Carolina Hurricanes vs Florida Panthers Prediction, 3/1/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Carolina Hurricanes vs Florida Panthers
Date: Monday, March 1, 2021
Location: BB&T Center in Sunrise, FL
TV: NHL Network
Odds/Point Spread: Hurricanes (-120) Panthers (+109)
BB&T Center is the site where Sergei Bobrovsky and the Florida Panthers (13-4-3) will take on the Carolina Hurricanes (13-6-1) on Monday. The moneyline on this matchup has the Hurricanes priced at -120 and the Panthers are at +109. The total has been set at 6.
The Hurricanes had a good night with a 4-3 victory over the Panthers in their last contest. The Corsi for the Hurricanes was sitting at 34 and the Corsi against at the end of this game was 38 which means they had a Corsi rate of 47.2%. The offensive zone starts for them sat at 40.0% and they had a PDO of 95.7 for this matchup. Carolina accumulated 6 minutes in the box in this contest. The Hurricanes had a good offensive outing and it showed in the win. Their Fenwick came in at 28 and the Fenwick against was 31, meaning they had a Fenwick rate of 47.5%. They compiled 30 face-off wins at even strength and lost on 25 opportunities to gain puck control. Moreover, they had 3 power play opportunities and were able to notch 2 goals. In the game, they tallied a score on 4 out of the 33 shots they tried.
With respect to their scoring, the Carolina Hurricanes have accounted for 65 goals (8th in the NHL) so far this year and have given up 56. For the year, they sit with 27 points and their points percentage is .675. Carolina has tallied 65 power play chances and they have notched 18 goals out of those advantages, garnering them a percentage of 27.69%. At even strength, the Hurricanes have allowed the opponent to score 42 goals while getting 47 on offense. Carolina has tried 638 shots and holds a shot percentage of 10.2%. The Hurricanes have had 561 shots tried against them and have earned a save percentage of .900. Carolina Hurricanes opponents have tallied 70 power play tries (8th in the NHL) and have a total of 14 goals in those chances.
Protecting the goal for this matchup will be James Reimer. In his career, Reimer has 172 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .504. He has a save percentage of .913 during his 20,303 mins between the pipes. Reimer has had 10,913 shots against him and has accrued 9,964 saves. Opponents have been able to score 949 goals versus Reimer in his pro hockey career and his goals against rate is 2.80. He has earned an overall record of 167-129-41 and he has gotten the start in 341 games. Reimer has been in net for 375 contests during his pro hockey career.
In their loss to Carolina, Florida had 4 power play attempts in this one and recorded 1 out of those opportunities. The Panthers earned 3 goals out of the 31 shots on goal they pursued. Their PDO at even strength was 104 and they finished this one with an oZS percentage of 60.0%. Florida had a 52.8% Corsi rating. These Corsi stats speak to the kind of game that Florida played and you might say they have had worse games. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 52.5% by way of having a Fenwick of 31 and the Hurricanes having earned a 28 Fenwick.
The Panthers have tallied 49 goals at even strength and 15 goals (12th in the NHL) while having a power play advantage. Florida has attempted 679 shots (4th in professional hockey) and has a shooting percentage of 9.43%, while allowing the other team 614 shots. This season, the Florida Panthers have tallied 64 goals, 29 points, in addition to a points percentage of .725. They have earned 57 power play opportunities and they have earned a power play rate of 26.32%. They have accumulated a penalty kill percentage of 77.59% on their opponents 58 power play chances, and their save percentage comes in at 91.0%. They have allowed 55 goals to be scored by of a combination of 42 goals at even strength and 13 goals while they had less men on the ice.
On the other side of the ice you are likely to see Sergei Bobrovsky protecting the net. He has compiled 13,910 stops out of 15,174 shots tried, which gives him a rate of .917. Bobrovsky holds a career record of 284-174-45 and has played in 517 contests. He has been a starter 504 games and has played 29,792 minutes. Bobrovsky's rate of quality starts comes out to 56.5% and he has 285 quality starts in his NHL career. His opponents are averaging 2.55 goals per game and he has conceded 1,264 goals in total.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Carolina (-120)
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