Florida Panthers vs Pittsburgh Penguins Prediction NHL Picks 1/26/24

Pittsburgh Penguins (21-17-6) vs Florida Panthers (29-14-4)

Game Info: Friday, January 26, 2024 at 7:00 pm (PPG Paints Arena)

Betting Odds: Pittsburgh Penguins -111 / Florida Panthers -111 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Florida Panthers and the Pittsburgh Penguins meet in NHL action from the PPG Paints Arena on Friday night. Who comes out on top in this Eastern Conference showdown? Let’s dive in and find out with our Panthers vs. Penguins Prediction.

Florida Panthers Team Preview

The Florida Panthers come into this one looking to build on back-to-back wins after a 6-2 win over Arizona last time out. Sam Reinhart leads the Panthers in scoring with 60 points including a team-high 35 goals and 25 assists while Aleksander Barkov has 47 points with 11 goals and 36 assists. Carter Verhaeghe has 49 points with 24 goals and 25 assists while Matthew Tkachuk has 48 points with 33 assists of his own this season. Sergei Bobrovsky has posted a 22-10-2 mark with a 2.53 GAA and .909 save percentage in goal for Florida this season while Anthony Stolarz is 7-4-2 with a 2.12 GAA and a .917 save percentage this season. The Panthers will face the Islanders, Flyers, Capitals, and Avalanche after this game.

Florida Panthers Team Facts

  • The Panthers have won nine of their last 10 games following a win.
  • The road team has covered the puck line in 10 of the Panthers' last 11 games.
  • The road team has won the third period in five of the Panthers' last six games.
  • The 'Over 1.5 Goals Period 2' market has hit in each of the Panthers' last seven games.

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Pittsburgh Penguins Team Preview

The Pittsburgh Penguins will look to rebound from a 5-2 loss to Arizona in their last game. Sidney Crosby leads the Penguins in scoring with 48 points including a team-high 27 goals while Jake Guentzel has 47 points with 20 goals and 27 assists. Evgeni Malkin has 38 points with 15 goals and 23 assists while Erik Karlsson’s added 33 points with 26 assists and Kris Letang has 29 points of his own with 26 assists this season. Tristan Jarry has gone 12-14-4 with a 2.56 GAA and a .913 save percentage while Alex Nedeljkovic has an 8-3-2 record with a 2.66 GAA and a .916 save percentage this season.

Pittsburgh Penguins Team Facts

  • The Penguins have won each of their last five games as home underdogs.
  • The Penguins have covered the puck line in each of their last six games as underdogs.
  • The 'Over 1.5 Goals Period 2' market has hit in each of the Penguins' last 11 Friday at PPG Paints Arena.
  • The Penguins have won the first period in five of their last six games as home underdogs.

Panthers vs. Penguins Prediction

I’m going with Florida here. I just feel the Panthers are playing the better hockey right now and the Panthers have also won back-to-back meetings with Pittsburgh. The Pens have run so inconsistent and hot and cold and I think this is another spot where they could have some issues against a high-octane Panther lineup. Give me Florida.

Chris’s Pick Florida Panthers -111

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