Montreal Canadiens vs Florida Panthers Predictions, NHL Parlay Picks 3/7/2020
Game: Montreal Canadiens vs Florida Panthers
Date: Saturday, March 7, 2020
Location: BB&T Center in Sunrise, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Canadiens (+127) Panthers (-140)
Sergei Bobrovsky and the Florida Panthers (33-26-8, 4th in the Atlantic Division) host the Montreal Canadiens (31-29-9, 5th in the Atlantic Division) at BB&T Center on Saturday, March 7, 2020. The Panthers open this game at -140 while the Canadiens are priced at +127. The O/U has been set at 6.5. The Canadiens are covering 41.5% of the time, having gone 27-38 SU. The Panthers are covering 46.9% of the time, going 30-34 straight up.
The Montreal Canadiens step onto the ice with a record of 31 victories and 29 defeats, putting them at 5th in the Atlantic Division. Thus far in the season, they have earned a total of 205 goals which has them ranked at 9th in the Eastern Conference and 16th in the NHL. Their goal differential is -7, putting them at 22nd in the NHL. The Canadiens have a total of 71 points, which has them ranked at 23rd in the NHL and 12th in the Eastern Conference. In connection with shots toward the net, they have a total of 2,354 which has them ranked at 1st in the Eastern Conference and 1st in the NHL. As a unit, Montreal has obtained a total of 1,702 hits which means they are averaging 24.7 per contest. They have a total of 781 blocks for the season. In goal for Montreal is Carey Price from Farmingville, New York. He is 32 years old and has played a total of 3,382 minutes in goal this season. Price is surrendering an average of 2.77 goals against average which has him placed 17th among Eastern Conference goaltenders and 31st in the NHL among goalies. For the year, he has allowed 156 goals. He has a save percentage of .909 which has him placed 17th among Eastern Conference goaltenders.
The Montreal Canadiens were on the wrong end of the scoreboard with a 4 - 0 loss against the Tampa Bay Lightning in their previous game. The Canadiens didn't have their best offensive outing in this loss. For this game, they scored on 0 out of the 32 shots they attempted. In addition, they had 3 power play attempts but didn't net one. Montreal racked up 21 penalty mins in this game. The Corsi for the Canadiens was 39 and the Corsi against was 34 meaning they had a Corsi percentage of 53.4%. Their Fenwick was 30 and the Fenwick against at even strength sat at 29, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 50.8%. They earned 27 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 22 of all total face-offs. Their offensive zone starts were rated at 48.5% and they had a PDO of 84.2 in this game. In terms of their opponent's stats, the Tampa Bay Lightning racked up 23 shots. They had a total of 11 penalty minutes and they had 3 power play chances.
The Panthers are the team looking to add points to their total and for the season they have 33 victories and 26 losses. in respect to goal differential, they are ranked 9th in the Eastern Conference and 18th in the league with 0. They currently have a total of 222 goals for the season which ranks them 7th in the conference. Florida has a team save percentage of .898 which currently has them ranked 27th in the league, which means scoring chances could be plentiful if they are aggressive. They have a shooting percentage of 10.2% which puts them at 7th in the East. In goal for Florida is Sergei Bobrovsky who is having a bad campaign by allowing 3.23 goals against average and that has him 29th in the Eastern Conference and 59th among goalies in the NHL. In the 2,806 mins he has played this year, he has given up 151 goals. He's earned a save percentage of .900, which has him placed 26th in the Eastern Conference and 54th among goalies in the NHL.
The Florida Panthers faced the Boston Bruins in a game where the Panthers took the loss by a final score of 2 - 1. While out there on the ice, Florida went home with a 60.4% Corsi rating. They wound up with that percentage by having a Corsi of 58 while the opposition had a Corsi of 38. Their Fenwick rate came in at 63.9% by way of having a Fenwick of 46 and the Bruins finishing with a 26 Fenwick at even strength. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that Florida had and it tells us that they didn't have their best game. Their PDO at even strength was 98.7 and they'll go home having earned an oZS percentage of 49.5%. The Panthers netted 1 goal out of the 33 shots on goal they pursued. They had 4 power play opportunities in this game but weren't able to put one in the back of the net. Concerning the opposition, the Bruins had 4 power play attempts and went on to score 1 goal. Florida allowed 28 shots on goal and the Bruins ended up with 13 penalty mins.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Florida (-140) and under the total goals
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