Florida Panthers vs Anaheim Ducks Predictions, NHL Picks 2/19/2020
Game: Florida Panthers vs Anaheim Ducks
Date: Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Location: Honda Center in Anaheim, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Panthers (-126) Ducks (+114)
John Gibson and the Anaheim Ducks (24-28-7, 7th in the Pacific Division) host the Florida Panthers (31-22-6, 4th in the Atlantic Division) at Honda Center on Wednesday, February 19, 2020. The Ducks open this matchup at +114 while the Panthers are priced at -126. The O/U is set at 6. The Panthers are covering 50.0% of the time, having gone 28-28 SU. The Ducks are covering 35.2% of the time, going 19-35 straight up.
The Florida Panthers head into this game with a record of 31 victories and 22 defeats, which is good for 4th in the Atlantic Division. During the year thus far, they have earned a total of 203 goals which has them sitting at 4th in the Eastern Conference and 5th in the league. Their goal differential is +5, which is good for 17th in the league. The Panthers currently have a total of 68 pts, which has them sitting at 16th in the league and 10th in the East. With regard to shots on goal, they currently have a total of 1,926 which has them sitting at 5th in the Eastern Conference and 9th in the league. As a team, Florida currently has a total of 1,032 hits which means they have an average of 17.5 per game. They currently have a total of 701 blocks for the season. The man looking after the net for Florida is Sergei Bobrovsky from Ogdensburg, New York. He is 31 years old and has totaled 2,503 minutes defending the goal for the year. Bobrovsky is surrendering an average of 3.31 goals against average which has him sitting 30th among East goaltenders and 61st in the NHL. During this year, he has allowed 138 goals. His save % is .897 which has him sitting 28th among East goaltenders.
The Florida Panthers were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 5 - 3 win against the San Jose Sharks in their previous contest. The Panthers had a good offensive performance and it was apparent in this victory. For this game, they converted 5 of the 27 shots they put on goal. In addition, they had 4 power play attempts but didn't net one. Florida had a total of 8 penalty mins while out there on the ice. The Corsi for the Panthers was 46 and the Corsi against was 50 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 47.9%. Their Fenwick was 34 while the Fenwick against was 34, which means they earned a rate of 50.0%. They took 17 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 30 of all total face-offs. Their starts in the offensive zone were rated at 50.0% and they had a PDO at even strength of 114.3 for this game. When it comes to their opponent, the San Jose Sharks tallied 32 shots. Their total at the end of the game was 8 penalty mins and they notched 4 power play opportunities.
The Ducks will be the team on the other side of the ice and for the year they sit with 24 wins and 28 defeats. With regard to goal differential, they rank 13th in the conference and 26th in the league with -35. They currently have a total of 150 goals for the year which puts them at 14th in the West. Anaheim has a team save percentage of .902 which has them sitting 19th in the league, which means there should be some opportunities to score. They have a shooting percentage of 8.5% putting them at 14th in the West. In goal for Anaheim is John Gibson who is having a tough year by surrendering 2.99 GAA and that has him 24th among West goaltenders and 47th in the NHL among goaltenders. In the 2,529 mins he has played this year, he's allowed 126 goals. His save percentage is .904, which ranks him 24th among West goaltenders and 47th in the NHL among goaltenders.
The Anaheim Ducks squared up with the Calgary Flames in a game where the Ducks ended up losing by a final of 6 - 4. In this matchup, Anaheim earned a 38.0% Corsi rating. They got to that percentage by earning a Corsi of 38 and their opponent having a Corsi of 62. Their Fenwick rate came in at 40.0% by way of having a Fenwick of 36 and the Flames earning a 54 Fenwick. These Corsi statistics are telling of the type of game that Anaheim played and it was an excellent showing for this outing. Their PDO was 99.8 and they earned an oZS percentage of 38.7%. The Ducks scored 4 goals out of the 30 shots on goal they took. They had 2 power play attempts in this one but weren't able to finish one of them with a goal. On the other side of the ice, the Flames had 4 power play attempts but weren't able to put the puck in the net. Anaheim gave way to 43 shots on goal and the Flames earned 4 penalty minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Florida (-126)
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