Pittsburgh Penguins vs Florida Panthers Prediction, 3/4/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Pittsburgh Penguins vs Florida Panthers
Date: Saturday, March 4, 2023
Location: FLA Live Arena in Sunrise, FL
TV: Bally Sports Florida
Odds/Point Spread: Penguins (+100) Panthers (-118)
FLA Live Arena is the site where the Florida Panthers (30-27-6) will attempt to defeat the Pittsburgh Penguins (31-21-9) on Saturday. The line on this matchup has the Penguins at +100 while the Panthers are opening at -118. The betting total is set at 7.
The Pittsburgh Penguins were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 5-4 win against the Lightning in their previous contest . The Penguins had a good offensive performance in this win. While out there on the ice, they netted 5 of the 32 shots they attempted. Moreover, they had 5 chances on the power play but didn't convert them into a score. Pittsburgh earned 10 penalty minutes in this contest.
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Pittsburgh Penguins opponents have totaled 196 power play tries (13th in hockey) and have scored 40 goals in those attempts. The Penguins have had 2,063 shots attempted against them and have a save percentage of .906. Pittsburgh has attempted 2,055 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 9.7%. When at even strength, the Penguins have allowed the opponent to score 154 goals while notching 155 of their own. Pittsburgh has tallied 211 power play chances and they have scored 44 goals out of those advantages, giving them a percentage of 20.85%. For the season, the have a total of 71 points and their points percentage is .582. In reference to their goal scoring prowess, the Pittsburgh Penguins have notched 199 goals (13th in the NHL) for the year and have given up 194.
The man in goal for this game is Tristan Jarry. The opposition has scored 475 goals versus Jarry in his NHL career and his goals against average is 2.61. Jarry has taken the ice for 191 matchups over the course of his NHL career. His save percentage currently is at .915 during his 10,934 mins on the ice. He has amassed an overall mark of 112-54-18 and he started in 183 games. During his career on the ice, Jarry is sitting with 112 quality starts and his quality starts rate is .612. Jarry has had 5,599 shots taken against him and has gathered 5,124 saves.
In their last contest, Florida played the Predators in a matchup where the Panthers ended up taking the loss by a final of 2-1. They had 1 chance on the power play in this outing but didn't score a goal. The Panthers recorded 1 goal of the 31 shots on goal they pursued.
The Panthers have earned 168 goals at even strength and 45 goals (9th in pro hockey) while on the power play. Florida has tried 2,306 shots (1st in professional hockey) and has earned a shooting percentage of 9.24%, while allowing the opposition 2,026 shots. So far this season, the Florida Panthers have tallied 213 goals, 66 points, and a points percentage of .524. They have permitted 215 goals to be scored by way of 156 goals at even strength and 59 goals while they were shorthanded. They have a tally of 210 power play opportunities and they have a power play percentage of 21.43%. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 74.01% on their oppositions 227 opportunities on the power play, and their save percentage currently sits at 89.4%.
On the other side of the ice you are going to see Sergei Bobrovsky in net. Bobrovsky has compiled a lifetime mark of 354-204-50 and has been in net for 632 games. Bobrovsky's quality start percentage is 57.3% and he has 353 quality starts in his hockey career. He has racked up 16,977 stops out of 18,548 shots attempted, which gives him a rate of .915. Opponents are averaging 2.60 goals per game and he has yielded 1,571 goals altogether. He got the starting nod in 616 games and his ice time sits at 36,307 minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony's Pick: Take Pittsburgh (+100)
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