Boston Bruins vs Florida Panthers Prediction, 1/28/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Boston Bruins vs Florida Panthers
Date: Saturday, January 28, 2023
Location: FLA Live Arena in Sunrise, FL
TV: Bally Sports Florida
Odds/Point Spread: Bruins (-143) Panthers (+120)
FLA Live Arena is where the Florida Panthers (23-21-6) will take on the Boston Bruins (38-6-4) on Saturday. The moneyline on this game has Boston at -143 while Florida is at +120. The over/under has been set at 6.
The Boston Bruins had a rough game after their 3-2 loss against the Lightning in their previous contest . Boston recorded 15 penalty minutes for this game. The Bruins offense left a lot to be desired in the loss. Moreover, they had 2 opportunities with more players on the ice but weren't able to net one. While out there on the ice, they were able to notch a goal on 2 of the 39 shots they put on goal.
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While playing at even strength, the Bruins have conceded 75 goals while notching 137 when they are on offense. Boston Bruins opponents have earned 169 power play opportunities (7th in hockey) and have come away with 23 goals in those attempts. Concerning their goal scoring prowess, the Boston Bruins have accounted for 181 goals (2nd in hockey) this season and have allowed 98. Boston has attempted 1,612 shots and holds a shot percentage of 11.2%. For the year, they have earned 80 points and their points percentage is .833. The Bruins so far have had 1,388 shots taken against them and have a save percentage of .929. Boston skates onto the rink with 164 power play opportunities and they have added 44 goals out of those advantages, garnering them a rate of 26.83%.
The player in the crease for this game is Linus Ullmark. Opponents have been able to score 460 goals against Ullmark in his professional hockey career and his goals against average per game is 2.55. Ullmark has taken the ice for 189 games during his NHL career. He has a save percentage of .917 during his 10,808 mins played. He has accumulated an overall record of 101-60-16 and got the start in 181 games. Over the course of his time in hockey, Ullmark has earned 109 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .602. Ullmark has seen 5,557 shots taken against him and has recorded 5,097 saves.
In their last outing, Florida opposed the Penguins in a game where the Panthers went home in defeat by a score of 7-6. The Panthers earned 6 goals of the 39 shots on goal they attempted. They had 3 attempts on the power play in this one and tallied 1 out of those tries.
The Panthers have 127 goals at even strength and 43 goals (6th in the NHL) while on the power play. Florida has attempted 1,769 shots (1st in pro hockey) and has a shot percentage of 9.61%, while allowing the other team 1,605 shots. This season, the Florida Panthers have earned 170 goals, 52 points, in addition to a points percentage of .520. They have allowed 175 goals to be scored by of a combination of 126 goals at even strength and 49 goals while they were shorthanded. They have recorded 177 opportunities on the power play and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 24.29%. They have a penalty kill percentage of 73.94% on the other teams 188 power play opportunities, and their save percentage currently sits at 89.1%.
On the other side of the ice you will find Sergei Bobrovsky defending the net. Opponents are averaging 2.60 goals per game and he has allowed 1,548 goals altogether. Bobrovsky's quality start percentage comes out to 56.8% and he has qualified for 344 quality starting assignments in his pro career. He has made the start in 606 games and his ice time sits at 35,739 minutes. Bobrovsky has amassed a career mark of 348-200-50 and has participated in 622 games. He has accrued 16,696 stops out of the 18,244 shots taken against him, which gives him a save % of .915.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh's Pick: Take Boston (-143)
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