The Florida Panthers (27-14-4) travel to face off against the Nashville Predators (25-20-1) on Monday, January 22nd. This game will be played at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville and televised on ESPN+. Both the Panthers and Predators will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Puck drop is scheduled for 8:00 ET.
Panthers vs Predators
The Florida Panthers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
On the season, the Panthers are 27-14-4 and are in 3rd place in the Eastern Conference. In the Atlantic Division, Florida is in 2nd place. On the road, the Panthers have gone 14-7-2 this season and have won their last five road games. Over their last ten games, the Panthers are 6-4, but they have lost three straight games.
As the favorite, Florida has gone 22-11-2 this season and have been favored in 35 of their 45 games. In the Eastern Conference, the Panthers have gone 13-6 this season.
Florida has gone just 5-5 over its last 10 games vs. the puck line and is 0-5 over its last five games. So far this year, the Panthers have a puck line record of 21-24 and have gone 14-9 vs. the puck line on the road.
Overall, the Panthers have 17 wins by multiple goals and have gone 13-22 vs. the puck line when favored. In their last three road games, the team is 3-0 vs. the puck line.
After suffering a 6-4 loss at home to the Wild, the Panthers are looking to bounce back today. In the opening period, the Panthers couldn’t find the net on offense, but they rebounded with two times in the second period and two goals in the third. In the game, Florida managed to score all four goals at even strength. They concluded with 35 shots on goal and committed 11 turnovers.
In this game, Florida was favored by -1.5, but they suffered a loss against the puck line. The combined total of 10 goals exceeded the over/under line, which was set at 6 goals for the game.
The Nashville Predators Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
At home this season, the Predators have gone 13-11-0. In the Central Division, Nashville is in 4th place and 8th in the Western Conference. They have an overall record of 25-20-1.
Over their last ten games, the Predators are 6-4 and have gone 15-12-1 as the underdog this season. In their last three games, Nashville has gone 1-2 and has lost three straight games as the favorite.
So far this season, Nashville has gone 25-21 against the puck line, including 13-11 at home. Overall, the team’s scoring margin sits at .0 goals per game, and they have been the underdog in 28 of their 46 games.
When coming into this game as the underdog, the Predators have gone 19-9 against the puck line, and they have 12 wins by multiple goals. Over their last 10 games at home, Nashville has gone 5-5 against the puck line.
After suffering a 3-2 loss on the road to the Coyotes, the Predators are looking to bounce back today. The first period saw the Predators being held without a goal, but they turned things around offensively by scoring one time in the second period and one goal in the third. Nashville’s one power-play goals contributed to their total of 2 goals. Their offensive performance came with 32 shots on goal and six giveaways.
Nashville was favored by -1.5 giving them a loss vs. the puck line. The game finished below the over/under line of 6 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 16th in the NHL. When it came to shots on target per game, they are 2nd in the league. This season, the Panthers are 20-13 when getting more shots on goal than their opponents. And in games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 5-1 record.
This season, the Panthers’ have an over/under record of 17-27-1. Throughout the season, they have played 24 games that did not exceed the 6 over/under line. On average, their games are averaging 5.8 goals per game.
Predators Offense Breakdown
For their offensive performance, the Predators come in averaging 3.1 goals per game this season, which is 17th in the NHL. In the category of shots on goal per game, they are 13th in the league. The Nashville offense is ranked 10th in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they find themselves at 8th in the NHL.
The Predators’ over/under record this season is 20-21-5. For the season, they have had 20 games failing to surpass this game’s over/under line of 6. Overall, their games are averaging 6.2 goals per game.
Florida Team Defense
The Panthers defense is currently 29th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 26.8 shots per game against Florida. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 22nd with 2 shutouts.
Nashville Team Defense
In terms of defense, the Predators head into the game ranked 16th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 30 shots per game against Nashville. So far, they are 14th in shutouts, achieving 2 shutouts.
Panthers vs Predators Trends
- In their last five road games, Florida has averaged 4 goals per game while allowing 1 . The team’s record in this stretch was 5-0 while going 4-1 vs. the spread.
- In their last five games at home, the Predators have a straight up record of 2-3 while going 2-3 vs. the spread. The team averaged 2 goals per game in this stretch.
- In their last three games as the betting underdog, the Predators have a strong straight up record of 2-1. In addition, their puck line record was 2-1 in these scenarios.
- In their last ten games as the betting favorite, the Panthers have a straight up record of 6-4 and an puck line mark of 4-6.
For a moneyline bet, I’m backing the Predators to secure a victory over the Panthers at home. With the moneyline currently set at +100, I’m locking in my bet on the Predators straight-up.
If you’re looking to get a bet down on this matchup, we foresee the Predators winning the underdog. However, if you’re not as confident in the Predators straight-up, we’d still recommend placing a bet on them to cover the puck line.
If you’re looking at the over/under line set at 6 goals, our prediction is that this game will exceed that mark, and we strongly advise placing a bet on the over.
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