Florida Panthers vs Ottawa Senators Prediction, 4/28/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Florida Panthers vs Ottawa Senators
Date: Thursday, April 28, 2022
Location: Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa, ON
Odds/Point Spread: Panthers (-275) Senators (+225)
The Florida Panthers (57-17-6) are on their way to Canadian Tire Centre on Thursday where they will try to defeat the Ottawa Senators (32-41-7). The odds on this game have Florida at -275 while Ottawa is coming in at +225. The betting total is set at 6.
The Florida Panthers will be looking to get a win in their next outing after their 4-2 loss against the Bruins their last time out. Florida accumulated 8 penalty mins in this outing. They also had 2 power play tries and were able to score 1 goal. The Panthers left a lot to be desired in terms of their offense in this defeat. For the matchup, they netted 2 out of the 21 shots they put on net.
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With regard to scoring goals, the Florida Panthers have earned 331 goals (1st in the NHL) so far this year and have given up 232. For the current season, they have scored 120 points and their points percentage sits at .750. Florida skates onto the rink with 258 power play opportunities and they have tallied 63 goals during those chances, giving them a rate of 24.42%. While playing at even strength, the Panthers let the opposition score 180 goals while having 268 on the offensive side of the ice. Florida has tried 2,993 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 11.1%. The Panthers have had 2,451 shots attempted against them and hold a save percentage of .905. Florida Panthers opponents have tallied 254 power play opportunities (6th in pro hockey) and have come away with 52 goals in those chances.
The player between the pipes for this game is Sergei Bobrovsky. During his career on the ice, Bobrovsky has recorded 329 quality starts and his quality starts percentage sits at .570. His save percentage is at .916 during his 34,075 minutes on the ice. Bobrovsky has had 17,369 shot attempts taken against him and has recorded 15,911 total saves. The opposition has notched 1,458 goals versus Bobrovsky in his pro career and his goals against average per game is 2.57. He has amassed a win-loss mark of 336-187-48 and he was named the starter in 577 games. Bobrovsky has been in goal for 592 matchups during his NHL career.
In their last contest, Ottawa faced off against the Devils in a game where the Senators notched a victory by a final score of 5-4. The Senators recorded 5 goals out of the 34 shots on goal they pursued. They had 3 power play chances in this matchup and notched 2 goals out of those attempts.
On the season, the Ottawa Senators have earned a total of 220 goals, 71 points, as well as a points percentage of .444. They have permitted 258 goals to be scored by way of 211 goals at even strength and 47 goals while they were shorthanded. The Senators have earned 174 goals at even strength and 46 goals (21st in pro hockey) while on the power play. They have earned 236 power play chances and they have earned a power play rate of 19.49%. Ottawa has taken 2,400 shots (20th in professional hockey) and has earned a shot percentage of 9.17%, while allowing the opposition 2,676 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 80.66% on their opponents 243 power play chances, and their save percentage is 90.4%.
For the opposition you will find Anton Forsberg in the crease. Forsberg is the owner of a career record of 36-46-9 and has participated in 101 games. Forsberg's quality start rate comes in at 53.8% and he has earned 50 quality starts in his hockey career. He has gathered 2,690 stops out of the 2,959 shots attempted against him, giving him a rate of .909. The opposition is averaging 3.04 goals per game and he has given up 269 goals altogether. He has made the start in 93 games and has been on the ice for 5,312 minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh's Pick: Take Florida (-275)
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