Panthers vs Penguins Prediction NHL Picks 2/14/24

Pittsburgh Penguins (23-19-7) vs Florida Panthers (33-15-4)

Game Info: Wednesday, February 14, 2024 at 7:30 pm (PPG Paints Arena)

Betting Odds: Pittsburgh Penguins -105 / Florida Panthers -115 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Florida Panthers will play the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday night at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Florida has won six of their last seven games, while Pittsburgh has lost two games in a row. Let’s take a look at the betting matchup and the Panthers vs Penguins prediction.

Panthers Preview

The Florida Panthers are 33-15-4 this year after they defeated Colorado by a score of 4-0 in their last game. Florida scored two goals in the first period, one goal in the second, and one goal in the third for the shutout win. The Panthers out shot Colorado by a total of 41-34 and went 2-2 on the power play in the game. Florida defeated Washington by a score of 4-2 in the game prior to Colorado, but lost to Philadelphia before that. The Panthers are scoring 3.19 goals per game and they are allowing 2.50 goals against per game, while going 24.9% on the power play and 82.7% on the penalty kill. Sam Reinhart has led Florida with 39 goals, 25 assists, and 140 shots on goal. The projected starting goalie for Florida is Sergei Bobrovsky, who is 25-10-2 this season with a 2.43 goals against average and a .913 save percentage. 

Penguins Preview

The Pittsburgh Penguins are 23-19-7 this season after they lost to Winnipeg by a score of 2-1 in their last game. Pittsburgh trailed 2-0 after the first period, but could only score one goal the rest of the way in the loss. The Penguins out shot Winnipeg by a total of 36-31 and went 0-3 on the power play in the game. Pittsburgh lost to Minnesota by a score of 3-2 in the game prior to Winnipeg, but did beat Winnipeg and Montreal before that. The Penguins are scoring 2.90 goals per game and they are allowing 2.63 goals against per game, while going 13.9% on the power play and 81.6% on the penalty kill. Sidney Crosby has led Pittsburgh with 28 goals, 24 assists, and 175 shots on goal. The projected starting goalie for Pittsburgh is Tristan Jarry, who is 14-15-4 this year with a 2.44 goals against average and a .916 save percentage. 

Pittsburgh Penguins Player Prop Facts

  • Sidney Crosby has scored at least one goal in eight of his last nine home appearances against the Panthers.
  • Sidney Crosby has recorded at least one point in each of his last 11 home appearances against the Panthers.
  • Erik Karlsson has recorded an assist in nine of the Penguins' last 10 games.
  • Colin White has recorded two hits against the Panthers this season - most against any opponent.

Florida Panthers Player Prop Facts

  • Sam Reinhart has scored at least one goal in 14 of the Panthers' last 16 games.
  • Sam Reinhart has recorded at least one point in 15 of the Panthers' last 16 games.
  • Matthew Tkachuk has recorded at least one assist in seven of the Panthers' last eight games.
  • Sam Reinhart ranks 1st in the league for Power Play Goals (22) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Pittsburgh Penguins rank 30th in the league in power play percentage this season (13.94%).
  • The Pittsburgh Penguins rank 5th in the league for goals against per game this season (2.63).
  • The Florida Panthers rank 2nd in the league for goals against per game this season (2.50).
  • The Florida Panthers rank 6th in the league in power play percentage this season (24.86%).

Panthers vs Penguins Betting Prediction

Florida comes into this matchup as one of the hottest teams in the NHL and they have been great defensively so far this season. The Panthers are 17-7-2 on the road and they have already defeated Pittsburgh twice this year. The Penguins are 13-8-3 at home, but they are trying to snap a two game losing streak here. The Penguins have also been solid on defense, but their goal scoring has been inconsistent. Florida is playing at a very high level right now and I like them to get the win. 

David’s Pick Panthers ML

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