Coyotes vs. Panthers - 3/5/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Florida Panthers (36-20-8) at Arizona Coyotes (27-31-6)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 9:00 pm (Gila River Arena)
The Line: Arizona Coyotes +123 / Florida Panthers -136 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSFL, FSAZ
The Florida Panthers and Arizona Coyotes meet Saturday at the Gila River Arena.
The Florida Panthers could use a win after losing eight of their last 13 games. The Florida Panthers are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 16.8 percent of their power plays. Jaromir Jagr leads Florida with 21 goals, Vincent Trocheck has 21 assists and Reilly Smith has 128 shots on goal. Defensively, the Florida Panthers are allowing 2.3 goals per game and are killing 81.4 percent of their power play chances. Roberto Luongo has allowed 110 goals on 1,454 shots faced and Al Montoya has given up 31 goals on 433 shots. Luongo has allowed six goals in his last three games.
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The Arizona Coyotes need a win in order to snap a seven-game losing streak. The Arizona Coyotes are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 18.3 percent of their power plays. Shane Doan leads Arizona with 23 goals, Oliver Ekman-Larsson has 29 assists and Max Domi has 117 shots on goal. Defensively, the Arizona Coyotes are allowing 3.2 goals per game and are killing 77.3 percent of their power play chances. Louis Domingue has allowed 81 goals on 891 shots faced and Anders Lindback has given up 47 goals on 443 shots. Lindback has allowed six goals in his last three games.
The Panthers are 3-7 in their last 10 road games and 4-1 in their last 5 after scoring 2 goals or less in their previous game. The Coyotes are 21-45 in their last 66 games playing on 1 days rest and 5-17 in their last 22 overall. The Panthers are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in Arizona.
The Panthers need a win to kind of get back on track, and the Coyotes are the perfect team to beat up on. Can't back a team that's lost seven straight. Give me the better team on the road at the decent price.