Predators vs Panthers Prediction NHL Picks 3/21/24

Florida Panthers (45-19-4) vs Nashville Predators (40-25-4)

Game Info: Thursday, March 21, 2024 at 7:30 pm (Amerant Bank Arena)

Betting Odds: Florida Panthers -176 / Nashville Predators +146 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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In this article we will formulate a Nashville Predators vs Florida Panthers betting prediction for this NHL game on Thursday, March 21st at Amerant Bank Arena in Sunrise, Florida. To formulate this prediction, we will examine:

  • The Predators recent form and recent player performance 
  • The Panthers recent form and recent play performance
  • Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Nashville
  • Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Florida 
  • Recent betting trends in games played between Nashville and Florida
  • A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for Today’s Game between Nashville and Florida

Predators Preview

The Nashville Predators are 40-25-4 this year after they defeated San Jose by a score of 8-2 in their last game. Nashville trailed 2-1 in the second period, but they scored the last seven goals in the blowout win. The Predators out shot San Jose by a total of 40-20 and went 0-2 on the power play in the game. Nashville defeated Seattle by a score of 4-1 and Winnipeg by a score of 4-2 in the two games prior to San Jose. The Predators are scoring 3.26 goals per game and they are allowing 2.99 goals against per game, while going 19.9% on the power play and 76.4% on the penalty kill. Filip Forsberg has led Nashville with 36 goals, 38 assists, and 281 shots on goal. The projected starting goalie for Nashville is Juuse Saros, who is 30-21-4 this year with a 2.78 goals against average and a .908 save percentage. 

Panthers Preview

The Florida Panthers are 45-19-4 this season after they lost to Tampa Bay by a score of 5-3 in their last game. Florida trailed 4-0 in the second period, but they did cut the deficit to 4-3 before allowing an empty net goal. The Panthers out shot Tampa Bay by a total of 50-16 and went 1-7 on the power play in the game. Florida lost to Carolina by a score of 4-0 in the game prior to Tampa Bay, but did beat Dallas and Calgary before that. The Panthers are scoring 3.26 goals per game and they are allowing 2.41 goals against per game, while going 26.4% on the power play and 82.3% on the penalty kill. Sam Reinhart has led Florida with 48 goals, 31 assists, and 186 shots on goal. The projected starting goalie for Florida is Sergei Bobrovsky, who is 32-14-2 this season with a 2.35 goals against average and a .916 save percentage. 

Florida Panthers Player Prop Facts

  • Sam Reinhart has scored at least one goal in seven of the Panthers' last eight games against Central Division opponents.
  • Sam Reinhart has recorded at least one point in each of the Panthers' last eight games against Central Division opponents.
  • Matthew Tkachuk has recorded at least one assist in each of the Panthers' last seven games against Central Division opponents.
  • Sam Reinhart ranks 1st in the league for Power Play Goals (27) this season.

Nashville Predators Player Prop Facts

  • Gustav Nyquist has recorded at least one assist in seven of the Predators' last eight night games.
  • Filip Forsberg has scored at least one goal in each of the Predators' last five night games.
  • Filip Forsberg has recorded at least one point in each of the Predators' last 10 night games.
  • Filip Forsberg ranks T2nd in the league for Game Winning Goals (9) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Florida Panthers rank 2nd in the league for goals against per game this season (2.41).
  • The Florida Panthers rank 3rd in the league in power play percentage this season (26.43%).
  • The Nashville Predators rank 25th in the league in penalty kill percentage this season (76.44%).
  • The Nashville Predators are one of only two teams to win 12+ games when tied or trailing after Period 2 this season.

Predators vs Panthers Betting Prediction

Florida comes into this game as one of the best teams in the NHL, but they have lost two games in a row and have been out scored 9-3 in those two losses. Nashville comes into this matchup as one of the hottest teams in the NHL, as they have won 13 of their last 15 games. The Predators are 21-10-3 on the road this year, while Florida is 21-10-2 on home ice. This should be a great game between two very solid teams, but Florida is dealing with a couple of key injuries. I think either team could win, but I am going to ride the hot hand and take the Predators here. 

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