Florida Panthers vs Dallas Stars Predictions, NHL Parlay Picks 3/12/2020
Game: Florida Panthers vs Dallas Stars
Date: Thursday, March 12, 2020
Location: American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Panthers (+120) Stars (-140)
American Airlines Center is the site where Ben Bishop and the Dallas Stars (37-24-8, 3rd in the Central Division) will play the Florida Panthers (35-26-8, 4th in the Atlantic Division) on Thursday. The Panthers open this matchup at +120 while the Stars are coming in at -140. The total opens at 5.5. The Panthers cover 48.5% of the time, having gone 32-34 SU. Dallas is covering 52.2% of the time, going 35-32 straight up.
The Florida Panthers head into this game holding a record of 35 victories and 26 losses, which puts them at 4th in the Atlantic Division. During the season thus far, they have earned a total of 228 goals which puts them at 5th in the East and 6th in the league. Their goal differential is +4, which puts them at 16th in the league. The Panthers have compiled a total of 78 pts, which puts them at 16th in the league and 10th in the Eastern Conference. When it comes to shots at the opposition, they have compiled a total of 2,253 which puts them at 5th in the conference and 8th in the league. As a unit, Florida has obtained a total of 1,212 hits which means they have an average of 17.6 per contest. They have compiled a total of 827 blocks for the year. The man protecting the net for Florida is Sergei Bobrovsky from Ogdensburg, New York. He is 31 years old and has totaled 2,806 mins minding the goal for the year. Bobrovsky is conceding 3.23 goals against average which has him ranked 30th among East goalies and 60th in the NHL among goalies. Over the course of this year, he's surrendered 151 goals. His save % is .900 which has him ranked 26th among East goalies.
The Florida Panthers went home feeling good about their game by earning a 2 - 1 win over the St. Louis Blues in their previous contest. The Panthers offense left a lot to be desired in this victory. In this game, they finished 2 out of the 34 shots they attempted. They also had 1 power play attempt and were able to score 1 goal on that chance. Florida ended up with 4 penalty minutes for this matchup. The Corsi for the Panthers was 50 and the Corsi against at even strength was 54 which tells us they had a Corsi percentage of 48.1%. Their Fenwick was 36 and the Fenwick against was 32, meaning they had a Fenwick percentage of 52.9%. They won 30 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 32 attempts to control the puck. Their starts in the offensive zone were rated at 46.2% and they had a PDO of 99.2 for this matchup. Concerning opponent stats, the St. Louis Blues tallied a total of 27 shots. They ended the game with 2 penalty mins and they earned 2 power play chances.
The Stars will be looking to add points to their total and for the campaign they sit with 37 victories and 24 defeats. When it comes to goal differential, they currently sit 8th in the conference and 17th in the NHL with +4. They have a total of 178 goals for this season which is good for 13th in the conference. Dallas has a save % as a team of .920 which has them ranked 2nd in the NHL, which means chances to score may be limited. They have a team shooting percentage of 8.4% which puts them at 14th in the conference. In net for Dallas is Ben Bishop who is having an ok year by surrendering 2.50 goals against average and that ranks him 5th among Western Conference goaltenders and 11th in the NHL. In the 2,474 mins he's played this season, he has allowed 103 goals. He holds a save percentage of .920, which has him ranked 7th among Western Conference goaltenders and 12th in the NHL.
The Dallas Stars squared up with the New York Rangers in a matchup where the Stars were on the wrong end of the score by a final score of 4 - 2. In this game, Dallas wound up with a 53.9% Corsi rating. They ended up with that by earning a Corsi of 48 while the opposition earned a Corsi of 41. Their Fenwick rate came in at 52.2% by notching a Fenwick of 35 and the Rangers finishing with a 32 Fenwick at even strength. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Dallas played and it could be said that this team has had better games. They had a PDO at even strength of 87.7 and they earned an oZS percentage of 57.8%. The Stars netted 2 goals out of the 33 shots on goal they tried. They had 3 power play opportunities in this one and netted 1 out of those opportunities. In discussing their opponent, the Rangers had 2 power play chances but were not able to take advantage. Dallas gave way to 27 shots on goal and the Rangers had a total of 15 minutes in the box.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Dallas (-140) and under the total goals
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