Carolina Hurricanes vs Florida Panthers Prediction, 2/27/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Carolina Hurricanes vs Florida Panthers
Date: Saturday, February 27, 2021
Location: BB&T Center in Sunrise, FL
TV: Fox Sports Florida
Odds/Point Spread: Hurricanes (-133) Panthers (+110)
James Reimer and the Carolina Hurricanes (12-6-1) travel to BB&T Center on Saturday where they'll take on the Florida Panthers (13-4-2). The odds on this contest have the Hurricanes coming in at -133 and the Panthers are at +110. The over/under has been set at 6.5.
The Hurricanes will look for better times on the ice after their 3-1 loss against the Lightning their last time out. The Hurricanes didn't have their best offensive outing in this defeat. In the game, they scored on 1 of the 32 shots they launched. Moreover, they had 5 power play chances but weren't able to convert one of them into a goal. Carolina garnered 12 mins in the box in this outing. The Corsi for the Hurricanes came in at 39 and the Corsi against when this game finished was 33 meaning they had a Corsi rate of 54.2%. Their Fenwick came in at 31 and the Fenwick against finished at 26, meaning they had a Fenwick percentage of 54.4%. They totaled 30 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 20 attempts to gain puck control. Their offensive zone starts were rated at 49.4% and they had a PDO of 89.2 in this one.
Carolina Hurricanes opponents have tallied 66 power play tries (9th in the league) and have a total of 13 goals in those attempts. The Hurricanes have had 530 shots attempted against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .900. Carolina has taken 605 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 10.3%. At even strength, the Hurricanes let the opposition score 40 goals while having 46 on the offensive side of the ice. Carolina steps onto the ice with 62 power play chances and they have notched 16 goals out of those chances, earning them a percentage of 25.81%. For the current campaign, they have 25 points and their points percentage sits at .658. Concerning their scoring capabilities, the Carolina Hurricanes have notched 62 goals (9th in the league) this season and have given up 53.
The man protecting the net in this game is James Reimer. Reimer has participated in 374 games over the course of his NHL career. He has compiled a win-loss record of 166-129-41 and he has started in 340 games. Opponents have racked up 946 goals against Reimer in his professional career and his goals against average is 2.80. Reimer has had 10,882 shot attempts against him and has recorded 9,936 total saves. He has a save percentage of .913 in his 20,238 mins guarding the cage. During his career on the ice, Reimer has accumulated 172 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .506.
In their last game, Florida faced the Stars in a game where the Panthers earned a victory by a tally of 3-2. Their PDO was 106 and their percentage of oZS was 64.1%. They had 1 power play opportunity in this matchup but weren't able to score a goal. Their Fenwick percentage was 56.8% by amassing a Fenwick of 46 and the Stars having earned a 35 Fenwick at even strength. The Panthers scored 3 goals out of the 35 shots on goal they took. Florida earned a 54.1% Corsi rating. These Corsi stats speak to the kind of game that Florida played and we'd say they played an average game.
Over the course of the season, the Florida Panthers have earned a total of 61 goals, 28 points, and a points percentage of .737. They have allowed 52 goals to be scored by of a combination of 41 goals at even strength and 11 goals while they were shorthanded. The Panthers have scored 47 goals at even strength and 14 goals (13th in the league) while on the power play. They have earned 53 chances on the power play and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 26.42%. Florida has attempted 648 shots (4th in the league) and has a shot percentage of 9.41%, while allowing their opponents 581 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 80.00% on the other teams 55 tries on the power play, and their save percentage is currently 91.0%.
Across the ice you are going to see Sergei Bobrovsky defending the goal. Opponents are averaging 2.55 goals/game and he has yielded 1,261 goals overall. Bobrovsky's rate of quality starts is 56.5% and he has 284 quality starts in his pro career. He has made the start in 503 games and has played 29,727 minutes. Bobrovsky is the owner of a lifetime record of 284-174-44 and has participated in 516 games. He has recorded 13,880 stops out of 15,141 shots attempted against him, giving him a percentage of .917.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Carolina (-133)
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