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(28-15-9) Anaheim Ducks vs. Florida Panthers (22-19-10)
Date: Friday February 3rd, 2017
Time: 7:30PM EST
Venue: BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Anaheim -115
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: Anaheim -1.5
NHL Betting Total: 5
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2nd in the Pacific Division, the Anaheim Ducks head to Florida to take on the Panthers in the BB&T Center.
Florida, coming off a wild 6-5 win over the Ottawa Senators, will look to grab a third straight win at home, and continue its streak of recent improvement.
This Anaheim Ducks team has played some solid hockey this season, putting it 2nd in the Pacific Division. A large part of that has been the quality of defense. The Ducks are 8th best in the NHL in goals against, letting in a total of 130 on the season.
The Ducks win a lot of games but keeping things low scoring and gutting out wins. The team doesn’t usually score five or more goals like it did the other night against Colorado, but it certainly has the players to do so.
Center Richard Rakell has been fantastic for the Ducks. He has 21 goals and nine assists on the year, including two goals and an assist over his previous five games.
Alongside him has been right wing Jakob Silfverberg. He has 15 goals and 17 assists this season. Over his last five games, he has two goals and an assist.
And we can’t forget about center Ryan Kesler. He has 18 goals and 22 assists. This team can score, it just doesn’t seem to do it consistently.
Through all the injury issues and front office shakeups, somehow the Panthers are improving in 2017. The team has points in six of the last nine games, including a crazy win over Ottawa.
Center Jon Marchessault has been an important piece for the Panthers, especially with the injury to Aleksander Barkov. Marchessault has 15 goals and 17 assists this season, including two goals and three assists over his last five games.
Marchessault has played well above his salary and should continue playing well in hopes of getting a lucrative contract extension.
Center Vincent Trocheck has been great as well. He has 18 goals and 16 assists on the year, including two goals and an assist over his previous five games.
Florida has to continue getting points in almost every game in order to have a shot at being an Atlantic Division representative in the playoffs.
NHL Betting Trends:
- The UNDER is 3-2 in Anaheim’s last five games
- Florida is 2-3 SU in the last five games
Free Anaheim Ducks vs. Florida Panthers NHL Hockey Prediction:
Florida has points in six of the last nine games, but the team is still not great. Giving up five goals to Ottawa reminded us that the defense needs work. I like Anaheim to grab the W here.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: Over 5
These teams are coming off games where Anaheim scored five goals and Florida scored six. I like the OVER in this one, as we should see at least six goals between the teams
NHL Free Score Prediction: Anaheim 4 – Florida 3
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