Florida Panthers vs Colorado Avalanche Prediction, 12/12/2021 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Florida Panthers vs Colorado Avalanche
Date: Sunday, December 12, 2021
Location: Ball Arena in Denver, CO
TV: Altitude Sports
Odds/Point Spread: Panthers (+123) Avalanche (-150)
Sergei Bobrovsky and the Florida Panthers (18-4-4) travel to Ball Arena on Sunday where they'll meet the Colorado Avalanche (15-7-2). The Avalanche open this matchup at -150 while the Panthers are coming in at +123. The over/under is set at 5.5.
The Florida Panthers had a good night with a 3-1 victory over the Coyotes in their last contest. Florida tallied 8 minutes in the box in this matchup. Additionally, they had 4 attempts on the power play and scored 1 goal. The Panthers had a middle of the road offensive performance in the victory. For the game, they were able to notch a goal on 3 out of the 23 shots they put on goal.
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Florida Panthers opponents have amassed 82 power play opportunities (8th in professional hockey) and have scored 15 goals in those chances. The Panthers have had 799 shots taken against them and have a save percentage of .912. Florida has tried 944 shots and has a shooting percentage of 10.4%. While at even strength, the Panthers let the opposition score 55 goals while scoring 83 of their own. Florida comes into tonight with 81 power play opportunities and they have notched 15 goals during those advantages, garnering them a percentage of 18.52%. For the season, they have recorded 40 points and their points percentage comes in at .769. With regard to their scoring, the Florida Panthers have accumulated 98 goals (2nd in the league) over the course of the season and have allowed 70.
The man protecting the goal in this game is Sergei Bobrovsky. For his professional hockey career, Bobrovsky has compiled 307 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .567. He has a save percentage of .917 in his 31,948 mins between the pipes. Bobrovsky has seen 16,278 shots taken against him and has accrued 14,920 saves. The opposition has racked up 1,358 goals against Bobrovsky in his career and his goals against average per contest is 2.55. He has amassed an overall record of 309-181-47 and he was named the starter in 541 games. Bobrovsky has played in 555 contests over the course of his pro hockey career.
In their last outing, Colorado faced the Red Wings in a game where the Avalanche ended up with the victory by a final of 7-3. They had 3 opportunities on the power play in this game but weren't able to finish one of them with a goal. The Avalanche tallied 7 goals of the 47 shots on goal they were seeking.
So far this season, the Colorado Avalanche have notched a total of 105 goals, 32 points, and a points percentage of .667. They have allowed 82 goals to be scored by way of 65 goals at even strength and 17 goals while they were shorthanded. The Avalanche have scored 83 goals at even strength and 22 goals (3rd in pro hockey) while on the power play. They have a total of 95 power play chances and they have a power play rate of 23.16%. Colorado has tried 827 shots (15th in pro hockey) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 12.70%, while allowing their opponents 736 shots. They have a penalty kill rate of 76.06% on their oppositions 71 chances on the power play, and their save percentage comes in at 88.9%.
Across the rink you are likely to see Darcy Kuemper protecting the net. He has tallied 6,604 saves out of 7,210 shots tried, giving him a save % of .916. Kuemper has accumulated a career mark of 117-88-32 and has participated in 259 contests. He was named a starter in 242 games and has accumulated 14,563 mins. Kuemper's quality start percentage comes out to 55.8% and he has 135 quality starting assignments in his pro career. Opponents are averaging 2.50 goals per game and he has surrendered 606 goals overall.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Florida (+123)
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