New Jersey Devils vs Florida Panthers Prediction, 3/18/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: New Jersey Devils vs Florida Panthers
Date: Saturday, March 18, 2023
Location: FLA Live Arena in Sunrise, FL
TV: Bally Sports Florida
Odds/Point Spread: Devils (+110) Panthers (-133)
FLA Live Arena is the site where the Florida Panthers (34-27-7) will attempt to beat the New Jersey Devils (44-17-7) on Saturday. The line on this contest has New Jersey at +110 and Florida is at -133. The over/under is set at 7.
The New Jersey Devils had a decent effort after finishing in a 3-3 tie against the Lightning their last time on the ice. New Jersey tallied 6 penalty minutes for this game. Additionally, they had 4 power play attempts and notched 1 goal. The Devils had a middle of the road offensive outing in this game. For the matchup, they converted 3 of the 35 shots they attempted.
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At even strength, the Devils have conceded 146 goals while earning 196 on offense. New Jersey Devils opponents have tallied 194 power play tries (26th in pro hockey) and have a total of 35 goals in those attempts. With respect to scoring goals, the New Jersey Devils have notched 237 goals (5th in hockey) on the season and have conceded 181. New Jersey has attempted 2,332 shots and has a shooting percentage of 10.2%. For the year, the have a total of 95 points and their points percentage is sitting at .699. The Devils so far have had 1,913 shots attempted against them and hold a save percentage of .905. New Jersey has tallied 191 power play opportunities and they have scored 41 goals out of those attempts, giving them a rate of 21.47%.
The player in the crease for this game is Vitek Vanecek. Vanecek has participated in 122 contests over the course of his NHL career. He has accumulated an overall mark of 69-30-13 and he started in 115 games. The opposition has scored 299 goals against Vanecek in his pro hockey career and his goals against average is 2.62. Vanecek has had 3,251 shot attempts taken against him and has gathered 2,952 total saves. His save percentage is at .908 during his 6,838 minutes guarding the cage. Over the course of his career, Vanecek has accumulated 61 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .530.
The last time they were on the ice, Florida played the Canadiens in a matchup where the Panthers ended up with the victory by a final of 9-5. They had 4 power play chances in this contest and earned 1 out of those opportunities. The Panthers had 9 goals of the 42 shots on goal they attempted.
For the year, the Florida Panthers have accumulated 236 goals, 75 points, as well as a points percentage of .551. They have permitted 230 goals to be scored by way of 166 goals at even strength and 64 goals while they were shorthanded. The Panthers are sitting with 185 goals at even strength and 51 goals (9th in pro hockey) while on the power play. They have a total of 230 power play opportunities and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 22.17%. Florida has put up 2,515 shots (1st in the league) and has a shooting percentage of 9.38%, while allowing the opposition 2,162 shots. They have a penalty kill percentage of 73.98% on the other teams 246 chances on the power play, and their save percentage is 89.4%.
For the opposition you will find Sergei Bobrovsky defending the goal. Bobrovsky is the owner of a career mark of 358-204-51 and has participated in 637 games. Bobrovsky's percentage of quality starts comes out to 57.3% and he has 356 quality starting assignments in his professional career. He has tallied 17,098 saves out of 18,684 shots taken against him, which gives him a save % of .915. Opponents are averaging 2.60 goals per contest and he has conceded 1,586 goals overall. He has made the start in 621 games and has played for a total of 36,613 mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony's Pick: Take New Jersey (+110)
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