Nashville Predators vs Florida Panthers Prediction, 2/4/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Nashville Predators vs Florida Panthers
Date: Thursday, February 4, 2021
Location: BB&T Center in Sunrise, FL
TV: Fox Sports Florida
Odds/Point Spread: Predators (+105) Panthers (-125)
Sergei Bobrovsky and the Florida Panthers (5-0-1) play the Nashville Predators (4-5-0) at BB&T Center on Thursday. The Panthers open this matchup at -125 while the Predators are coming in at +105. The over/under opens at 5.5.
The Predators will be looking to get a win in their next outing after their 5 - 2 loss against the Lightning in their previous game. The Predators had a below average offensive outing in this defeat. For the game, they scored on 2 out of the 31 shots they looked to score on. Furthermore, they had 3 power play attempts but weren't able to score a goal. Nashville ended up with a total of 8 penalty mins in this game. The Corsi for the Predators sat at 47 and the Corsi against was 42 giving them a Corsi percentage of 52.8%. Their Fenwick sat at 34 while the Fenwick against was 32, which means they had a Fenwick percentage of 51.5%. They won 19 face-off wins at even strength and lost 19 tries to control the puck. Their starts in the offensive zone were rated at 40.0% and they had a PDO at even strength of 88.4 for this game. In discussing stats from the opponent, the Tampa Bay Lightning racked up a total of 28 shots. They finished with a total of 6 penalty minutes and they notched 4 power play chances.
The Predators have had 259 shots taken against them and have earned a save percentage of .888. When playing at even strength, the Predators have given up 15 goals while scoring 17 on offense. Nashville Predators opponents have tallied 37 power play tries (11th in pro hockey) and have notched 13 goals in those attempts. For the year, they have accumulated 8 points and their points percentage comes in at .444. Nashville has attempted 290 shots and has a shooting percentage of 7.2%. With regard to their scoring capabilities, the Nashville Predators have earned 21 goals (26th in the league) over the course of the season and have given up 29. Nashville comes into tonight with 36 power play chances and they have tallied 4 goals out of those attempts, giving them a rate of 11.11%.
The man protecting the goal in this game is Juuse Saros. Opponents have scored 299 goals versus Saros in his career and his average for goals against per game is 2.57. Saros has been involved in 125 games throughout his pro hockey career. He has a save percentage of .918 in his 6,969 minutes in the crease. He has compiled a win-loss mark of 58-39-16 and he started in 110 games. For his career, Saros is sitting with 65 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is at .591. Saros has seen 3,632 shots against him and has recorded 3,333 total saves.
The Panthers faced the Red Wings in an outing where the Panthers took home the victory by a final score of 3 - 2. Florida wound up with a 51.9% Corsi rating. That percentage was had by having a Corsi of 40 and they conceded a Corsi of 37. They had a Fenwick percentage of 52.5% by notching a Fenwick of 32 and the Red Wings finishing with a 29 Fenwick. These Corsi statistics are telling of the type of game that Florida had and we'd say they played an average game. They had a PDO of 95.8 and they finished this one with an oZS percentage of 32.0%. The Panthers netted 3 goals of the 30 shots on goal they attempted. They had 4 power play opportunities in this game and netted 2 out of those attempts. Regarding their opponent, the Red Wings had 3 power play opportunities but didn't put the puck in goal. Florida conceded 34 shots on goal and the Red Wings ended up with 10 penalty mins.
Florida has tried 188 shots (30th in pro hockey) and has a shot percentage of 11.17%, while allowing their opponents 180 shots. They have a penalty kill percentage of 80.95% on their opponents 21 power play chances, and their save percentage currently sits at 11.2%. They have earned 19 power play opportunities and they have a power play rate of 36.84%. The Panthers have racked up 14 goals at even strength and 7 goals (16th in the NHL) while having more men on the ice. They have granted a total of 15 goals to be scored by of a combination of 10 goals at even strength and 4 goals while they were shorthanded. So far this year, the Florida Panthers have earned 21 goals, 11 points, in addition to a points percentage of .917.
On the other side of the ice you are likely to see Sergei Bobrovsky in goal. Opponents are averaging 2.54 goals per game and he has given up 1,242 goals altogether. Bobrovsky's quality start percentage comes in at 56.5% and he has accumulated 281 quality starts in his career. He has started in 497 contests and has played for a total of 29,365 mins. Bobrovsky has a career record of 281-172-43 and has played in 510 games. He has recorded 13,711 saves out of the 14,953 shots attempted against him, giving him a save % of .917.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take Florida (-125)
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