Panthers vs Devils Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 2/11/2020
Game: Florida Panthers vs New Jersey Devils
Date: Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Location: Prudential Center in Newark, NJ
Odds/Point Spread: Panthers (-130) Devils (+118)
Sergei Bobrovsky and the Florida Panthers (29-19-6, 4th in the Atlantic Division) go to Prudential Center on Tuesday where they'll take on the New Jersey Devils (20-24-10, 8th in the Metropolitan Division). The Panthers open this contest at -130 while the Devils are coming in at +118. The over/under is set at 6.5. The Panthers cover 51.0% of the time, having gone 26-25 SU. New Jersey covers 33.3% of the time, going 17-34 straight up.
The Florida Panthers come into the game with a record of 29 wins and 19 defeats, which puts them at 4th in the Atlantic Division. During the year thus far, they have scored a total of 189 goals which is good for 4th in the East and 5th in the NHL. Their goal differential is +11, which puts them at 11th in the NHL. The Panthers have a total of 64 pts, which is good for 14th in the NHL and 10th in the East. In connection with shots on goal, they have a total of 1,773 which is good for 6th in the conference and 10th in the NHL. As a team, Florida has obtained a total of 948 hits which has them averaging 17.6 per game. They have a total of 652 blocks for the season. Protecting the goal for Florida is Sergei Bobrovsky from Ogdensburg, New York. He is 31 years old and has totaled 2,364 minutes minding the goal for the season. Bobrovsky is surrendering 3.27 goals against average which ranks him 28th among Eastern Conference goaltenders and 58th among goalies in the NHL. For the year, he has allowed 129 goals. He's earned a save percentage of .898 which ranks him 27th among Eastern Conference goaltenders.
The Florida Panthers were on the losing side of the ice with a 3 - 2 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins in their previous game. The Panthers had a below average offensive outing in this loss. For this game, they converted 2 out of the 35 shots they put on net. In addition, they had 3 power play attempts but weren't able to score a goal. Florida ended up with 2 penalty mins in this game. The Corsi for the Panthers was 55 and the Corsi against was 32 telling us they have a Corsi percentage of 63.2%. Their Fenwick sat at 47 while the Fenwick against was 24, which means they had a Fenwick percentage of 66.2%. They earned 29 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 25 tries to control the puck. The offensive zone starts for them came in at 62.1% and they had a PDO of 93.8 in this game. In discussing stats from the opponent, the Pittsburgh Penguins put up 22 shots. They had a total of 6 penalty minutes and they earned a total of 1 power play opportunity.
The Devils are the team on the other side of the ice and for the year they have 20 wins and 24 losses. With reference to goal differential, they are sitting 15th in the conference and 29th in the league with -38. They currently have a total of 146 goals for the year which is 15th in the Eastern Conference. New Jersey has a save percentage as a team of .894 which currently has them ranked 27th in the league, which means scoring chances could be plentiful if they attack the goal. They are shooting 8.6% which is good for 14th in the East. In net for New Jersey is MacKenzie Blackwood who is having an average year by surrendering 2.84 goals per game and that ranks him 17th in the East and 31st in the NHL among goalies. In the 2,198 minutes he's been on the ice this season, he has surrendered 104 goals. He's earned a save percentage of .910, which has him sitting 16th in the East and 32nd in the NHL among goalies.
The New Jersey Devils squared up with the Los Angeles Kings in a game where the Devils earned a win by a score of 3 - 0. In this outing, New Jersey had a 44.7% Corsi rating. They got to that percentage by earning a Corsi of 46 while the opposition had a Corsi of 57. Their Fenwick rate was 48.8% by notching a Fenwick of 41 and the Kings finishing with a 43 Fenwick. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that New Jersey played and we'd say they played an average game. They had a PDO of 107.7 and their oZS percentage was 52.4%. The Devils netted 3 goals of the 34 shots on goal they attempted. They had 4 power play opportunities in this outing and were able to notch 1 out of those attempts. Regarding the opposition, the Kings had 3 power play chances but were not able to notch a goal. New Jersey allowed 37 shots on goal and the Kings ended up with 8 penalty mins.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Florida (-130)
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