Buffalo Sabres vs Florida Panthers Prediction, 4/8/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Buffalo Sabres vs Florida Panthers
Date: Friday, April 8, 2022
Location: FLA Live Arena in Sunrise, FL
TV: Bally Sports Florida
Odds/Point Spread: Sabres (+275) Panthers (-350)
The Buffalo Sabres (26-34-11) are on their way to FLA Live Arena on Friday where they will try to beat the Florida Panthers (49-15-6). The odds on this game have the Sabres at +275 while the Panthers are priced at -350. The total comes in at 7.
The Buffalo Sabres were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 4-2 victory over the Hurricanes in their previous game. Buffalo had 6 penalty minutes for this game. Furthermore, they had 3 power play tries and were able to score 1 goal. The Sabres had a good offensive outing in the victory. For the outing, they finished 4 out of the 22 shots they attempted.
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The Sabres have had 2,383 shots attempted against them and have earned a save percentage of .896. While at even strength, the Sabres have conceded 203 goals while getting 155 when they are on offense. Buffalo Sabres opponents have earned 179 power play tries (30th in hockey) and have earned 44 goals in those chances. For the current campaign, they have racked up 63 points and their points percentage is .444. Buffalo has tried 2,108 shots and has a shot percentage of 9.2%. When it comes to their scoring capabilities, the Buffalo Sabres have racked up 194 goals (24th in the NHL) for the year and have conceded 247. Buffalo is sitting with 188 power play chances and they have scored 39 goals during those advantages, giving them a percentage of 20.74%.
The man protecting the net in this game is Dustin Tokarski. For his professional hockey career, Tokarski has accrued 29 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .483. His save percentage is .903 during his 3,791 mins in the crease. Tokarski has seen 2,031 shot attempts against him and has recorded 1,834 total saves. Opponents have been able to score 197 goals against Tokarski in his NHL career and his goals against average per contest is 3.12. He has amassed an overall record of 19-30-12 and he has started in 60 games. Tokarski has been in net for 71 contests throughout his hockey career.
Their last time out, Florida played the Maple Leafs in an outing where the Panthers ended up with the victory by a mark of 7-6. They had 6 power play opportunities in this game and scored 3 goals out of those opportunities. The Panthers recorded 7 goals out of the 49 shots on goal they attempted.
Florida has tried 2,624 shots (1st in the league) and has earned a shot percentage of 11.09%, while allowing their opponents 2,152 shots. They have a penalty kill rate of 78.83% on their oppositions 222 power play chances, and their save percentage comes in at 90.4%. They have earned 228 power play opportunities and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 23.68%. The Panthers have accumulated 237 goals at even strength and 54 goals (3rd in the league) while on the power play. They have allowed 206 goals to be scored by way of 159 goals at even strength and 47 goals while they had less men on the ice. So far this season, the Florida Panthers have accumulated 291 goals, 104 points, as well as a points percentage of .743.
For the opposition you will find Sergei Bobrovsky defending the goal. He has accounted for 15,707 saves out of the 17,147 shots taken, giving him a rate of .916. Bobrovsky has accumulated a career mark of 330-186-48 and has participated in 584 contests. He has made the start in 570 contests and has played for a total of 33,624 mins. Bobrovsky's quality start percentage is 56.7% and he has qualified for 323 quality starting assignments in his pro career. The opposition is averaging 2.57 goals per contest and he has allowed 1,440 goals altogether.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony's Pick: Take Buffalo (+275)
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