Florida Panthers vs Columbus Blue Jackets Prediction, 1/28/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Florida Panthers vs Columbus Blue Jackets
Date: Thursday, January 28, 2021
Location: Nationwide Arena in Columbus, OH
TV: Fox Sports Ohio
Odds/Point Spread: Panthers (+100) Blue Jackets (-120)
Nationwide Arena is the venue where Joonas Korpisalo and the Columbus Blue Jackets (2-2-3) will play the Florida Panthers (3-0-0) on Thursday. The moneyline on this matchup has the Panthers priced at +100 and the Blue Jackets are at -120. The over/under has been set at 5.5.
The Panthers were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 4 - 3 win against the Blue Jackets in their last contest. The Panthers had a impressive offensive performance in the win. In the outing, they converted 4 out of the 31 shots they put on goal. Furthermore, they had 3 power play attempts but didn't get a goal. Florida had a total of 12 penalty mins for this game. The Corsi for the Panthers sat at 55 and the Corsi against was 23 giving them a Corsi percentage of 70.5%. Their Fenwick sat at 45 and the Fenwick against was 16, which gave them a Fenwick percentage of 73.8%. They took 17 face-off wins and were beaten on 22 attempts to control the puck. Their offensive zone starts came in at 53.9% and they had a PDO of 94.0 in this game. Concerning opponent stats, the Columbus Blue Jackets racked up 22 shots. They had a total of 6 minutes in the box and they notched 6 power play attempts.
The Panthers have had 88 shots taken against them and have earned a save percentage of .898. While playing at even strength, the Panthers have conceded 5 goals while getting 10 on offense. Florida Panthers opponents have amassed 11 power play opportunities (30th in pro hockey) and have racked up 3 goals in those chances. For the current season, the have a total of 6 points and their points percentage is sitting at 1.000. Florida has attempted 97 shots and has a shot percentage of 13.4%. Pertaining to their scoring capabilities, the Florida Panthers have racked up 13 goals (26th in the NHL) so far this season and have given up 9. Florida steps onto the ice with 11 power play opportunities and they have scored 3 goals during those advantages, earning them a rate of 27.27%.
Patrolling the crease for the game will be Sergei Bobrovsky. Bobrovsky has taken the ice for 509 games over the course of his hockey career. He has amassed a win-loss mark of 280-172-43 and got the start in 496 games. The opposition has scored 1,240 goals versus Bobrovsky in his career and his goals against average per game is 2.54. Bobrovsky has had 14,926 shots against him and has amassed 13,686 saves. He has a save percentage of .917 during his 29,303 minutes on the ice. Over the course of his time in hockey, Bobrovsky has accounted for 280 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .565.
In their loss to Florida, Columbus earned a 29.5% Corsi rating. They got to that percentage by earning a Corsi of 23 and they conceded a Corsi of 55. They earned a Fenwick percentage of 26.2% with a Fenwick of 16 and the Panthers having a 45 Fenwick at even strength. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Columbus had and it shows us they played like an average team. They had a PDO of 106.0 and they earned an oZS percentage of 45.8%. The Blue Jackets notched 3 goals out of the 22 shots on goal they attempted. They had 6 power play opportunities in this one but weren't able to finish one of them with a goal. As for the opposition, the Panthers had 3 power play chances but didn't put the puck in goal. Columbus gave up 31 shots on goal and the Panthers earned a total of 12 penalty minutes.
Over the course of the season, the Columbus Blue Jackets are sitting with 18 goals, 7 points, and a points percentage of .500. They have granted a total of 21 goals to be scored by way of 19 goals at even strength and 2 goals while they were shorthanded. The Blue Jackets have racked up 16 goals at even strength and 1 goal (30th in professional hockey) while on the power play. They have a total of 19 opportunities on the power play and they have a power play percentage of 5.26%. Columbus has taken 202 shots (12th in the league) and has a shooting percentage of 8.91%, while allowing their opponents 232 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 87.50% on the other teams 16 chances on the power play, and their save percentage sits at 8.9%.
Across the ice you will find Joonas Korpisalo protecting the net. Korpisalo is sitting with a lifetime mark of 61-44-16 and has participated in 131 games. Korpisalo's quality start percentage sits at 50.8% and he has 61 quality starts in his NHL career. He has compiled 3,411 stops out of 3,754 shots attempted against him, which gives him a percentage of .909. His opponents are averaging 2.79 goals per contest and he has conceded 343 goals overall. He was named a starter in 120 games and has been on the ice for 7,375 minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take Columbus (-120)
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