Florida Panthers (20-7-4) at Chicago Blackhawks (14-13-5)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at 8:00 pm (United Center)
The Line: Chicago Blackhawks +117 / Florida Panthers -129 --- Over/Under: 6 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Florida Panthers and Chicago Blackhawks meet Tuesday in NHL action at the United Center.
The Florida Panthers look for a win after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Florida Panthers are averaging 3.4 goals per game and are scoring on 24.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Aleksander Barkov leads Florida with 13 goals, Jonathan Huberdeau has 24 assists and Patric Hornqvist has 102 shots on goal. Defensively, the Florida Panthers are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 81.1 percent of their opponents power plays. Chris Driedger has given up 29 goals on 384 shots faced and Sergei Bobrovsky has given up 54 goals on 554 shots.
The Chicago Blackhawks need a win after losing six of their last seven games. The Chicago Blackhawks are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 28 percent of their power play opportunities. Alex DeBrincat leads Chicago with 16 goals, Patrick Kane has 30 assists and Dominik Kubalik has 93 shots on goal. Defensively, the Chicago Blackhawks are allowing 3.3 goals per game and are killing 72.4 percent of their opponents power plays. Kevin Lankinen has given up 61 goals on 710 shots faced and Malcolm Subban has given up 29 goals on 298 shots.
The Panthers are 9-3 in their last 12 road games and 5-2 in their last 7 overall. The Blackhawks are 5-1 in their last 6 games playing on 2 days rest and 0-4 in their last 4 overall. The over is 6-2-2 in Panthers last 10 overall. The over is 5-1-2 in Blackhawks last 8 overall. The Panthers are 2-7 in the last 9 meetings in Chicago and 4-0 in the last 4 meetings. The favorite is 16-5 in the last 21 meetings.
The Florida Panthers simply don't lose back to back games this season and they're running into a Blackhawks team they've beaten up on in all four meetings already. The Chicago Blackhawks previously provided us some value in the underdog role, but now they've lost six of their last seven games and are digging themselves deeper in the red in terms of money earned for bettors. This line is too cheap for the Panthers. I'll gladly lay the reasonable juice with the road team.