Florida Panthers vs Nashville Predators NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 2/4/21

Florida Panthers vs Nashville Predators NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 2/4/21 Photo by Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Nashville Predators (4-5) at Florida Panthers (5-0-1)

NHL Hockey: Thursday, February 4, 2021 at 7:00 pm (BB&T Center)

The Line: Florida Panthers -125 / Nashville Predators +105 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Nashville Predators and Florida Panthers meet Thursday in NHL action at the BB&T Center.

The Nashville Predators need a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Nashville Predators are averaging 2.3 goals per game and are scoring on 11.1 percent of their power play opportunities. Filip Forsberg leads Nashville with four goals, Viktor Arvidsson has four assists and Roman Josi has 31 shots on goal. Defensively, the Nashville Predators are allowing 3.2 goals per game and are killing 64.9 percent of their opponents power plays. Juuse Saros has allowed 16 goals on 171 shots faced and Pekka Rinne has allowed 11 goals on 84 shots.

The Florida Panthers look for another win to build on their 5-0-1 record. The Florida Panthers are averaging 3.5 goals per game and are scoring on 36.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Patric Hornqvist leads Florida with five goals, Anthony Duclair has six assists and Aleksander Barkov has 24 shots on goal. Defensively, the Florida Panthers are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 81 percent of their opponents power plays. Chris Driedger has given up four goals on 61 shots faced and Sergei Bobrovsky has given up seven goals on 58 shots.

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The Predators are 0-6 in their last 6 road games and 2-5 in their last 7 overall. The Panthers are 4-1 in their last 5 home games and 5-1 in their last 6 overall. The over is 4-1 in Predators last 5 road games. The over is 33-16-3 in Panthers last 52 home games. The Predators are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings. The underdog is 7-3 in the last 10 meetings.

The Nashville Predators aren't packing much of an offensive punch right now and that's not what you want to see when going up against an explosive Panthers club. The Florida Panthers haven't had the toughest schedule in the world up to this point, but the defense looks improved and that balanced attack will make them tough to deal with. The Panthers appear to be the better team here, so I'll side with them and the cheap price at home.

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Randy’s Pick Florida Panthers -125

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

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