Ottawa Senators vs Florida Panthers Prediction, 3/3/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Ottawa Senators vs Florida Panthers
Date: Thursday, March 3, 2022
Location: FLA Live Arena in Sunrise, FL
TV: Bally Sports Florida
Odds/Point Spread: Senators (+255) Panthers (-335)
FLA Live Arena is where the Florida Panthers (35-13-5) will play the Ottawa Senators (19-28-5) on Thursday. The moneyline on this matchup has the Senators at +255 and the Panthers are at -335. The total has been set at 7.
The Ottawa Senators were on the wrong end of the scoreboard with a 5-2 defeat against the Lightning in the last game they played. The Senators had an offensive game that was below their expectations in the defeat. In the game, they finished 2 of the 27 shots they tried. Additionally, they had 4 chances with the advantage but didn't net one. Ottawa accrued 26 mins in the box in this contest.
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Ottawa Senators opponents have earned 160 power play opportunities (10th in hockey) and have come away with 30 goals in those chances. The Senators have had 1,749 shots tried against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .906. Ottawa has taken 1,553 shots and has a shooting percentage of 8.8%. When playing at even strength, the Senators have allowed the opponent to score 135 goals while notching 110 of their own. Ottawa comes into the game with 159 power play opportunities and they have scored 26 goals out of those attempts, giving them a percentage of 16.35%. For the season, they have racked up 43 points and their points percentage is sitting at .413. When it comes to scoring goals, the Ottawa Senators have notched 136 goals (27th in the league) this season and have given up 165.
The man protecting the goal in this game is Matt Murray. In his professional hockey career, Murray has earned 125 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is at .527. His save percentage sits at .912 in his 13,894 minutes played. Murray has had 7,224 shot attempts against him and has recorded 6,588 total saves. Opponents have scored 636 goals versus Murray in his pro career and his goals against average per contest is 2.75. He has an overall record of 132-77-22 and he has gotten the start in 237 games. Murray has been in goal for 245 contests over the course of his pro hockey career.
When they were on the ice last, Florida played the Oilers in a game where the Panthers ended up taking the loss by a final of 4-3. They had 5 power play attempts in this one and tallied 2 goals out of those attempts. The Panthers recorded 3 goals of the 47 shots on goal they pursued.
Over the course of the season, the Florida Panthers have earned a total of 216 goals, 75 points, in addition to a points percentage of .708. They have allowed 158 goals to be scored by of a combination of 123 goals at even strength and 35 goals while they were shorthanded. The Panthers have earned 181 goals at even strength and 35 goals (14th in pro hockey) while having a power play advantage. They have a total of 168 opportunities on the power play and they have a power play rate of 20.83%. Florida has attempted 1,949 shots (1st in hockey) and has earned a shot percentage of 11.08%, while allowing the other team 1,660 shots. They have a penalty kill percentage of 78.92% on their opponents 166 opportunities on the power play, and their save percentage is 90.5%.
For the opposition you are going to see Sergei Bobrovsky protecting the net. Teams are averaging 2.56 goals per game and he has yielded 1,415 goals overall. Bobrovsky's quality start percentage sits at 56.5% and he has qualified for 317 quality starts in his pro hockey career. He has started in 561 games and his ice time sits at 33,139 minutes. Bobrovsky has compiled a lifetime mark of 323-186-48 and has been in goal for 575 games. He has compiled 15,495 saves out of the 16,910 shots attempted, giving him a rate of .916.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh's Pick: Take Ottawa (+255)
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