St. Louis Blues vs Florida Panthers Prediction, 12/4/2021 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: St. Louis Blues vs Florida Panthers
Date: Saturday, December 4, 2021
Location: FLA Live Arena in Sunrise, FL
TV: Bally Sports Florida
Odds/Point Spread: Blues (+123) Panthers (-150)
FLA Live Arena is the site where Sergei Bobrovsky and the Florida Panthers (16-4-3) will take on the St. Louis Blues (12-8-3) on Saturday. The odds on this game have the Blues priced at +123 and the Panthers are at -150. The over/under has been set at 6.
The Blues will look to clean up some issues after taking a 4-2 defeat against the Lightning in their last contest. The Blues offense left a lot to be desired in this defeat. For the game, they earned a goal on 2 out of the 28 shots they attempted. Additionally, they had 4 power play chances and were able to notch 2 goals. St. Louis recorded 8 minutes in the box for this contest. The Corsi for the Blues came in at 47 and the Corsi against when all was said and done was 48 meaning they had a Corsi percentage of 49.5%. Their Fenwick came in at 30 and the Fenwick against was 39, meaning they had a Fenwick rate of 43.5%. They had 20 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 24 attempts to gain puck control. Their offensive zone starts were at 60.7% and they had a PDO at even strength of 90.3 in this game.
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Regarding scoring goals, the St. Louis Blues have tallied 75 goals (7th in the NHL) this season and have surrendered 65. For the season, they have accumulated 27 points and their points percentage is .587. St. Louis has accounted for 65 power play chances and they have added 20 goals out of those attempts, garnering them a percentage of 30.77%. When at even strength, the Blues have given up 52 goals while getting 55 of their own. St. Louis has tried 771 shots and holds a shot percentage of 9.7%. The Blues have had 711 shots taken against them and hold a save percentage of .909. St. Louis Blues opponents have 63 power play tries (20th in pro hockey) and have scored 13 goals in those attempts.
The man protecting the goal in this game is Ville Husso. Opponents have tallied 60 goals versus Husso in his pro hockey career and his goals against average per game is 2.97. Husso has been involved in 22 matchups throughout his pro hockey career. His save percentage is at .901 for his 1,212 mins in the crease. He has accumulated a mark of 12-8-1 and was named the starter in 20 games. Over the course of his career, Husso has recorded 9 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is at .450. Husso has had 605 shot attempts taken against him and has recorded 545 total saves.
The last time they were on the ice, Florida faced the Sabres in an outing where the Panthers took home the win by a final score of 7-4. They had a PDO of 97 and their oZS percentage was 58.3%. They had 3 power play opportunities in this outing and scored 1 goal out of those tries. Their Fenwick rate came in at 61.4% with a Fenwick of 43 and the Sabres finishing with a 27 Fenwick. The Panthers recorded 7 goals out of the 45 shots on goal they tried. Florida went home with a 61.2% Corsi rate. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that Florida had and it was a good performance overall.
On the season, the Florida Panthers are sitting with 89 goals, 35 points, as well as a points percentage of .761. They have allowed 62 goals to be scored by way of 49 goals at even strength and 13 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Panthers have racked up 75 goals at even strength and 14 goals (11th in the NHL) while having more men on the ice. They have earned 68 power play opportunities and they have accumulated a power play rate of 20.59%. Florida has tried 830 shots (1st in professional hockey) and has a shooting percentage of 10.72%, while allowing the opposition 721 shots. They have a penalty kill rate of 81.69% on their opponents 71 chances on the power play, and their save percentage currently comes in at 91.4%.
For the opposition you will find Sergei Bobrovsky defending the goal. He has accrued 14,876 saves out of 16,230 shots taken, giving him a save % of .917. Bobrovsky has earned a lifetime record of 307-181-47 and has played in 553 games. He has started in 539 games and has played for a total of 31,824 mins. Bobrovsky's quality start percentage sits at 56.8% and he has 306 quality starting assignments in his pro career. His opponents are averaging 2.55 goals/game and he has yielded 1,354 goals in total.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Tony's Pick: Take St. Louis (+123)
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