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Ottawa Senators vs. Florida Panthers - 3/29/18 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Florida Panthers (39-29-7) at Ottawa Senators (26-39-11)
Date & Time Thursday March 29, 2018, 7:30 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: Ottawa Senators +149 / Florida Panthers -165 --- Over/Under: 6
TV Channel
FSFL, RDS
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NHL | Florida Panthers (39-29-7) at Ottawa Senators (26-39-11)
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The Florida Panthers and Ottawa Senators meet Thursday in NHL action at the Canadian Tire Centre.

The Florida Panthers look for a bounce back victory after winning seven of their last 11 games. The Florida Panthers are averaging three goals per game and are scoring on 19 percent of their power play opportunities. Vincent Trocheck leads Florida with 30 goals, Aleksander Barkov has 49 assists and Jonathan Huberdeau has 180 shots on goal. Defensively, the Florida Panthers are allowing three goals per game and are killing 80.9 percent of their opponents power plays. Roberto Luongo has given up 72 goals on 988 shots faced and James Reimer has allowed 107 goals on 1,243 shots. The Florida Panthers have allowed three or less goals in seven of their last 11 games.

The Ottawa Senators look to play spoiler here while snapping a six-game losing streak. The Ottawa Senators are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 17 percent of their power play opportunities. Mike Hoffman leads Ottawa with 22 goals, Erik Karlsson has 49 assists and Mark Stone has 132 shots on goal. Defensively, the Ottawa Senators are allowing 3.5 goals per game and are killing 75.5 percent of their opponents power plays. Craig Anderson has given up 166 goals on 1,645 shots faced and Mike Condon has allowed 86 goals on 871 shots. The Ottawa Senators have allowed four or more goals in six of their last eight games.

The Panthers are 5-1 in their last 6 Thursday games, 19-7 in their last 26 vs. Eastern Conference and 20-7 in their last 27 overall. The Senators are 0-4 in their last 4 home games, 3-8 in their last 11 Thursday games and 18-42 in their last 60 overall. The under is 3-1-1 in the last 5 meetings in Ottawa.

The Florida Panthers are coming off a tough loss against the Maple Leafs last night in which they battled back and still came up short. However, the Panthers are still a hot team that's fighting for a playoff spot, while the Ottawa Seantors have lost six straight and are countin the days until the offseason. Price isn't great for a team on the end of a back to back on the road, but the Panthers should win this game.

Pick:
Florida Panthers -165

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