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Florida Panthers vs Ottawa Senators Prediction 4-9-24 Picks

Ottawa Senators (34-39-4) vs. Florida Panthers (48-24-6)
April 9, 2024 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Florida Panthers -192 / Ottawa Senators +155; Over/Under: +6.5
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The Ottawa Senators and the Florida Panthers meet Tuesday in NHL action from the Amerant Bank Arena. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s an Ottawa Senators vs. Florida Panthers prediction.

Ottawa Senators Team Preview

The Ottawa Senators come into this one looking to build on a 3-2 OT win over Washington last time out. Tim Stutzle leads Ottawa in scoring with 70 points including a team-high 52 assists along with 18 goals. Claude Giroux has 62 points with 21 goals and 41 assists while Brady Tkachuk has 68 points with a team-high 34 goals. Drake Batherson has 62 points with 27 goals and 35 assists. Joonas Korpisalo has gone 20-24-4 with a 3.27 GAA and an .890 save percentage in goal for Ottawa while Anton Forsberg is 13-12 with a 3.36 GAA and an .885 save percentage in goal for the Senators.

Ottawa Senators Team Facts

  • The Senators have won seven of their last eight games as underdogs after coming off overtime.
  • The Senators have covered the puck line in eight of their last nine games.
  • The Senators have lost the second period in each of their last five games at Amerant Bank Arena after coming off overtime.
  • The ‘Over 1.5 Goals Period 2′ market has hit in each of the Senators’ last 11 games as underdogs.

Florida Panthers Team Preview

The Florida Panthers come into this game looking to rebound from a 3-2 OT loss to Boston last time out. Sam Reinhart leads the Panthers in scoring with 90 points including a team-high 53 goals and 37 assists while Aleksander Barkov has 76 points with 23 goals and 53 assists. Carter Verhaeghe has 71 points with 33 goals and 38 assists while Matthew Tkachuk has 84 points with 59 assists of his own this season. Sergei Bobrovsky has posted a 34-17-4 mark with a 2.43 GAA and .913 save percentage in goal for Florida this season while Anthony Stolarz is 14-7-2 with a 2.12 GAA and a .922 save percentage this season.

Florida Panthers Team Facts

  • The Panthers have lost four of their last five games as home favorites.
  • The Panthers have failed to cover the puck line in each of their last nine home games against Eastern Conference opponents.
  • The Panthers have won the second period in each of their last four games against the Senators.
  • The ‘Over 1.5 Goals Period 1′ market has hit in each of the Panthers’ last five night games.

Senators vs. Panthers Prediction

I’m on the Panthers -1.5. I thought the Sens would make things interesting in the Tkachuk vs. Tkachuk battle from a few nights ago, but all that happened was Ottawa getting their butts kicked by Florida and I see more of the same here. The Panthers have been backpedalling into the playoffs, but they’re the only team with any motivation besides pride here. The Panthers should win this one rather comfortably as they have in a lot of their recent tilts with Ottawa, so give me Florida -1.5 here.

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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