Florida Panthers vs Ottawa Senators Prediction NHL Picks 4/4/24

Ottawa Senators (33-37-4) vs Florida Panthers (47-24-5)

Game Info: Thursday, April 4, 2024 at 7:00 pm (Canadian Tire Centre)

Betting Odds: Ottawa Senators +122 / Florida Panthers -146 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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In this article we will formulate a Florida Panthers vs Ottawa Senators betting prediction for this NHL game on Thursday, April 4th at the Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa, Ontario. To formulate this prediction, we will examine:

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

Panthers Preview

The Florida Panthers are 47-24-5 this year after they lost to Montreal by a score of 5-3 in their last game. Florida led 2-1 after the first period, but they allowed the next four goals in the loss. The Panthers out shot Montreal by a total of 39-38 and went 0-5 on the power play in the game. Florida lost to Toronto by a score of 6-4 in the game prior to Montreal, but did beat Detroit before that. The Panthers are scoring 3.20 goals per game and they are allowing 2.51 goals against per game, while going 24.7% on the power play and 82.2% on the penalty kill. Sam Reinhart has led Florida with 52 goals, 35 assists, and 212 shots on goal. The projected starting goalie for Florida is Sergei Bobrovsky, who is 33-17-3 this season with a 2.46 goals against average and a .912 save percentage. 

Senators Preview

The Ottawa Senators are 33-37-4 this season after they lost to Minnesota by a score of 3-2 in their last game. Ottawa tied the game at two early in the third period, but they allowed the game winning goal with about seven minutes left for the loss. The Senators out shot Minnesota by a total of 32-19 and went 0-4 on the power play in the game. Ottawa had won their previous five games against Winnipeg, Chicago, Buffalo, Edmonton, and New Jersey. The Senators are scoring 3.18 goals per game and they are allowing 3.46 goals against per game, while going 18% on the power play and 74.1% on the penalty kill. Tim Stutzle has led Ottawa with 18 goals, 52 assists, and 190 shots on goal. The projected starting goalie for Ottawa is Joonas Korpisalo, who is 19-22-4 this year with a 3.27 goals against average and an .890 save percentage. 

Ottawa Senators Player Prop Facts

  • Drake Batherson has scored a goal in four of the Senators' last five games as underdogs.
  • Brady Tkachuk has recorded at least one assist in each of the Senators' last five games as underdogs.
  • Brady Tkachuk has recorded at least one point in each of the Senators' last eight games as underdogs.
  • Ridly Greig ranks T1st amongst rookies for Plus/Minus (+12) this season.

Florida Panthers Player Prop Facts

  • Vladimir Tarasenko has scored at least one goal in five of his last six appearances against the Senators at Canadian Tire Centre.
  • Sam Reinhart has recorded at least one point in 11 of the Panthers' last 12 games against Atlantic Division opponents.
  • Matthew Tkachuk has recorded at least one assist in eight of his last 10 appearances against Atlantic Division opponents.
  • Sam Reinhart ranks 1st in the league for Power Play Goals (27) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Ottawa Senators rank 30th in the league in penalty kill percentage this season (74.09%).
  • The Ottawa Senators rank 28th in the league for goals against per game this season (3.46).
  • The Florida Panthers rank 2nd in the league for goals against per game this season (2.51).
  • The Florida Panthers rank 5th in the league in power play percentage this season (24.70%).

Panthers vs Senators Betting Prediction

Florida comes into this matchup trying to catch Boston for first in the Atlantic, but they have lost eight of their last ten games. The Panthers have been one of the better defensive teams this season, but they have struggled recently. Ottawa is near the bottom of the Atlantic standings, but they have won five of their last six games and play much better at home than they do on the road. The Senators have allowed two goals or fewer in three of their last four games and they have defeated some solid teams recently. Florida is the much better team in this matchup and they have a lot more to play for, but their recent form scares me. As much as I want to take Ottawa at home, I think Florida is still the play here. 

David’s Pick Panthers ML

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