Florida Panthers vs Ottawa Senators NHL Betting Prediction

NHL Florida Panthers vs Ottawa Senators Prediction 4/4/2024

The Florida Panthers (47-24-5) travel to face off against the Ottawa Senators (33-37-4) on Thursday, April 4th. This game will be played at Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa and televised on ESPN+. Both the Panthers and Senators will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Puck drop is scheduled for 7:00 ET.

Panthers vs Senators

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The Florida Panthers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Florida comes into tonight’s game with a record of 47-24-5, which has them in 4th place in the Eastern Conference. In the Atlantic Division, the Panthers are in 2nd place. Over their last ten games, Florida has gone just 2-8.

On the road this season, the Panthers have gone 25-11-3, including a two-game losing streak. When favored, Florida has gone 41-19-2 this year.

On the season, the Panthers have an average scoring margin of +.7 goals per game, and they have 29 wins by multiple goals. So far, Florida’s puck line record is 36-40, and they have gone 25-14 against the puck line on the road.

Currently, the Panthers have dropped five straight games vs. the puck line and have an overall puck line record of 25-37 when favored. In their last ten road games, Florida is 7-3 vs. the puck line.

Coming off a 5-3 loss on the road to the Canadiens, the Panthers are hoping to bounce back today. After scoring two goals in the first period, the Panthers found the net one time in the 3rd period against the Canadiens. In the game, Florida managed to score all three goals at even strength. They concluded with 39 shots on goal and committed 6 turnovers.

Florida took a loss against the puck line, going into the game as the favorites with a -1.5-point advantage. The teams surpassed the over/under line, which was set at 5.5 goals, with a combined total of 8 goals.

The Ottawa Senators Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

As the season winds down, the Ottawa Senators find themselves in 14th place in the Eastern Conference with a record of 33-37-4. In the Atlantic Division, they sit in 7th place. Over their last ten games, the Senators have gone 6-4, including a two-game winning streak at home.

When playing at home this season, Ottawa has a record of 20-16-2, and they have been the underdog in 42 of their 74 games. Against other teams from the Eastern Conference, the Senators have gone 23-19. Over their last five games, Ottawa has gone 4-1, and they have won two straight games at home.

On the season, Ottawa has an average scoring margin of -.2 goals per game, and their puck line record is 35-39. So far, the Senators have gone 25-17 against the puck line as the underdog, and their average scoring margin as the underdog is -.5 goals per game.

As the underdog, Ottawa has gone 22-11 in games decided by multiple goals, and they have an average scoring differential of -.4 goals per contest on the road. The Senators’ puck line record as the underdog is 25-17, and they have gone 7-3 against the puck line in their last ten games.

After suffering a 3-2 loss on the road to the Wild, the Senators are looking to bounce back today. In the opening period, the Senators couldn’t find the net on offense, but they rebounded with one time in the second period and one goal in the third. During power plays, the team scored two goals. In total, they recorded 32 shots on goal and had 3 giveaways.

Ottawa went into the game as the underdogs, but they still managed to cover the puck line despite the loss. The over/under line for the game was 6, and it concluded with a combined total of 5 goals.

Florida Offense Breakdown

On the offensive side, the Panthers are scoring an 3.2 goals per game this season, ranking 12th in the NHL. When it came to shots on target per game, they are 1st in the league. In terms of the Panthers’ offense during power plays, they are 3rd in power play goals and 13th in shorthanded goals.

The Panthers come in with an over/under record of 29-44-3. Over the course of the season, they have had 48 games failing to surpass the 6.5 goal over/under line. The average number of goals in their games is at 5.8 per game.

Senators Offense Breakdown

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On offense, the Senators are averaging 3.2 goals per game which is 15th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 10th in the league. This season, the Senators have a 20-24 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. In games with fewer shots on goal, they hold a 11-13 record.

The Senators come in with an over/under record of 39-32-3. Over the season, there have been 42 games that have surpassed the 6.5 over/under line. Their games, on average, are at 6.7 goals per game.

Florida Team Defense

Florida defense takes on the Senators ranked 29th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 27.7 shots per game against Florida. They also are 11th in shutouts, with 5 shutouts.

Ottawa Team Defense

Ottawa defense takes on the Panthers ranked 27th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 29.6 shots per game against Ottawa. They also are 26th in shutouts, with 2 shutouts.

Panthers vs Senators Trends

  • Although Florida has a straight up record of 1-4 in their last five road games, they have not held up as well vs the puck line going 2-3. The team averaged 2 goals per game in these games.
  • In their last five home games, Ottawa has averaged 2 goals per game while allowing 3. The team’s record in this stretch was 3-2 while going 3-2 vs. the spread.
  • As the betting underdog, the Senators have an puck line record of 5-0 in their last five games. In these matchups their, straight up record was 4-1.
  • The last ten games that Florida was favored, they have an puck line mark of 2-8 while going 3-7 straight up.

Panthers vs Senators Prediction

When making a moneyline pick, my choice is the Senators to come out with a win against the Panthers while playing at home. Considering the moneyline odds at +127, I’m placing my bet on the Senators to win outright.

Our projections have the Senators pulling out a win as the underdog. But if you’re not as bullish as we are on the Senators, we’d recommend at least getting a bet down on them to cover the puck line.

With an over/under line sitting at 6.5 goals, we like this game to surpass that mark and recommend getting a bet down on the over.

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