Golden Knights vs Panthers Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 2/6/2020
Game: Vegas Golden Knights vs Florida Panthers
Date: Thursday, February 6, 2020
Location: BB&T Center in Sunrise, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Golden Knights (-145) Panthers (+125)
Marc-Andre Fleury and the Vegas Golden Knights (27-21-7, 3rd in the Pacific Division) are headed to BB&T Center on Thursday where they'll meet the Florida Panthers (29-17-6, 3rd in the Atlantic Division). The odds on this contest have the Golden Knights coming in at -145 and the Panthers are at +125. The over/under has been set at 12.5. The Golden Knights are covering 46.2% of the time, having gone 24-28 SU. The Panthers are covering 53.1% of the time, going 26-23 straight up.
The Vegas Golden Knights head into this game holding a record of 27 victories and 21 losses, ranking them 3rd in the Pacific Division. During the year thus far, they have racked up a total of 167 goals which has them sitting at 6th in the Western Conference and 13th in the NHL. Their goal differential is +2, ranking them 18th in the NHL. The Golden Knights have a total of 61 pts, which has them sitting at 16th in the NHL and 6th in the Western Conference. In terms of shots on goal, they have a total of 1,878 which has them sitting at 1st in the West and 2nd in the NHL. As a team, Vegas has earned a total of 1,433 hits which has them averaging 26.1 per game. They have a total of 592 blocks for this year. Looking after the net for Vegas is Marc-Andre Fleury from Sorel, Quebec. He is 35 years old and has racked up 2,237 mins minding the goal for the season. Fleury is conceding an average of 2.79 GAA which has him ranked 12th among West goaltenders and 27th among goaltenders in the NHL. Over the course of this year, he's surrendered 104 goals. He holds a save % of .907 which has him ranked 22nd among West goaltenders.
The Vegas Golden Knights were on the wrong end of the scoreboard with a 4 - 2 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning the last time they stepped on the ice. The Golden Knights left a lot to be desired in terms of their offense in the defeat. In this game, they earned a goal on 2 out of the 29 shots they attempted. They also had 3 power play chances but weren't able to score. Vegas ended up with a total of 4 penalty mins in this game. The Corsi for the Golden Knights was 49 and the Corsi against was 32 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 60.5%. Their Fenwick was 39 while the Fenwick against was 21, telling us they have a Fenwick percentage of 65.0%. They took 22 face-off wins and lost 37 of the face-offs. Their starts in the offensive zone were rated at 77.9% and they had a PDO of 80.5 for this matchup. With regard to the opposition's stats, the Tampa Bay Lightning earned 18 shots. They finished with a total of 8 penalty minutes and they earned 1 power play chance.
The Panthers will be looking to get a victory in this matchup and for the season they sit with 29 wins and 17 losses. With reference to goal differential, they sit 7th in the East and 9th in the league with +17. They have a total of 185 goals for the season which is 4th in the East. Florida has a team save percentage of .900 which has them ranked 24th in the league, meaning scoring chances could be there if they are opportunistic. They have a team shooting percentage of 10.8% which puts them at 3rd in the East. In goal for Florida is Sergei Bobrovsky who is having a bad campaign by allowing 3.19 goals against average and that ranks him 27th in the Eastern Conference and 56th in the NHL among goalies. In the 2,257 minutes he has been on the ice this year, he's given up 120 goals. He has a save % of .901, which puts him at 24th in the Eastern Conference and 48th in the NHL among goalies.
The Florida Panthers opposed the Columbus Blue Jackets in a matchup where the Panthers took a loss by a tally of 1 - 0. While out there on the ice, Florida wound up with a 46.0% Corsi rating. They wound up with that percentage by having a Corsi of 52 while the opposition had a Corsi of 61. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 44.8% by way of having a Fenwick of 39 and the Blue Jackets ending the game with a 48 Fenwick. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game Florida had and it tells us that they didn't have their best game. They had a PDO of 97.4 and they had an oZS percentage of 38.9%. The Panthers netted 0 goals of the 32 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 2 power play opportunities in this outing but weren't able to notch a goal. In discussing their opponent, the Blue Jackets had 1 power play opportunity but were not able to notch a goal. Florida allowed 45 shots on goal and the Blue Jackets ended up with a total of 4 penalty minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Vegas (-145)
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