Florida Panthers vs Columbus Blue Jackets Prediction, 1/26/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Florida Panthers vs Columbus Blue Jackets
Date: Tuesday, January 26, 2021
Location: Nationwide Arena in Columbus, OH
TV: Fox Sports Ohio
Odds/Point Spread: Panthers (+110) Blue Jackets (-133)
Joonas Korpisalo and the Columbus Blue Jackets (2-2-2) host the Florida Panthers (2-0-0) at Nationwide Arena on Tuesday. The line on this contest has the Panthers priced at +110 and the Blue Jackets are at -133. The total has been set at 6.5.
The Panthers were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 5 - 4 victory against the Blackhawks in their last contest. The Panthers had a great offensive game plan going into this one and it showed in this win. For the game, they earned a goal on 5 out of the 30 shots they put on net. Moreover, they had 4 power play attempts and were able to net 2 goals out of those attempts. Florida earned a total of 4 penalty mins for this game. The Corsi for the Panthers was 49 and the Corsi against at even strength was 50 telling us they have a Corsi percentage of 49.5%. Their Fenwick sat at 35 and the Fenwick against at even strength was 40, which tells us they had a rate of 46.7%. They won 26 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 32 attempts to control the puck. Their starts in the offensive zone came in at 35.6% and they had a PDO at even strength of 106.3 in this game. Regarding their opponent, the Chicago Blackhawks tallied 36 shots. They had 8 penalty mins and they earned 2 power play attempts.
In reference to their scoring capabilities, the Florida Panthers have earned 10 goals (28th in the National Hockey League) on the year and have surrendered 6. For the current season, they have racked up 4 points and their points percentage is 1.000. Florida comes into the game with 8 power play opportunities and they have scored 3 goals out of those tries, earning them a percentage of 37.50%. While at even strength, the Panthers have allowed the opponent to score 3 goals while having 7. Florida has taken 66 shots and is the owner of a shot percentage of 15.2%. The Panthers have had 66 shots taken against them and have a save percentage of .909. Florida Panthers opponents have earned 5 power play opportunities (31st in professional hockey) and have earned 3 goals in those attempts.
Protecting the goal for this matchup will be Sergei Bobrovsky. Opponents have scored 1,237 goals versus Bobrovsky in his pro hockey career and his goals against rate is 2.54. Bobrovsky has participated in 508 matchups over the course of his pro hockey career. He has a save percentage of .917 in his 29,240 minutes guarding the cage. He has earned a record of 279-172-43 and got the start in 495 games. In his career, Bobrovsky has accounted for 280 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .566. Bobrovsky has had 14,904 shots taken against him and has accrued 13,667 saves.
The Blue Jackets faced the Lightning in an outing where the Blue Jackets took home the victory by a tally of 5 - 2. Columbus went home with a 50.0% Corsi rating. They ended up with that by earning a Corsi of 44 and they conceded a Corsi of 44. Their Fenwick rate came in at 50.0% by earning a Fenwick of 36 and the Lightning having a 36 Fenwick at even strength. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that Columbus had and it was an excellent showing for this outing. They had a PDO of 116.7 and they had an oZS percentage of 46.4%. The Blue Jackets notched 5 goals out of the 28 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 2 power play attempts in this one but weren't able to notch a goal. Concerning the opposition, the Lightning had 3 power play chances and went on to score 1 goal. Columbus gave way to 32 shots on goal and the Lightning had 4 penalty minutes.
During this campaign, the Columbus Blue Jackets are sitting with 15 goals, 6 points, as well as a points percentage of .500. They have allowed 18 goals to be scored by of a combination of 16 goals at even strength and 2 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Blue Jackets have scored 14 goals at even strength and 1 goal (30th in professional hockey) while having a power play advantage. They have earned 13 power play chances and they have a power play percentage of 7.69%. Columbus has attempted 180 shots (11th in pro hockey) and has accumluated a shot percentage of 8.33%, while allowing the other team 201 shots. They have earned a penalty kill percentage of 84.62% on their opponents 13 power play tries, and their save percentage currently comes in at 8.3%.
Across the ice you are going to see Joonas Korpisalo defending the net. His opposition is averaging 2.79 goals/game and he has yielded 340 goals overall. Korpisalo's percentage of quality starts sits at 51.3% and he has made 61 quality starts in his NHL career. He got the starting nod in 119 games and his ice time sits at 7,310 mins. Korpisalo has accrued a career record of 61-44-15 and has been in goal for 130 games. He has tallied 3,383 stops out of 3,723 shots taken against him, giving him a save percentage of .909.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Florida (+110)
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