Florida Panthers vs Columbus Blue Jackets Prediction, 3/11/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Florida Panthers vs Columbus Blue Jackets
Date: Thursday, March 11, 2021
Location: Nationwide Arena in Columbus, OH
TV: Fox Sports Ohio
Odds/Point Spread: Panthers (-123) Blue Jackets (+111)
Joonas Korpisalo and the Columbus Blue Jackets (10-12-5) host the Florida Panthers (16-5-4) at Nationwide Arena on Thursday. The Panthers open this contest at -123 while the Blue Jackets are coming in at +111. The over/under is set at 5.5.
The Panthers will head into their next game feeling good after earning a 4-2 victory over the Blue Jackets in their previous game. The Panthers had a solid offensive outing in the win. In the game, they converted 4 of the 33 shots they attempted. They also had 4 power play opportunities and were able to net 2 goals. Florida accounted for 8 penalty minutes in this matchup. The Corsi for the Panthers sat at 50 and the Corsi against when all was said and done was 49 which means they had a Corsi rate of 50.5%. Their Fenwick came in at 37 and the Fenwick Against sat at 41, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 47.4%. They had 25 face-off wins when at even strength and lost on 16 attempts to win the face-off. Their offensive zone starts came in at 42.9% and they had a PDO of 100.0 in this one.
The Panthers have had 776 shots taken against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .910. When playing at even strength, the Panthers have allowed the opponent to score 54 goals while scoring 63 on the offensive side of the ice. Florida Panthers opponents have earned 73 power play opportunities (22nd in hockey) and have tallied 16 goals in those attempts. For the season, they have tallied 36 points and their points percentage is .720. Florida has tried 851 shots and holds a shot percentage of 9.8%. In relation to their scoring capabilities, the Florida Panthers have earned 83 goals (5th in the NHL) for the year and have allowed 70. Florida has accounted for 77 power play opportunities and they have notched 20 goals out of those attempts, garnering them a rate of 25.97%.
The player guarding the cage in this matchup is Sergei Bobrovsky. For his career, Bobrovsky has compiled 287 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .566. His save percentage sits at .917 in his 29,972 minutes between the pipes. Bobrovsky has seen 15,279 shot attempts taken against him and has garnered 14,007 total saves. The opposition has been able to score 1,272 goals against Bobrovsky in his professional hockey career and his goals against average per contest is 2.55. He has an overall mark of 287-174-45 and he has started in 507 games. Bobrovsky has been involved in 520 games during his hockey career.
In their loss to Florida, Columbus had 3 opportunities on the power play in this game but weren't able to finish one of them with a goal. The Blue Jackets tallied 2 goals out of the 40 shots on goal they took. They had a PDO at even strength of 100 and their percentage of oZS was 57.1%. Columbus went home with a 49.5% Corsi rate. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that Columbus had and it could be said that this team has had better games. Their Fenwick percentage was 52.6% by amassing a Fenwick of 41 and the Panthers having a 37 Fenwick at even strength.
This season, the Columbus Blue Jackets have 70 goals, 25 points, as well as a points percentage of .463. They have granted a total of 87 goals to be scored by way of 69 goals at even strength and 18 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Blue Jackets have accumulated 59 goals at even strength and 11 goals (27th in hockey) while on the power play. They have earned 71 chances on the power play and they have a power play percentage of 15.49%. Columbus has taken 781 shots (10th in the league) and has earned a shot percentage of 8.96%, while allowing the other team 840 shots. They have a penalty kill percentage of 72.73% on their opponents 66 power play opportunities, and their save percentage currently sits at 89.6%.
On the other side of the ice you are going to see Joonas Korpisalo patrolling the crease. Korpisalo holds a lifetime record of 67-52-18 and has played in 148 games. Korpisalo's percentage of quality starts sits at 50.0% and he has made 68 quality starts in his pro career. He has gathered 3,801 stops out of the 4,195 shots attempted against him, which gives him a rate of .906. Teams are averaging 2.85 goals per contest and he has yielded 394 goals overall. He got the starting nod in 136 games and has accumulated 8,293 mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take Columbus (+111)
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