Penguins vs Panthers Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 2/8/2020
Game: Pittsburgh Penguins vs Florida Panthers
Date: Saturday, February 8, 2020
Location: BB&T Center in Sunrise, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Penguins (-110) Panthers (+100)
Sergei Bobrovsky and the Florida Panthers (29-18-6, 3rd in the Atlantic Division) play the Pittsburgh Penguins (33-15-5, 2nd in the Metropolitan Division) at BB&T Center on Saturday, February 8, 2020. The Panthers open this game at +100 while the Penguins are priced at -110. The O/U is set at 6.5. The Penguins are covering 60.0% of the time, having gone 30-20 SU. The Panthers are covering 52.0% of the time, going 26-24 straight up.
The Pittsburgh Penguins step onto the ice with a record of 33 wins and 15 losses, which puts them at 2nd in the Metropolitan Division. So far this season, they have scored a total of 175 goals which puts them at 6th in the East and 8th in the league. Their goal differential is +29, which puts them at 5th in the league. The Penguins have a total of 71 points, which puts them at 5th in the league and 4th in the Eastern Conference. In terms of shots on goal, they have a total of 1,703 which puts them at 9th in the Eastern Conference and 16th in the league. As a unit, Pittsburgh has racked up a total of 1,409 hits which means they are averaging 26.6 per game. They have a total of 607 blocks for this season. The man looking after the net for Pittsburgh is Tristan Jarry from Surrey, British Columbia. He is 24 years old and has racked up 1,508 minutes protecting the goal for the season. Jarry is allowing an average of 2.19 goals per contest which puts him at 2nd among Eastern Conference goalies and 3rd in the NHL among goaltenders. So far this season, he has surrendered 55 goals. He holds a save % of .928 which puts him at 4th among Eastern Conference goalies.
The Pittsburgh Penguins will be looking to get a win in their next outing after their 4 - 2 defeat against the Tampa Bay Lightning their last time out. The Penguins had a below average offensive performance in the defeat. In this game, they netted 2 out of the 31 shots they looked to score on. In addition, they had 5 power play chances but weren't able to net one. Pittsburgh racked up a total of 10 penalty minutes for this matchup. The Corsi for the Penguins sat at 42 and the Corsi against was 46 which gave them a Corsi percentage of 47.7%. Their Fenwick was 32 and the Fenwick against was 35, which earned them a Fenwick percentage of 47.8%. They won 29 face-off wins and lost 28 of the face-offs. Their starts in the offensive zone came in at 52.5% and they had a PDO of 91.3 for this matchup. Concerning opponent stats, the Tampa Bay Lightning put up 29 shots. They had a total of 12 minutes in the box and they had 4 power play chances.
The Panthers are the team looking to add points to their total and for the campaign they have 29 wins and 18 losses. Regarding goal differential, they rank 7th in the East and 9th in the league with +12. They have a total of 187 goals for the year which has them at 4th in the East. Florida has a team save percentage of .899 which has them sitting 23rd in the league, which tells us there could be plenty of chances to score if they are aggressive. They have a shooting percentage of 10.8% which is good for 3rd in the East. In goal for Florida is Sergei Bobrovsky who is having a tough year by allowing 3.28 goals against average and that places him 28th among East goaltenders and 59th in the NHL among goalies. In the 2,305 mins he has been on the ice this year, he has surrendered 126 goals. He holds a save % of .898, which has him placed 27th among East goaltenders and 54th in the NHL among goalies.
The Florida Panthers faced off against the Vegas Golden Knights in a game where the Panthers were on the wrong end of the score by a mark of 7 - 2. For this game, Florida wound up with a 34.2% Corsi rating. They wound up with that percentage by having a Corsi of 27 and the team opposite of them having a Corsi of 52. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 32.3% by earning a Fenwick of 20 and the Golden Knights ending the game with a 42 Fenwick at even strength. These Corsi stats speak to the kind of game that Florida played and we'd say it was a below average outing in all. Their PDO at even strength was 90.8 and they'll go home having earned an oZS percentage of 64.2%. The Panthers netted 2 goals of the 25 shots on goal they tried. They had 3 power play attempts in this outing and were able to convert 1 out of those attempts. As for their opponent, the Golden Knights had 5 power play attempts and used that advantage to score 1 goal. Florida gave way to 39 shots on goal and the Golden Knights earned a total of 8 penalty minutes.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Florida (+100) and under the total goals
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