Chicago Blackhawks (14-9-5) at Florida Panthers (17-5-4)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, March 13, 2021 at 7:00 pm (BB&T Center)
The Line: Florida Panthers -145 / Chicago Blackhawks +131 --- Over/Under: 6 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Chicago Blackhawks and Florida Panthers meet Saturday in NHL action at the BB&T Center.
The Chicago Blackhawks look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Chicago Blackhawks are averaging three goals per game and are scoring on 30.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Alex DeBrincat leads Chicago with 15 goals, Patrick Kane has 29 assists and Dominik Kubalik has 85 shots on goal. Defensively, the Chicago Blackhawks are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 72.3 percent of their opponents power plays. Kevin Lankinen has given up 50 goals on 619 shots faced and Malcolm Dubban has given up 25 goals on 269 shots.
The Florida Panthers look for a win after winning 11 of their last 17 games. The Florida Panthers are averaging 3.3 goals per game and are scoring on 26 percent of their power play opportunities. Patric Hornqvist leads Florida with 11 goals, Jonathan Huberdeau has 22 assists and Aleksander Barkov has 90 shots on goal. Defensively, the Florida Panthers are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 78.1 percent of their opponents power plays. Chris Driedger has given up 29 goals on 363 shots faced and Sergei Bobrovsky has given up 43 goals on 443 shots.
The Blackhawks are 7-2 in their last 9 road games and 1-4 in their last 5 games following a win. The Panthers are 3-9 in their last 12 Saturday games and 4-1 in their last 5 overall. The over is 4-0 in Blackhawks last 4 overall. The over is 4-0-1 in Panthers last 5 overall. The Blackhawks are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings. The favorite is 14-5 in the last 19 meetings.
The Chicago Blackhawks are a team we've backed a lot in the underdog role this season and it's paid off. The Blackhawks are worth a look here as well given their success on the road. However, the Florida Panthers continue to find ways to win with a ridiculous offense that can string together goals with the best of them, and their recent win over the Blue Jackets gives them even more confidence. I can't bet against the Panthers, especially with them lighting up the Blackhawks for 10 goals in the two meetings this season. Give me the home team.