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Florida Panthers vs. Nashville Predators - 4/3/18 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Nashville Predators (51-17-11) at Florida Panthers (40-30-8)
Date & Time Tuesday April 3, 2018, 7:30 PM (EDT)
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The Line
The Line: Florida Panthers +113 / Nashville Predators -125 --- Over/Under: 6
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The Nashville Predators and Florida Panthers meet Tuesday in NHL action at the BB&T Center.

The Nashville Predators look to keep the puck rolling after winning 15 of their last 20 games. The Nashville Predators are averaging 3.2 goals per game and are scoring on 20.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Viktor Arvidsson leads Nashville with 29 goals, P.K. Subban has 42 assists and Filip Forsberg has 165 shots on goal. Defensively, the Nashville Predators are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 82.2 percent of their opponents power plays. Pekka Rinne has given up 131 goals on 1,784 shots faced and Juuse Saros has allowed 57 goals on 770 shots. The Nashville Predators have allowed three or less goals in 10 of their last 14 games.

The Florida Panthers need another victory here after splitting their last 12 games. The Florida Panthers are averaging three goals per game and are scoring on 18.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Vincent Trocheck leads Florida with 30 goals, Aleksander Barkov has 49 assists and Jonathan Huberdeau has 191 shots on goal. Defensively, the Florida Panthers are allowing three goals per game and are killing 80.7 percent of their opponents power plays. Roberto Luongo has given up 76 goals on 1,032 shots faced and James Reimer has allowed 115 goals on 1,297 shots. The Florida Panthers have allowed three or less goals in seven of their last 11 games.

The Predators are 10-2 in their last 12 road games, 16-5 in their last 21 Tuesday games and 46-21 in their last 67 overall. The Panthers are 17-5 in their last 22 home games and 1-4 in their last 5 vs. Central. The under is 4-1-3 in the last 8 meetings in Florida.

We're getting plus money with a Florida Panthers squad that's been on fire at home the last couple of months and is still battling for a playoff spot. Yes, the Nashville Predators have been the better team all season long and come into this game in great form, but the Panthers can't afford to lose any more games down the stretch, as they need to pile up the points. The value is with the home team and the plus money based on the fact they're fighting for their life right now.

Florida Panthers +113

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