Florida Panthers vs San Jose Sharks Prediction, 11/3/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Florida Panthers vs San Jose Sharks
Date: Thursday, November 3, 2022
Location: SAP Center in San Jose, CA
TV: NBC Sports California
Odds/Point Spread: Panthers (-235) Sharks (+190)
The San Jose Sharks (3-8-0) will compete against the Florida Panthers (5-3-1) at SAP Center on Thursday. The line on this contest has the Panthers at -235 and the Sharks are at +190. The total has been set at 7.
The Florida Panthers had a good night with a 5-3 win against the Senators in their previous contest . The Panthers had a impressive offensive performance in this victory. For the game, they finished 5 out of the 58 shots they put on goal. They also had 4 power play attempts and netted 1 goal. Florida garnered 12 penalty minutes for this matchup.
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Florida Panthers opponents have totaled 35 power play tries (6th in the league) and have come away with 9 goals in those chances. The Panthers so far have had 255 shots attempted against them and have earned a save percentage of .890. Florida has tried 353 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 8.2%. While at even strength, the Panthers have allowed 19 goals while having 25 on the offensive side of the ice. Florida steps onto the ice with 41 power play opportunities and they have scored 4 goals out of those advantages, earning them a percentage of 9.76%. For the current campaign, they have recorded 11 points and their points percentage sits at .611. In reference to scoring goals, the Florida Panthers have racked up 29 goals (15th in hockey) this year and have allowed 28.
The man protecting the net in this game is Sergei Bobrovsky. Bobrovsky has taken the ice for 598 games during his pro hockey career. He has amassed a record of 338-190-49 and he started in 583 games. The opposition has scored 1,476 goals against Bobrovsky in his career and his goals against average is 2.57. Bobrovsky has had 17,543 shot attempts taken against him and has accrued 16,067 total saves. He has a save percentage of .916 for his 34,427 mins played. For his career, Bobrovsky has earned 332 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .569.
In their last game, San Jose faced the Lightning in a game where the Sharks took the loss by a final of 4-3. They had 3 opportunities on the power play in this contest and converted 1 out of those chances. The Sharks netted 3 goals out of the 27 shots on goal they tried.
On the year, the San Jose Sharks have a total of 24 goals, 6 points, in addition to a points percentage of .273. They have permitted 34 goals to be scored by way of 32 goals at even strength and 2 goals while they were shorthanded. The Sharks have earned 19 goals at even strength and 5 goals (24th in professional hockey) while having a power play advantage. They have a total of 33 chances on the power play and they have a power play rate of 15.15%. San Jose has put up 300 shots (13th in hockey) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 8.00%, while allowing their opponents 327 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 93.75% on their opponents 32 power play chances, and their save percentage comes in at 89.6%.
On the other side of the ice you are likely to see James Reimer in net. Teams are averaging 2.80 goals per contest and he has surrendered 1,120 goals overall. Reimer's quality start rate sits at 52.5% and he has earned 212 quality starts in his professional career. He has made the start in 404 games and has played 23,992 minutes. Reimer has accrued a lifetime mark of 194-153-53 and has participated in 440 contests. He has accrued 11,740 saves out of the 12,860 shots tried, giving him a save percentage of .913.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy's Pick: Take San Jose (+190)
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