Nashville Predators vs Florida Panthers Prediction, 2/22/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Nashville Predators vs Florida Panthers
Date: Tuesday, February 22, 2022
Location: FLA Live Arena in Sunrise, FL
TV: Bally Sports Florida
Odds/Point Spread: Predators (+150) Panthers (-182)
The Nashville Predators (28-18-4) are traveling to FLA Live Arena on Tuesday where they will try to beat the Florida Panthers (35-10-5). The line on this matchup has Nashville at +150 while Florida is coming in at -182. The total is set at 6.
The Nashville Predators will be looking to get a win in their next outing after their 5-3 defeat to the Hurricanes in their previous game. The Predators had a middle of the road offensive performance in the defeat. In the game, they were able to notch a goal on 3 of the 31 shots they put on goal. Furthermore, they had 3 power play chances but weren't able to make the most of them. Nashville earned 8 minutes in the box in this game.
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The Predators have had 1,581 shots tried against them and have a save percentage of .911. When playing at even strength, the Predators have allowed the opponent to score 105 goals while having 116 themselves. Nashville Predators opponents have recorded 179 power play opportunities (1st in the league) and have scored 36 goals in those chances. For the current campaign, they have tallied 60 points and their points % is .600. Nashville has attempted 1,468 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 10.4%. In the matter of their scoring capabilities, the Nashville Predators have earned 152 goals (15th in the NHL) this season and have given up 141. Nashville has 151 power play chances and they have scored 36 goals out of those tries, giving them a percentage of 23.84%.
The man in net for this game is Juuse Saros. Opponents have been able to score 464 goals against Saros in his NHL career and his average for goals against per game is 2.49. Saros has been involved in 197 games during his hockey career. His save percentage sits at .921 in his 11,164 minutes in the crease. He has earned a win-loss mark of 100-62-20 and got the start in 181 games. In his career, Saros has accrued 112 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .619. Saros has seen 5,867 shots against him and has accrued 5,403 saves.
In their last outing, Florida played the Blackhawks in a matchup where the Panthers notched a win by a tally of 5-2. The Panthers scored 5 goals out of the 25 shots on goal they took. They had 1 power play opportunity in this contest but weren't able to put one in the back of the net.
Florida has taken 1,812 shots (1st in hockey) and has earned a shooting percentage of 11.37%, while allowing the opposition 1,577 shots. They have accumulated a penalty kill percentage of 79.25% on the other teams 159 power play opportunities, and their save percentage currently sits at 91.0%. They have recorded 156 opportunities on the power play and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 20.51%. The Panthers have accumulated 174 goals at even strength and 32 goals (13th in the NHL) while having more men on the ice. They have permitted 142 goals to be scored by way of 109 goals at even strength and 33 goals while they were shorthanded. During this campaign, the Florida Panthers are sitting with 206 goals, 75 points, and a points percentage of .750.
For the opposition you are expected to see Sergei Bobrovsky protecting the net. He has a tally of 15,450 saves out of the 16,856 shots taken, giving him a save percentage of .917. Bobrovsky has earned a lifetime record of 323-184-48 and has participated in 573 games. He was named a starter in 559 games and has played for a total of 33,026 minutes. Bobrovsky's quality start percentage sits at 56.7% and he has 317 quality starting assignments in his professional career. His opponents are averaging 2.55 goals per contest and he has yielded 1,406 goals in total.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Nashville (+150)
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