Florida Panthers vs. Anaheim Ducks - 11/19/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Anaheim Ducks (6-9-4) at Florida Panthers (8-7-3)
NHL Hockey: Thursday, November 19, 2015 at 7:30 pm (BB&T Center)
The Line: Florida Panthers / Anaheim Ducks --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FSW2, FSFL
The Anaheim Ducks and Florida Panthers square off Thursday night at the BB&T Center.
The Anaheim Ducks look for a nice road win after splitting their last 10 games. The Anaheim Ducks are averaging 1.8 goals per game and are scoring on 14.3 percent of their power plays. Corey Perry leads Anaheim with five goals, Rickard Rakell has five assists and Sami Vatanen has 39 shots on goal. Defensively, the Anaheim Ducks are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 89.9 percent of their power play chances. Anton Khudobin has allowed 14 goals on 168 shots faced and Frederik Andersen has given up 33 goals on 404 shots. Andersen has given up 11 goals in his last three games.
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The Florida Panthers hope to pick up a victory after splitting their last six games. The Florida Panthers are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 22.2 percent of their power plays. Jaromir Jagr leads Florida with seven goals, Jussi Jokinen has eight assists and Vincent Trocheck has 30 shots on goal. Defensively, the Florida Panthers are allowing 2.4 goals per game and are killing 76.3 percent of their power play chances. Roberto Luongo has allowed 33 goals on 446 shots faced and Al Montoya has given up nine goals on 116 shots. Luongo has allowed seven goals in his last three games.
The Ducks are 2-9 in their last 11 road games and 6-1 in their last 7 vs. Eastern Conference. The Panthers are 17-43 in their last 60 games following a win and 23-48 in their last 71 vs. Western Conference. The home team is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
The Ducks have struggled all season long on the road, and the Panthers play their best hockey on their home ice. Not to mention that the home team has found ways to win when these two teams meet. I'll side with Florida to pick up its third straight victory.