Florida Panthers vs Columbus Blue Jackets Prediction, 3/9/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Florida Panthers vs Columbus Blue Jackets
Date: Tuesday, March 9, 2021
Location: Nationwide Arena in Columbus, OH
TV: Fox Sports Ohio
Odds/Point Spread: Panthers (-118) Blue Jackets (+100)
Nationwide Arena is the site where Joonas Korpisalo and the Columbus Blue Jackets (10-11-5) will take on the Florida Panthers (15-5-4) on Tuesday. The Panthers open this matchup at -118 while the Blue Jackets are coming in at +100. The total is set at 5.5.
The Panthers will be looking to get a win in their next outing after their 4-2 defeat against the Hurricanes their last time out. The Corsi for the Panthers was 33 and the Corsi against when the final whistle blew was 44 meaning they had a Corsi rate of 42.9%. The offensive zone starts for them sat at 27.4% and they had a PDO of 103.4 for this one. Florida accrued 12 penalty minutes in this outing. The Panthers had a below average offensive performance in this defeat. Their Fenwick came in at 26 and the Fenwick against finished at 35, giving them a Fenwick rate of 42.6%. They compiled 22 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 19 opportunities to take control of the puck. Furthermore, they had 5 power play attempts but weren't able to score. For the game, they netted 2 of the 23 shots they attempted.
Florida Panthers opponents have recorded 70 power play opportunities (23rd in the league) and have come away with 16 goals in those attempts. The Panthers have had 736 shots tried against them and have earned a save percentage of .908. Florida has tried 818 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 9.7%. When at even strength, the Panthers let the opposition score 52 goals while having 61 themselves. Florida is sitting with 73 power play chances and they have scored 18 goals out of those attempts, earning them a percentage of 24.66%. For the current campaign, they have tallied 34 points and their points % is .708. In the matter of their goal scoring prowess, the Florida Panthers have notched 79 goals (8th in the NHL) on the year and have conceded 68.
The player in the crease for this game is Sergei Bobrovsky. Bobrovsky has taken the ice for 519 games throughout his hockey career. He has earned an overall mark of 286-174-45 and he started in 506 games. Opponents have been able to score 1,270 goals versus Bobrovsky in his professional career and his goals against average is 2.55. Bobrovsky has seen 15,239 shots taken against him and has amassed 13,969 total saves. His save percentage is at .917 for his 29,912 mins guarding the cage. In his professional hockey career, Bobrovsky has earned 286 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is at .565.
In their last outing, Columbus played the Stars in a game where the Blue Jackets took the defeat by a final score of 5-0. Columbus earned a 47.9% Corsi rate. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game Columbus played and we're sure they will look for better performances in the future. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 52.8% with a Fenwick of 28 and the Stars having earned a 25 Fenwick. Their PDO was 83 and they had an oZS percentage of 54.6%. The Blue Jackets tallied 0 goals out of the 21 shots on goal they pursued. They had 3 power play opportunities in this outing but weren't able to score a goal.
Columbus has tried 741 shots (13th in pro hockey) and has earned a shot percentage of 9.18%, while allowing the other team 807 shots. They have earned a penalty kill rate of 74.19% on their opponents 62 opportunities on the power play, and their save percentage comes in at 89.7%. They have a total of 68 opportunities on the power play and they have earned a power play percentage of 16.18%. The Blue Jackets have scored 57 goals at even strength and 11 goals (27th in pro hockey) while on the power play. They have allowed 83 goals to be scored by way of 67 goals at even strength and 16 goals while they had less men on the ice. For the year, the Columbus Blue Jackets have accounted for 68 goals, 25 points, in addition to a points percentage of .481.
For the opposition you are likely to see Joonas Korpisalo in the crease. His opposition is averaging 2.85 goals/game and he has relinquished 391 goals in total. Korpisalo's percentage of quality starts sits at 49.6% and he has 67 quality starts in his pro hockey career. He has started in 135 games and has been on the ice for 8,235 minutes. Korpisalo is the owner of a lifetime mark of 67-51-18 and has played in 147 contests. He has gathered 3,772 saves out of the 4,163 shots taken against him, giving him a rate of .906.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take Columbus (+100)
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