Panthers vs. Flyers - 3/12/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Philadelphia Flyers (32-23-11) at Florida Panthers (37-21-9)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, March 12, 2016 at 7:00 pm (BB&T Center)
The Line: Florida Panthers -145 / Philadelphia Flyers +131 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN, FSFL
The Philadelphia Flyers and Florida Panthers meet Saturday night at the BB&T Center.
The Philadelphia Flyers look to stay hot after winning six of their last seven games. The Philadelphia Flyers are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on 18.3 percent of their power plays. Wayne Simmonds leads Philly with 24 goals, Brayden Schenn has 23 assists and Claude Giroux has 184 shots on goal. Defensively, the Philadelphia Flyers are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 79.7 percent of their power play chances. Steve Mason has allowed 97 goals on 1,154 shots faced and Michal Neuvirth has given up 65 goals on 865 shots. Mason has allowed five goals in his last three games.
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The Florida Panthers could use a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Florida Panthers are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 16.5 percent of their power plays. Jaromir Jagr leads Florida with 23 goals, Reilly Smith has 20 assists and Vincent Trocheck has 150 shots on goal. Defensively, the Florida Panthers are allowing 2.4 goals per game and are killing 81.5 percent of their power play chances. Roberto Luongo has allowed 116 goals on 1,498 shots faced and Al Montoya has given up 37 goals on 475 shots. Luongo has allowed nine goals in his last three games.
The Flyers are 22-47 in their last 69 road games and 4-1 in their last 5 games following a win. The Panthers are 15-6 in their last 21 home games and 1-4 in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest. The home team is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
If Florida is going to get back on track, you'd think it would start with a home game against an up-and-down team. The Flyers are inconsistent for the most part and are on the end of a back to back. Give me the home team at the reasonable price.