Florida Panthers vs Los Angeles Kings Predictions, Free NHL Pick 2/20/2020
Game: Florida Panthers vs Los Angeles Kings
Date: Thursday, February 20, 2020
Location: Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Panthers (-115) Kings (+104)
Jonathan Quick and the Los Angeles Kings (21-34-5, 8th in the Pacific Division) play the Florida Panthers (31-22-6, 4th in the Atlantic Division) at Staples Center on Thursday, February 20, 2020. The Kings open this contest at +104 while the Panthers are priced at -115. The total opens at 6. The Panthers cover 50.0% of the time, having gone 28-28 SU. Los Angeles is covering 35.0% of the time, going 21-39 straight up.
The Florida Panthers head into this game holding a record of 31 wins and 22 losses, putting them at 4th in the Atlantic Division. So far this year, they have scored a total of 203 goals which has them ranked at 4th in the conference and 5th in the league. Their goal differential is +5, putting them at 16th in the league. The Panthers have a total of 68 pts, which has them ranked at 16th in the league and 10th in the Eastern Conference. With reference to shots at the opposing goalie, they have a total of 1,926 which has them ranked at 6th in the Eastern Conference and 11th in the league. As a group, Florida has racked up a total of 1,032 hits which means they are averaging 17.5 per contest. They have a total of 701 blocks for the season. Looking after the goal for Florida is Sergei Bobrovsky from Ogdensburg, New York. He is 31 years old and has racked up 2,503 minutes defending the goal this season. Bobrovsky is conceding 3.31 GAA which places him at 30th in the Eastern Conference and 61st in the NHL among goaltenders. For the year, he has given up 138 goals. He has a save % of .897 which places him at 28th in the Eastern Conference.
The Florida Panthers will head into their next game feeling good after earning a 5 - 3 victory over the San Jose Sharks in their last contest. The Panthers had a solid offensive performance in the victory. In this game, they converted 5 of the 27 shots they put on goal. Additionally, they had 4 power play chances but weren't able to score a goal. Florida had a total of 8 penalty mins in this game. The Corsi for the Panthers was 46 and the Corsi against was 50 which means they earned a Corsi percentage of 47.9%. Their Fenwick sat at 34 and the Fenwick against sat at 34, telling us they have a Fenwick percentage of 50.0%. They won 17 face-off wins and lost 30 of the face-offs. The offensive zone starts for them came in at 50.0% and they had a PDO of 114.3 in this one. Concerning opponent stats, the San Jose Sharks tallied a total of 32 shots. Their total at the end of the game was 8 penalty minutes and they tallied 4 power play opportunities.
The Kings will be looking to add points to their total and for the season they sit with 21 wins and 34 losses. Regarding goal differential, they currently sit 15th in the Western Conference and 30th in the league with -43. They currently have a total of 148 goals for this year which is good for 15th in the conference. Los Angeles has a team save % of .892 which currently has them ranked 30th in the league, meaning scoring chances could be plentiful if they are aggressive. They have a team shooting percentage of 7.3% ranking them 15th in the conference. In goal for Los Angeles is Jonathan Quick who is having a tough season by allowing 2.99 GAA and that has him ranked 25th in the Western Conference and 48th in the NHL among goalies. In the 2,204 minutes he has been on the ice, he's given up 110 goals. He's earned a save percentage of .897, which puts him at 29th in the Western Conference and 57th in the NHL among goalies.
The Los Angeles Kings faced the Winnipeg Jets in an outing where the Kings took the loss by a mark of 6 - 3. In this outing, Los Angeles had a 56.5% Corsi rating. They ended up with that by earning a Corsi of 52 and the team opposite of them having a Corsi of 40. Their Fenwick rate was 55.6% by way of having a Fenwick of 45 and the Jets finishing with a 36 Fenwick at even strength. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game Los Angeles played and you can say they had a mediocre outing. They had a PDO at even strength of 87.8 and their percentage of oZS was 33.3%. The Kings notched 3 goals out of the 34 shots on goal they took. They had 2 power play attempts in this game but weren't able to finish one of them with a goal. On the other side of the ice, the Jets had 2 power play attempts but weren't able to take advantage of it. Los Angeles gave way to 35 shots on goal and the Jets had 4 penalty mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take Los Angeles (+104)
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