Florida Panthers vs Ottawa Senators Prediction, 3/26/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Florida Panthers vs Ottawa Senators
Date: Saturday, March 26, 2022
Location: Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa, ON
Odds/Point Spread: Panthers (-300) Senators (+240)
The Ottawa Senators (23-36-5) host the Florida Panthers (43-14-6) at Canadian Tire Centre on Saturday. The moneyline on this contest has the Panthers at -300 and the Senators are at +240. The over/under comes in at 7.
The Florida Panthers were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 4-3 victory over the Canadiens in their last contest. The Panthers had a solid offensive output and it showed in the win. In the game, they scored on 4 out of the 42 shots they attempted. Additionally, they had 6 power play chances and notched 1 goal. Florida earned 12 penalty minutes in this matchup.
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Florida Panthers opponents have earned 200 power play opportunities (7th in pro hockey) and have scored 40 goals in those attempts. The Panthers have had 1,949 shots tried against them and have a save percentage of .908. Florida has tried 2,319 shots and holds a shot percentage of 11.0%. While playing at even strength, the Panthers have conceded 139 goals while notching 208 of their own. Florida comes into the game with 204 power play opportunities and they have added 48 goals out of those attempts, giving them a rate of 23.53%. For the year, they have recorded 92 points and their points percentage sits at .730. In regard to their scoring, the Florida Panthers have accumulated 256 goals (1st in pro hockey) this season and have conceded 179.
The player between the pipes for this game is Sergei Bobrovsky. During his career on the ice, Bobrovsky is sitting with 321 quality starts and his quality starts percentage sits at .568. His save percentage currently is .916 during his 33,379 mins on the ice. Bobrovsky has had 17,025 shot attempts taken against him and has recorded 15,602 saves. The opposition has scored 1,423 goals versus Bobrovsky in his pro career and his goals against average per game is 2.56. He has amassed a record of 327-186-48 and he was named the starter in 565 games. Bobrovsky has participated in 579 games throughout his hockey career.
The last time they were on the ice, Ottawa played the Jets in a game where the Senators notched a win by a tally of 5-2. The Senators notched 5 goals out of the 33 shots on goal they attempted. They had 1 chance on the power play in this contest and tallied 1 goal on that opportunity.
Ottawa has put up 1,932 shots (18th in hockey) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 8.59%, while allowing their opponents 2,115 shots. They have earned a penalty kill rate of 80.21% on their opponents 192 power play tries, and their save percentage comes in at 90.2%. They have a total of 185 power play opportunities and they have earned a power play rate of 18.92%. The Senators have scored 131 goals at even strength and 35 goals (20th in the NHL) while having more men on the ice. They have granted a total of 208 goals to be scored by way of 170 goals at even strength and 38 goals while they had less men on the ice. So far this year, the Ottawa Senators have earned a total of 166 goals, 51 points, and a points percentage of .398.
On the other side of the ice you are going to see Anton Forsberg defending the net. His opposition is averaging 3.02 goals/game and he has relinquished 231 goals in total. Forsberg's quality start percentage comes in at 51.9% and he has accumulated 42 quality starts in his pro hockey career. He has been a starter 81 games and has played for a total of 4,585 minutes. Forsberg is the owner of a career mark of 30-42-7 and has been in net for 89 games. He has gathered 2,294 stops out of the 2,525 shots taken, giving him a save % of .909.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony's Pick: Take Florida (-300)
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