Florida Panthers (31-13-5) at Nashville Predators (26-21-2)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at 8:00 pm (Bridgestone Arena)
The Line: Nashville Predators +110 / Florida Panthers -130 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Florida Panthers and the Nashville Predators meet in NHL action from the Bridgestone Arena on Tuesday night.
The Florida Panthers will look to bounce back from a 4-1 loss at the hands of the Predators in their last game. Jonathan Huberdeau leads the Panthers in scoring with 52 points including a team-high 36 assists while Aleksander Barkov has 49 points with a team-high 22 goals and 27 assists. Patric Hornqvist has 32 points with 14 goals and 18 assists while MacKenzie Weegar and Anthony Duclair each have 25 points with double-digit assists this season. As a team, Florida is averaging 3.2 goals on 34.1 shots with a 20.2% success rate on the PP while allowing 2.7 goals on 30.1 shots with a 79.5% success rate killing off penalties this season.
The Nashville Predators will look to keep racking up the wins after their win over the Panthers last time out. Roman Josi leads the Predators in scoring with 30 points including a team-high 24 assists while Filip Forsberg has 29 points with 11 goals and 18 assists. Viktor Arvidsson has 25 points with 10 goals and 15 assists while Mikael Granlund has a team-high 13 goals and Calle JArnkrok has 12 goals. Eell Toivanen also has 11 goals with 21 points as well this season. As a team, Nashville is averaging 2.6 goals on 29.8 shots with a 17.7% success rate on the PK while allowing 2.8 goals on 31 shots with a 75.8% success rate killing off penalties this season.
Florida is 4-1 in their last 5 games overall and 7-2 in their last 9 Tuesday games while the under is 7-2-2 in their last 11 games played on no rest. Nashville is 13-5 in their last 18 games overall and 4-1 in their last 5 home games while the under is 3-1-1 in their last 5 Tuesday games. The road team is 7-3 in the last 10 meetings between these two teams.
I get the case that could be made both ways, but the value is all on the Predators here as Nashville continues to be the more desperate team with their playoff lives at stake. I think that we see a renewed sense of urgency from the Preds here, so give me Nashville in this spot.