Carolina Hurricanes vs Florida Panthers Prediction, 11/6/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Carolina Hurricanes vs Florida Panthers
Date: Saturday, November 6, 2021
Location: FLA Live Arena in Sunrise, FL
TV: Bally Sports Florida
Odds/Point Spread: Hurricanes (-111) Panthers (-125)
FLA Live Arena is the site where Sergei Bobrovsky and the Florida Panthers (9-0-1) will take on the Carolina Hurricanes (9-0-0) on Saturday. The Panthers open this contest at -125 while the Hurricanes are coming in at -111. The over/under is set at 6.
The Hurricanes will head into their next game feeling good after earning a 4-3 victory against the Blackhawks the last time they stepped on the ice. The Corsi for the Hurricanes was 52 and the Corsi against when this game finished was 39 meaning they had a Corsi percentage of 57.1%. Their starts in the offensive zone were rated at 64.0% and they had a PDO at even strength of 104.9 for this game. Carolina tallied 4 penalty minutes for this matchup. The Hurricanes had a good offensive output in the victory. Their Fenwick was 32 and the Fenwick Against sat at 30, meaning they had a Fenwick rate of 51.6%. They tallied 22 face-off wins when at even strength and lost on 23 attempts to win the face-off. They also had 2 chances on the power play but weren't able to net one. For the game, they tallied a score on 4 out of the 32 shots they put on net.
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Carolina Hurricanes opponents have earned 41 power play opportunities (2nd in the NHL) and have a total of 4 goals in those chances. The Hurricanes have had 261 shots taken against them and have earned a save percentage of .943. Carolina has tried 305 shots and holds a shot percentage of 12.1%. When playing at even strength, the Hurricanes let the opposition score 11 goals while scoring 28 on the offensive side of the ice. Carolina steps onto the ice with 34 power play opportunities and they have notched 9 goals out of those advantages, garnering them a percentage of 26.47%. For the season, they sit with 18 points and their points percentage comes in at 1.000. Pertaining to their goal scoring prowess, the Carolina Hurricanes have notched 37 goals (3rd in pro hockey) this year and have allowed 15.
The man in net for this game is Frederik Andersen. During his career on the ice, Andersen has recorded 223 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .573. His save percentage is at .916 in his 23,078 mins guarding the cage. Andersen has had 12,006 shots against him and has gathered 10,997 total saves. Opponents have been able to score 1,009 goals versus Andersen in his professional hockey career and his goals against average per game is 2.62. He has compiled a record of 234-100-48 and was named the starter in 389 games. Andersen has been in goal for 401 games over the course of his NHL career.
In their last contest, Florida faced off against the Capitals in an outing where the Panthers earned a win by a score of 5-4. They had 3 power play opportunities in this outing and recorded 1 goal out of those opportunities. The Panthers notched 5 goals out of the 33 shots on goal they pursued. They had a PDO at even strength of 104 and they'll go home having earned an oZS percentage of 30.8%. Florida earned a 45.2% Corsi rating. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Florida played and it was a good performance overall. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 41.9% by way of having a Fenwick of 31 and the Capitals ending the game with a 43 Fenwick at even strength.
During this campaign, the Florida Panthers have notched a total of 41 goals, 19 points, in addition to a points percentage of .950. They have allowed 21 goals to be scored by way of 16 goals at even strength and 5 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Panthers have tallied 34 goals at even strength and 7 goals (10th in the NHL) while on the power play. They have recorded 33 power play opportunities and they have earned a power play rate of 21.21%. Florida has put up 338 shots (6th in the NHL) and has a shooting percentage of 12.13%, while allowing their opponents 325 shots. They have a penalty kill rate of 86.84% on the other teams 38 opportunities on the power play, and their save percentage is currently 93.5%.
For the opposition you will find Sergei Bobrovsky in net. He has compiled 14,682 saves out of 16,014 shots attempted, which gives him a percentage of .917. Bobrovsky is sitting with a lifetime mark of 303-180-45 and has been in net for 545 games. He was named a starter in 531 contests and has played for a total of 31,378 mins. Bobrovsky's quality start rate comes out to 56.9% and he has accumulated 302 quality starts in his pro hockey career. Teams are averaging 2.55 goals/game and he has allowed 1,332 goals altogether.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Carolina (-111)
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