Florida Panthers at San Jose Sharks - 3/15/22 NHL Picks and Prediction
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San Jose Sharks (26-25-7) vs Florida Panthers (40-13-6)
Game Info: Tuesday, March 15, 2022 at 10:30 pm (SAP Center at San Jose)
Betting Odds: San Jose Sharks +150 / Florida Panthers -200 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Los Angeles Kings host the Florida Panthers in Tuesday NHL Action.
The Florida Panthers come into this road contest with an overall record of 40-13-6. Through 59 games, the Panthers are 1st in the Atlantic Division. On the season, they have found the net 245 times, good for a rank of 1st among NHL teams. Heading into the game, Florida is the 13th ranked defensive team, allowing opponents to score at an average rate of 2.86 goals per game. So far, the Panthers have a strength of schedule rating of 12th 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 Los Angeles Kings get set to host the Florida Panthers with an overall record of 33-20-8. This mark places them 2nd in the Pacific division. Through 61 games, the Kings have scored 178 goals, giving them an average of 2.87. This output gives them a rank of 20th among NHL teams. On defense, Los Angeles is the 13th ranked unit, giving up 2.8 goals per contest. So far, the Kings have played the 15th toughest schedule in the league. And, when taking into account Los Angeles's scoring margin relative to the quality of their competition, they come in with a power ranking of 16th in the NHL.
Through 59 games, the Florida Panthers' leading goal scorer is Aleksander Barkov. With his 34 assists, he is the second in overall points, coming in at 60. On the season, he is turning 17.4% of his shots into goals. In addition, the Panthers have benefited from the strong play of Jonathan Huberdeau, who is the team's overall leader in points. In Florida's 59 games, he has come up with 18 goals on a shooting percentage of 11.2%. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of 23. Florida's top goalie is Sergei Bobrovsky, who is giving up an average of 2.57 goals per game. In his 41 games played, he has turned in 25 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.
Coming into this game, the Los Angeles King's leader in points is Anze Kopitar. In Los Angeles's 61 games, he has come up with 15 goals and 36 assists. He has scored his goals on a shooting percentage of 9.1%. The team's top overall goal scorer is Adrian Kempe. Of his 25 goals, 16.0% have come during power play time. However, when on the ice, the Kings are -8 in scoring differential. Los Angeles's top goalie is Calvin Petersen, who is giving up an average of 2.69 goals per game. In his 27 games played, he has turned in 15 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.
On the season, the Florida Panthers have a per-game scoring differential of 1.22. Even when playing on the road, the team is winning games by an averge margin of 0.52 goals. Heading into their game with the Los Angeles Kings, the Panthers have a 4-1 record over their past five contests. In these games, they have scored 24 goals, accounting for 67.0% 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 pick up the home win over the Panthers.
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