Florida Panthers vs. Pittsburgh Penguins - 2/8/20 NHL Pick, Odds & Prediction

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Pittsburgh Penguins at Florida Panthers

Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 7:00 PM (Bb&t Center)

PIT -120 O:U 6.5

TV: DTV

The Pittsburgh Penguins go to Sunrise, Florida to take on the Florida Panthers on Saturday at the BB&T Center. The Pittsburgh Penguins are coming off of a loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning, snapping a two-game winning streak that's saw the Pittsburgh Penguins win both of their games by the score of 4-3. In the two-game winning streak, the Pittsburgh Penguins defeated the Washington Capitals and the Philadelphia Flyers. 

Pittsburgh Penguins are currently sitting in second place in the Metropolitan Division with a record of 33 - 15 - 5 on the season. The Pittsburgh Penguins have been remarkably consistent, as they are eighth goals scored, and fifth and goals allowed. That balance has made the Pittsburgh Penguins one of the best teams in the NHL, and are once again primed for a playoff run at the end of the season.

The Panthers are coming off of a crushing loss to the Vegas Golden Knights, giving up seven goals to lose the game 7-2. The Panthers are now on a two-game losing as they lost to the Columbus Blue Jackets in their previous game.
 
The Panthers are 29-18-6 on the season and are third in the Atlantic Division with 64 points. Florida has a great offense, as they have scored the fifth-most goals in the NHL this season. The Panthers aren't as hot as they were last month, but if they continue to put on a run of games that are half of what they did last month, they will be one of the best teams in the NHL.

Pittsburgh is 25-28 ATS this season
Penguins are 4-1 in their last five games as a road favorite.
Florida is 27-26 ATS this season
Panthers are 7-2 in their last nine home games.

It will be an exciting test for the Florida Panthers. The Florida Panthers were one of the best teams and all of the NHL last month, as they went on a six-game winning streak in, and had not lost a game in a month's time, however, what's that form an outlier? With the Panthers taking on a team like the Pittsburgh Penguins, who are remarkably consistent, this game can tell a lot about if the Florida Panthers are a serious playoff contender, or if that was just a nice run of form. I still think the Pittsburgh Penguins win this game, but it will be very close. Final Score Prediction, Pittsburgh Penguins win 3-2.
 

Joshua’s Pick Pittsburgh -120

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