Florida Panthers vs Carolina Hurricanes Prediction, 3/7/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Florida Panthers vs Carolina Hurricanes
Date: Sunday, March 7, 2021
Location: PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC
TV: Fox Sports Florida
Odds/Point Spread: Panthers (+115) Hurricanes (-138)
James Reimer and the Carolina Hurricanes (16-6-1) play the Florida Panthers (14-4-4) at PNC Arena on Sunday. The odds on this matchup have the Panthers priced at +115 and the Hurricanes are at -138. The O/U is set at 6.5.
The Panthers were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 5-4 win over the Predators in their last game. The Panthers had a solid offensive performance and it showed in the victory. In the game, they scored on 5 out of the 38 shots they put on goal. Moreover, they had 4 chances on the power play and scored 2 goals. Florida tallied 8 penalty mins in this matchup. The Corsi for the Panthers was 48 and the Corsi against was 58 meaning they had a Corsi rate of 45.3%. Their Fenwick came in at 39 and the Fenwick against was 47, meaning they had a Fenwick rate of 45.3%. They garnered 20 face-off victories at even strength and were beaten on 37 opportunities to win the face-off. The offensive zone starts for them sat at 52.8% and their PDO was 96.8 for this matchup.
Florida Panthers opponents have tallied 63 power play opportunities (25th in the NHL) and have racked up 14 goals in those attempts. The Panthers have had 680 shots attempted against them and have earned a save percentage of .909. Florida has taken 763 shots and has a shot percentage of 9.3%. While playing at even strength, the Panthers let the opposition score 48 goals while earning 54 themselves. Florida steps onto the ice with 64 power play opportunities and they have notched 17 goals out of those tries, giving them a percentage of 26.56%. For the season, they have recorded 32 points and their points % is .727. In the matter of their scoring capabilities, the Florida Panthers have accumulated 71 goals (10th in hockey) for the year and have surrendered 62.
Protecting the goal for this matchup will be Sergei Bobrovsky. Bobrovsky has been in net for 518 games over the course of his NHL career. He has compiled an overall record of 285-174-45 and was named the starter in 505 games. Opponents have notched 1,268 goals against Bobrovsky in his pro hockey career and his goals against average per game is 2.55. Bobrovsky has seen 15,209 shots taken against him and has recorded 13,941 saves. He has a save percentage of .917 for his 29,852 mins between the pipes. During his career on the ice, Bobrovsky has accounted for 285 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .564.
In their last game, Carolina faced the Red Wings in an outing where the Hurricanes ended up with the victory by a tally of 5-2. Carolina had a 52.1% Corsi rate. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game Carolina played and they looked good in this game. Their Fenwick rate was 50.0% by way of having a Fenwick of 36 and the Red Wings ending the game with a 36 Fenwick. Their PDO at even strength was 112 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 51.4%. The Hurricanes netted 5 goals of the 32 shots on goal they tried. They had 2 power play chances in this outing and scored 1 out of those chances.
The Hurricanes are sitting with 55 goals at even strength and 22 goals (3rd in professional hockey) while on the power play. Carolina has tried 729 shots (10th in the league) and has earned a shooting percentage of 10.56%, while allowing their opponents 680 shots. On the campaign, the Carolina Hurricanes have tallied 77 goals, 33 points, in addition to a points percentage of .717. They have recorded 73 power play opportunities and they have earned a power play percentage of 30.14%. They have earned a penalty kill rate of 80.00% on the other teams 80 tries on the power play, and their save percentage currently sits at 90.9%. They have granted a total of 62 goals to be scored by of a combination of 46 goals at even strength and 16 goals while they were shorthanded.
Across the rink you will find James Reimer in net. His opposition is averaging 2.80 goals per contest and he has given up 951 goals overall. Reimer's rate of quality starts is 50.6% and he has made 173 quality starts in his professional career. He was named a starter in 342 contests and has played for a total of 20,363 minutes. Reimer has accrued a lifetime record of 168-129-41 and has been in goal for 376 games. He has racked up 10,000 stops out of 10,951 shots attempted against him, giving him a save % of .913.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take Carolina (-138)
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