in the league. Their goal differential is +3, ranking them 15th in the league. The Predators currently have a total of 26 pts, which puts them at 23rd in the league and 11th in the conference. Regarding shots on goal, they currently have a total of 827 which puts them at 5th in the Western Conference and 11th in the league. As a team, Nashville has earned a total of 301 hits which means they have an average of 12.5 per game. They currently have a total of 235 blocks for this season. The man between the pipes for Nashville is Pekka Rinne from Kempele, Finland. He is 37 years old and has been on the ice a total of 764 minutes in net for the campaign. Rinne is allowing 3.06 goals per game which has him ranked 18th among West goalies and 34th among goaltenders in the NHL. For the year, he's surrendered 39 goals. He's earned a save percentage of .889 which has him ranked 22nd among West goalies.
The Nashville Predators will look to clean up some issues after taking a 4 - 3 defeat against the Vegas Golden Knights their last time out. The Predators offense didn't overly impress in this loss. For this outing, they netted 3 out of the 34 shots they looked to score on. In addition, they had 2 power play chances but weren't able to notch a goal in these power play chances. Nashville earned 4 penalty minutes in their game. The Corsi for the Predators was 46 and the Corsi against was 41 giving them a Corsi percentage of 52.9%. Their Fenwick sat at 36 while the Fenwick against was 30, which earned them a Fenwick percentage of 54.5%. They earned 27 face-off wins at even strength and lost 25 attempts to control the puck. Their starts in the offensive zone were rated at 48.9% and they had a PDO at even strength of 94.0 for this game. In terms of their opponent's stats, the Vegas Golden Knights racked up 30 shots. Their total at the end of the game was 4 penalty minutes and they had 2 power play chances.
The Panthers will be the team on the other side of the ice and for the current year they have 12 wins and 8 defeats. With regard to goal differential, they rank 9th in the East and 18th in the NHL with -2. They currently have a total of 88 goals for the year which is 3rd in the East. Florida has a team save % of .882 which currently has them ranked 30th in the NHL, which means scoring chances could be plentiful if they attack the goal. They have a shooting percentage of 10.3% putting them at 5th in the conference. In goal for Florida is Sergei Bobrovsky who is having a rough season by surrendering 3.48 goals per contest and that ranks him 23rd in the East and 48th in the NHL among goaltenders. In the 1,156 mins he's played this season, he's given up 67 goals. He has a save percentage of .884, which has him ranking 24th in the East and 49th in the NHL among goaltenders.
The Florida Panthers faced the Washington Capitals in a matchup where the Panthers went home in defeat by a score of 4 - 3. In their game, Florida wound up with a 57.3% Corsi rating. They ended up with that by earning a Corsi of 47 while the opposition had a Corsi of 35. Their Fenwick rate was 61.1% by earning a Fenwick of 33 and the Capitals earning a 21 Fenwick. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Florida had and we'd say they played an average game. They had a PDO of 87.0 and they earned an oZS percentage of 82.3%. The Panthers netted 3 goals out of the 40 shots on goal they took. They had 3 power play chances in this one but were not able to net one. Concerning their opponent, the Capitals had 2 power play opportunities but didn't tally a goal. Florida gave up 20 shots on goal and the Capitals ended up with a total of 8 minutes in the box.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take Florida (-123)
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