New Jersey Devils vs Florida Panthers Prediction, 11/18/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New Jersey Devils vs Florida Panthers
Date: Thursday, November 18, 2021
Location: FLA Live Arena in Sunrise, FL
TV: Bally Sports Florida
Odds/Point Spread: Devils (+155) Panthers (-195)
Mackenzie Blackwood and the New Jersey Devils (7-4-3) are headed to FLA Live Arena on Thursday where they'll meet the Florida Panthers (11-2-3). The Panthers open this game at -195 while the Devils are priced at +155. The total opens at 6.
The Devils will look for better times on the ice after their 4-3 loss against the Rangers in their previous contest. The Devils had a middle of the road offensive outing in this defeat. For the matchup, they scored on 3 of the 27 shots they looked to score on. Additionally, they had 1 attempt on the power play and were able to notch 1 goal. New Jersey had 2 penalty minutes for this game. The Corsi for the Devils was sitting at 55 and the Corsi against at the end of this game was 61 which means they had a Corsi rate of 47.4%. Their Fenwick was 36 and the Fenwick against finished at 50, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 41.9%. They totaled 31 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 35 attempts to win the face-off. Their starts in the offensive zone were at 48.3% and they had a PDO of 100.3 in this one.
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The Devils have had 438 shots attempted against them and have a save percentage of .909. While playing at even strength, the Devils have conceded 28 goals while earning 34 on the offensive side of the ice. New Jersey Devils opponents have 50 power play opportunities (10th in the NHL) and have earned 12 goals in those attempts. For the current campaign, they have accumulated 17 points and their points percentage is sitting at .607. New Jersey has taken 436 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 9.4%. When discussing their scoring capabilities, the New Jersey Devils have earned 41 goals (23rd in pro hockey) on the campaign and have given up 40. New Jersey has tallied 41 power play chances and they have scored 7 goals during those advantages, garnering them a rate of 17.07%.
Patrolling the crease for the game will be Mackenzie Blackwood. Blackwood has been involved in 109 games over the course of his NHL career. He has compiled an overall mark of 48-41-13 and he has gotten the start in 103 games. Opponents have racked up 294 goals against Blackwood in his NHL career and his goals against rate is 2.81. Blackwood has seen 3,344 shot attempts against him and has recorded 3,050 saves. He has a save percentage of .912 during his 6,267 minutes in the crease. During his career on the ice, Blackwood has tallied 56 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .544.
In their last outing, Florida opposed the Islanders in a game where the Panthers notched a victory by a mark of 6-1. They had 4 opportunities on the power play in this game but weren't able to finish one of them with a goal. The Panthers netted 6 goals out of the 36 shots on goal they pursued. Their PDO at even strength was 116 and they finished this one with an oZS percentage of 39.0%. Florida went home with a 52.2% Corsi rating. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game Florida played and we'd say they played well overall. Their Fenwick percentage was 57.5% by way of having a Fenwick of 42 and the Islanders ending the game with a 31 Fenwick at even strength.
The Panthers have accumulated 52 goals at even strength and 10 goals (9th in professional hockey) while having a power play advantage. Florida has tried 555 shots (2nd in the league) and has a shot percentage of 11.17%, while allowing the opposition 489 shots. On the campaign, the Florida Panthers have a total of 62 goals, 25 points, as well as a points percentage of .781. They have recorded 51 power play opportunities and they have accumulated a power play rate of 19.61%. They have a penalty kill rate of 81.48% on their opponents 54 tries on the power play, and their save percentage is 91.8%. They have permitted 40 goals to be scored by of a combination of 30 goals at even strength and 10 goals while they had less men on the ice.
Across the ice you are expected to see Sergei Bobrovsky defending the net. His opposition is averaging 2.54 goals per game and he has surrendered 1,338 goals overall. Bobrovsky's percentage of quality starts comes in at 57.1% and he has 305 quality starting assignments in his pro career. He was named a starter in 534 games and has played for a total of 31,565 mins. Bobrovsky has amassed a lifetime mark of 304-180-47 and has been in net for 548 contests. He has a tally of 14,759 stops out of the 16,097 shots attempted against him, giving him a save % of .917.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take Florida (-195)
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