Panthers vs. Predators - 2/13/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Nashville Predators (25-21-8) at Florida Panthers (32-16-6)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, February 13, 2016 at 7:00 pm (BB&T Center)
The Line: Florida Panthers -125 / Nashville Predators +105 --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FSSM, FSFL
The Nashville Predators and Florida Panthers meet Saturday night at the BB&T Center.
The Nashville Predators look for consistency after splitting their last 12 games. The Nashville Predators are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 19.4 percent of their power plays. James Neal leads Nashville with 19 goals, Filip Forsberg has 18 assists and Shea Weber has 128 shots on goal. Defensively, the Nashville Predators are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 78.4 percent of their power play chances. Pekka Rinne has allowed 114 goals on 1,170 shots faced and Carter Hutton has given up 19 goals on 227 shots. Rinne has allowed 12 goals in his last three games.
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The Florida Panthers look for another win after winning six of their last nine games. The Florida Panthers are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 17.2 percent of their power plays. Reilly Smith leads Florida with 18 goals, Jaromir Jagr has 21 assists and Vincent Trocheck has 111 shots on goal. Defensively, the Florida Panthers are allowing 2.3 goals per game and are killing 82.4 percent of their power play chances. Roberto Luongo has allowed 90 goals on 1,254 shots faced and Al Montoya has given up 26 goals on 364 shots. Luongo has allowed 10 goals in his last three games.
The Predators are 16-35 in their last 51 games playing on 0 days rest and 4-1 in their last 5 Saturday games. The Panthers are 5-2 in their last 7 games playing on 0 days rest and 11-2 in their last 13 home games. The Predators are 7-3 in the last 10 meetings.
The Panthers continue to be a great team at home and the better team overall in this spot. The Predators don't play well on the end of a back to back, and the Panthers will be eager to bounce back after a tough loss Friday. Give me the home team and cheap price.