Florida Panthers vs Nashville Predators Prediction, 4/9/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Florida Panthers vs Nashville Predators
Date: Saturday, April 9, 2022
Location: Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN
TV: Bally Sports South
Odds/Point Spread: Panthers (-125) Predators (+105)
The Nashville Predators (41-25-4) will try to beat the Florida Panthers (49-15-6) at Bridgestone Arena on Saturday. The odds on this game have the Panthers at -125 and the Predators are opening at +105. The total comes in at 7.
The Florida Panthers will head into their next game feeling good after earning a 7-6 win over the Maple Leafs their last time out. The Panthers had a good offensive outing in the victory. In the outing, they tallied a score on 7 out of the 49 shots they put on goal. Furthermore, they had 6 power play tries and were able to notch 3 goals. Florida amassed 14 penalty minutes in this matchup.
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When talking about scoring goals, the Florida Panthers have racked up 291 goals (1st in pro hockey) this season and have conceded 206. For the season, they have tallied 104 points and their points percentage comes in at .743. Florida has compiled 228 power play opportunities and they have scored 54 goals during those advantages, giving them a percentage of 23.68%. While playing at even strength, the Panthers have surrendered 159 goals while notching 237 themselves. Florida has taken 2,624 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 11.1%. The Panthers have had 2,152 shots tried against them and hold a save percentage of .904. Florida Panthers opponents have earned 222 power play opportunities (5th in pro hockey) and have a total of 47 goals in those chances.
The player between the pipes for this game is Spencer Knight. Knight has played in 32 games throughout his NHL career. He has a mark of 20-8-3 and he was named the starter in 26 games. The opposition has notched 82 goals versus Knight in his pro hockey career and his goals against average per game is 2.84. Knight has had 872 shots against him and has gathered 790 saves. His save percentage is at .906 in his 1,735 mins guarding the cage. Throughout his time in hockey, Knight has accounted for 12 quality starts and his quality starts rate sits at .462.
In their last game, Nashville faced off against the Senators in a matchup where the Predators took home the victory by a final score of 3-2. The Predators earned 3 goals of the 34 shots on goal they pursued. They had 4 attempts on the power play in this game and earned 1 goal out of those chances.
So far this season, the Nashville Predators have tallied 231 goals, 86 points, and a points percentage of .614. They have granted a total of 201 goals to be scored by of a combination of 152 goals at even strength and 49 goals while they were shorthanded. The Predators have 177 goals at even strength and 54 goals (5th in professional hockey) while having a power play advantage. They have a total of 216 opportunities on the power play and they have a power play rate of 25.00%. Nashville has taken 2,072 shots (27th in the league) and has earned a shooting percentage of 11.15%, while allowing the other team 2,252 shots. They have a penalty kill rate of 79.92% on their oppositions 244 power play chances, and their save percentage is 91.1%.
Across the ice you will find Juuse Saros in net. Saros is the owner of a career record of 111-68-20 and has played in 214 games. Saros' quality start rate comes out to 62.6% and he has earned 124 quality starting assignments in his professional career. He has a tally of 5,914 saves out of 6,424 shots attempted, which gives him a percentage of .921. His opponents are averaging 2.51 goals per contest and he has surrendered 510 goals in total. He has made the start in 198 contests and his ice time sits at 12,180 minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy's Pick: Take Nashville (+105)
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