Ottawa Senators vs Florida Panthers Prediction, 12/14/2021 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Ottawa Senators vs Florida Panthers
Date: Tuesday, December 14, 2021
Location: FLA Live Arena in Sunrise, FL
TV: Bally Sports Florida
Odds/Point Spread: Senators (+240) Panthers (-305)
Filip Gustavsson and the Ottawa Senators (8-16-1) go to FLA Live Arena on Tuesday where they'll meet the Florida Panthers (18-5-4). The line on this contest has the Senators coming in at +240 and the Panthers are at -305. The O/U has been set at 6.
The Ottawa Senators had a good night with a 4-0 victory over the Lightning in their previous contest. Ottawa earned 13 mins in the box for this contest. The Senators had a good offensive outing in this win. Additionally, they had 4 power play opportunities and netted 2 goals. In the game, they tallied a score on 4 out of the 23 shots they put on goal.
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In relation to their scoring, the Ottawa Senators have notched 66 goals (27th in the league) so far this season and have allowed 93. For the current season, they have recorded 17 points and their points % is .340. Ottawa skates onto the rink with 84 power play chances and they have notched 16 goals during those chances, giving them a percentage of 19.05%. When at even strength, the Senators let the opposition score 74 goals while scoring 50 themselves. Ottawa has tried 710 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 9.3%. The Senators have had 843 shots taken against them and hold a save percentage of .890. Ottawa Senators opponents have tallied 77 power play tries (18th in hockey) and have tallied 19 goals in those attempts.
Patrolling the crease for the game will be Filip Gustavsson. In his professional hockey career, Gustavsson has earned 10 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .588. His save percentage is at .909 for his 1,107 mins in the crease. Gustavsson has seen 627 shots taken against him and he has 570 total saves. Opponents have racked up 57 goals against Gustavsson in his professional career and his goals against rate is 3.09. He has a mark of 8-8-3 and he started in 17 games. Gustavsson has been involved in 20 games throughout his professional hockey career.
In their last contest, Florida faced off against the Avalanche in a matchup where the Panthers went home in defeat by a tally of 3-2. They had 4 opportunities on the power play in this outing and notched 1 goal out of those opportunities. The Panthers scored 2 goals out of the 31 shots on goal they tried.
Florida has attempted 975 shots (2nd in hockey) and has a shooting percentage of 10.26%, while allowing the other team 825 shots. They have earned a penalty kill rate of 80.95% on their opponents 84 power play opportunities, and their save percentage is 91.2%. They have earned 85 power play opportunities and they have earned a power play percentage of 18.82%. The Panthers have earned 84 goals at even strength and 16 goals (14th in professional hockey) while on the power play. They have allowed 73 goals to be scored by of a combination of 57 goals at even strength and 16 goals while they had less men on the ice. Over the course of the season, the Florida Panthers have accounted for 100 goals, 40 points, in addition to a points percentage of .741.
On the other side of the ice you will find Sergei Bobrovsky protecting the net. He has recorded 14,943 stops out of 16,304 shots taken against him, giving him a save percentage of .917. Bobrovsky has a career mark of 309-182-47 and has been in goal for 556 contests. He got the starting nod in 542 contests and his ice time sits at 32,006 mins. Bobrovsky's percentage of quality starts is 56.6% and he has 307 quality starting assignments in his NHL career. His opponents are averaging 2.55 goals per game and he has allowed 1,361 goals altogether.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Ottawa (+240)
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