Florida Panthers vs Buffalo Sabres Prediction, 3/7/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Florida Panthers vs Buffalo Sabres
Date: Monday, March 7, 2022
Location: KeyBank Center in Buffalo, NY
TV: MSG Network
Odds/Point Spread: Panthers (-250) Sabres (+205)
KeyBank Center is where the Buffalo Sabres (18-30-8) will try to defeat the Florida Panthers (37-13-5) on Monday. The odds on this game have the Panthers at -250 and the Sabres are coming in at +205. The total has been set at 6.
The Florida Panthers were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 6-2 victory over the Red Wings in their last outing. The Panthers had a solid offensive performance and it showed in the victory. In the outing, they netted 6 out of the 39 shots they put on net. Additionally, they had 3 chances with extra men on the ice and were able to notch 2 goals. Florida accounted for 6 penalty mins in this outing.
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The Panthers have had 1,702 shots tried against them and have a save percentage of .906. When at even strength, the Panthers have surrendered 125 goals while earning 186 when they are on offense. Florida Panthers opponents have amassed 171 power play opportunities (9th in hockey) and have a total of 35 goals in those chances. For the current campaign, they have accumulated 79 points and their points percentage is sitting at .718. Florida has attempted 2,036 shots and has a shot percentage of 11.1%. Pertaining to their scoring capabilities, the Florida Panthers have accumulated 225 goals (1st in the league) for the year and have surrendered 160. Florida comes into tonight with 180 power play chances and they have notched 39 goals out of those attempts, giving them a percentage of 21.67%.
The man in net for this game is Sergei Bobrovsky. Opponents have racked up 1,417 goals versus Bobrovsky in his NHL career and his goals against rate is 2.56. Bobrovsky has been in goal for 577 matchups over the course of his NHL career. He has a save percentage of .916 for his 33,259 mins played. He has compiled an overall mark of 325-186-48 and he has started in 563 games. Throughout his time in hockey, Bobrovsky has recorded 319 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .567. Bobrovsky has seen 16,952 shots against him and has accrued 15,535 total saves.
Their last time out, Buffalo opposed the Wild in a matchup where the Sabres ended up with the victory by a final score of 5-4. They had 3 chances on the power play in this outing and scored 2 goals out of those attempts. The Sabres scored 5 goals of the 38 shots on goal they tried.
Buffalo has attempted 1,673 shots (18th in pro hockey) and has earned a shot percentage of 9.03%, while allowing the other team 1,917 shots. They have earned a penalty kill rate of 76.35% on their oppositions 148 power play chances, and their save percentage is currently 89.6%. They have earned 151 power play chances and they have accumulated a power play rate of 20.53%. The Sabres have 120 goals at even strength and 31 goals (20th in professional hockey) while on the power play. They have permitted 199 goals to be scored by of a combination of 164 goals at even strength and 35 goals while they were shorthanded. So far this season, the Buffalo Sabres have accumulated 151 goals, 44 points, and a points percentage of .393.
Across the rink you are likely to see Craig Anderson between the pipes. He has recorded 18,679 stops out of the 20,466 shots taken, giving him a rate of .913. Anderson has accrued a career record of 299-259-69 and has been in net for 667 games. He got the starting nod in 581 games and has accumulated 37,768 mins. Anderson's quality start rate is 53.5% and he has 311 quality starts in his NHL career. Opponents are averaging 2.84 goals per game and he has surrendered 1,787 goals altogether.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh's Pick: Take Buffalo (+205)
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