Florida Panthers vs. Ottawa Senators - 12/22/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Ottawa Senators (17-12-5) at Florida Panthers (18-12-4)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, December 22, 2015 at 7:30 pm (BB&T Center)
The Line: Florida Panthers -127 / Ottawa Senators +115 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
The Ottawa Senators and Florida Panthers square off early Tuesday night at the BB&T Center.
The Ottawa Senators hope for a big road win after splitting their last 10 games. The Ottawa Senators are averaging three goals per game and are scoring on 18.9 percent of their power plays. Mike Hoffman leads Ottawa with 17 goals, Erik Karlsson has 28 assists and Kyle Turris has 85 shots on goal. Defensively, the Ottawa Senators are allowing 2.9 goals per game and are killing 77 percent of their power play chances. Craig Anderson has allowed 75 goals on 894 shots faced and Andrew Hammond has given up 15 goals on 201 shots. Anderson has allowed eight goals in his last three games.
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The Florida Panthers look to keep rolling after winning five of their last six games. The Florida Panthers are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 19.5 percent of their power plays. Reilly Smith leads Florida with 11 goals, Jaromir Jagr has 14 assists and Vincent Trocheck has 60 shots on goal. Defensively, the Florida Panthers are allowing 2.3 goals per game and are killing 81.1 percent of their power play chances. Roberto Luongo has allowed 61 goals on 813 shots faced and Al Montoya has given up 13 goals on 185 shots. Luongo has allowed five goals in his last three games.
The Senators are 0-4 in their last 4 road games and 6-2 in their last 8 games following a loss of 3 or more goals. The Panthers are 7-2 in their last 9 games following a win and 4-0 in their last 4 overall. The Senators are 21-7 in the last 28 meetings in Florida and 39-16 in the last 55 meetings overall.
The Panthers countinue to play at a high level and continue to cash on these low lines. Florida is a young team that is hitting its stride and starting to seriously think playoffs. Have to side with the Panthers here, especially with the Senators struggling on the road.