Florida Panthers vs. Ottawa Senators - 3/12/18 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Ottawa Senators (23-33-11) at Florida Panthers (34-25-7)
NHL Hockey: Monday, March 12, 2018 at 7:30 pm (BB&T Center)
The Line: Florida Panthers -215 / Ottawa Senators +193 --- Over/Under: 6 See the Latest Odds
The Ottawa Senators and Florida Panthers meet Monday in NHL action at the BB&T Center.
The Ottawa Senators could use a feel good win here after losing eight of their last 10 games. The Ottawa Senators are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 16.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Mark Stone leads Ottawa with 20 goals, Erik Karlsson has 43 assists and Mike Hoffman has 217 shots on goal. Defensively, the Ottawa Senators are allowing 3.4 goals per game and are killing 76.2 percent of their opponents power plays. Craig Anderson has given up 148 goals on 1,498 shots faced and Mike Condon has allowed 69 goals on 714 shots. The Ottawa Senators have allowed three or less goals in five of their last 10 games.
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The Florida Panthers look to keep the puck rolling after winning eight of their last nine games. The Florida Panthers are averaging three goals per game and are scoring on 20 percent of their power play opportunities. Vincent Trocheck leads Florida with 26 goals, Aleksander Barkov has 43 assists and Jonathan Huberdeau has 163 shots on goal. Defensively, the Florida Panthers are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 79.8 percent of their opponents power plays. Roberto Luongo has given up 61 goals on 868 shots faced and James Reimer has allowed 103 goals on 1,102 shots. The Florida Panthers have allowed three or less goals in 10 of their last 13 games.
The Senators are 16-36 in their last 52 road games, 1-4 in their last 5 Monday games and 15-36 in their last 51 overall. The Panthers are 12-26 in their last 38 Monday games, 16-5 in their last 21 home games and 8-1 in their last 9 overall. The Senators are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in Florida, the home team is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings and the under is 4-1-1 in the last 6 meetings.
The Florida Panthers have caught fire over the last month and have put themselves in the thick of the playoff race. The Panthers have played even better on their home ice. The Ottawa Senators are counting the days until the offseason and have won just three road games in the last month. I'm going to keep riding the hot hand in the Florida Panthers, as this run has been too impressive to fade.