Florida Panthers vs Arizona Coyotes Predictions, Free NHL Pick 2/25/2020
Game: Florida Panthers vs Arizona Coyotes
Date: Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Location: Gila River Arena in Glendale, AZ
Odds/Point Spread: Panthers (+110) Coyotes (-121)
Sergei Bobrovsky and the Florida Panthers (32-24-6, 4th in the Atlantic Division) are headed to Gila River Arena on Tuesday where they'll take on the Arizona Coyotes (31-26-8, 5th in the Pacific Division). The Coyotes open this game at -121 while the Panthers are coming in at +110. The over/under is set at 6. The Panthers are covering 49.2% of the time, having gone 29-30 SU. The Coyotes are covering 43.3% of the time, going 26-34 straight up.
The Florida Panthers step onto the ice with a record of 32 victories and 24 defeats, ranking them 4th in the Atlantic Division. During the season thus far, they have converted a total of 214 goals which puts them at 4th in the conference and 4th in the league. Their goal differential is +5, ranking them 17th in the league. The Panthers have compiled a total of 70 points, which puts them at 16th in the league and 10th in the East. With reference to shots at the opposing goalie, they have compiled a total of 2,023 which puts them at 5th in the East and 9th in the league. As a group, Florida currently has a total of 1,084 hits which means they have an average of 17.5 per contest. They have compiled a total of 736 blocks for this year. The goaltender for Florida is Sergei Bobrovsky from Ogdensburg, New York. He is 31 years old and has been on the ice a total of 2,623 minutes minding the net for the campaign. Bobrovsky is allowing an average of 3.29 goals per contest which ranks him 30th among Eastern Conference goalies and 61st among goaltenders in the NHL. So far this year, he has surrendered 144 goals. His save % is .898 which ranks him 28th among Eastern Conference goalies.
The Florida Panthers will need a bounce back game after taking a 5 - 3 defeat to the Vegas Golden Knights in their last game. The Panthers were neither impressive or disappointing offensively in the defeat. For this game, they netted 3 of the 35 shots they put on goal. They also had 3 power play opportunities and were able to notch 1 goal out of those chances. Florida had 6 penalty minutes in this game. The Corsi for the Panthers sat at 51 and the Corsi against was 59 meaning they had a Corsi percentage of 46.4%. Their Fenwick sat at 39 while the Fenwick against at even strength sat at 43, which tells us they had a Fenwick percentage of 47.6%. They earned 29 face-off wins and were beaten on 29 of all total face-offs. The offensive zone starts for them were rated at 46.2% and they had a PDO at even strength of 90.8 for this game. In terms of their opponent's stats, the Vegas Golden Knights put up 39 shots. They ended the game with 8 minutes in the box and they had 2 power play chances.
The Coyotes will be on the other side of the ice and for the campaign they sit with 31 wins and 26 losses. When talking about goal differential, they sit 7th in the West and 16th in the NHL with +6. They have a total of 176 goals for this year which ranks them 11th in the West. Arizona has a team save % of .919 which currently has them ranked 3rd in the NHL, which means chances to score may be limited. They have a team shooting percentage of 8.6% ranking them 12th in the conference. In goal for Arizona is Antti Raanta who is having a marginal year by surrendering 2.65 goals per game and that places him 9th in the Western Conference and 21st among goaltenders in the NHL. In the 1,763 mins he has been on the ice, he's given up 78 goals. His save % is .921, which has him ranked 6th in the Western Conference and 11th among goaltenders in the NHL.
The Arizona Coyotes opposed the Tampa Bay Lightning in an outing where the Coyotes got the win by a tally of 7 - 3. For this game, Arizona wound up with a 53.0% Corsi rating. They ended up with that by earning a Corsi of 53 while the opposition earned a Corsi of 47. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 51.9% by earning a Fenwick of 42 and the Lightning having earned a 39 Fenwick. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Arizona played and we'd say they played well overall. Their PDO at even strength was 101.4 and their oZS percentage was 53.6%. The Coyotes scored 7 goals out of the 41 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 5 power play chances in this game and scored 2 out of those chances. On the other side of the ice, the Lightning had 1 power play chance but weren't able to take advantage of it. Arizona gave up 30 shots on goal and the Lightning racked up a total of 10 minutes in the box.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take Arizona (-121)
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