Florida Panthers vs Carolina Hurricanes Prediction, 4/6/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Florida Panthers vs Carolina Hurricanes
Date: Tuesday, April 6, 2021
Location: PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC
TV: Bally Sports Florida
Odds/Point Spread: Panthers (+129) Hurricanes (-142)
Sergei Bobrovsky and the Florida Panthers (26-9-4) head to PNC Arena on Tuesday where they'll meet the Carolina Hurricanes (25-9-3). The Hurricanes open this contest at -142 while the Panthers are coming in at +129. The O/U is set at 5.5.
The Panthers came out of this game feeling pretty good about themselves with a 3-0 victory against the Blue Jackets in their previous game. The Panthers had a middle of the road offensive output in this victory. For the matchup, they converted 3 out of the 35 shots they attempted. Furthermore, they had 1 power play opportunity but weren't able to score. Florida recorded 2 penalty minutes for this matchup. The Corsi for the Panthers was sitting at 55 and the Corsi against when all was said and done was 46 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 54.5%. Their Fenwick was 41 and the Fenwick against was 32, meaning they had a Fenwick rate of 56.2%. They had a tally of 29 face-off wins when at even strength and were beaten on 20 attempts to take control of the puck. Their starts in the offensive zone were rated at 54.3% and their PDO rating was 108.8 for this game.
When discussing their scoring capabilities, the Florida Panthers have tallied 129 goals (3rd in the league) over the course of the season and have given up 101. For the year, they have earned 56 points and their points percentage comes in at .718. Florida skates onto the rink with 126 power play chances and they have notched 29 goals out of those tries, giving them a percentage of 23.02%. While playing at even strength, the Panthers have allowed the opponent to score 79 goals while getting 100 when they are on offense. Florida has attempted 1,346 shots and holds a shot percentage of 9.6%. The Panthers have had 1,203 shots tried against them and have earned a save percentage of .916. Florida Panthers opponents have tallied 117 power play opportunities (10th in the NHL) and have racked up 22 goals in those chances.
The man protecting the net in this game is Sergei Bobrovsky. Over the course of his time in hockey, Bobrovsky has accrued 293 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .568. His save percentage is .917 for his 30,512 mins played. Bobrovsky has seen 15,558 shots taken against him and has amassed 14,263 saves. The opposition has been able to score 1,295 goals versus Bobrovsky in his professional hockey career and his goals against average per game is 2.55. He has compiled a record of 293-177-45 and he has started in 516 games. Bobrovsky has been in goal for 529 contests during his hockey career.
When they were on the ice last, Carolina faced off against the Stars in a game where the Hurricanes got the win by a final score of 1-0. They had a PDO of 103 and their percentage of oZS was 32.7%. They had 1 power play attempt in this one but didn't put one in the back of the net. Their Fenwick percentage was 62.1% with a Fenwick of 54 and the Stars having accrued a 33 Fenwick at even strength. The Hurricanes converted 1 goal out of the 38 shots on goal they were seeking. Carolina earned a 60.8% Corsi rating. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Carolina played and the stats tell us that they didn't play well overall.
The Hurricanes have racked up 84 goals at even strength and 32 goals (3rd in professional hockey) while on the power play. Carolina has attempted 1,194 shots (3rd in professional hockey) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 9.72%, while allowing the opposition 1,043 shots. During this campaign, the Carolina Hurricanes have notched a total of 116 goals, 53 points, and a points percentage of .716. They have earned 110 opportunities on the power play and they have a power play percentage of 29.09%. They have earned a penalty kill rate of 82.35% on their opponents 119 power play tries, and their save percentage is currently 91.3%. They have permitted 91 goals to be scored by of a combination of 70 goals at even strength and 21 goals while they were shorthanded.
On the other side of the ice you are going to see James Reimer in net. Reimer has accrued a lifetime mark of 172-130-42 and has been in net for 382 contests. Reimer's percentage of quality starts is 50.6% and he has accumulated 176 quality starts in his NHL career. He has gathered 10,147 stops out of 11,112 shots taken, which gives him a save percentage of .913. Opponents are averaging 2.79 goals per contest and he has allowed 965 goals overall. He has started in 348 games and has been on the ice for 20,726 mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Florida (+129)
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