Panthers vs Wild Predictions, Picks, Tips 1/20/2020
Game: Florida Panthers vs Minnesota Wild
Date: Monday, January 20, 2020
Location: Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul, MN
Odds/Point Spread: Panthers (+108) Wild (-119)
Sergei Bobrovsky and the Florida Panthers (26-16-5, 3rd in the Atlantic Division) travel to Xcel Energy Center on Monday where they'll take on the Minnesota Wild (22-20-6, 7th in the Central Division). The moneyline on this matchup has the Panthers priced at +108 and the Wild are at -119. The O/U opens at 6. The Panthers cover 52.3% of the time, having gone 23-21 SU. The Wild cover 44.7% of the time, going 21-26 straight up.
The Florida Panthers head into this game holding a record of 26 wins and 16 defeats, which is good for 3rd in the Atlantic Division. During the season thus far, they have racked up a total of 171 goals which is good for 4th in the East and 5th in the league. Their goal differential is +18, which is good for 8th in the league. The Panthers have compiled a total of 57 pts, which is good for 13th in the league and 9th in the East. When talking about shots toward the net, they have compiled a total of 1,580 which is good for 4th in the Eastern Conference and 8th in the league. As a group, Florida currently has a total of 805 hits which means they have an average of 17.1 per contest. They have compiled a total of 569 blocks for the season. In goal for Florida is Sergei Bobrovsky from Ogdensburg, New York. He is 31 years old and has been on the ice a total of 1,955 minutes in net this year. Bobrovsky is allowing 3.22 goals per game which has him sitting 27th among East goaltenders and 56th among goaltenders in the NHL. Over the course of this season, he has allowed 105 goals. He holds a save percentage of .898 which has him sitting 26th among East goaltenders.
The Florida Panthers came out of this game feeling pretty good about themselves with a 4 - 1 win over the Detroit Red Wings in their previous game. The Panthers had a impressive offensive performance in this win. In their game, they netted 4 out of the 38 shots they attempted. Additionally, they had 6 power play chances and were able to net 1 goal out of those tries. Florida earned a total of 19 penalty mins in their game. The Corsi for the Panthers was 44 and the Corsi against was 30 which gave them a Corsi percentage of 59.5%. Their Fenwick was 34 and the Fenwick against was 21, giving them a rate of 61.8%. They took 16 face-off wins at even strength and lost 24 tries to control the puck. The offensive zone starts for them were rated at 47.7% and they had a PDO of 104.4 for this matchup. Concerning opponent stats, the Detroit Red Wings put up 28 shots. They had 27 penalty mins and they earned 7 power play opportunities.
The Wild are the team on the other side of the ice and for the campaign they have 22 victories and 20 losses. In connection with goal differential, they are currently sitting 11th in the Western Conference and 24th in the NHL with -10. They currently have a total of 147 goals for this year which ranks them 7th in the conference. Minnesota has a save percentage as a team of .895 which has them ranked 26th in the NHL, which tells us scoring chances could be plentiful if they are aggressive. They have a team shooting percentage of 10.4% ranking them 4th in the Western Conference. In net for Minnesota is Devan Dubnyk who is having a bad campaign by allowing 3.35 goals per game and that has him ranked 32nd among Western Conference goaltenders and 62nd in the NHL among goaltenders. In the 1,237 minutes he's been on the ice this season, he has surrendered 69 goals. His save % is .892, which puts him at 31st among Western Conference goaltenders and 60th in the NHL among goaltenders.
The Minnesota Wild played the Dallas Stars in a matchup where the Wild ended up with the win by a tally of 7 - 0. For this outing, Minnesota earned a 46.7% Corsi rating. They earned that percentage by having a Corsi of 42 and their opponent having a Corsi of 48. Their Fenwick rate came in at 48.5% by way of having a Fenwick of 33 and the Stars having earned a 35 Fenwick at even strength. These Corsi statistics are telling of the type of game that Minnesota had and they showed up in this game. Their PDO at even strength was 115.4 and their oZS percentage was 44.3%. The Wild netted 7 goals out of the 32 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 3 power play chances in this game and were able to convert 3 out of those tries. On the other side of the ice, the Stars had 1 power play attempt but were not able to score a goal. Minnesota gave up 27 shots on goal and the Stars had 22 minutes in the box.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take Minnesota (-119)
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