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Florida Panthers vs Ottawa Senators Prediction 2-20-24 Picks

Ottawa Senators (23-27-2) vs. Florida Panthers (36-15-4)
February 20, 2024 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Florida Panthers -250 / Ottawa Senators +195; Over/Under: +6.5
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The Ottawa Senators and the Florida Panthers meet in NHL action from the Amerant Bank Arena on Tuesday night. Who comes out on top in this Atlantic division matchup? Let’s dive in and find out with our Senators vs. Panthers Prediction.

Ottawa Senators Team Preview

The Ottawa Senators come into this one looking to build on a 4-2 win over Tampa Bay last time out. Tim Stutzle leads Ottawa in scoring with 51 points including a team-high 38 assists along with 13 goals. Claude Giroux has 49 points with 18 goals and 31 assists while Brady Tkachuk has 45 points with a team-high 25 goals. Drake Batherson has 39 points with 17 goals and 22 assists. Joonas Korpisalo has gone 13-18-2 with a 3.41 GAA and an .887 save percentage in goal for Ottawa while Anton Forsberg is 9-8 with a 3.32 GAA and an .893 save percentage in goal for the Senators. The Senators will meet the Stars after this one.

Ottawa Senators Team Facts

  • The underdogs have won seven of the Senators’ last eight games.
  • The Senators have covered the puck line in each of their last seven games as underdogs.
  • The Senators have lost the first period in five of their last six games at Amerant Bank Arena.
  • The ‘Over 1.5 Goals Period 1′ market has hit in each of the Senators’ last 13 Tuesday games.

Florida Panthers Team Preview

The Florida Panthers come into this one looking to build on a 9-2 win over Tampa Bay last time out. Sam Reinhart leads the Panthers in scoring with 66 points including a team-high 39 goals and 27 assists while Aleksander Barkov has 54 points with 12 goals and 42 assists. Carter Verhaeghe has 58 points with 30 goals and 28 assists while Matthew Tkachuk has 64 points with 44 assists of his own this season. Sergei Bobrovsky has posted a 27-10-2 mark with a 2.41 GAA and .914 save percentage in goal for Florida this season while Anthony Stolarz is 9-5-2 with a 1.97 GAA and a .926 save percentage this season. The Panthers will face the Hurricanes and Capitals after this game.

Florida Panthers Team Facts

  • The Panthers have won nine of their last 10 games.
  • The favorites have covered the puck line in each of the Panthers’ last five games.
  • The ‘Over 1.5 Goals Period 2′ market has hit in nine of the Panthers’ last 10 home games against Eastern Conference opponents.
  • The Panthers have won the second period in each of their last five games as favorites.

Senators vs. Panthers Prediction

I’m on the Panthers here. Ottawa got a nice win over Tampa Bay on Monday but this is still a back-to-back and this is arguably the tougher of the two games of the Florida back-to-back series. Tampa Bay looks to have taken a step back and the Panthers are back to looking like one of the NHL’s best. I’ll side with the Panthers -1.5 as they’ve had the Senators number in recent years and are in a position to keep that going.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: Florida -1.5

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Chris Ruffolo

Chris joined the Sports Chat Place team in August 2016 and has a proven system that combines multiple analytical and situational statistics and trends to give out thousands of winning picks over the last three years with winning records across all of the top leagues, Follow Chris Ruffolo on Twitter @ruffthepickdawg

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