Panthers vs. Blues - 2/15/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
St. Louis Blues (36-15-4) at Florida Panthers (24-19-11)
NHL Hockey: Sunday, February 15, 2015 at 5:00 pm (BB&T Center)
The Line: Florida Panthers +133 / St. Louis Blues -147 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSMW, FSFL
The St. Louis Blues and Florida Panthers meet Sunday night at the BB&T Center.
The St. Louis Blues have won nine of their last 11 games and end a two-game road trip. The Blues are averaging 3.1 goals per game and have scored 10 goals in their last three games. The St. Louis Blues have one power play goal in their last three games and have won 12 straight games when scoring at least three goals overall. Vladimir Tarasenko leads the Blues with 29 goals, Alexander Steen has 29 assists and Jaden Schwartz has 118 shots on goal. Defensively, the Blues are allowing 2.4 goals per game and haven’t allowed a power play goal in four of their last six games. Brian Elliott has allowed 57 goals on 729 shots faced and Jake Allen has given up 58 goals on 617 shots.
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The Florida Panthers look for consistency after splitting their last six games. The Panthers are averaging 2.4 goals per game and have scored seven goals in their last three games. The Florida Panthers have three power play goals in their last three games and have won four of their last five games when scoring at least three goals overall. Nick Bjugstad leads Florida with 19 goals, Jussi Jokinen has 24 assists and Brad Boyes has 107 shots on goal. Defensively, the Panthers are allowing 2.7 goals per game and have allowed a power play goal in seven of their last eight games. Roberto Luongo has allowed 102 goals on 1,256 shots faced and Al Montoya has given up 36 goals on 356 shots.
The Blues are 6-1 in their last 7 road games and 8-3 in their last 11 games playing on 2 days rest. The Panthers are 3-7 in their last 10 home games and 19-39 in their last 58 vs. Western Conference. The Blues are 5-0 in the last 5 meetings.
The Panthers need to start winning games consistently if they're going to get back in the playoff hunt, and it's only a matter of time before the Blues start to cool off. We've hit Florida in many key spots this season and I like them to get a big win on their home ice here. The value of the plus money is too good to pass up.