Florida Panthers (23-21-5) vs. Pittsburgh Penguins (23-15-8)
January 24, 2023 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Pittsburgh Penguins -155 / Florida Panthers +135; Over/Under: +6.5
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The Florida Panthers and the Pittsburgh Penguins meet in NHL action from the PPG Paints Arena on Tuesday night. Let’s dive into the odds, injuries, matchup history and make a prediction for this game.
The Pittsburgh Penguins are listed as a -155 home favorite while the Florida Panthers are +135 road underdogs with the total set at 6.5 goals.
Sergei Bobrovsky is questionable for this game for Florida with a lower body injury while Eric Staal is out indefinitely with a lower body injury. For Pittsburgh, Josh Archibald and Kris Letang are both out until Early February with lower body injuries while Kasperi Kapanen and Jan Rutta are both out indefinitely for the Penguins as well.
These two teams have traded wins back and forth in each of the last six meetings after a 4-2 win for Pittsburgh back on December 15th, 2022.
Florida is 0-5 in their last 5 games played on no rest and 0-5 in their last 5 games against the Metropolitan division while the over is 4-0 in their last 4 games overall. Pittsburgh is 1-8 in their last 9 games against the Eastern Conference and 4-0 in their last 4 games when their opponent allows 5 goals or more in the previous game while the under is 4-1-1 in their last 6 games against the Eastern Conference.
I’m backing Pittsburgh here. Have the Penguins been lights out? No, but they’ve been solid defensively since getting Tristan Jarry back in the fold in goal and the Florida Panthers continue to struggle against the good teams and have had issues performing on the second half of a back-to-back. I just see this as a spot for Pittsburgh to pick up a confidence building win at home so I’ll lay the juice with Pittsburgh here.