Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Blackhawks vs Panthers NHL Odds
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(48-20-6) Chicago Blackhawks vs. Florida Panthers (32-30-11)
Date: Saturday March 25th
Time: 4:00 PM
Venue: BB&T Center in Sunrise, FL
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Chicago -127
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NHL Betting Total: 5.5
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This Thursday’s tilt takes place in Sunrise between the Panthers and the Coyotes, two young rebuilding teams that are out of the playoff race this year.
The focus will shift to finishing strong and building upon that entering the start of next season, where both teams should have some new pieces come training camp.
Patrick Kane superstar status shines bright yet again this year, as in the season following his Art Ross Trophy win he currently sits in a tie for 2nd in points with Sidney Crosby at 81.
He’s helped the Blackhawks to rank 7th in goals per game, at 3.0 on average.
His line mate, Artemi Panarin, has been excellent since coming over from the KHL before last season. Panarin’s current stat line consists of 24 goals and 66 points in 74 games played.
Life is good playing with Kane, but Panarin is a good talent on his own.
Duncan Keith is one of the best all-round defenders in the game, owning a plus-17 rating with an average time-on-ice of 25:45.
he defender leads all Chicago blueliners with 55 points on the year, ahead of the next best, his partner Brent Seabrook, by 19 points.
The duo of Corey Crawford and Scott Darling has been one of the league’s best this year. Crawford owns a .920 SV% and a 2.52 GAA while appearing in 49 games, and Darling a .930 SV% and 2.13 GAA in 29 games, respectively.
The hunt for playoff-April is over for Florida, with the team now nearly mathematically eliminated with 9 games remaining.
The Panthers have 75 points on the season, which places them seven back of the Boston Bruins for the final wildcard spot.
The Panthers peripherals suggest that this isn’t bad luck though, as the team is 23rd in goals per game at 2.5 and 18th in goals against at 2.8, neither of which would imply they’re a top-16 playoff seed.
Leading the charge on offense is Vincent Trocheck, who has 22 goals and 50 points on the year. Aleksander Barkov has a much better points-per-game though, as he has tallied 48 in 58 games played after missing time due to injury.
His plus-13 rating him ranks him as the best on the Panthers, and he is the building block the team will focus around moving forward.
James Reimer and Roberto Luongo have both appeared in roughly the same amount of games this season, and have similar numbers on the year.
Reimer has a .918 SV% and 2.59 GAA, and Lou has a .915 SV% and a 2.68 GAA.
NHL Betting Trends:
- Chicago ranks 7th in both goals per game and goals against this year
- Chicago is 14-4-3 in their last 21 road games
- Chicago is 17-5-2 in their last 24 meetings with Florida
- Florida is 4-11 in the last 15 games.
- Florida has a minus-23 goal differential on the season
- Florida is 17-17-3 this season at home
Free Chicago Blackhawks vs Florida Panthers NHL Hockey Prediction:
Chicago has the head-to-head track record against Florida, and have performed well this year on the road. The team sits 1st in the Western Conference and is 7-2-1 in their last 10 games, showing no signs of slowing.
Meanwhile, Florida is 3-7-0 in their last 10 games and have slipped completely out of the playoff hunt.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: Chicago ML.
They are playing for pride and job security at this point, in what will be chalked up as a disappointing year after a post-season appearance a year ago.
NHL Free Score Prediction: Chicago 3 – Florida 2
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