Florida Panthers vs. Ottawa Senators - 12/8/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Ottawa Senators (14-8-5) at Florida Panthers (13-10-4)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, December 8, 2015 at 7:30 pm (BB&T Center)
The Line: Florida Panthers -130 / Ottawa Senators +100 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
TV: RDS, FSFL
The Ottawa Senators and Florida Panthers square off Tuesday night at the BB&T Center.
The Ottawa Senators hope to remain hot after winning six of their last nine games. The Ottawa Senators are averaging 3.1 goals per game and are scoring on 21 percent of their power plays. Mike Hoffman leads Ottawa with 14 goals, Erik Karlsson has 26 assists and Kyle Turris has 62 shots on goal. Defensively, the Ottawa Senators are allowing 2.9 goals per game and are killing 76.7 percent of their power play chances. Craig Anderson has allowed 62 goals on 738 shots faced and Andrew Hammond has given up 10 goals on 143 shots. Anderson has allowed eight goals in his last three games.
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The Florida Panthers look for yet another victory after winning six of their last 10 games. The Florida Panthers are averaging 2.4 goals per game and are scoring on 20.2 percent of their power plays. Jaromir Jagr leads Florida with eight goals, Jonathan Huberdeau has 12 assists and Vincent Trocheck has 43 shots on goal. Defensively, the Florida Panthers are allowing 2.4 goals per game and are killing 81 percent of their power play chances. Roberto Luongo has allowed 51 goals on 675 shots faced and Al Montoya has given up 11 goals on 148 shots. Luongo has allowed six goals in his last three games. Nick Bjugstad is questionable with an upper-body injury.
The Senators are 24-10 in their last 34 games playing on 1 days rest and 5-1 in their last 6 games following a loss of 3 or more goals. The Panthers are 3-7 in their last 10 vs. a team with a winning record and 5-1 in their last 6 overall. The Senators are 20-7 in the last 27 meetings in Florida and 38-16 in the last 54 meetings overall.
The Panthers play their best hockey at home and have actually beaten the Senators in four of the last six meetings. I like the Panthers and the cheap price at home.