Nashville Predators (13-16-1) at Florida Panthers (19-6-4)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, March 20, 2021 at 2:00 pm (BB&T Center)
The Line: Florida Panthers -210 / Nashville Predators +175 --- Over/Under: 6 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Nashville Predators and Florida Panthers meet Saturday in NHL action at the BB&T Center.
The Nashville Predators need a win after losing six of their last nine games. The Nashville Predators are averaging 2.4 goals per game and are scoring on 19.6 percent of their power play opportunities. Filip Forsberg leads Nashville with 10 goals, Roman Josi has 14 assists and Viktor Arvidsson has 101 shots on goal. Defensively, the Nashville Predators are allowing 3.3 goals per game and are killing 69 percent of their opponents power plays. Juuse Saros has allowed 35 goals on 364 shots faced and Pekka Rinne has allowed 55 goals on 542 shots.
The Florida Panthers look for a win after winning six of their last eight games. The Florida Panthers are averaging 3.4 goals per game and are scoring on 26.1 percent of their power play opportunities. Aleksander Barkov leads Florida with 12 goals, Jonathan Huberdeau has 24 assists and Patric Hornqvist has 94 shots on goal. Defensively, the Florida Panthers are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 80.5 percent of their opponents power plays. Chris Driedger has given up 29 goals on 363 shots faced and Sergei Bobrovsky has given up 50 goals on 531 shots.
The Predators are 7-19 in their last 26 games as an underdog and 1-6 in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest. The Panthers are 5-0 in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest and 4-1 in their last 5 overall. The under is 3-1-1 in Predators last 5 overall. The over is 5-1-2 in Panthers last 8 overall. The Predators are 2-5 in the last 7 meetings. The favorite is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings. The road team is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
The Nashville Predators have had issues stringing together wins this season and they've provided little value in the underdog role. The Florida Panthers simply don't lose back to back games this season and they've won six of their last seven games in the favorite role. The Panthers have head and shoulders the better, more consistent team this season and they bounce back nicely from losses. I'll take the Panthers at home and lay the PL for max betting value.