Florida Panthers vs. St. Louis Blues - 10/12/17 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
St. Louis Blues (4-0-0) at Florida Panthers (1-1-0)
NHL Hockey: Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 7:30 pm (BB&T Center)
The Line: Florida Panthers -122 / St. Louis Blues -111 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSMW, FSFL
The St. Louis Blues and Florida Panthers meet Thursday in NHL action at the BB&T Center.
The St. Louis Blues look for their fourth road win of the season to improve to an impressive 5-0-0 overall. The St. Louis Blues are averaging 3.5 goals per game and are scoring on 25 percent of their power play opportunities. Vladimir Tarasenko leads St. Louis with three goals, Jaden Schwartz has five assists and Alex Pietrangelo has 17 shots on goal. Defensively, the St. Louis Blues are allowing 2.3 goals per game and are killing 84.2 percent of their opponents power plays. Jake Allen has given up eight goals on 115 shots faced and Carter Hutton has allowed one goal on 33 shots. The St. Louis Blues have allowed two or less goals in eight of their last 12 games.
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The Florida Panthers look for their second home victory of the season to get a game above a .500 record. The Florida Panthers are averaging four goals per game and are scoring on 12.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Evgeni Dadonov leads Florida with one goal, Aleksander Barkov has two assists and Radim Vrbata has nine shots on goal. Defensively, the Florida Panthers are allowing 4.5 goals per game and are killing 77.8 percent of their opponents power plays. Roberto Luongo has given up four goals on 24 shots faced and James Reimer has allowed four goals on 30 shots. The Florida Panthers have allowed three or more goals in eight of their last 10 games.
The Blues are 6-0 in their last 6 Thursday games, 20-8 in their last 28 road games and 13-3 in their last 16 vs. Eastern Conference. The Panthers are 18-8 in their last 26 games playing on 3 or more days rest, 1-5 in their last 6 Thursday games and 3-7 in their last 10 overall. The Blues are 5-0 in the last 5 meetings in Florida, 8-2 in the last 10 meetings and the under is 17-6-1 in the last 24 meetings.
These teams have been red hot offensively, as they head into this game averaging a combined 7.5 goals. The Blues have produced 11 goals this season in three road games and the Panthers have two struggling goalies, allowing three or more goals in eight of their last 10 games overall. The over is 7-3 in the Panthers last 10 home games. It's tough not to look at these numbers and not side with the over in this game.