Florida Panthers at Nashville Predators - 4/9/22 NHL Picks and Prediction
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Nashville Predators (41-25-4) vs Florida Panthers (49-15-6)
Game Info: Saturday, April 9, 2022 at 6:00 pm (Bridgestone Arena)
Betting Odds: Nashville Predators +100 / Florida Panthers -125 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Nashville Predators host the Florida Panthers in Saturday NHL Action.
The Florida Panthers come into this road contest with an overall record of 49-15-6. Through 70 games, the Panthers are 1st in the Atlantic Division. On the season, they have found the net 294 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 2.94 goals per game. So far, the Panthers have a strength of schedule rating of 28th 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 41-25-4. This mark places them 4th in the Central division. Through 70 games, the Predators have scored 233 goals, giving them an average of 3.3. This output gives them a rank of 10th among NHL teams. On defense, Nashville is the 9th ranked unit, giving up 2.87 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 11th in the NHL.
Through 70 games, the Florida Panthers' leading goal scorer is Aleksander Barkov. With his 42 assists, he is the second in overall points, coming in at 76. On the season, he is turning 18.3% 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 70 games, he has come up with 26 goals on a shooting percentage of 13.3%. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of 30. Florida's top goalie is Sergei Bobrovsky, who is giving up an average of 2.71 goals per game. In his 46 games played, he has turned in 27 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 70 games, he has come up with 19 goals and 68 assists. He has scored his goals on a shooting percentage of 8.0%. The team's top overall goal scorer is Filip Forsberg. Of his 38 goals, 18.0% have come during power play time. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of +24.0. Nashville's top goalie is Juuse Saros, who is giving up an average of 2.55 goals per game. In his 59 games played, he has turned in 40 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 1.2. Even when playing on the road, the team is winning games by an averge margin of 0.51 goals. Heading into this game, the Florida Panthers are the winners of each of their last five games. During this stretch, they have scored 30 goals, accounting for 61.0% of the scoring in these contests. A key to this recent success is the fact that they have outscored their usual output of 4.16 goals per game 4 times. In what should be a tightly contested matchup, look for the Panthers to pick up the win over Nashville.
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