The Florida Panthers and Anaheim Ducks meet Friday in NHL action at the Hoda Center. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
Florida Panthers Betting Preview
The Florida Panthers look for a win after winning 8 of their last 11 games. The Florida Panthers have split their last 8 road games. The Florida Panthers are averaging 3.13 goals per game and are scoring on 17.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Sam Reinhart leads Florida with 13 goals, Matthew Tkachuk has 14 assists and Carter Verhaeghe has 54 shots on goal. Defensively, the Florida Panthers are allowing 2.81 goals per game and are killing 74.5 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Sergei Bobrovsky has allowed 34 goals on 330 shots faced, while Anthony Stolarz has given up 8 goals on 66 shots.
Anaheim Ducks Betting Preview
The Anaheim Ducks look for a win after splitting their last 6 games. The Ducks have split their last 8 home games. The Anaheim Ducks are averaging 3.06 goals per game and are scoring on 19.6 percent of their power play opportunities. Frank Vatrano leads Anaheim with 11 goals, Ryan Strome has 12 assists and Mason McTavish has 47 shots on goal. Defensively, the Anaheim Ducks are allowing 3.19 goals per game and are killing 80.6 percent of their opponent’s power plays. John Gibson has given up 18 goals on 246 shots faced, while Lukas Dostal has allowed 29 goals on 272 shots.
- The Anaheim Ducks ranks 1st in the league in penalty minutes this season (233).
- The Anaheim Ducks ranks T1st in the league in short handed goals allowed this season (0).
- The Florida Panthers ranks T3rd in the league for shots per game this season (34.0).
- The Florida Panthers ranks 4th in the league for shots against per game this season (27.6).
The Florida Panthers are the better team and should be favored, but they're also on the end of a back to back and on the road. The Anaheim Ducks continue to win games, they're at home with the rest advantage, and they're the most profitable team in the league right now. No team has earned bettors more money this season than the Ducks. You have to keep snagging the plus money as long as the tickets keep cashing. Give me the Ducks.