Tampa Bay Lightning vs Florida Panthers Prediction, 2/13/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Tampa Bay Lightning vs Florida Panthers
Date: Saturday, February 13, 2021
Location: BB&T Center in Sunrise, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Lightning (-152) Panthers (+137)
Sergei Bobrovsky and the Florida Panthers (8-1-2) host the Tampa Bay Lightning (9-2-1) at BB&T Center on Saturday. The Panthers open this game at +137 while the Lightning are coming in at -152. The over/under opens at 5.5.
The Lightning will need a bounce back game after taking a 5-2 loss against the Panthers their last time out. The Corsi for the Lightning came in at 32 and the Corsi against at the end of this game was 49 which had their Corsi percentage coming in at 39.5%. The offensive zone starts for them came in at 66.3% and they had a PDO at even strength of 85.2 for this one. Tampa Bay amassed 13 mins in the box for this contest. The Lightning had a below average offensive performance in this defeat. Their Fenwick was 23 and the Fenwick against was 38, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 37.7%. They compiled 17 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 26 attempts to win the puck. They also had 3 attempts on the power play and were able to notch 2 goals. For the game, they scored on 2 of the 21 shots they put on goal.
Tampa Bay Lightning opponents have tallied 42 power play opportunities (19th in the NHL) and have come away with 7 goals in those attempts. The Lightning have had 335 shots taken against them and have earned a save percentage of .925. Tampa Bay has taken 377 shots and is the owner of a shot percentage of 11.7%. When at even strength, the Lightning have given up 18 goals while getting 32 on offense. Tampa Bay has accounted for 43 power play chances and they have added 12 goals out of those tries, earning them a rate of 27.91%. For the year, they have recorded 19 points and their points percentage sits at .792. When talking about their goal scoring prowess, the Tampa Bay Lightning have earned 44 goals (7th in the NHL) for the season and have conceded 25.
The man in net for this game is Andrei Vasilevskiy. Vasilevskiy has been in net for 271 games over the course of his hockey career. He has amassed an overall mark of 167-75-19 and he was named the starter in 261 games. Opponents have tallied 665 goals against Vasilevskiy in his pro career and his goals against average per contest is 2.53. Vasilevskiy has seen 8,243 shots taken against him and has accrued 7,578 total saves. He has a save percentage of .919 for his 15,764 mins guarding the cage. From the beginning of his pro career to now, Vasilevskiy has earned 148 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .567.
In their win over Tampa, Florida had 3 power play opportunities in this one and scored 1 out of those chances. The Panthers recorded 5 goals out of the 29 shots on goal they attempted. They had a PDO at even strength of 115 and their percentage of oZS was 33.8%. Florida earned a 60.5% Corsi rating. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game Florida had and they looked like the better team in this game. Their Fenwick rate was 62.3% by way of having a Fenwick of 38 and the Lightning having a 23 Fenwick at even strength.
Florida has taken 348 shots (22nd in the NHL) and has earned a shot percentage of 10.34%, while allowing the opposition 338 shots. They have accumulated a penalty kill rate of 75.00% on their opponents 32 power play opportunities, and their save percentage currently sits at 10.3%. They have a total of 30 power play opportunities and they have a power play rate of 36.67%. The Panthers are sitting with 25 goals at even strength and 11 goals (11th in professional hockey) while having more men on the ice. They have allowed 29 goals to be scored by way of 20 goals at even strength and 8 goals while they had less men on the ice. During this campaign, the Florida Panthers have a total of 36 goals, 18 points, in addition to a points percentage of .818.
Across the rink you will find Sergei Bobrovsky in the crease. Bobrovsky has amassed a career mark of 283-172-44 and has participated in 513 games. Bobrovsky's quality start rate comes out to 56.4% and he has made 282 quality starts in his hockey career. He has recorded 13,796 stops out of the 15,047 shots taken against him, which gives him a save percentage of .917. The opposition is averaging 2.54 goals per game and he has allowed 1,251 goals altogether. He has been a starter 500 games and has accumulated 29,549 minutes.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Florida (+137) and under 5.5 goals
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