Florida Panthers vs Nashville Predators Prediction, 4/27/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Florida Panthers vs Nashville Predators
Date: Tuesday, April 27, 2021
Location: Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN
TV: Bally Sports Sun
Odds/Point Spread: Panthers (-130) Predators (+110)
Sergei Bobrovsky and the Florida Panthers (31-13-5) travel to Bridgestone Arena on Tuesday where they'll meet the Nashville Predators (26-21-2). The odds on this matchup have the Panthers priced at -130 and the Predators are at +110. The total is set at 6.5.
The Panthers were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 4-3 victory against the Hurricanes in their previous outing. The Panthers had a good offensive performance and it was apparent in the victory. In the game, they earned a goal on 4 of the 36 shots they tried. They also had 4 power play opportunities but weren't able to score. Florida garnered 8 penalty mins in this matchup. The Corsi for the Panthers was 51 and the Corsi against was 27 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 65.4%. Their Fenwick came in at 38 and the Fenwick against finished at 20, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 65.5%. They totaled 18 face-off victories at even strength and lost on 29 opportunities to win the face-off. Their offensive zone starts came in at 74.1% and their PDO rating was 93.3 in this game.
Florida Panthers opponents have earned 146 power play opportunities (10th in hockey) and have come away with 30 goals in those attempts. The Panthers have had 1,475 shots taken against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .911. Florida has attempted 1,670 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 9.4%. When playing at even strength, the Panthers have allowed the opponent to score 101 goals while notching 124 of their own. Florida has tallied 163 power play opportunities and they have notched 33 goals during those advantages, garnering them a percentage of 20.25%. For the current season, they have earned 67 points and their points percentage comes in at .684. When it comes to their scoring capabilities, the Florida Panthers have accumulated 157 goals (8th in pro hockey) over the course of the season and have conceded 131.
The player guarding the cage in this matchup is Sergei Bobrovsky. Over the course of his pro career, Bobrovsky has accounted for 295 quality starts and his quality starts rate sits at .566. He has a save percentage of .917 for his 30,809 mins on the ice. Bobrovsky has seen 15,707 shot attempts against him and has garnered 14,397 saves. Opponents have been able to score 1,310 goals against Bobrovsky in his NHL career and his goals against average is 2.55. He has an overall mark of 295-180-45 and he started in 521 games. Bobrovsky has played in 534 games over the course of his professional hockey career.
In their last outing, Nashville opposed the Blackhawks in a game where the Predators ended up with the victory by a final score of 3-1. Their PDO at even strength was 109 and they finished this one with an oZS percentage of 61.8%. They had 2 chances on the power play in this outing but weren't able to finish one of them with a goal. They earned a Fenwick percentage of 44.6% by notching a Fenwick of 29 and the Blackhawks finishing with a 36 Fenwick. The Predators tallied 3 goals out of the 28 shots on goal they tried. Nashville had a 49.5% Corsi rating. These Corsi stats speak to the kind of game that Nashville played and you can say they had a mediocre outing.
Nashville has put up 1,461 shots (8th in the NHL) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 8.76%, while allowing the other team 1,519 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 75.82% on their oppositions 153 chances on the power play, and their save percentage is currently 90.9%. They have a tally of 141 power play chances and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 17.73%. The Predators have 103 goals at even strength and 25 goals (23rd in pro hockey) while on the power play. They have permitted 138 goals to be scored by way of 101 goals at even strength and 37 goals while they had less men on the ice. On the campaign, the Nashville Predators have accumulated 128 goals, 54 points, in addition to a points percentage of .551.
For the opposition you will find Pekka Rinne protecting the goal. The opposition is averaging 2.44 goals per contest and he has conceded 1,598 goals overall. Rinne's quality start percentage sits at 57.1% and he has made 380 quality starts in his NHL career. He has started in 665 games and has played 39,354 mins. Rinne holds a lifetime mark of 368-213-75 and has participated in 682 contests. He has a tally of 17,597 stops out of the 19,195 shots taken, which gives him a save percentage of .917.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Florida (-130)
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