Carolina Hurricanes vs Florida Panthers Prediction, 4/24/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Carolina Hurricanes vs Florida Panthers
Date: Saturday, April 24, 2021
Location: BB&T Center in Sunrise, FL
TV: Bally Sports South
Odds/Point Spread: Hurricanes (-117) Panthers (+106)
BB&T Center is the site where Sergei Bobrovsky and the Florida Panthers (30-13-5) will play the Carolina Hurricanes (31-10-5) on Saturday. The Panthers open this matchup at +106 while the Hurricanes are coming in at -117. The over/under opens at 5.5.
The Hurricanes had a good night with a 4-2 victory over the Panthers in their last game. The Corsi for the Hurricanes was sitting at 31 and the Corsi against was 48 meaning they had a Corsi rate of 39.2%. The offensive zone starts for them were rated at 46.9% and they had a PDO of 99.6 in this one. Carolina recorded 15 penalty minutes for this matchup. The Hurricanes had a good offensive outing in the victory. Their Fenwick came in at 26 and the Fenwick Against sat at 31, meaning the had a Fenwick percentage of 45.6%. They accrued 23 face-off wins at even strength and lost on 20 opportunities to win the puck. Additionally, they had 3 power play opportunities and scored 1 goal. In the outing, they were able to notch a goal on 4 out of the 29 shots they put on goal.
The Hurricanes have had 1,306 shots taken against them and hold a save percentage of .917. At even strength, the Hurricanes have allowed the opponent to score 84 goals while getting 108 on offense. Carolina Hurricanes opponents have 151 power play opportunities (5th in the NHL) and have racked up 24 goals in those chances. For the season, they sit with 67 points and their points percentage is sitting at .728. Carolina has taken 1,493 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 9.8%. With respect to their goal scoring prowess, the Carolina Hurricanes have notched 146 goals (10th in hockey) on the season and have conceded 108. Carolina comes into the game with 138 power play chances and they have scored 38 goals during those chances, giving them a rate of 27.54%.
The man protecting the net in this game is Petr Mrazek. For his career, Mrazek is sitting with 129 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .522. He has a save percentage of .911 for his 15,266 minutes on the ice. Mrazek has seen 7,396 shot attempts taken against him and he has 6,738 saves. The opposition has been able to score 658 goals versus Mrazek in his pro hockey career and his goals against average per contest is 2.59. He has compiled an overall record of 127-95-30 and he has gotten the start in 247 games. Mrazek has participated in 272 games during his NHL career.
In their loss to Carolina, Florida had a PDO at even strength of 100 and their oZS percentage was 52.9%. They had 9 power play chances in this game and notched 1 out of those opportunities. Their Fenwick percentage was 54.4% by earning a Fenwick of 31 and the Hurricanes having notched a 26 Fenwick at even strength. The Panthers recorded 2 goals of the 34 shots on goal they pursued. Florida wrapped up this game with a 60.8% Corsi rate. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game Florida had and we'd say it was a below average outing in all.
Florida has tried 1,634 shots (1st in pro hockey) and has earned a shot percentage of 9.36%, while allowing the other team 1,456 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 79.43% on the other teams 141 power play opportunities, and their save percentage sits at 91.2%. They have recorded 159 opportunities on the power play and they have accumulated a power play rate of 20.75%. The Panthers have earned 120 goals at even strength and 33 goals (9th in professional hockey) while having a power play advantage. They have permitted 128 goals to be scored by of a combination of 99 goals at even strength and 29 goals while they had less men on the ice. On the campaign, the Florida Panthers have earned a total of 153 goals, 65 points, in addition to a points percentage of .677.
For the opposition you will find Sergei Bobrovsky defending the goal. He is sitting with 14,397 stops out of the 15,707 shots attempted, giving him a save percentage of .917. Bobrovsky has accumulated a lifetime mark of 295-180-45 and has been in goal for 534 contests. He has been a starter 521 games and has played 30,809 mins. Bobrovsky's quality start rate comes out to 56.6% and he has 295 quality starts in his pro career. His opposition is averaging 2.55 goals per contest and he has conceded 1,310 goals altogether.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Florida (+106) and under 5.5 goals
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