Florida Panthers vs Pittsburgh Penguins Prediction, 3/8/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Florida Panthers vs Pittsburgh Penguins
Date: Tuesday, March 8, 2022
Location: PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, PA
TV: AT&T Sportsnet Pittsburgh
Odds/Point Spread: Panthers (+100) Penguins (-118)
The Florida Panthers (37-13-5) are en route to PPG Paints Arena on Tuesday where they will meet the Pittsburgh Penguins (34-14-9). The odds on this game have the Panthers at +100 while the Penguins are priced at -118. The total is set at 6.
The Florida Panthers will head into their next game feeling good after earning a 6-2 win over the Red Wings in their last contest. The Panthers had a solid offensive outing in the win. In the matchup, they converted 6 of the 39 shots they tried. Moreover, they had 3 chances on the power play and were able to score 2 goals. Florida tallied 6 penalty mins for this matchup.
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The Panthers have had 1,702 shots taken against them and have earned a save percentage of .906. At even strength, the Panthers let the opposition score 125 goals while scoring 186 when they are on offense. Florida Panthers opponents have recorded 171 power play tries (9th in the NHL) and have come away with 35 goals in those attempts. For the season, they have tallied 79 points and their points percentage is .718. Florida has attempted 2,036 shots and holds a shot percentage of 11.1%. When talking about scoring goals, the Florida Panthers have notched 225 goals (1st in the NHL) on the campaign and have conceded 160. Florida comes into tonight with 180 power play chances and they have scored 39 goals out of those chances, garnering them a rate of 21.67%.
The player guarding the cage in this matchup is Jonas Johansson. Opponents have tallied 84 goals against Johansson in his NHL career and his average for goals against per game is 3.21. Johansson has taken the ice for 31 matchups over the course of his professional hockey career. His save percentage currently sits at .889 in his 1,570 mins on the ice. He has a win-loss mark of 9-12-4 and he started in 25 games. In his career, Johansson has compiled 10 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .400. Johansson has seen 758 shots against him and has accrued 674 saves.
Their last time out, Pittsburgh went up against the Hurricanes in a game where the Penguins went home in defeat by a final of 3-2. They had 2 power play attempts in this game but weren't able to notch a goal. The Penguins netted 2 goals of the 24 shots on goal they were seeking.
This season, the Pittsburgh Penguins have notched a total of 183 goals, 77 points, and a points percentage of .675. They have permitted 147 goals to be scored by way of 127 goals at even strength and 20 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Penguins are sitting with 145 goals at even strength and 38 goals (13th in professional hockey) while on the power play. They have recorded 173 power play opportunities and they have earned a power play rate of 21.97%. Pittsburgh has taken 1,979 shots (3rd in the NHL) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 9.25%, while allowing the other team 1,729 shots. They have accumulated a penalty kill percentage of 85.51% on the other teams 138 tries on the power play, and their save percentage comes in at 91.5%.
For the opposition you are likely to see Tristan Jarry in goal. Jarry has a career record of 86-40-13 and has participated in 145 games. Jarry's quality start rate comes out to 61.3% and he has qualified for 84 quality starts in his career. He has tallied 3,768 stops out of 4,118 shots taken against him, giving him a save % of .915. Opponents are averaging 2.55 goals per game and he has conceded 350 goals altogether. He has made the start in 137 contests and has been on the ice for 8,241 mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh's Pick: Take Florida (+100)
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