Pittsburgh Penguins vs Florida Panthers Prediction, 12/15/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Pittsburgh Penguins vs Florida Panthers
Date: Thursday, December 15, 2022
Location: FLA Live Arena in Sunrise, FL
TV: Bally Sports Florida
Odds/Point Spread: Penguins (+112) Panthers (-134)
FLA Live Arena is the site where the Florida Panthers (14-12-4) will play the Pittsburgh Penguins (17-8-4) on Thursday. The moneyline on this matchup has Pittsburgh at +112 and Florida is sitting at -134. The betting total comes in at 7.
The Pittsburgh Penguins had a good night with a 2-1 victory over the Stars in their previous contest . The Penguins didn't have their best offensive outing in the win. In the game, they scored on 2 out of the 25 shots they put on goal. They also had 3 power play opportunities and were able to score 1 goal. Pittsburgh accrued 4 penalty minutes for this matchup.
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Regarding their scoring capabilities, the Pittsburgh Penguins have accumulated 101 goals (8th in hockey) on the season and have conceded 84. For the season, they have accumulated 38 points and their points percentage is .655. Pittsburgh has 98 power play opportunities and they have tallied 20 goals out of those advantages, giving them a percentage of 20.41%. When playing at even strength, the Penguins have surrendered 68 goals while getting 81 on the offensive side of the ice. Pittsburgh has attempted 966 shots and has a shooting percentage of 10.5%. The Penguins have seen 979 shots tried against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .914. Pittsburgh Penguins opponents have recorded 91 power play tries (22nd in pro hockey) and have notched 16 goals in those attempts.
Patrolling the crease for the game will be Tristan Jarry. In his professional hockey career, Jarry has earned 105 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .618. His save percentage currently is .916 during his 10,216 mins guarding the cage. Jarry has seen 5,211 shots against him and he has 4,771 total saves. Opponents have scored 440 goals versus Jarry in his NHL career and his goals against average per game is 2.58. He has an overall mark of 106-50-16 and was named the starter in 170 games. Jarry has been in net for 178 games throughout his hockey career.
In their last contest, Florida played the Blue Jackets in a matchup where the Panthers earned a victory by a score of 4-0. The Panthers scored 4 goals of the 26 shots on goal they attempted. They had 3 opportunities on the power play in this game but weren't able to notch a goal.
On the year, the Florida Panthers have accounted for 101 goals, 32 points, in addition to a points percentage of .533. They have permitted 97 goals to be scored by of a combination of 72 goals at even strength and 25 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Panthers have racked up 80 goals at even strength and 21 goals (17th in the league) while on the power play. They have a total of 112 chances on the power play and they have a power play percentage of 18.75%. Florida has attempted 1,123 shots (1st in hockey) and has a shot percentage of 8.99%, while allowing their opponents 942 shots. They have a penalty kill rate of 78.26% on their oppositions 115 power play tries, and their save percentage sits at 89.7%.
For the opposition you will find Sergei Bobrovsky protecting the net. He has accrued 16,336 stops out of 17,847 shots attempted, which gives him a percentage of .915. Bobrovsky has amassed a career record of 342-195-49 and has been in net for 609 contests. He got the starting nod in 593 contests and has played for a total of 35,024 minutes. Bobrovsky's quality start rate is 56.7% and he has earned 336 quality starts in his professional career. His opposition is averaging 2.59 goals/game and he has relinquished 1,511 goals altogether.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh's Pick: Take Pittsburgh (+112)
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