Florida Panthers vs Vegas Golden Knights Prediction, 1/12/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Florida Panthers vs Vegas Golden Knights
Date: Thursday, January 12, 2023
Location: T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, NV
TV: Bally Sports West
Odds/Point Spread: Panthers (+110) Golden Knights (-133)
The Vegas Golden Knights (27-13-2) will take on the Florida Panthers (19-19-4) at T-Mobile Arena on Thursday. The moneyline on this game has Florida at +110 and Vegas is at -133. The total is 7.
The Florida Panthers were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 5-4 victory against the Avalanche in their last outing. Florida earned 15 penalty mins for this matchup. They also had 2 power play tries and scored 2 goals. The Panthers had a impressive offensive performance in the win. For the game, they tallied a score on 5 of the 37 shots they attempted.
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Florida Panthers opponents have tallied 159 power play tries (1st in pro hockey) and have scored 39 goals in those attempts. The Panthers have had 1,336 shots taken against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .892. Florida has attempted 1,501 shots and holds a shot percentage of 9.1%. When playing at even strength, the Panthers have allowed the opponent to score 105 goals while scoring 105 themselves. Florida has accounted for 150 power play opportunities and they have scored 32 goals out of those attempts, giving them a rate of 21.33%. For the current campaign, they have recorded 42 points and their points percentage is sitting at .500. With respect to their scoring, the Florida Panthers have tallied 137 goals (13th in the National Hockey League) this season and have conceded 144.
Patrolling the crease for the game will be Sergei Bobrovsky. For his career, Bobrovsky has accumulated 341 quality starts and his quality starts rate sits at .567. His save percentage currently is .915 for his 35,497 mins guarding the cage. Bobrovsky has seen 18,108 shot attempts against him and he has 16,572 saves. Opponents have been able to score 1,536 goals against Bobrovsky in his pro career and his average for goals against per game is 2.60. He has compiled an overall record of 346-199-49 and he was named the starter in 601 games. Bobrovsky has participated in 617 matchups over the course of his hockey career.
In their last game, Vegas opposed the Kings in a matchup where the Golden Knights were on the wrong end of the score by a mark of 5-1. They had 3 opportunities on the power play in this outing but weren't able to score a goal. The Golden Knights had 1 goal out of the 20 shots on goal they were seeking.
Vegas has tried 1,364 shots (8th in the league) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 10.04%, while allowing their opponents 1,264 shots. They have a penalty kill rate of 78.90% on their oppositions 109 power play opportunities, and their save percentage comes in at 90.6%. They have earned 116 power play chances and they have accumulated a power play rate of 25.00%. The Golden Knights have accumulated 108 goals at even strength and 29 goals (17th in hockey) while on the power play. They have permitted 119 goals to be scored by of a combination of 96 goals at even strength and 23 goals while they were shorthanded. On the campaign, the Vegas Golden Knights have earned a total of 137 goals, 56 points, and a points percentage of .667.
On the other side of the ice you are likely to see Logan Thompson defending the net. His opponents are averaging 2.66 goals per game and he has surrendered 125 goals overall. Thompson's quality start rate sits at 51.1% and he has earned 23 quality starting assignments in his pro hockey career. He has made the start in 45 games and has been on the ice for 2,822 minutes. Thompson has a career record of 28-15-4 and has participated in 49 games. He has recorded 1,325 saves out of the 1,450 shots taken against him, giving him a save % of .914.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Vegas (-133) and under 6.5 goals
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