Florida Panthers vs Nashville Predators Prediction, 3/6/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Florida Panthers vs Nashville Predators
Date: Saturday, March 6, 2021
Location: Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN
TV: NHL Network
Odds/Point Spread: Panthers (-131) Predators (+119)
Bridgestone Arena is the venue where Pekka Rinne and the Nashville Predators (10-13-0) will take on the Florida Panthers (14-4-4) on Saturday. The Panthers open this matchup at -131 while the Predators are coming in at +119. The over/under is set at 5.5.
The Panthers had a good night with a 5-4 win against the Predators the last time they stepped on the ice. Their offensive zone starts were at 52.8% and they had a PDO of 96.8 in this one. They recorded 20 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 37 attempts to gain puck control. Their Fenwick came in at 39 and the Fenwick Against sat at 47, meaning they had a Fenwick percentage of 45.3%. The Corsi for the Panthers was 48 and the Corsi against when the final whistle blew was 58 meaning they had a Corsi percentage of 45.3%. Florida accrued 8 penalty mins in this matchup. They also had 4 power play chances and scored 2 goals. The Panthers had a solid offensive outing and it was apparent in the win. For the outing, they scored on 5 of the 38 shots they put on goal.
The Panthers have had 680 shots taken against them and have a save percentage of .909. When playing at even strength, the Panthers have conceded 48 goals while having 54 of their own. Florida Panthers opponents have totaled 63 power play tries (23rd in professional hockey) and have notched 14 goals in those chances. For the current season, they have earned 32 points and their points % is .727. Florida has tried 763 shots and is the owner of a shot percentage of 9.3%. When talking about their scoring, the Florida Panthers have accounted for 71 goals (10th in the league) on the campaign and have allowed 62. Florida comes into tonight with 64 power play chances and they have added 17 goals during those chances, garnering them a percentage of 26.56%.
The player between the pipes for this game is Sergei Bobrovsky. Opponents have notched 1,268 goals against Bobrovsky in his pro hockey career and his goals against average is 2.55. Bobrovsky has been in net for 518 contests during his professional hockey career. His save percentage is at .917 during his 29,852 mins guarding the cage. He has an overall record of 285-174-45 and got the start in 505 games. For his career, Bobrovsky has compiled 285 quality starts and his quality starts rate is .564. Bobrovsky has had 15,209 shots against him and has recorded 13,941 saves.
In their loss to Florida, Nashville wrapped up this game with a 54.7% Corsi rate. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game Nashville had and they played a solid game. Their Fenwick percentage was 54.7% by earning a Fenwick of 47 and the Panthers having a 39 Fenwick. They had a PDO at even strength of 103 and they'll go home having earned an oZS percentage of 47.2%. The Predators netted 4 goals of the 35 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 2 opportunities on the power play in this outing but were not able to net one.
Nashville has taken 743 shots (7th in the league) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 7.27%, while allowing the other team 678 shots. They have accumulated a penalty kill percentage of 70.13% on their opponents 77 tries on the power play, and their save percentage is 89.2%. They have a tally of 77 power play chances and they have accumulated a power play rate of 18.18%. The Predators are sitting with 40 goals at even strength and 14 goals (19th in pro hockey) while on the power play. They have permitted 73 goals to be scored by of a combination of 50 goals at even strength and 23 goals while they were shorthanded. On the campaign, the Nashville Predators have a total of 54 goals, 20 points, in addition to a points percentage of .435.
For the opposition you are likely to see Pekka Rinne between the pipes. He is sitting with 17,341 stops out of 18,909 shots attempted against him, which gives him a rate of .917. Rinne has accrued a lifetime record of 364-209-74 and has been in net for 673 games. He has started in 656 contests and his ice time sits at 38,818 minutes. Rinne's quality start rate comes out to 57.2% and he has 375 quality starting assignments in his pro career. The opposition is averaging 2.42 goals per contest and he has yielded 1,568 goals in total.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Nashville (+119) and under 5.5 goals
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