Arizona Coyotes vs. Florida Panthers - 2/25/20 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Arizona Coyotes vs. Florida Panthers - 2/25/20 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Florida Panthers (32-24-6) at Arizona Coyotes (31-26-8)

NHL Hockey: Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at 9:00 pm (Gila River Arena)

The Line: Arizona Coyotes -121 / Florida Panthers +110 --- Over/Under: 6

TV: FSAZ, FSFL

The Florida Panthers and Arizona Coyotes meet Tuesday in NHL action at the Gila River Arena.

The Florida Panthers need a win after losing eight of their last 11 games. The Florida Panthers are averaging 3.5 goals per game and are scoring on 21.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Evgenii Dadonov leads Florida with 25 goals, Jonathan Huberdeau has 54 assists and Mike Hoffman has 181 shots on goal. Defensively, the Florida Panthers are allowing 3.3 goals per game and are killing 77.6 percent of their opponents power plays. Sergei Bobrovsky has given up 144 goals on 1,410 shots faced and Sam Montembeault has allowed 36 goals on 328 shots. The Florida Panthers have allowed three or more goals in 15 of their last 18 games.

The Arizona Coyotes look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Arizona Coyotes are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 19.6 percent of their power play opportunities. Conor Garland leads Arizona with 22 goals, Nick Schmaltz has 34 assists and Oliver Ekman-Larsson has 122 shots on goal. Defensively, the Arizona Coyotes are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 83.2 percent of their opponents power plays. Darcy Kuemper has given up 55 goals on 772 shots faced and Antti Raanta has allowed 78 goals on 987 shots. The Arizona Coyotes have allowed three or more goals in 13 of their last 18 games.

The Panthers are 1-5 in the last 6 meetings in Arizona. The favorite is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings. The home team is 10-2 in the last 12 meetings. The under is 5-2-1 in the last 8 meetings in Arizona. The over is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings.

The home team has dominated this series over the years and the Florida Panthers are falling apart before our very eyes. The Arizona Coyotes probably should be favored on their home ice, but then you remember they're not the most consistent or profitable team either, and certainly aren't a team I'm trying to lay juice with. The Florida Panthers are still fighting for a playoff spot and need to take advantage of these type of games if they're going to sneak in. Give me the plus money and the more desperate team. 

Randy’s Pick Florida Panthers +110

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.