Florida Panthers vs Carolina Hurricanes Prediction, 2/16/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Florida Panthers vs Carolina Hurricanes
Date: Wednesday, February 16, 2022
Location: PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC
TV: Bally Sports South
Odds/Point Spread: Panthers (+105) Hurricanes (-127)
The Florida Panthers (32-10-5) are traveling to PNC Arena on Wednesday where they will meet the Carolina Hurricanes (32-11-3). The odds on this game have Florida at +105 and Carolina opens at -127. The total is 6.
The Florida Panthers will need a bounce back game after taking a 5-2 loss against the Rangers in their previous contest. Florida recorded 11 penalty minutes for this matchup. The Panthers had an offensive game that was below their expectations in the defeat. Moreover, they had 3 power play opportunities and scored 1 goal. In the outing, they scored on 2 of the 36 shots they launched.
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In the matter of their goal scoring prowess, the Florida Panthers have notched 192 goals (1st in the league) so far this season and have conceded 136. For the current season, they have tallied 69 points and their points percentage is sitting at .734. Florida comes into tonight with 147 power play opportunities and they have scored 31 goals during those advantages, earning them a percentage of 21.09%. At even strength, the Panthers have allowed 105 goals while having 161 of their own. Florida has attempted 1,720 shots and has a shooting percentage of 11.2%. The Panthers have had 1,509 shots taken against them and hold a save percentage of .910. Florida Panthers opponents have tallied 146 power play opportunities (7th in the NHL) and have a total of 31 goals in those attempts.
Patrolling the crease for the game will be Sergei Bobrovsky. Bobrovsky has been in net for 570 matchups over the course of his professional hockey career. He has accumulated a win-loss record of 320-184-48 and he was named the starter in 556 games. The opposition has scored 1,400 goals against Bobrovsky in his professional hockey career and his goals against average per game is 2.56. Bobrovsky has had 16,788 shots against him and he has 15,388 saves. His save percentage currently is .917 in his 32,847 mins played. Over the course of his pro career, Bobrovsky has compiled 314 quality starts and his quality starts rate is .565.
In their last game, Carolina faced off against the Wild in a game where the Hurricanes took a loss by a score of 3-2. The Hurricanes notched 2 goals of the 39 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 4 power play attempts in this matchup and converted 1 goal out of those attempts.
So far this season, the Carolina Hurricanes have earned 160 goals, 67 points, as well as a points percentage of .728. They have granted a total of 109 goals to be scored by way of 92 goals at even strength and 17 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Hurricanes have earned 126 goals at even strength and 34 goals (8th in professional hockey) while having more men on the ice. They have a tally of 137 opportunities on the power play and they have accumulated a power play rate of 24.82%. Carolina has attempted 1,541 shots (13th in professional hockey) and has a shooting percentage of 10.38%, while allowing the other team 1,310 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 89.44% on the other teams 161 opportunities on the power play, and their save percentage is 91.7%.
Across the rink you will find Frederik Andersen defending the goal. Andersen has a lifetime mark of 251-107-49 and has participated in 426 games. Andersen's quality start rate sits at 57.1% and he has qualified for 236 quality starts in his hockey career. He has compiled 11,635 stops out of 12,698 shots taken, which gives him a save percentage of .916. His opponents are averaging 2.60 goals per contest and he has relinquished 1,063 goals in total. He got the starting nod in 413 games and has played 24,537 minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take Carolina (-127)
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