Panthers vs Ducks Prediction - NHL Picks 11/17/23

Anaheim Ducks (9-7) vs Florida Panthers (10-4-1)

Game Info: Friday, November 17, 2023 at 10:00 pm (Honda Center)

Betting Odds: Anaheim Ducks +150 / Florida Panthers -189 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Florida Panthers and Anaheim Ducks face off on Friday in an NHL showdown at the Honda Center. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction

Ducks Need Better Defense

The Ducks come into this game with a 9-7-0 record overall, but they really struggled in the last game. The Panthers scored two goals, but the defense gave up eight goals to the Colorado Avalanche. Lukas Dostal started in goal, and he saved 30 of the 38 shots that he faced. The Ducks are averaging 3.06 goals, while their defense is giving up 3.18 goals per game. The offense overall is ranked 20th, so that means the defense can’t make life tough on them again here. 

Anaheim Ducks Player Prop Facts

  • Mason McTavish has scored a goal in four of the Ducks' last five games against Atlantic Division opponents.
  • Ryan Strome has recorded at least one point in seven of the Ducks' last eight games as underdogs against Atlantic Division opponents.
  • Troy Terry has recorded an assist in eight of the Ducks' last 10 games as home underdogs.
  • Frank Vatrano is one of only two players in the league to have recorded two or more hat tricks this season.

Panthers Playing on Tired Legs 

The Panthers are going to have some tired legs here after facing off against the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday night. The Panthers on Tuesday faced off against the San Jose Sharks and they were able to secure the 5-3 victory. Aleksander Barkov put up a goal and added an assist. The Panthers are averaging 3.27 goals, while their defense is giving up 2.87 goals per game. The defense is ranked 10th best in the league. 

Florida Panthers Player Prop Facts

  • Sam Reinhart ranks 1st in the league for multi-point games (10) this season.

Shane’s Free Pick

The tired legs are going to really hurt the Panthers here. The Ducks defense bad in the last game, but they are going to be better here going against an offense that is playing on the second night of a back to back. The Ducks are averaging 3.06 goals per game, and they are going to only need three goals here to get the job done. Back the Ducks to secure the victory here. 

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

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