Anaheim Ducks vs Florida Panthers Prediction, 2/20/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Anaheim Ducks vs Florida Panthers
Date: Monday, February 20, 2023
Location: FLA Live Arena in Sunrise, FL
TV: Bally Sports Florida
Odds/Point Spread: Ducks (+310) Panthers (-400)
FLA Live Arena is the location where the Florida Panthers (28-25-6) will meet the Anaheim Ducks (17-33-6) on Monday. The line on this contest has the Ducks at +310 while the Panthers open at -400. The over/under comes in at 7.
The Anaheim Ducks were on the wrong end of the scoreboard with a 6-3 loss against the Kings in their previous game. Anaheim garnered 27 penalty mins in this game. In addition, they had 2 opportunities with more players on the ice and were able to notch 1 goal. The Ducks had an average offensive output in the loss. While out there on the ice, they tallied a score on 3 of the 27 shots they attempted.
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While playing at even strength, the Ducks have given up 180 goals while earning 112 when they are on offense. Anaheim Ducks opponents have tallied 196 power play tries (6th in pro hockey) and have come away with 53 goals in those attempts. When it comes to scoring goals, the Anaheim Ducks have notched 138 goals (31st in the National Hockey League) for the season and have surrendered 233. Anaheim has attempted 1,654 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 8.3%. For the season, they have racked up 40 points and their points percentage is .357. The Ducks have had 2,195 shots attempted against them and have a save percentage of .894. Anaheim skates onto the rink with 160 power play opportunities and they have added 26 goals during those chances, earning them a rate of 16.25%.
The player guarding the cage in this matchup is John Gibson. During his career on the ice, Gibson is sitting with 221 quality starts and his quality starts percentage sits at .543. His save percentage is at .913 in his 23,795 mins guarding the cage. Gibson has seen 12,678 shot attempts against him and has garnered 11,570 total saves. The opposition has been able to score 1,108 goals versus Gibson in his pro career and his goals against rate is 2.79. He has a mark of 176-171-56 and he has gotten the start in 407 games. Gibson has played in 416 games throughout his NHL career.
Their last time out, Florida went up against the Predators in a game where the Panthers ended up taking the loss by a final of 7-3. The Panthers had 3 goals of the 33 shots on goal they pursued. They had 2 chances on the power play in this contest and notched 1 out of those opportunities.
The Panthers have accumulated 158 goals at even strength and 45 goals (7th in pro hockey) while having a power play advantage. Florida has put up 2,129 shots (1st in pro hockey) and has a shot percentage of 9.53%, while allowing the other team 1,909 shots. For the year, the Florida Panthers have tallied 203 goals, 62 points, as well as a points percentage of .525. They have permitted 206 goals to be scored by of a combination of 151 goals at even strength and 55 goals while they had less men on the ice. They have a tally of 203 opportunities on the power play and they have a power play percentage of 22.17%. They have a penalty kill percentage of 74.65% on the other teams 217 power play tries, and their save percentage is 89.2%.
On the other side of the ice you will find Sergei Bobrovsky defending the goal. His opponents are averaging 2.60 goals/game and he has surrendered 1,562 goals overall. Bobrovsky's quality start percentage comes out to 57.0% and he has qualified for 349 quality starts in his career. He was named a starter in 612 contests and has been on the ice for 36,070 minutes. Bobrovsky has a career mark of 352-202-50 and has played in 628 games. He has accrued 16,869 stops out of 18,431 shots attempted against him, giving him a save percentage of .915.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh's Pick: Take Florida (-400)
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