Minnesota Wild vs Florida Panthers Prediction, 11/20/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Minnesota Wild vs Florida Panthers
Date: Saturday, November 20, 2021
Location: FLA Live Arena in Sunrise, FL
TV: Bally Sports Florida
Odds/Point Spread: Wild (+121) Panthers (-134)
FLA Live Arena is the venue where Sergei Bobrovsky and the Florida Panthers (12-2-3) will play the Minnesota Wild (11-5-0) on Saturday. The line on this game has the Wild priced at +121 and the Panthers are at -134. The O/U opens at 6.
The Wild had a good night with a 7-2 victory against the Stars their last time on the ice. The Corsi for the Wild was sitting at 39 and the Corsi against was at 44 meaning they had a Corsi rate of 47.0%. Their starts in the offensive zone came in at 44.1% and their PDO was 132.7 for this matchup. Minnesota garnered 15 penalty mins for this contest. The Wild had a solid offensive performance in the victory. Their Fenwick was 26 and the Fenwick against was 35, meaning they had a Fenwick rate of 42.6%. They garnered 18 face-off wins when at even strength and lost on 24 opportunities to take control of the puck. Furthermore, they had 4 power play opportunities but weren't able to score. In the game, they were able to notch a goal on 7 of the 26 shots they launched.
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Minnesota Wild opponents have amassed 58 power play opportunities (4th in hockey) and have scored 12 goals in those chances. The Wild have had 474 shots tried against them and have earned a save percentage of .897. Minnesota has taken 532 shots and holds a shot percentage of 10.3%. At even strength, the Wild have surrendered 37 goals while getting 47 themselves. Minnesota comes into the game with 50 power play opportunities and they have notched 8 goals out of those advantages, earning them a percentage of 16.00%. For the year, the have a total of 22 points and their points percentage comes in at .688. In relation to their goal scoring prowess, the Minnesota Wild have racked up 55 goals (5th in hockey) on the year and have allowed 49.
The man protecting the net in this game is Cam Talbot. Talbot has been in net for 360 matchups during his NHL career. He has an overall record of 178-134-30 and he has gotten the start in 346 games. Opponents have notched 900 goals versus Talbot in his NHL career and his goals against average is 2.62. Talbot has had 10,579 shot attempts taken against him and he has 9,679 total saves. His save percentage is at .915 in his 20,635 minutes guarding the cage. For his career, Talbot has earned 182 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .526.
In their last outing, Florida went up against the Devils in a game where the Panthers ended up with the victory by a tally of 4-1. Florida had a 53.1% Corsi rating. These Corsi statistics are telling of the type of game that Florida played and they looked like the better team in this game. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 53.5% with a Fenwick of 46 and the Devils having accrued a 40 Fenwick. Their PDO was 108 and they finished this one with an oZS percentage of 50.0%. The Panthers earned 4 goals of the 41 shots on goal they pursued. They had 2 attempts on the power play in this contest but didn't put one in the back of the net.
The Panthers have 56 goals at even strength and 10 goals (10th in the league) while on the power play. Florida has attempted 596 shots (2nd in hockey) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 11.07%, while allowing their opponents 535 shots. Over the course of the season, the Florida Panthers have earned a total of 66 goals, 27 points, and a points percentage of .794. They have a total of 53 power play chances and they have accumulated a power play rate of 18.87%. They have accumulated a penalty kill percentage of 82.46% on their oppositions 57 power play tries, and their save percentage comes in at 92.3%. They have granted a total of 41 goals to be scored by way of 31 goals at even strength and 10 goals while they had less men on the ice.
For the opposition you are likely to see Sergei Bobrovsky in net. Bobrovsky has a career mark of 304-180-47 and has been in net for 548 games. Bobrovsky's percentage of quality starts is 57.1% and he has accumulated 305 quality starts in his NHL career. He has tallied 14,759 stops out of the 16,097 shots attempted against him, which gives him a save percentage of .917. His opposition is averaging 2.54 goals per contest and he has allowed 1,338 goals in total. He got the starting nod in 534 games and has been on the ice for 31,565 mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Minnesota (+121)
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