Florida Panthers vs. Washington Capitals - 12/10/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Washington Capitals (19-5-2) at Florida Panthers (13-11-4)
NHL Hockey: Thursday, December 10, 2015 at 7:30 pm (BB&T Center)
The Line: Florida Panthers +103 / Washington Capitals -133 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN-Mid-Atlantic, FS-Florida
The BB&T Center and the Florida Panthers welcome the Washington Capitals on Thursday.
The Washington Capitals rallied in the third period before defeating the Detroit Red Wings 3-2 in a shootout. The Capitals moved in to the top spot in the Metropolitan with the win thanks to goals from Justin Williams and Alex Ovechkin before Evgeny Kuznetsov and TJ Oshie scored in the SO. Braden Holtby turned in another strong performance between the pipes with 21 stops to pick up the victory. The Red Wings received goals from Tomas Jurco and Henrik Zetterberg while Jimmy Howard was outstanding in defeat with 38 saves as Detroit fell to 15-8-5 and are 7-0-4 in their last eleven contests.
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The Florida Panthers never got their offense going in a 4-2 loss to the Ottawa Senators at the BB&T Center on Tuesday night. A red hot Mike Hoffman notched his 11th goal in eleven games for the Senators while Kyle Turris, Zach Smith and Jean-Gabriel Pageau also lit the lamp. Mark Stone logged three assists to make Craig Anderson’s 25 saves a winning performance as the Sens upped their record to 15-8-5. Reilly Smith and Logan Shaw both scored for the Panthers with Roberto Luongo absorbing the loss with 19 saves as Florida dropped their second straight and sit at 13-11-4.
The over is 2-0-2 in Capitals last 4 vs. Eastern Conference and the Capitals are 6-0 in their last 6 vs. Eastern Conference while the over is 2-0-2 in Capitals last 4 vs. Atlantic. The under is 3-0-1 in Panthers last 4 when their opponent allows 2 goals or less in their previous game and is 4-1-2 in Panthers last 7 vs. a team with a winning % above .600 while Florida are 1-4 in their last 5 home games. The Capitals are 22-7 in the last 29 meetings and the home team is 14-5 in the last 19 meetings while Washington are 5-2 in the last 7 meetings in Florida. I lean Washington but want to see if Holtby is confirmed…