Nashville Predators vs Florida Panthers Prediction, 2/5/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Nashville Predators vs Florida Panthers
Date: Friday, February 5, 2021
Location: BB&T Center in Sunrise, FL
TV: Fox Sports Florida
Odds/Point Spread: Predators (+105) Panthers (-125)
Pekka Rinne and the Nashville Predators (4-5-0) are headed to BB&T Center on Friday where they'll meet the Florida Panthers (5-0-1). The Panthers open this contest at -125 while the Predators are priced at +105. The total has been set at 5.5.
The Predators will look to clean up some issues after taking a 5-2 loss against the Lightning in their last game. The Predators offense left a lot to be desired in this defeat. For the game, they scored on 2 of the 31 shots they put on net. Additionally, they had 3 power play chances but weren't able to convert one of them into a goal. Nashville amassed 6 penalty mins in this game. The Corsi for the Predators was 47 and the Corsi against when all was said and done was 42 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 52.8%. Their Fenwick was 34 and the Fenwick against was 32, meaning they had a Fenwick rate of 51.5%. They earned 19 face-off victories when at even strength and were beaten on 19 opportunities to gain puck control. Their offensive zone starts were rated at 40.0% and their PDO rating was 88.4 for this matchup.
Nashville Predators opponents have tallied 37 power play tries (11th in hockey) and have scored 13 goals in those chances. The Predators have had 259 shots taken against them and have earned a save percentage of .888. Nashville has taken 290 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 7.2%. At even strength, the Predators have allowed the opponent to score 15 goals while notching 17 on the offensive side of the ice. Nashville comes into tonight with 36 power play chances and they have scored 4 goals out of those tries, giving them a rate of 11.11%. For the current season, they sit with 8 points and their points percentage is .444. In reference to their scoring, the Nashville Predators have tallied 21 goals (26th in pro hockey) on the campaign and have given up 29.
Patrolling the crease for the game will be Pekka Rinne. Rinne has played in 663 contests over the course of his NHL career. He has accumulated a win-loss record of 360-203-74 and got the start in 648 games. The opposition has racked up 1,547 goals against Rinne in his pro hockey career and his average for goals against per game is 2.42. Rinne has seen 18,645 shot attempts against him and has recorded 17,098 total saves. His save percentage is at .917 in his 38,303 minutes on the ice. In his professional hockey career, Rinne has accumulated 370 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .571.
Their last time out, Florida played the Red Wings in a game where the Panthers ended up with the victory by a final of 3-2. They had a PDO at even strength of 96 and they had an oZS percentage of 32.0%. They had 4 attempts on the power play in this one and earned 2 out of those chances. Their Fenwick rate came in at 52.5% by notching a Fenwick of 32 and the Red Wings having notched a 29 Fenwick. The Panthers tallied 3 goals of the 30 shots on goal they tried. Florida wound up with a 51.9% Corsi rate. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game Florida had and you might say they have had worse games.
So far this year, the Florida Panthers are sitting with 21 goals, 11 points, in addition to a points percentage of .917. They have allowed 15 goals to be scored by of a combination of 10 goals at even strength and 4 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Panthers have scored 14 goals at even strength and 7 goals (16th in the league) while having more men on the ice. They have a total of 19 opportunities on the power play and they have earned a power play rate of 36.84%. Florida has put up 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 oppositions 21 power play opportunities, and their save percentage currently sits at 11.2%.
On the other side of the ice you will find Sergei Bobrovsky in net. Opponents are averaging 2.54 goals per contest and he has allowed 1,242 goals in total. Bobrovsky's quality start percentage is 56.5% and he has earned 281 quality starts in his NHL career. He has started in 497 games and has been on the ice for 29,365 mins. Bobrovsky is the owner of a lifetime mark of 281-172-43 and has been in net for 510 contests. He has compiled 13,711 stops out of the 14,953 shots taken, which gives him a save % of .917.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Nashville (+105)
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