NHL: Florida Panthers vs Avalanche Prediction 1/6/2024

The Florida Panthers (24-12-2) travel to face off against the Colorado Avalanche (25-11-3) on Saturday, January 6th. This game will be played at Ball Arena in Denver. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Puck drop is set for 4:00 ET.

Florida Panthers vs Colorado Avalanche

The Florida Panthers Are Coming Off A Win

Coming into today’s action, the Panthers have rattled off six straight wins which has them sitting with an overall record of 24-12-2. At home, they are 12-5-0 and 12-7-2 on the road. Their current record places them 2nd in the Eastern Atlantic division and 3rd in the Eastern conference. Florida’s average scoring margin this season is +.5, leading to an overall puck line record of 19-19. At their home arena, they have a scoring margin of +.6, while on the road, it is +.5.

The Panthers recently played against the Golden Knights and secured a win with a score of 4-1. Throughout the game against the Golden Knights, Panthers’ offense managed to score in every single period. Out of Florida’s four goals, three were scored during power plays. They concluded the game with 36 shots on goal and had seven giveaways.

Florida came in as the favorites with a -1.5 goal advantage and, as a result, recorded a win against the puck line. The game finished below the over/under line of 6 with a combined total of 5 goals.

The Colorado Avalanche Are Coming Off A Win

As they head into their game vs. the Panthers, the Avalanche have a 25-11-3 record thus far. While playing at home, their record stands at 16-4-0, and they have a 9-7-3 mark on the road. In the Western Central division, they are currently 2nd, and in the Western conference, they come into the game sitting 2nd. This season, Colorado has managed to win 18 games by a margin of more than one goal while losing eight games by multiple goals. Their overall puck line record for the season is 19-20.

In their most recent matchup, the Avalanche played against the Stars and won with a score of 5-4. Against the Stars, Avalanche’s offense was able to score in all three periods. Of Colorado’s five goals, one came while in power play. They ended the game with 34 shots on goal and had seven giveaways.

Despite being the underdog, Colorado managed to secure a win against the puck line in the game. The teams surpassed the over/under line, which was set at 6.5 goals, with a combined total of 9 goals.

Florida Offense Breakdown

For their offensive performance, the Panthers come in averaging 3 goals per game this season, which is 20th in the NHL. In the category of shots on goal per game, they are 2nd in the league. In terms of the Panthers’ offense during power plays, they are 14th in power play goals and 25th in shorthanded goals.

The Panthers’ over/under record this season is 14-24-0. For the season, they have had 24 games failing to surpass this game’s over/under line of 6.5. Overall, their games are averaging 5.5 goals per game.

Colorado Offense BreakdownColorado Avalanche

The Avalanche come into the game scoring an average of 3.7 goals per game, putting them 1st in the NHL. Regarding shots targeted at the goal per game, they are 5th in the league. In terms of the Avalanche’s offense during power plays, they are 3rd in power play goals and 7th in shorthanded goals.

So far, the Avalanche have an over/under record of 21-16-2. Coming into the game, they have played 21 games that went beyond the 6.5 over/under line. Their games, on average, had 6.7 goals per game.

Florida Team Defense

Defensively, the Panthers come into the season ranked 29th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 26.8 shots per game against Florida. For the season, they are ranked 16th in shutouts, coming in with 2 shutouts.

Colorado Team Defense

Defensively, the Avalanche come into the season ranked 23rd in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 28.6 shots per game against Colorado. For the season, they are ranked 23rd in shutouts, coming in with 1 shutouts.

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  • In their last ten games away from home, the Panthers have a straight up record of 6-4 while going 6-4 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 2 goals per game in these contests.
  • Through their last three home contests, the Avalanche offense has averaged 3 goals per game while allowing an average of 3. Colorado posted an overall record of 2-1 while going 1-2 ATS.
  • Looking back on the team’s last ten games as the underdog, the Avalanche have a straight up record of 6-4. Their record vs the puck line in these games was 7-3.
  • The last ten games that Florida was favored, they have an puck line mark of 4-6 while going 6-4 straight up.

Panthers vs Avalanche Prediction

When it comes to a moneyline wager, I’m going with the Avalanche to defeat the Panthers while playing at home. Given the current moneyline odds at -142, I’m placing a wager on the Avalanche to win outright.

If you’re looking for a puck line bet, I’d suggest going with the Panthers to cover. Even in the event of a Avalanche victory, this game is expected to be closely fought, and the Panthers should cover the puck line.

For those looking at the over/under line set at 6.5 goals, our expectation is that this game will surpass that mark, and we suggest making a bet on the over.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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