Nashville Predators at Florida Panthers - 2/22/22 NHL Picks and Prediction
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Florida Panthers (35-10-5) vs Nashville Predators (28-18-4)
Game Info: Tuesday, February 22, 2022 at 7:00 pm (FLA Live Arena)
Betting Odds: Florida Panthers -188 / Nashville Predators +150 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Nashville Predators host the Florida Panthers in Tuesday NHL Action.
The Florida Panthers come into this road contest with an overall record of 35-10-5. Through 50 games, the Panthers are 1st in the Atlantic Division. On the season, they have found the net 208 times, good for a rank of 1st among NHL teams. Heading into the game, Florida is the 14th ranked defensive team, allowing opponents to score at an average rate of 2.84 goals per game. So far, the Panthers have a strength of schedule rating of 10th in the league. When diving into their opponent-adjusted scoring margin, they come into this game as the 1st ranked team in the NHL.
The Nashville Predators get set to host the Florida Panthers with an overall record of 28-18-4. This mark places them 4th in the Central division. Through 50 games, the Predators have scored 153 goals, giving them an average of 3.04. This output gives them a rank of 15th among NHL teams. On defense, Nashville is the 12th ranked unit, giving up 2.82 goals per contest. So far, the Predators have played the 26th toughest schedule in the league. And, when taking into account Nashville's scoring margin relative to the quality of their competition, they come in with a power ranking of 14th in the NHL.
Coming into this game, the Florida Panthers' leader in points is Jonathan Huberdeau. In his team's 50 games, he has come up with 17 goals and 53 assists. He has scored his goals on a shooting percentage of 12.5%. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of +25. The team's top overall goal scorer is Aleksander Barkov. Of his 23 goals, 26.0% have come during power play time. Florida's top goalie is Sergei Bobrovsky, who is giving up an average of 2.51 goals per game. In his 35 games played, he has turned in 21 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.
Coming into this game, the Nashville Predators leader in points is Roman Josi. In Nashville's 50 games, he has come up with 13 goals and 38 assists. He has scored his goals on a shooting percentage of 7.6%. Nashville's top overall goal scorer is Filip Forsberg. Of his 25 goals, 16.0% have come during power play time. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of +6.0. Nashville's top goalie is Juuse Saros, who is giving up an average of 2.49 goals per game. In his 42 games played, he has turned in 28 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.
In Florida's 50 games, they have an above .500 record against the spread, going 32-15. On the season, the Florida Panthers have a per-game scoring differential of 1.26. Even when playing on the road, the team is winning games by an averge margin of 0.38 goals. Heading into their game with the Nashville Predators, the Panthers have a 4-1 record over their past five contests. In these games, they have scored 24 goals, accounting for 62.0% of the overall scoring. A key to this recent success is the fact that they have outscored their usual output of 4.12 goals per game 3 times. Look for the Panthers to come out on top vs the Nashville Predators.
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