The Florida Panthers (17-10-2) travel to face off against the Edmonton Oilers (13-13-1) on Saturday, December 16th. This game will be played at Rogers Place in Edmonton. Both the Panthers and Oilers will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Puck drop is scheduled for 10:00 ET.
Florida Panthers vs Edmonton Oilers
The Florida Panthers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
In today’s game, the Panthers will be looking to break out of a two game losing streak. Currently, their record is 17-10-2 which comprises of going 9-4-0 at home and 8-6-2 on the road. Their current record places them 3rd in the Eastern Atlantic division and 4th in the Eastern conference. Florida’s average scoring margin this season is +.3 leading to an overall puck line record of 14-15. Their scoring margin at home is +.5 and +.1 on the road.
In their most recent game, the Panthers fell to the Canucks on the road by a score of 4-0. Florida’s offense struggled vs. the Canucks, failing to come up with a goal in the game. While being shutout, the Panthers’ offense finished with 4 giveaways and took a total of 36 shots on goal.
Florida went into the game favored by -1.5, giving them a loss vs. the puck line. The over/under line for the game was 6, and it concluded with a combined total of 4 goals.
The Edmonton Oilers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
The Oilers come in with an overall record of 13-13-1. On the road, Edmonton has a 4-8-0 record, whereas they are 9-5-1 at home. Their current record places them 4th in the Western Pacific division and 10th in the Western conference. Edmonton’s average scoring difference this season sits at +.1, which has contributed to their overall puck line record of 10-17. When playing at home, they have a scoring margin of +.9, and on the road, it is -0.8.
Following a 7-4 loss at home to the Lightning, the Oilers are eager to bounce back. During the first period, the Oilers started slow, but they turned things around by scoring three times in the second period and one goal in the third. Edmonton’s offense came up with two power-play goals and added one when shorthanded. They wrapped up the game with 57 shots on goal.
In this game, Edmonton was favored by -1.5, but they suffered a loss against the puck line. With a combined total of 11 goals, the teams exceeded the over/under line of 6.5 goals set for the game.
Florida Offense Breakdown
When looking at their offense, the Panthers have an average of 2.9 goals per game this season, positioning themselves 22nd in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are ranked 3rd in the league. The Florida offense is ranked 21st in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they find themselves at 29th in the NHL.
The Panthers’ over/under record this season is 13-16-0. For the season, they have had 16 games failing to surpass this game’s over/under line of 6.5. Overall, their games are averaging 5.6 goals per game.
Edmonton Offense Breakdown
The Oilers come into the game scoring an average of 3.5 goals per game, putting them 10th in the NHL. Regarding shots targeted at the goal per game, they are 10th in the league. Coming into the game, the Oilers have 9-7 record when they have more shots on goal than their opponent. When they have fewer shots on goal, they are 4-6.
The Oilers come in with an over/under record of 14-10-3. Over the season, there have been 17 games that have surpassed the 6.5 over/under line. Their games, on average, are at 7 goals per game.
Florida Team Defense
The Panthers defense is currently 27th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 26.7 shots per game against Florida. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 11th with 2 shutouts.
Edmonton Team Defense
Edmonton defense takes on the Panthers ranked 29th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 27.9 shots per game against Edmonton. They alsso are 24th in shutouts, with 1 shutouts.
Panthers vs Oilers Trends
- In their last five road games, Florida has averaged 2 goals per game while allowing 2. The team’s record in this stretch was 2-3 while going 3-2.
- When looking at their past three matchups at home, Edmonton has an puck line record of 2-1 while averaging 3 per game. The team went 2-1 overall in these games.
- Going back to their previous ten games as the underdog, Edmonton has an puck line mark of 4-6 while going 3-7 straight up.
- Going back to their last three games as the favorite, the Panthers have a straight up record of 1-2. But, their mark vs the puck line was just 1-2.
If you’re looking for a moneyline pick, my choice is the Panthers to take down the Oilers on the road. With the moneyline currently at +111, I’m placing my bet on the Panthers straight-up.
Our projections have the Panthers pulling out a win as the underdog. But if you’re not as bullish as we are on the Panthers, 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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