Nashville Predators vs. Florida Panthers - 10/19/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Florida Panthers (2-2-2) at Nashville Predators (4-3)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 8:00 pm (Bridgestone Arena)
The Line: Nashville Predators -150 / Florida Panthers +123 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Florida Panthers and Nashville Predators meet Tuesday in NHL action at the Bridgestone Arena.
The Florida Panthers need a victory after losing four of their last five games. The Florida Panthers are averaging 3.2 goals per game and are scoring on 21.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Mike Hoffman leads Florida with five goals, Jonathan Huberdeau has five assists and Evgenii Dadonov has 23 shots on goal. Defensively, the Florida Panthers are allowing 3.7 goals per game and are killing 86.7 percent of their opponents power plays. Sergei Bobrovsky has given up 17 goals on 131 shots faced and Sam Montembeault has allowed three goals on 48 shots. The Florida Panthers have allowed three or more goals in all seven games this season.
The Nashville Predators look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Nashville Predators are averaging 4.7 goals per game and are scoring on 22.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Filip Forsberg leads Nashville with five goals, Ryan Ellis has eight assists and Roman Josi has 24 shots on goal. Defensively, the Nashville Predators are allowing 3.8 goals per game and are killing 72.2 percent of their opponents power plays. Pekka Rinne has given up 11 goals on 120 shots faced and Juuse Saros has allowed 14 goals on 95 shots. The Nashville Predators have allowed five or more goals in four of their last six games.
The Panthers are 22-47 in their last 69 games as a road underdog, 3-7 in their last 10 road games and 2-12 in their last 14 games playing on 0 days rest. The Predators are 3-11 in their last 14 Saturday games and 1-5 in their last 6 games playing on 1 days rest. The over is 46-16-2 in Panthers last 64 overall. The over is 9-1-1 in Predators last 11 overall. The Panthers are 4-12 in their last 16 overall. The underdog is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings.
Three of the last five meetings between the Florida Panthers and Nashville Predators have produced at least six goals. The Panthers have one of the flashier offenses in the game, but thieve had issues stopping the other team as of late and are on the end of a back to back. The Nashville Predators have gotten blasted for the most part defensively in their last few games. The over has also been an extremely strong trend for both teams dating back toward the end of last season. This has the feeling of being another high scoring game with shaky defenses on both sides. I'll side with the over in this contest.