Predators vs Florida Panthers NHL Betting Prediction

NHL Predators vs Florida Panthers Prediction 3/21/2024

The Nashville Predators (40-25-4) travel to face off against the Florida Panthers (45-19-4) on Thursday, March 21st. This game will be played at FLA Live Arena in Sunrise and televised on ESPN+. The Predators are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Panthers are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Lightning. Puck drop is set for 7:30 ET.

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The Nashville Predators Are Coming Off A Win

On the season, Nashville is 40-25-4 and sit in 4th place in the Central Division and 6th in the Western Conference. On the road, the Predators have gone 21-10-3 and have won their last two road games. Over their last ten games, Nashville has gone 8-2 and have won three straight games.

When playing against other teams in the Western Conference, the Predators have gone 25-19. As the underdog this season, Nashville has gone 20-16-3 and have been the underdog in 39 of their 69 games.

On the road, the Predators have a puck line record of 22-12 and an average scoring margin of +.4 goals per game. Overall, they have 25 wins by multiple goals and 15 wins by one goal.

So far, Nashville has gone 40-29 against the puck line, including a mark of 8-2 in their last ten games. In their last ten road games, the Predators have a puck line record of 9-1.

Facing the Sharks in their last game, the Predators won by a score of 8-2. Against the Sharks, the Predators’ offense scored in all three periods. In the game, Nashville managed to score all eight goals at even strength. They concluded with 40 shots on goal and committed 10 turnovers.

Nashville secured a win against the puck line, entering the game as the favorites with a -1.5 goal advantage. The teams surpassed the over/under line, which was set at 6 goals, with a combined total of 10 goals.

The Florida Panthers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

At home this season, the Panthers have gone 21-10-2. In the Atlantic Division, Florida is in second place and has a record of 12-5. Overall, the Panthers have gone 45-19-4, and they have been favored in 55 of their 68 games.

Over their last ten games, the Panthers have gone 7-3, but they have lost their last two games. In the Eastern Conference, Florida is in second place, and they have 94 points on the season.

Florida comes into the game with a puck line record of 34-34 and an average scoring margin of +.9 goals per game. The Panthers have gone 5-5 against the puck line in their last ten games and 2-3 in their last five.

So far, Florida has played in 55 games as the favorite and has a puck line record of 24-31 in those contests. In their last ten home games, the Panthers have gone just 3-7 against the puck line.

The Panthers aim to bounce back following their 5-3 loss at home to the Lightning. The first period saw the Panthers being held without a goal, but they turned things around offensively by scoring two times in the second period and one goal in the third. One of Florida’s three goals came while in power play, while they scored one time when shorthanded. They finished the game with 50 shots on goal.

Florida went into the game favored by -1.5, giving them a loss vs. the puck line. With a combined total of 8 goals, the teams exceeded the over/under line of 6.5 goals set for the game.

Nashville Offense Breakdown

In terms of their offensive performance, the Predators are averaging 3.3 goals per game this season, putting them in the 11th spot in the NHL. When it comes to shots on goal per game, they are ranked 11th in the league. The Predators went 22-13 in games where they had more shots than their opponents. However, in games with fewer shots on goal, their record was 17-12.

The Predators’ over/under record this season is 31-32-6. For the season, they have had 41 games failing to surpass this game’s over/under line of 6.5. Overall, their games are averaging 6.3 goals per game.

Panthers Offense Breakdown

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In terms of their offensive performance, the Panthers are averaging 3.3 goals per game this season, putting them in the 13th spot in the NHL. When it comes to shots on goal per game, they are ranked 1st in the league. The Florida offense is ranked 3rd in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they find themselves at 13th in the NHL.

This season, the Panthers’ have an over/under record of 25-40-3. Throughout the season, they have played 44 games that did not exceed the 6.5 over/under line. On average, their games are averaging 5.7 goals per game.

Nashville Team Defense

Defensively, the Predators are currently 12th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 29.9 shots per game against Nashville. They also are 23rd in shutouts, coming in with 2 shutouts.

Florida Team Defense

Defensively, the Panthers come into the season ranked 29th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 27.5 shots per game against Florida. For the season, they are ranked 8th in shutouts, coming in with 5 shutouts.

Predators vs Panthers Trends

  • In their last ten games away from home, the Predators have a straight up record of 8-2 while going 9-1 vs. the spread. The team averaged 3 goals per game in this stretch.
  • Across the Panthers last three home games, the team averaged 3 goals per game while allowing 2. Their record vs the puck line in these contests was 1-2, while going 1-2 straight-up.
  • Looking back on the team’s last ten games as the underdog, the Panthers have a straight up record of 5-5. Their record vs the puck line in these games was 9-1.
  • Through their last five games as the favorite, the Predators have an puck line record of 3-2 and a straight up mark of 4-1.

Predators vs Panthers Prediction

When it comes to a straight moneyline bet, look no further than the Panthers. Nevertheless, given the payout of -183, you could also think about incorporating this bet into a parlay.

If you’re looking for my recommendation on the puck line, I suggest taking the Predators to cover. Even if the Panthers manage to win outright, this game is expected to remain competitive, and the Predators should cover the puck line.

When considering the over/under line, which is currently at 6.5 goals, we believe that this game will go over that threshold, and we recommend wagering on the over.

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