Florida Panthers vs Buffalo Sabres Prediction, 4/3/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Florida Panthers vs Buffalo Sabres
Date: Sunday, April 3, 2022
Location: KeyBank Center in Buffalo, NY
TV: MSG Network
Odds/Point Spread: Panthers (-250) Sabres (+202)
The Buffalo Sabres (25-33-11) will try to defeat the Florida Panthers (46-15-6) at KeyBank Center on Sunday. The line on this matchup has Florida at -250 while Buffalo is sitting at +202. The total has been set at 6.
The Florida Panthers went home feeling good about their game by earning a 4-0 win over the Blackhawks their last time out. The Panthers played really well in this victory. In the game, they converted 4 out of the 44 shots they looked to score on. Furthermore, they had 3 power play attempts and were able to notch 1 goal. Florida had 6 penalty minutes in this outing.
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Pertaining to their scoring capabilities, the Florida Panthers have accumulated 272 goals (1st in hockey) on the season and have given up 191. For the current season, they have recorded 98 points and their points percentage sits at .731. Florida has compiled 216 power play chances and they have notched 50 goals out of those chances, giving them a percentage of 23.15%. When playing at even strength, the Panthers have surrendered 149 goals while getting 222 themselves. Florida has taken 2,494 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 10.9%. The Panthers have had 2,057 shots attempted against them and have earned a save percentage of .907. Florida Panthers opponents have tallied 211 power play tries (7th in pro hockey) and have scored 42 goals in those attempts.
The man in goal for this game is Spencer Knight. The opposition has notched 77 goals versus Knight in his pro hockey career and his goals against rate is 2.86. Knight has taken the ice for 29 contests over the course of his professional hockey career. He has a save percentage of .906 in his 1,614 minutes guarding the cage. He has earned a mark of 17-8-3 and he started in 25 games. Over the course of his career, Knight has recorded 12 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is at .480. Knight has seen 816 shot attempts against him and has garnered 739 total saves.
In their last outing, Buffalo played the Predators in a game where the Sabres took home the win by a tally of 4-3. They had 2 power play chances in this game and scored 1 goal out of those opportunities. The Sabres scored 4 goals of the 35 shots on goal they tried.
On the year, the Buffalo Sabres have earned a total of 187 goals, 61 points, and a points percentage of .442. They have permitted 240 goals to be scored by of a combination of 197 goals at even strength and 43 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Sabres have racked up 151 goals at even strength and 36 goals (21st in the league) while on the power play. They have a total of 183 power play opportunities and they have earned a power play percentage of 19.67%. Buffalo has put up 2,057 shots (18th in professional hockey) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 9.09%, while allowing their opponents 2,309 shots. They have accumulated a penalty kill percentage of 75.29% on their oppositions 174 opportunities on the power play, and their save percentage currently comes in at 89.6%.
For the opposition you are going to see Craig Anderson in the crease. Anderson is the owner of a career record of 304-261-71 and has played in 676 games. Anderson's quality start percentage comes out to 53.4% and he has accumulated 315 quality starting assignments in his NHL career. He has tallied 18,924 saves out of 20,741 shots tried, giving him a save percentage of .912. Opponents are averaging 2.84 goals/game and he has given up 1,817 goals altogether. He has made the start in 590 games and his ice time sits at 38,320 mins.
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Guy's Pick: Take Florida (-250)
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