Florida Panthers vs St. Louis Blues Predictions, NHL Pick, Odds, Tips 3/10/2020
Monday, March 9, 2020
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Sergei Bobrovsky and the Florida Panthers (34-26-8, 4th in the Atlantic Division) head to Enterprise Center on Monday where they'll take on the St. Louis Blues (41-18-10, 1st in the Central Division). The Panthers open this game at -161 while the Blues are coming in at +140. The total has been set at 6.5. The Panthers are covering 47.7% of the time, having gone 31-34 SU. The Blues are covering 58.2% of the time, going 39-28 straight up.
The Florida Panthers were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 4 - 1 victory against the Montreal Canadiens in their last contest. The Panthers had a solid offensive output in this win. In their game, they scored on 4 of the 32 shots they attempted. In addition, they had 3 power play chances but didn't get a goal. Florida ended up with a total of 6 penalty mins in this matchup. The Corsi for the Panthers sat at 47 and the Corsi against was 43 which gave them a Corsi percentage of 52.2%. Their Fenwick sat at 35 and the Fenwick against sat at 34, meaning they had a Fenwick percentage of 50.7%. They won 29 face-off wins at even strength and lost 14 of the face-offs. The offensive zone starts for them came in at 0.0% and they had a PDO at even strength of 111.8 for this one. Concerning opponent stats, the Montreal Canadiens put up 34 shots. They finished with 6 penalty minutes and they earned a total of 3 power play attempts.
Useful Team Statistics
The Panthers have 76 total points this season, which ranks them 17th in the NHL. They are 7th in the league in goals scored with 226 while they've given up 223 goals, ranking them 3rd overall. They have had 210 power play opportunities and have scored 44 goals on those chances for a percentage of 21%. That is 13th in the NHL. The Panthers have allowed 184 power play opportunities and have given up 40 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 78%, putting them 20th in the league when short-handed. They average 33 shots per game and as a team shoot 10.18% for the season. They allow 32 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 90%. That puts them 24th in the league in stopping the puck.
The St. Louis Blues went up against the Chicago Blackhawks in an outing where the Blues notched a victory by a tally of 2 - 0. While out there on the ice, St. Louis wound up with a 51.8% Corsi rating. They got there by having a Corsi of 44 and their opponent having a Corsi of 41. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 47.0% by notching a Fenwick of 31 and the Blackhawks having earned a 35 Fenwick at even strength. These Corsi stats speak to the kind of game that St. Louis had and it could be said that this team has had better games. Their PDO at even strength was 108.3 and they finished this one with an oZS percentage of 52.2%. The Blues netted 2 goals out of the 26 shots on goal they took. They had 2 power play chances in this one but weren't able to finish one of them with a goal. Concerning the opposition, the Blackhawks had 4 power play chances but were not able to notch a goal. St. Louis conceded 29 shots on goal and the Blackhawks racked up a total of 11 minutes in the box.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blues are 3rd in the NHL with a total of 92 points this year. They have 48 power play goals on 198 opportunities for a percentage of 24%. That ranks them 3rd in the league as a power play unit. They've allowed 201 power play opportunities and have given up 41 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 80%. That is 17th in the NHL. As a team, the Blues are 13th in the league with 218 goals scored while they've given up 186 goals, which is 26th overall. They average 31 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 10.31%. As a team they give up 30 shots per game and have a save percentage of 91%. That is 10th in the NHL.
Florida is 16th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 49.7%, as they've attempted 3,222 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 3,260 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 49.9% as they have 2,449 attempts while they have given up 2,455 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 16th in the league. The Panthers start possessions in the offensive zone 50.2% of the time, which is 12th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 49.8% for the season. That is 19th overall in the NHL. They have 1,607 face-off wins compared to 1,605 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 50%. That ranks them 16th in the league. On defense Florida has 1,201 hits and they have blocked 805 shots from the opposition, putting them 14th overall.
The Blues are 18th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 49.7% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 50.3% for the season, which is 14th in the NHL. They have 1,637 face-off wins compared to 1,530 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 51.7%. That is 7th in the league. On defense St. Louis has 1,368 hits and they have blocked 682 shots from the opposition, which is 29th in the league. St. Louis is 13th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 50.5% as they've attempted 3,044 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 2,978 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 50.5% ranks 14th as they have 2,340 attempts while they have given up 2,296 shots on the defensive end.
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