Florida Panthers vs Arizona Coyotes Prediction, 12/10/2021 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Florida Panthers vs Arizona Coyotes
Date: Friday, December 10, 2021
Location: Gila River Arena in Glendale, AZ
TV: Fox Sports Arizona
Odds/Point Spread: Panthers (-265) Coyotes (+210)
Scott Wedgewood and the Arizona Coyotes (5-18-2) play the Florida Panthers (17-4-4) at Gila River Arena on Friday. The Panthers open this contest at -265 while the Coyotes are priced at +210. The over/under opens at 5.5.
The Florida Panthers were on the wrong end of the scoreboard with a 4-3 loss against the Blues in the last game they played. The Panthers had a middle of the road offensive output in this loss. In the game, they scored on 3 out of the 40 shots they attempted. Moreover, they had 5 power play tries but weren't able to score. Florida accumulated 12 penalty minutes in this game.
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The Panthers have had 776 shots taken against them and hold a save percentage of .911. When at even strength, the Panthers have conceded 55 goals while notching 81 when they are on offense. Florida Panthers opponents have totaled 77 power play tries (9th in professional hockey) and have come away with 14 goals in those chances. For the current campaign, the have a total of 38 points and their points percentage sits at .760. Florida has tried 921 shots and has a shot percentage of 10.3%. When talking about scoring goals, the Florida Panthers have notched 95 goals (2nd in the NHL) on the campaign and have surrendered 69. Florida is sitting with 77 power play chances and they have added 14 goals during those chances, giving them a rate of 18.18%.
Protecting the goal for this matchup will be Sergei Bobrovsky. The opposition has racked up 1,357 goals versus Bobrovsky in his NHL career and his goals against rate is 2.55. Bobrovsky has been involved in 554 contests over the course of his professional hockey career. His save percentage currently sits at .917 for his 31,888 mins guarding the cage. He has amassed a record of 308-181-47 and he has started in 540 games. For his career, Bobrovsky has accumulated 306 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .567. Bobrovsky has seen 16,255 shots against him and has recorded 14,898 saves.
In their last contest, Arizona played the Stars in a game where the Coyotes took a loss by a final score of 4-1. They had 1 power play attempt in this outing but weren't able to put one in the back of the net. The Coyotes notched 1 goal out of the 19 shots on goal they attempted.
The Coyotes have 37 goals at even strength and 7 goals (32nd in the league) while on the power play. Arizona has taken 633 shots (31st in hockey) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 6.95%, while allowing the other team 835 shots. For the year, the Arizona Coyotes have tallied 44 goals, 12 points, as well as a points percentage of .240. They have earned 59 chances on the power play and they have earned a power play percentage of 11.86%. They have earned a penalty kill rate of 71.95% on their opponents 82 opportunities on the power play, and their save percentage currently comes in at 89.1%. They have permitted 91 goals to be scored by of a combination of 68 goals at even strength and 23 goals while they had less men on the ice.
For the opposition you will find Scott Wedgewood in the crease. Opponents are averaging 3.04 goals per game and he has surrendered 150 goals in total. Wedgewood's quality start rate sits at 41.3% and he has accumulated 19 quality starting assignments in his pro hockey career. He has made the start in 46 games and has played 2,956 mins. Wedgewood has a lifetime mark of 13-25-10 and has played in 53 contests. He has accrued 1,404 saves out of 1,554 shots attempted against him, which gives him a percentage of .903.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take Arizona (+210)
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