Nashville Predators vs Florida Panthers Prediction, 3/20/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Nashville Predators vs Florida Panthers
Date: Saturday, March 20, 2021
Location: BB&T Center in Sunrise, FL
TV: Fox Sports Florida
Odds/Point Spread: Predators (+175) Panthers (-210)
Pekka Rinne and the Nashville Predators (13-16-1) head to BB&T Center on Saturday where they'll meet the Florida Panthers (19-6-4). The odds on this contest have the Predators priced at +175 and the Panthers are at -210. The total opens at 6.
The Predators will head into their next game feeling good after earning a 2-1 victory over the Panthers their last time on the ice. The Predators left a lot to be desired in terms of their offense in the victory. In the outing, they converted 2 out of the 27 shots they attempted. They also had 3 power play opportunities but weren't able to score. Nashville had 6 penalty minutes in this outing. The Corsi for the Predators came in at 38 and the Corsi against when this game finished was 61 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 38.4%. Their Fenwick came in at 30 and the Fenwick against finished at 50, giving them a Fenwick rate of 37.5%. They compiled 25 face-off victories at even strength and were beaten on 25 attempts to control the puck. Their starts in the offensive zone were at 45.2% and they had a PDO at even strength of 105.6 in this one.
Nashville Predators opponents have tallied 100 power play tries (6th in pro hockey) and have a total of 31 goals in those attempts. The Predators have had 917 shots taken against them and have a save percentage of .893. Nashville has taken 933 shots and has a shooting percentage of 7.6%. While playing at even strength, the Predators have given up 67 goals while earning 52 of their own. Nashville has compiled 97 power play chances and they have scored 19 goals out of those attempts, garnering them a rate of 19.59%. For the current season, they have 27 points and their points percentage is sitting at .450. Concerning scoring goals, the Nashville Predators have earned 71 goals (26th in the NHL) this year and have given up 98.
The man in net for this game is Pekka Rinne. In his professional hockey career, Rinne has recorded 378 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .571. He has a save percentage of .917 for his 39,170 mins guarding the cage. Rinne has seen 19,103 shot attempts against him and has accrued 17,512 saves. The opposition has racked up 1,591 goals versus Rinne in his pro hockey career and his goals against average per game is 2.44. He has accumulated an overall mark of 366-212-75 and he was named the starter in 662 games. Rinne has been involved in 679 games during his NHL career.
In their loss to Nashville, Florida wound up with a 61.6% Corsi rating. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game Florida played and we're sure they will look for better performances in the future. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 62.5% with a Fenwick of 50 and the Predators ending the game with a 30 Fenwick. Their PDO at even strength was 94 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 54.8%. The Panthers recorded 1 goal out of the 41 shots on goal they pursued. They had 3 power play opportunities in this game but didn't score a goal.
The Panthers have accumulated 76 goals at even strength and 23 goals (8th in hockey) while having a power play advantage. Florida has taken 995 shots (4th in pro hockey) and has a shooting percentage of 9.95%, while allowing the opposition 896 shots. On the year, the Florida Panthers have earned a total of 99 goals, 42 points, in addition to a points percentage of .724. They have earned 88 opportunities on the power play and they have earned a power play rate of 26.14%. They have earned a penalty kill rate of 80.46% on the other teams 87 power play chances, and their save percentage currently sits at 91.0%. They have allowed 81 goals to be scored by way of 64 goals at even strength and 17 goals while they were shorthanded.
For the opposition you are likely to see Chris Driedger in net. Driedger has amassed a career mark of 14-6-3 and has participated in 27 contests. Driedger's quality start rate comes out to 73.9% and he has qualified for 17 quality starts in his pro career. He has a tally of 698 saves out of 753 shots tried, giving him a save percentage of .927. The opposition is averaging 2.26 goals per game and he has relinquished 55 goals in total. He has been a starter 23 games and has played 1,463 minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take Florida (-210)
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