San Jose Sharks vs Florida Panthers Prediction, 2/9/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: San Jose Sharks vs Florida Panthers
Date: Thursday, February 9, 2023
Location: FLA Live Arena in Sunrise, FL
TV: Bally Sports Florida
Odds/Point Spread: Sharks (+188) Panthers (-225)
FLA Live Arena is the location where the Florida Panthers (25-22-6) will take on the San Jose Sharks (16-25-11) on Thursday. The line on this matchup has the Sharks at +188 and the Panthers are coming in at -225. The total is set at 6.
The San Jose Sharks went home feeling good about their game by earning a 4-3 win against the Lightning in their last outing. The Sharks had a solid offensive performance and it showed in the victory. For the outing, they scored on 4 out of the 22 shots they put on net. They also had 3 power play tries and were able to notch 2 goals. San Jose accrued 17 penalty mins for this game.
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San Jose Sharks opponents have 153 power play tries (21st in the league) and have notched 27 goals in those chances. The Sharks have had 1,623 shots taken against them and have a save percentage of .880. San Jose has attempted 1,527 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 10.5%. While at even strength, the Sharks have conceded 167 goals while having 131 of their own. San Jose has accounted for 142 power play opportunities and they have notched 29 goals out of those attempts, earning them a percentage of 20.42%. For the current season, they have 43 points and their points percentage sits at .413. With respect to their goal scoring prowess, the San Jose Sharks have notched 160 goals (19th in the league) on the year and have conceded 194.
The man in net for this game is James Reimer. In his career, Reimer has tallied 222 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .522. He has a save percentage of .912 for his 25,266 minutes in the crease. Reimer has had 13,522 shot attempts taken against him and has recorded 12,328 total saves. The opposition has notched 1,194 goals against Reimer in his professional hockey career and his goals against average per contest is 2.84. He has a win-loss record of 200-162-59 and got the start in 425 games. Reimer has participated in 461 games during his NHL career.
In their last game, Florida went up against the Lightning in an outing where the Panthers earned a win by a tally of 7-1. They had 2 power play opportunities in this contest and tallied 1 out of those tries. The Panthers converted 7 goals out of the 49 shots on goal they pursued.
The Panthers have racked up 140 goals at even strength and 44 goals (5th in professional hockey) while on the power play. Florida has put up 1,903 shots (1st in professional hockey) and has a shot percentage of 9.67%, while allowing the other team 1,711 shots. On the campaign, the Florida Panthers have earned a total of 184 goals, 56 points, in addition to a points percentage of .528. They have permitted 183 goals to be scored by of a combination of 134 goals at even strength and 49 goals while they had less men on the ice. They have earned 185 power play chances and they have earned a power play percentage of 23.78%. They have accumulated a penalty kill percentage of 75.00% on their opponents 196 chances on the power play, and their save percentage sits at 89.3%.
On the other side of the ice you are likely to see Sergei Bobrovsky in net. Bobrovsky is the owner of a career record of 349-200-50 and has been in net for 623 contests. Bobrovsky's quality start percentage sits at 56.8% and he has 345 quality starts in his NHL career. He has gathered 16,728 saves out of 18,277 shots taken, which gives him a save percentage of .915. His opposition is averaging 2.60 goals per game and he has yielded 1,549 goals overall. He got the starting nod in 607 games and has been on the ice for 35,799 minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy's Pick: Take Florida (-225)
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