Pittsburgh Penguins vs Florida Panthers Prediction, 10/14/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Pittsburgh Penguins vs Florida Panthers
Date: Thursday, October 14, 2021
Location: FLA Live Arena in Sunrise, FL
TV: Bally Sports Florida
Odds/Point Spread: Penguins (+141) Panthers (-156)
Sergei Bobrovsky and the Florida Panthers (37-14-5) play the Pittsburgh Penguins (37-16-3) at FLA Live Arena on Thursday. The Penguins open this game at +141 while the Panthers are coming in at -156. The over/under is set at 6½.
The Penguins will look to clean up some issues after taking a 5-3 defeat against the Islanders in their previous outing. When starting in the offensive zone they were rated at 55.9% and their PDO was 82.3 for this matchup. They had 20 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 31 attempts to win the face-off. Their Fenwick was 51 and the Fenwick against was 31, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 62.2%. The Corsi for the Penguins was sitting at 73 and the Corsi against at the end of this game was 41 meaning they had a Corsi percentage of 64.0%. Pittsburgh recorded 4 mins in the box in this outing. Additionally, they had 2 power play opportunities and notched 1 goal. The Penguins had a middle of the road showing in this loss. For the matchup, they tallied a score on 3 of the 37 shots they launched.
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When it comes to their scoring capabilities, the Pittsburgh Penguins accumulated 193 goals (2nd in professional hockey) for the previous season and conceded 155. For the year, they finished with 77 points and their points % was .688. Pittsburgh wrapped up the season with 152 power play opportunities and tallied 36 goals during those advantages, giving them a percentage of 23.68%. When playing at even strength, the Penguins let the opposition score 120 goals while earning 157. Pittsburgh attempted 1,684 shots and held a shooting percentage of 11.5%. The Penguins had 1,679 shots attempted against them and held a save percentage of .908. Pittsburgh Penguins opponents had 155 power play tries (20th in the league) and notched 35 goals in those chances.
The man protecting the goal in this game is Tristan Jarry. Opponents have been able to score 253 goals against Jarry in his pro career and his goals against average per contest is 2.66. Jarry has been in goal for 102 games during his hockey career. His save percentage currently is at .912 during his 5,714 minutes between the pipes. He has amassed a mark of 60-29-7 and got the start in 96 games. Over the course of his pro career, Jarry has accounted for 59 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is at .615. Jarry has seen 2,887 shots against him and has recorded 2,634 saves.
In their last contest, Florida faced the Lightning in a game where the Panthers ended up taking the loss by a final of 4-0. They had 2 opportunities on the power play in this one but didn't score a goal. The Panthers recorded 0 goals of the 29 shots on goal they attempted. They had a PDO of 87 and their percentage of oZS was 55.2%. Florida had a 55.8% Corsi rating. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game Florida had and you might say they will look for a better outcome in their next outing. Their Fenwick percentage was 56.1% by amassing a Fenwick of 37 and the Lightning having accrued a 29 Fenwick at even strength.
The Panthers accumulated 149 goals at even strength and 39 goals (5th in the NHL) while having a power play advantage. Florida took 1,954 shots (1st in professional hockey) and had a shot percentage of 9.62%, while allowing the other team 1,682 shots. On the year, the Florida Panthers accounted for 188 goals, 79 points, and a points percentage of .705. They had a tally of 190 power play chances and they have earned a power play rate of 20.53%. They recorded a penalty kill rate of 79.76% on their opponent's 168 power play tries, and their save percentage was at 91.0%. They granted a total of 151 goals to be scored by way of 117 goals at even strength and 34 goals while they were shorthanded.
For the opposition you will find Sergei Bobrovsky between the pipes. He has accrued 14,482 saves out of 15,803 shots taken against him, giving him a save % of .916. Bobrovsky has accrued a lifetime record of 297-180-45 and has participated in 538 contests. He has been a starter 524 contests and has played for a total of 30,993 mins. Bobrovsky's rate of quality starts is 56.5% and he has earned 296 quality starts in his NHL career. Opponents are averaging 2.56 goals/game and he has allowed 1,321 goals overall.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Florida (-156) and under 6½ goals
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