Florida Panthers vs Boston Bruins Prediction, 10/30/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Florida Panthers vs Boston Bruins
Date: Saturday, October 30, 2021
Location: TD Garden in Boston, MA
Odds/Point Spread: Panthers (+104) Bruins (-115)
Spencer Knight and the Florida Panthers go to TD Garden on Saturday where they'll take on the Boston Bruins. The Bruins open this matchup at -115 while the Panthers are priced at +104. The total is set at 6.
The Panthers were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 4-1 win over the Bruins in their previous contest. The Corsi for the Panthers sat at 49 and the Corsi against when the final whistle blew was 50 which means they had a Corsi rate of 49.5%. Their offensive zone starts came in at 59.2% and they had a PDO of 111.5 for this game. Florida accumulated 2 minutes in the box for this matchup. The Panthers had a solid offensive output and it showed in this win. Their Fenwick came in at 37 and the Fenwick against finished at 34, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 52.1%. They amassed 18 face-off wins when at even strength and were beaten on 35 opportunities to win the puck. Furthermore, they had 1 chance on the power play but didn't net one. In the outing, they netted 4 out of the 27 shots they looked to score on.
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Florida Panthers opponents have earned 29 power play tries (2nd in the league) and have come away with 4 goals in those chances. The Panthers have had 220 shots attempted against them and have earned a save percentage of .941. Florida has attempted 237 shots and has a shooting percentage of 13.1%. When at even strength, the Panthers have given up 9 goals while notching 26 on the offensive side of the ice. Florida is sitting with 26 power play chances and they have notched 5 goals out of those tries, garnering them a rate of 19.23%. For the current season, the have a total of 14 points and their points percentage is 1.000. When discussing their scoring capabilities, the Florida Panthers have accounted for 31 goals (1st in the NHL) so far this year and have given up 13.
The player in the crease for this game is Spencer Knight. Opponents have been able to score 12 goals against Knight in his professional career and his goals against rate is 2.21. Knight has been in net for 6 contests during his pro hockey career. His save percentage is at .921 for his 327 minutes in the crease. He has accumulated a win-loss record of 6-0-0 and got the start in 5 games. In his professional hockey career, Knight has 2 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .400. Knight has seen 151 shot attempts against him and has recorded 139 total saves.
When they took the ice last, Boston opposed the Hurricanes in a matchup where the Bruins ended up losing by a score of 3-0. Their PDO was 90 and their percentage of oZS was 56.8%. They had 5 attempts on the power play in this game but didn't score a goal. Their Fenwick percentage was 53.9% by compiling a Fenwick of 41 and the Hurricanes finishing with a 35 Fenwick at even strength. The Bruins recorded 0 goals out of the 33 shots on goal they were seeking. Boston went home with a 54.3% Corsi rate. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game Boston had and we're sure they will look for better performances in the future.
For the season, the Boston Bruins have accumulated 15 goals, 6 points, and a points percentage of .500. They have permitted 18 goals to be scored by of a combination of 15 goals at even strength and 3 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Bruins have accumulated 13 goals at even strength and 2 goals (30th in professional hockey) while on the power play. They have earned 16 power play opportunities and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 12.50%. Boston has attempted 204 shots (22nd in the NHL) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 7.35%, while allowing the other team 166 shots. They have earned a penalty kill rate of 85.00% on their opponents 20 opportunities on the power play, and their save percentage is currently 89.2%.
For the opposition you will find Linus Ullmark protecting the goal. The opposition is averaging 2.77 goals per game and he has yielded 316 goals overall. Ullmark's quality start percentage comes out to 55.7% and he has 64 quality starts in his pro hockey career. He was named a starter in 115 games and his ice time sits at 6,853 minutes. Ullmark has compiled a career mark of 52-48-13 and has been in goal for 120 contests. He has recorded 3,299 saves out of the 3,615 shots tried, which gives him a save % of .913.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Florida (+104)
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