Panthers vs Pittsburgh Penguins NHL Betting Prediction

NHL Panthers vs Pittsburgh Penguins Prediction 2/14/2024

The Florida Panthers (33-15-4) travel to face off against the Pittsburgh Penguins (23-19-7) on Wednesday, February 14th. This game will be played at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh and televised on TNT. The Panthers are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Penguins are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Jets. Puck drop is set for 7:30 ET.

Panthers vs Penguins

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The Florida Panthers Are Coming Off A Win

Heading into tonight’s game, the Panthers have a record of 33-15-4, which has them in 2nd place in the Atlantic Division and 3rd place in the Eastern Conference. On the road, Florida has won eight straight games and has a record of 17-7-2. In games where they are favored, the Panthers have gone 28-12-2, including winning their last two games when they are favored.

Over their last ten games, the Panthers have a record of 6-4, and they have won two straight games. In their last five games, Florida has gone 4-1, and they are 2-1 in their last three games. Against other teams from the Eastern Conference, the Panthers have gone 16-7 this season.

Florida comes into the game with a puck line record of 25-27 overall and 15-11 on the road. Their average scoring margin on the road is +.9 goals per game, and they have 21 wins by multiple goals.

Over their last ten road games, the Panthers have gone 6-4 against the puck line. In their last ten games overall, Florida is 4-6 vs. the puck line.

In their recent matchup, the Panthers hosted the Avalanche and came away with a 4-0 victory. In every single period, the Panthers’ offense scored a goal against the Avalanche. Out of Florida’s four goals, two were scored during power plays. They concluded the game with 41 shots on goal and had nine 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 ended below the over/under line of 6.5, with a combined total of 4 goals.

The Pittsburgh Penguins Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

At home this season, the Penguins have gone 13-8-3 and have won two straight games at PPG Paints Arena. In the Eastern Conference, Pittsburgh is in 12th place and has a record of 23-19-7. Over their last ten games, the Penguins have gone just 3-7.

So far this year, Pittsburgh has been the favorite in 32 of their 49 games and have gone 15-13-4 in those games. Against other Eastern Conference teams, the Penguins have gone 12-16, and in the Metropolitan Division, they are 7th with a record of 6-7.

As the underdog, Pittsburgh has gone 12-5 vs. the puck line in their 17 games. So far, they have 16 wins by multiple goals and have gone 24-25 vs. the puck line overall. At home, the Penguins’ puck line record is 12-12, and their average scoring differential is +.5 goals per game.

Over their last 10 home games, Pittsburgh has gone 6-4 vs. the puck line, and their average scoring margin as the underdog is at 0 goals per game. In their last 3 games, the Penguins’ puck line record is 2-1, and they have gone 3-2 vs. the puck line in their last 5 games.

Following a 2-1 loss on the road to the Jets, the Penguins are eager to bounce back. In terms of offense, the Penguins faced a dry spell in the first and third periods against the Jets, but they managed to score one time in the second period. Pittsburgh’s’s lone goal during the game occurred at even strength. They ended with 36 shots on goal in total.

Pittsburgh went into the game as the underdogs, but they still managed to cover the puck line despite the loss. With a combined total of 3 goals, the game concluded below the over/under line of 5.5.

Florida Offense Breakdown

When looking at their offense, the Panthers have an average of 3.2 goals per game this season, positioning themselves 14th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are ranked 2nd in the league. So far this year, the Panthers are 25-13 in games they have had more shots on goal than their opponent. They are 6-2 in games with fewer shots on goal.

The Panthers come in with an over/under record of 18-32-2. Over the course of the season, they have had 29 games failing to surpass the 6 goal over/under line. The average number of goals in their games is at 5.7 per game.

Penguins Offense Breakdown

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The Penguins come into the game scoring an average of 2.9 goals per game, putting them 28th in the NHL. Regarding shots targeted at the goal per game, they are 14th in the league. This year, the Penguins have recorded a 16-12 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. For games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 6-7 record.

The Penguins come in with an over/under record of 17-29-3. Over the course of the season, they have had 25 games failing to surpass the 6 goal over/under line. The average number of goals in their games is at 5.6 per game.

Florida Team Defense

Defensively, the Panthers come into the season ranked 29th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 27.1 shots per game against Florida. For the season, they are ranked 15th in shutouts, coming in with 3 shutouts.

Pittsburgh Team Defense

Pittsburgh defense takes on the Panthers ranked 25th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 30.1 shots per game against Pittsburgh. They also are 1st in shutouts, with 7 shutouts.

Panthers vs Penguins Trends

  • Although Florida has a straight up record of 9-1 in their last ten road games, they have not held up as well vs the puck line going 6-4. The team averaged 4 goals per game in these games.
  • In their last five home games, Pittsburgh has averaged 2 goals per game while allowing 1. The team’s record in this stretch was 3-2 while going 3-2 vs. the spread.
  • In their last three games as the betting underdog, the Penguins have a straight up record of 0-3 and an puck line mark of 3-0.
  • As the betting favorite, the Panthers have an puck line record of 2-1 in their last three games. In these matchups, their straight up record was 2-1.

Panthers vs Penguins Prediction

For a moneyline pick, I’m taking the Panthers to pick up on a win over the Penguins and the road. With the moneyline sitting at -124, I’ll be locking in a bet on the Panthers straight-up.

When it comes to my suggested pick for the puck line, I’d advise taking the Penguins to cover. Even in the event of a Panthers victory, this matchup is likely to remain closely contested, and the Penguins should cover the puck line.

When considering the over/under line, which is currently at 6 goals, we believe that this game will go over that threshold, and we recommend wagering on the over.

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

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