Washington Capitals vs Florida Panthers Prediction, 11/30/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Washington Capitals vs Florida Panthers
Date: Tuesday, November 30, 2021
Location: FLA Live Arena in Sunrise, FL
TV: Bally Sports Florida
Odds/Point Spread: Capitals (+118) Panthers (-143)
Vitek Vanecek and the Washington Capitals (14-3-5) head to FLA Live Arena on Tuesday where they'll meet the Florida Panthers (14-4-3). The odds on this game have the Capitals priced at +118 and the Panthers are at -143. The O/U has been set at 6.
The Capitals will head into their next game feeling good after earning a 4-2 win against the Hurricanes the last time they stepped on the ice. The offensive zone starts for them came in at 33.3% and they had a PDO at even strength of 107.6 in this game. They garnered 25 face-off victories at even strength and were beaten on 24 opportunities to gain puck control. Their Fenwick came in at 30 and the Fenwick against was 43, meaning they had a Fenwick percentage of 41.1%. The Corsi for the Capitals came in at 43 and the Corsi against when the final whistle blew was 54 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 44.3%. Washington had 12 penalty minutes in this outing. Furthermore, they had 5 chances with the advantage and scored 1 goal. The Capitals had a solid offensive output in this victory. For the game, they earned a goal on 4 out of the 25 shots they attempted.
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The Capitals have had 600 shots tried against them and have a save percentage of .913. While at even strength, the Capitals let the opposition score 44 goals while scoring 65 on offense. Washington Capitals opponents have 57 power play opportunities (23rd in professional hockey) and have a total of 8 goals in those chances. For the season, they sit with 33 points and their points percentage is sitting at .750. Washington has taken 685 shots and is the owner of a shot percentage of 11.4%. With regard to scoring goals, the Washington Capitals have notched 78 goals (1st in the NHL) this season and have conceded 52. Washington has tallied 69 power play chances and they have scored 13 goals out of those tries, garnering them a rate of 18.84%.
Patrolling the crease for the game will be Vitek Vanecek. Vanecek has played in 49 games throughout his hockey career. He has accumulated an overall record of 25-13-8 and he started in 48 games. Opponents have tallied 123 goals against Vanecek in his professional hockey career and his average for goals against per game is 2.66. Vanecek has seen 1,330 shot attempts against him and has recorded 1,207 total saves. His save percentage sits at .908 in his 2,776 mins guarding the cage. For his career, Vanecek has accounted for 23 quality starts and his quality starts rate is .479.
In their last game, Florida played the Kraken in an outing where the Panthers went home in defeat by a final of 4-1. Florida went home with a 61.4% Corsi rate. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game Florida had and you can safely assume that they'll look to improve in their next outing. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 58.6% by earning a Fenwick of 41 and the Kraken earning a 29 Fenwick at even strength. They had a PDO at even strength of 91 and their percentage of oZS was 75.0%. The Panthers tallied 1 goal out of the 34 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 1 power play attempt in this one but weren't able to notch a goal.
For the year, the Florida Panthers have earned a total of 77 goals, 31 points, in addition to a points percentage of .738. They have allowed 54 goals to be scored by of a combination of 41 goals at even strength and 13 goals while they were shorthanded. The Panthers have accumulated 66 goals at even strength and 11 goals (16th in professional hockey) while on the power play. They have recorded 61 power play chances and they have a power play rate of 18.03%. Florida has attempted 734 shots (4th in the NHL) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 10.49%, while allowing their opponents 663 shots. They have a penalty kill rate of 80.30% on their opponents 66 opportunities on the power play, and their save percentage sits at 91.9%.
Across the rink you are going to see Sergei Bobrovsky defending the goal. Bobrovsky has a lifetime mark of 306-181-47 and has participated in 551 games. Bobrovsky's rate of quality starts is 57.0% and he has made 306 quality starting assignments in his career. He has tallied 14,845 stops out of the 16,191 shots taken, which gives him a save % of .917. His opponents are averaging 2.54 goals per contest and he has surrendered 1,346 goals overall. He has started in 537 games and has played 31,733 mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Washington (+118)
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