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Florida Panthers vs Vancouver Canucks 1/14/23 NHL Picks, Predictions, Odds

Vancouver Canucks (17-21-3) vs. Florida Panthers (19-20-4)
January 14, 2023 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Florida Panthers -227 / Vancouver Canucks +180; Over/Under: +6.5
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The Vancouver Canucks and Florida Panthers meet Saturday in NHL action at the FLA Live Arena. The Vancouver Canucks have lost 6 of their last 7 games. The Florida Panthers have split their last 8 games.

The Vancouver Canucks are averaging 3.4 goals per game and are scoring on 24.1 percent of their power play opportunities. Bo Horvat leads Vancouver with 29 goals, Quinn Hughes has 33 assists and Elias Pettersson has 137 shots on goal. Defensively, the Vancouver Canucks are allowing 4 goals per game and are killing 66.9 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Thatcher Demko has given up 56 goals on 479 shots faced, and Spencer Martin has allowed 81 goals on 676 shots.

The Florida Panthers are averaging 3.2 goals per game and are scoring on 21.6 percent of their power play opportunities. Matthew Tkachuk leads Florida with 22 goals, Brandon Montour has 27 assists and Sam Bennett has 131 shots on goal. Defensively, the Florida Panthers are allowing 3.4 goals per game and are killing 75 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Sergei Bobrovsky has given up 81 goals on 771 shots faced, and Spencer Knight has allowed 55 goals on 586 shots.

The Canucks are 0-5 in their last 5 road games and 1-6 in their last 7 overall. The Panthers are 58-22 in their last 80 home games and 2-6 in their last 8 games playing on 1 days rest. The over is 4-0-1 in Canucks last 5 overall. The over is 9-3-1 in Panthers last 13 home games. The Canucks are 1-5 in the last 6 meetings in Florida and 0-4 in the last 4 meetings. The home team is 9-4 in the last 13 meetings. The favorite is 5-0 in the last 5 meetings.

This line is massive when you consider the Florida Panthers just haven’t been consistent this season. However, the Panthers showed flashes of something on the road, and now they come back home where they’ve been a buzz saw dating back to last year. The Vancouver Canucks don’t win on the road much these days. Give me the Panthers and the PL for max betting value.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: Florida Panthers -1.5

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