Florida Panthers vs Nashville Predators Prediction, 2/18/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Florida Panthers vs Nashville Predators
Date: Saturday, February 18, 2023
Location: Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN
TV: Bally Sports South
Odds/Point Spread: Panthers (-126) Predators (+105)
The Florida Panthers (28-24-6) are on their way to Bridgestone Arena on Saturday where they will try to beat the Nashville Predators (25-21-6). The odds on this game have Florida at -126 while Nashville is priced at +105. The total has been set at 6.
The Florida Panthers were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 6-3 win over the Capitals in their previous game. Florida compiled 12 penalty minutes in this contest. The Panthers had a good offensive outing and it showed in the win. Moreover, they had 2 opportunities with more players on the ice but weren't able to net one. For the matchup, they were able to notch a goal on 6 out of the 36 shots they attempted.
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When at even strength, the Panthers have conceded 146 goals while notching 156 of their own. Florida Panthers opponents have earned 214 power play tries (1st in hockey) and have tallied 53 goals in those chances. In reference to their goal scoring prowess, the Florida Panthers have tallied 200 goals (2nd in the National Hockey League) on the season and have given up 199. Florida has taken 2,096 shots and holds a shot percentage of 9.5%. For the year, they have scored 62 points and their points percentage is .534. The Panthers have seen 1,883 shots attempted against them and hold a save percentage of .894. Florida has 201 power play chances and they have added 44 goals out of those tries, garnering them a percentage of 21.89%.
The player between the pipes for this game is Sergei Bobrovsky. Bobrovsky has taken the ice for 627 contests over the course of his NHL career. He has compiled an overall record of 352-201-50 and got the start in 611 games. The opposition has notched 1,558 goals versus Bobrovsky in his career and his goals against rate is 2.59. Bobrovsky has had 18,420 shots against him and he has 16,862 total saves. His save percentage sits at .915 in his 36,042 mins on the ice. Over the course of his pro career, Bobrovsky has compiled 349 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .571.
In their last contest, Nashville faced off against the Bruins in a matchup where the Predators were on the wrong end of the score by a final score of 5-0. The Predators scored 0 goals of the 28 shots on goal they pursued. They had 3 attempts on the power play in this one but didn't put one in the back of the net.
On the campaign, the Nashville Predators have tallied 140 goals, 56 points, and a points percentage of .538. They have allowed 155 goals to be scored by of a combination of 120 goals at even strength and 35 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Predators have scored 113 goals at even strength and 27 goals (28th in pro hockey) while on the power play. They have earned 167 power play chances and they have accumulated a power play rate of 16.17%. Nashville has attempted 1,607 shots (26th in hockey) and has earned a shot percentage of 8.71%, while allowing the other team 1,758 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 80.11% on their oppositions 176 opportunities on the power play, and their save percentage currently sits at 91.2%.
On the other side of the ice you are likely to see Juuse Saros patrolling the crease. Saros holds a lifetime record of 134-87-25 and has been in goal for 262 games. Saros' quality start percentage sits at 61.8% and he has 152 quality starting assignments in his NHL career. He has a tally of 7,321 stops out of the 7,965 shots taken against him, which gives him a save percentage of .919. Teams are averaging 2.58 goals/game and he has surrendered 644 goals overall. He has made the start in 246 games and has been on the ice for 14,979 minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy's Pick: Take Nashville (+105)
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