Panthers vs. Canucks - 1/19/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Vancouver Canucks (25-15-3) at Florida Panthers (20-13-10)
NHL Hockey: Monday, January 19, 2015 at 7:30 pm (BB&T Center)
The Line: Florida Panthers +102 / Vancouver Canucks -113 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSFL, SPNET
The Vancouver Canucks and Florida Panthers square off Monday at the BB&T Center.
The Vancouver Canucks are hanging around in the Pacific by splitting their last 10 games. The Canucks are averaging 2.8 goals per game and have scored eight goals in their last three games. The Vancouver Canucks have scored two power play goals in their last six games and have won seven straight games when scoring at least three goals overall. Radim Vrbata leads Vancouver with 17 goals, Daniel Sedin has 29 assists and Nick Bonino has 89 shots on goal. Defensively, the Canucks are allowing 2.5 goals per game and haven’t allowed a power play goal in six of their last seven games. Ryan Miller has allowed 71 goals on 869 shots faced and Eddie Lack has given up 33 goals on 373 shots.
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The Florida Panthers are hanging around the Atlantic by splitting their last eight games. The Panthers are averaging 2.3 goals per game and have scored six goals in their last three games. The Florida Panthers have scored one power play goal in their last seven games and have won five of their last six games when scoring at least three goals overall. Nick Bjugstad leads Florida with 15 goals, Aaron Ekblad has 19 assists and Brad Boyes has 86 shots on goal. Defensively, the Panthers are allowing 2.7 goals per game and have allowed a power play goal in five of their last 10 games. Roberto Luongo has given up 78 goals on 1,021 shots faced and Al Montoya has allowed 32 goals on 284 shots.
The Canucks are 4-1 in their last 5 games playing on 2 days rest and 1-5 in their last 6 vs. Atlantic. The Panthers are 4-1 in their last 5 vs. Pacific and 0-4 in their last 4 home games. The Canucks are 9-4-2 in the last 15 meetings.
Both of these clubs have been crazy inconsistent as of late, but the one thing they've continued to do is struggle to put the puck in the net. Instead of trying to decide who wins this game, I'm going to side with the under.