Florida Panthers vs Tampa Bay Lightning Prediction, 2/15/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Florida Panthers vs Tampa Bay Lightning
Date: Monday, February 15, 2021
Location: Amalie Arena in Tampa, FL
TV: Fox Sports Florida
Odds/Point Spread: Panthers (+150) Lightning (-182)
Andrei Vasilevskiy and the Tampa Bay Lightning (10-2-1) play the Florida Panthers (8-2-2) at Amalie Arena on Monday. The moneyline on this game has the Panthers coming in at +150 and the Lightning are at -182. The O/U is set at 6.5.
The Panthers will need a bounce back game after taking a 6-1 loss against the Lightning in their previous contest. The Corsi for the Panthers was sitting at 45 and the Corsi against when this game finished was 35 meaning they had a Corsi percentage of 56.3%. When starting in the offensive zone they came in at 49.4% and they had a PDO of 83.5 in this one. Florida tallied 19 mins in the box in this contest. The Panthers could have played much better offensively in the loss. Their Fenwick came in at 35 and the Fenwick against was 28, giving them a Fenwick rate of 55.6%. They recorded 21 face-off victories when at even strength and were beaten on 22 attempts to control the puck. They also had 4 attempts on the power play but didn't net one. While out there on the ice, they earned a goal on 1 of the 34 shots they put on net.
When discussing scoring goals, the Florida Panthers have earned 37 goals (20th in hockey) on the campaign and have given up 35. For the current season, they have earned 18 points and their points % is .750. Florida has 34 power play chances and they have tallied 11 goals out of those advantages, earning them a rate of 32.35%. At even strength, the Panthers have conceded 34 goals while having 26 of their own. Florida has tried 382 shots and holds a shot percentage of 9.7%. The Panthers have had 366 shots attempted against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .904. Florida Panthers opponents have tallied 35 power play opportunities (28th in the NHL) and have come away with 9 goals in those chances.
The player in the crease for this game is Sergei Bobrovsky. Bobrovsky has been in goal for 514 games throughout his professional hockey career. He has compiled an overall record of 283-173-44 and was named the starter in 501 games. The opposition has notched 1,257 goals versus Bobrovsky in his pro career and his goals against average per game is 2.55. Bobrovsky has had 15,075 shot attempts against him and has accrued 13,818 saves. His save percentage sits at .917 for his 29,609 mins on the ice. From the beginning of his pro career to now, Bobrovsky has 282 quality starts and his quality starts rate sits at .563.
In their win over Florida, Tampa had a PDO at even strength of 117 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 50.6%. They had 3 attempts on the power play in this one and scored 1 out of those attempts. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 44.4% by tallying a Fenwick of 28 and the Panthers having racked up a 35 Fenwick at even strength. The Lightning netted 6 goals of the 28 shots on goal they were seeking. Tampa Bay wrapped up this game with a 43.8% Corsi rate. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game Tampa Bay had and it was an excellent showing for this outing.
Tampa Bay has put up 405 shots (14th in professional hockey) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 12.35%, while allowing their opponents 369 shots. They have a penalty kill percentage of 84.78% on the other teams 46 power play opportunities, and their save percentage is 12.3%. They have a total of 46 power play opportunities and they have a power play rate of 28.26%. The Lightning have scored 32 goals at even strength and 13 goals (6th in professional hockey) while having more men on the ice. They have permitted 26 goals to be scored by of a combination of 18 goals at even strength and 7 goals while they were shorthanded. On the campaign, the Tampa Bay Lightning have notched a total of 50 goals, 21 points, and a points percentage of .808.
Across the ice you will find Andrei Vasilevskiy protecting the goal. His opposition is averaging 2.53 goals per game and he has conceded 666 goals altogether. Vasilevskiy's quality start percentage comes out to 56.9% and he has 149 quality starts in his pro career. He got the starting nod in 262 games and his ice time sits at 15,824 mins. Vasilevskiy is sitting with a career mark of 168-75-19 and has been in goal for 272 games. He has recorded 7,611 saves out of the 8,277 shots attempted against him, giving him a percentage of .920.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Florida (+150)
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