Florida Panthers vs Nashville Predators Prediction, 4/26/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Florida Panthers vs Nashville Predators
Date: Monday, April 26, 2021
Location: Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN
TV: Bally Sports South
Odds/Point Spread: Panthers (-133) Predators (+110)
Sergei Bobrovsky and the Florida Panthers (31-13-5) travel to Bridgestone Arena on Monday where they'll meet the Nashville Predators (26-21-2). The Panthers open this contest at -133 while the Predators are priced at +110. The over/under opens at 6.5.
The Panthers were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 4-3 win over the Hurricanes in their previous contest. Their offensive zone starts were at 74.1% and their PDO was 93.3 for this matchup. They accounted for 18 face-off wins when at even strength and were beaten on 29 opportunities to gain puck control. Their Fenwick came in at 38 and the Fenwick Against sat at 20, meaning they had a Fenwick rate of 65.5%. The Corsi for the Panthers came in at 51 and the Corsi against when the final whistle blew was 27 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 65.4%. Florida amassed 8 minutes in the box for this matchup. Furthermore, they had 4 power play opportunities but weren't able to score a goal. The Panthers had a good offensive output in this win. In the game, they tallied a score on 4 out of the 36 shots they tried.
Florida Panthers opponents have 146 power play tries (9th in pro hockey) and have earned 30 goals in those attempts. The Panthers have had 1,475 shots attempted against them and hold a save percentage of .911. Florida has tried 1,670 shots and has a shooting percentage of 9.4%. At even strength, the Panthers have conceded 101 goals while scoring 124 when they are on offense. Florida has accounted for 163 power play chances and they have tallied 33 goals out of those attempts, garnering them a percentage of 20.25%. For the season, they have racked up 67 points and their points percentage is .684. Pertaining to their goal scoring prowess, the Florida Panthers have notched 157 goals (6th in hockey) over the course of the season and have allowed 131.
The man in net for this game is Sergei Bobrovsky. Bobrovsky has played in 534 games throughout his hockey career. He has a win-loss record of 295-180-45 and he started in 521 games. Opponents have tallied 1,310 goals against Bobrovsky in his career and his average for goals against per game is 2.55. Bobrovsky has had 15,707 shots against him and he has 14,397 total saves. He has a save percentage of .917 for his 30,809 mins in the crease. For his professional hockey career, Bobrovsky has earned 295 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .566.
In their last contest, Nashville faced off against the Blackhawks in a matchup where the Predators earned a victory by a final of 3-1. Their PDO was 109 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 61.8%. They had 2 power play opportunities in this one but weren't able to notch a goal. They earned a Fenwick percentage of 44.6% with a Fenwick of 29 and the Blackhawks earning a 36 Fenwick. The Predators recorded 3 goals of the 28 shots on goal they pursued. Nashville wound up with a 49.5% Corsi rating. These Corsi stats speak to the kind of game that Nashville had and we'd say they played an average game.
The Predators have earned 103 goals at even strength and 25 goals (23rd in the NHL) while on the power play. Nashville has attempted 1,461 shots (7th in the league) and has earned a shot percentage of 8.76%, while allowing the opposition 1,519 shots. Over the course of the season, the Nashville Predators have accounted for 128 goals, 54 points, in addition to a points percentage of .551. They have a tally of 141 power play chances and they have earned a power play rate of 17.73%. They have earned a penalty kill rate of 75.82% on the other teams 153 power play tries, and their save percentage comes in at 90.9%. They have granted a total of 138 goals to be scored by way of 101 goals at even strength and 37 goals while they had less men on the ice.
Across the rink you are likely to see Juuse Saros protecting the goal. Saros has accrued a career mark of 72-45-17 and has participated in 149 games. Saros' rate of quality starts comes out to 60.9% and he has 81 quality starts in his career. He is sitting with 3,982 stops out of 4,329 shots attempted against him, which gives him a save % of .920. The opposition is averaging 2.50 goals per contest and he has conceded 347 goals overall. He has started in 133 games and has been on the ice for 8,317 minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Florida (-133)
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