Florida Panthers vs. Ottawa Senators - 12/16/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Florida Panthers vs. Ottawa Senators - 12/16/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Marc DesRosiers-USA TODAY Sports

Ottawa Senators (14-17-2) at Florida Panthers (15-12-5)

NHL Hockey: Monday, December 16, 2019 at 7:00 pm (BB&T Center)

The Line: Florida Panthers / Ottawa Senators --- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Ottawa Senators and Florida Panthers meet Monday in NHL action at the BB&T Center.

The Ottawa Senators look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Ottawa Senators are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 10.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Anthony Duclair leads Ottawa with 18 goals, Thomas Chabot has 18 assists and Brady Tkachuk has 125 shots on goal. Defensively, the Ottawa Senators are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 82.6 percent of their opponents power plays. Craig Anderson has given up 42 goals on 426 shots faced and Anders Nilsson has allowed 52 goals on 597 shots. The Ottawa Senators have allowed three or more goals in six of their last eight games.

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The Florida Panthers need a win after losing seven of their last 10 games. The Florida Panthers are averaging 3.3 goals per game and are scoring on 21.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Brett Connolly leads Florida with 14 goals, Aleksander Barkov has 26 assists and Mike Hoffman has 94 shots on goal. Defensively, the Florida Panthers are allowing 3.3 goals per game and are killing 82.7 percent of their opponents power plays. Sergei Bobrovsky has given up 76 goals on 763 shots faced and Sam Montembeault has allowed 20 goals on 180 shots. The Florida Panthers have allowed three or more goals in seven of their last 11 games.

The Senators are 17-35 in their last 52 vs. Eastern Conference, 24-72 in their last 96 road games and 3-7 in their last 10 overall. The Panthers are 10-2 in their last 12 Monday games, 1-6 in their last 7 vs. Eastern Conference and 3-7 in their last 10 overall. The over is 5-1 in Senators last 6 overall. The under is 6-0-1 in Panthers last 7 overall. The road team is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings. The under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Florida.

The Florida Panthers are going through a rough patch, as now the offense has forgotten how to score and the defense remains shaky at best. The good news for the Panthers is that the Ottawa Senators remain a tough sell on the road, and Florida has won five of the last eight games against Ottawa. If the Florida Panthers really have goals of making the playoffs and living up to expectations for once, they get the job done here on their home ice against a lesser team.

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