Florida Panthers vs Dallas Stars Prediction, 3/27/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Florida Panthers vs Dallas Stars
Date: Saturday, March 27, 2021
Location: American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX
TV: Fox Sports Southwest
Odds/Point Spread: Panthers (-102) Stars (-108)
Sergei Bobrovsky and the Florida Panthers (20-9-4) go to American Airlines Center on Saturday where they'll take on the Dallas Stars (11-11-8). The odds on this matchup have the Panthers coming in at -102 and the Stars are at -108. The O/U has been set at 5.5.
The Panthers will need a bounce back game after taking a 3-0 loss against the Blackhawks their last time out. Their starts in the offensive zone sat at 63.2% and they had a PDO at even strength of 86.7 in this one. They accrued 19 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 17 opportunities to gain puck control. Their Fenwick came in at 34 and the Fenwick against was 17, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 66.7%. The Corsi for the Panthers was 50 and the Corsi against was 24 meaning they had a Corsi rate of 67.6%. Florida compiled 17 penalty minutes for this game. Additionally, they had 6 power play tries but didn't get a goal. The Panthers offense left a lot to be desired in the loss. For the outing, they walked away having not converted any of the 41 shots they put on net.
When talking about their scoring, the Florida Panthers have accumulated 106 goals (7th in the NHL) on the year and have conceded 92. For the year, they have scored 44 points and their points percentage is sitting at .667. Florida comes into tonight with 106 power play opportunities and they have scored 26 goals during those advantages, giving them a rate of 24.53%. At even strength, the Panthers have allowed the opponent to score 72 goals while earning 80 of their own. Florida has taken 1,152 shots and has a shot percentage of 9.2%. The Panthers have had 994 shots taken against them and hold a save percentage of .907. Florida Panthers opponents have tallied 101 power play opportunities (15th in pro hockey) and have come away with 20 goals in those chances.
The man protecting the goal in this game is Sergei Bobrovsky. Bobrovsky has played in 526 games over the course of his pro hockey career. He has compiled a mark of 290-177-45 and he started in 513 games. Opponents have been able to score 1,289 goals against Bobrovsky in his pro hockey career and his average for goals against per game is 2.55. Bobrovsky has had 15,442 shot attempts taken against him and has garnered 14,153 saves. His save percentage sits at .917 in his 30,328 mins between the pipes. Throughout his time in hockey, Bobrovsky has accrued 290 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .565.
In their last game, Dallas faced off against the Lightning in a game where the Stars took home the win by a tally of 4-3. Dallas went home with a 57.5% Corsi rating. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game Dallas played and they played a solid game. Their Fenwick percentage was 59.3% by compiling a Fenwick of 48 and the Lightning ending the game with a 33 Fenwick at even strength. Their PDO at even strength was 96 and they'll go home having earned an oZS percentage of 58.1%. The Stars recorded 4 goals of the 41 shots on goal they pursued. They had 3 chances on the power play in this game and earned 1 out of those chances.
The Stars have accumulated 60 goals at even strength and 24 goals (10th in professional hockey) while having a power play advantage. Dallas has tried 880 shots (30th in the NHL) and has earned a shot percentage of 9.55%, while allowing the opposition 809 shots. This season, the Dallas Stars have accounted for 84 goals, 30 points, in addition to a points percentage of .500. They have recorded 101 power play chances and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 23.76%. They have accumulated a penalty kill percentage of 77.17% on the other teams 92 power play chances, and their save percentage sits at 90.7%. They have permitted 75 goals to be scored by way of 54 goals at even strength and 21 goals while they were shorthanded.
On the other side of the ice you are going to see Anton Khudobin in net. He has compiled 5,988 stops out of the 6,520 shots attempted, giving him a rate of .918. Khudobin has compiled a lifetime record of 105-85-27 and has played in 235 contests. He has started in 215 games and has played 12,997 mins. Khudobin's percentage of quality starts comes out to 58.1% and he has made 125 quality starts in his professional career. Teams are averaging 2.46 goals per contest and he has relinquished 532 goals in total.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take Florida (-102)
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