St. Louis Blues vs. Florida Panthers - 3/9/20 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Florida Panthers (34-26-8) at St. Louis Blues (41-18-10)
NHL Hockey: Monday, March 9, 2020 at 8:00 pm (Enterprise Center)
The Line: St. Louis Blues / Florida Panthers --- Over/Under:
The Florida Panthers and St. Louis Blues meet Monday in NHL action at the Enterprise Center.
The Florida Panthers need a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Florida Panthers are averaging 3.3 goals per game and are scoring on 21.2 percent of their power play opportunities. Mike Hoffman leads Florida with 28 goals, Jonathan Huberdeau has 55 assists and Evgenii Dadonov has 166 shots on goal. Defensively, the Florida Panthers are allowing 3.3 goals per game and are killing 77.9 percent of their opponents power plays. Sergei Bobrovsky has given up 151 goals on 1,505 shots faced and Sam Montembeault has allowed 39 goals on 356 shots. The Florida Panthers have allowed three or more goals in 18 of their last 24 games.
The St. Louis Blues look to stay hot after winning nine of their last 10 games. The St. Louis Blues are averaging 3.2 goals per game and are scoring on 24.5 percent of their power play opportunities. David Perron leads St. Louis with 25 goals, Ryan O'Reilly has 47 assists and Alex Pietrangelo has 212 shots on goal. Defensively, the St. Louis Blues are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 79.5 percent of their opponents power plays. Jordan Binnington has allowed 124 goals on 1,396 shots and Jake Allen has allowed 47 goals on 599 shots. The St. Louis Blues have allowed three or more goals in 14 of their last 22 games.
The Panthers are 4-10 in the last 14 meetings. The road team is 7-2 in the last 9 meetings. The favorite is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings. The over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
The St. Louis Blues have turned things around quickly, as they're now one of the hotter teams in the league again and aren't a team I'm trying to step in front of right now. With that said, the Florida Panthers have played themselves back into the playoff race and are coming off probably their two best defensive efforts of the season. The Panthers need points to stay int he playoff race, and they have the rest advantage here. Assuming we're going to get a sweet plus money price, I'll take a shot with the Panthers on the road.