Florida Panthers vs San Jose Sharks Prediction, 11/14/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Florida Panthers vs San Jose Sharks
Date: Tuesday, November 14, 2023
Location: SAP Center in San Jose, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Panthers (-213) Sharks (+165)
The San Jose Sharks (2-12-1) will take on the Florida Panthers (9-4-1) at SAP Center on Tuesday. The odds on this game have Florida at -213 and San Jose is sitting at +165. The total has been set at 7.
The Florida Panthers were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 4-3 win against the Blackhawks in their previous game. Florida had 6 penalty minutes in this matchup. The Panthers had a good offensive outing in this win. Additionally, they had 4 attempts on the power play and were able to net 2 goals. For the game, they earned a goal on 4 out of the 32 shots they tried.
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While at even strength, the Panthers have allowed the opponent to score 29 goals while scoring 37 themselves. Florida Panthers opponents have totaled 46 power play opportunities (22nd in pro hockey) and have come away with 11 goals in those chances. When talking about scoring goals, the Florida Panthers have accumulated 44 goals (18th in the NHL) over the course of the season and have surrendered 40. Florida has taken 479 shots and has a shooting percentage of 9.2%. For the season, they have 19 points and their points percentage sits at .679. The Panthers have had 392 shots taken against them and hold a save percentage of .898. Florida has accounted for 44 power play opportunities and they have scored 7 goals out of those attempts, giving them a rate of 15.91%.
The player protecting the goal in this game is Sergei Bobrovsky. During his career on the ice, Bobrovsky has accumulated 365 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .572. His save percentage currently sits at .915 in his 37,626 mins on the ice. Bobrovsky has had 19,172 shot attempts against him and he has 17,537 total saves. The opposition has racked up 1,635 goals against Bobrovsky in his NHL career and his average for goals against per game is 2.61. He has accumulated an overall mark of 368-210-52 and he was named the starter in 638 games. Bobrovsky has been involved in 654 games over the course of his NHL career.
Their last time out, San Jose faced the Ducks in a game where the Sharks took a loss by a mark of 4-1. They had 2 attempts on the power play in this contest but didn't put one in the back of the net. The Sharks converted 1 goal out of the 26 shots on goal they were seeking.
The Sharks have scored 11 goals at even strength and 7 goals (25th in professional hockey) while on the power play. San Jose has taken 361 shots (31st in pro hockey) and has a shot percentage of 4.99%, while allowing the opposition 576 shots. So far this year, the San Jose Sharks have a total of 18 goals, 5 points, and a points percentage of .167. They have allowed 66 goals to be scored by of a combination of 50 goals at even strength and 16 goals while they had less men on the ice. They have recorded 46 power play opportunities and they have earned a power play rate of 15.22%. They have accumulated a penalty kill rate of 71.43% on the other teams 56 tries on the power play, and their save percentage sits at 88.5%.
Across the rink you will find Mackenzie Blackwood patrolling the crease. Blackwood has compiled a lifetime mark of 67-64-19 and has been in goal for 163 games. Blackwood's rate of quality starts sits at 52.3% and he has 80 quality starts in his career. He has accrued 4,415 saves out of the 4,877 shots taken, giving him a rate of .905. The opposition is averaging 3.03 goals per contest and he has given up 462 goals altogether. He has made the start in 153 games and his ice time sits at 9,134 mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh's Pick: Take Florida (-213)
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