Florida Panthers vs Minnesota Wild Prediction, 2/13/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Florida Panthers vs Minnesota Wild
Date: Monday, February 13, 2023
Location: Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul, MN
TV: Bally Sports North
Odds/Point Spread: Panthers (+105) Wild (-126)
Xcel Energy Center is the site where the Minnesota Wild (28-20-4) will try to defeat the Florida Panthers (26-23-6) on Monday. The moneyline on this contest has Florida at +105 while Minnesota is priced at -126. The over/under is set at 7.
The Florida Panthers were on the wrong end of the scoreboard with a 5-3 loss to the Avalanche in their previous contest . Florida had 11 mins in the box for this game. Additionally, they had 4 power play tries but weren't able to make the most of them. The Panthers had an average offensive outing in the defeat. For the game, they converted 3 of the 45 shots they tried.
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When it comes to their scoring capabilities, the Florida Panthers have accounted for 191 goals (2nd in the National Hockey League) for the year and have conceded 189. For the year, they have scored 58 points and their points % is .527. Florida has accumulated 190 power play opportunities and they have notched 44 goals during those chances, garnering them a percentage of 23.16%. While at even strength, the Panthers have allowed 139 goals while earning 147 when they are on offense. Florida has attempted 1,990 shots and has a shooting percentage of 9.6%. The Panthers so far have had 1,795 shots attempted against them and hold a save percentage of .895. Florida Panthers opponents have earned 202 power play opportunities (1st in hockey) and have notched 50 goals in those attempts.
The man protecting the goal in this game is Sergei Bobrovsky. Bobrovsky has played in 625 contests throughout his NHL career. He has compiled an overall mark of 350-201-50 and he has gotten the start in 609 games. Opponents have scored 1,554 goals against Bobrovsky in his NHL career and his average for goals against per game is 2.60. Bobrovsky has seen 18,360 shot attempts taken against him and he has 16,806 saves. He has a save percentage of .915 in his 35,917 mins on the ice. During his career on the ice, Bobrovsky has earned 347 quality starts and his quality starts rate sits at .570.
The last time they were on the ice, Minnesota played the Devils in an outing where the Wild got the tie by a final of 2-2. The Wild earned 2 goals of the 24 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 3 power play opportunities in this game and scored 1 out of those opportunities.
Minnesota has attempted 1,623 shots (20th in hockey) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 9.43%, while allowing the opposition 1,576 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 80.23% on their oppositions 172 opportunities on the power play, and their save percentage sits at 90.5%. They have a total of 165 power play opportunities and they have a power play rate of 24.24%. The Wild are sitting with 113 goals at even strength and 40 goals (11th in the league) while on the power play. They have granted a total of 150 goals to be scored by way of 116 goals at even strength and 34 goals while they were shorthanded. For the season, the Minnesota Wild have 153 goals, 60 points, as well as a points percentage of .577.
For the opposition you will find Marc-Andre Fleury protecting the net. His opposition is averaging 2.58 goals per contest and he has surrendered 2,421 goals overall. Fleury's rate of quality starts sits at 55.1% and he has 449 quality starting assignments in his pro career. He was named a starter in 815 games and has racked up 56,263 minutes. Fleury is the owner of a career mark of 536-311-90 and has been in goal for 972 games. He has racked up 25,259 saves out of the 27,680 shots attempted, which gives him a rate of .913.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy's Pick: Take Florida (+105)
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