Anaheim Ducks vs. Florida Panthers - 2/19/20 NHL Pick, Odds & Prediction

Anaheim Ducks vs. Florida Panthers - 2/19/20 NHL Pick, Odds & Prediction Photo by Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Florida Panthers at Anaheim Ducks

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at 10:00 PM (Honda Center)

Florida Panthers at Anaheim Ducks

TV: PRIT, FSFL

The Florida Panthers and Anaheim Ducks meet Wednesday in NHL action at the Honda Center.

The Florida Panthers need a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Florida Panthers are averaging 3.4 goals per game and are scoring on 21.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Evgenii Dadonov leads Florida with 24 goals, Jonathan Huberdeau has 50 assists and Mike Hoffman has 171 shots on goal. Defensively, the Florida Panthers are allowing 3.4 goals per game and are killing 77.4 percent of their opponents power plays. Sergei Bobrovsky has given up 138 goals on 1,334 shots faced and Sam Montembeault has allowed 32 goals on 290 shots. The Florida Panthers have allowed three or more goals in 13 of their last 15 games.

The Anaheim Ducks need a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Anaheim Ducks are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on 15.1 percent of their power play opportunities. Adam Henrique leads Anaheim with 21 goals, Ryan Getzlaf has 26 assists and Rickard Rakell has 146 shots on goal. Defensively, the Anaheim Ducks are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 77.4 percent of their opponents power plays. John Gibson has given up 126 goals on 1,318 shots faced and Ryan Miller has allowed 52 goals on 557 shots. The Anaheim Ducks have allowed three or more goals in six of their last 11 games.

The Panthers are 4-1 in their last 5 games as a road favorite, 5-2 in their last 7 games as a favorite and 7-3 in their last 10 road games. The Ducks are 6-13 in their last 19 vs. Eastern Conference, 8-22 in their last 30 games playing on 1 days rest and 1-4 in their last 5 home games. The over is 6-2 in Panthers last 8 games as a favorite. The over is 4-1 in Ducks last 5 overall. The Panthers are 2-5 in the last 7 meetings in Anaheim. The home team is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.

The Florida Panthers have been in full struggle mode since post all star break, but maybe that win in San Jose is enough to right the ship. Either way, the Panthers need points if they're serious about getting in the playoffs this season. The Anaheim Ducks are an inconsistent bunch that plays poor hockey more times than not and home ice hasn't helped them much. I don't trust the Ducks against an above-average team. I'll lay the cheap price with a Panthers team that needs to start winning games.

Randy’s Pick Florida Panthers -127

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.