Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Panthers vs Blue Jackets NHL Odds
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NHL Handicapping Analysis
(15-5-4) Florida Panthers vs. Columbus Blue Jackets (10-11-5)
Date: Tuesday, March 9th
Time: 7:00 PM ET
Venue: Nationwide Arena, Columbus OH
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Panthers -130| Blue Jackets +110
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: Panthers -1.5 (+195)
NHL Betting Total: 5.5
Florida comes into Tuesday’s meeting with Columbus on a loss, but one that came against a red hot Hurricanes team that has won five straight. The Panthers are ready to continue a successful road run.
Florida has two games with Carolina as part of a current 5-game road stretch. The Panthers don’t mind being away from their own ice though, one of the best road teams in the NHL at 8-2-1.
It says something that Joel Quenneville’s team is a -130 favorite even in the visit to Columbus on Tuesday. The Panthers have established one of the best offenses in the NHL this year, even without a top level superstar.
For instance, Jonathan Huberdua leads an offense with six players scoring at least 8 goals, leading the team with 10 himself. It’s what Florida does as a team offense that should have Carolina worried here.
The Panthers are the 6th best scoring team in the NHL, and have the #10 power play offense. Florida’s game plan is volume, as they lead the league in firing 34.1 SOG per game.
Columbus Blue Jackets
The amount of shots the Panthers take could be a little bit concerning to a Blue Jackets team that just lost 5-0 to the Stars on Saturday. The Blue Jackets rank 25th in goals against and 24th in SOG.
The last thing Joonas Korpisalo wants to hear is that he’s about to face the heat. Korpisalo took the L on Saturday giving up 4 goals on 22 shots vs. the Stars. He had been good though, allowing 2 or less in 4 of the previous 5.
Columbus doesn’t exactly get a pass for their offense as of late either though. The Blue Jackets have been held to a goal or less in 4 of the last 6.
Florida runs somewhat of a platoon goaltender situation, but both Sergei Bobrovsky and Chris Driedger want to get in against Columbus. They’ve both allowed 4 goal games in the last week though.
NHL Betting Trends:
- Panthers are 7-2 last 9 road games
- Over is 3-1-1 in Panthers last 5 overall
- Blue Jackets are 2-6 last 8 overall
- Under is 4-0-2 Blue Jackets last 6 overall
- Panthers are 7-21 last 28 head to head
- Underdog is 5-2 last 7 meetings
Free Florida Panthers vs. Columbus Blue Jackets NHL Prediction:
The Panthers being on the road isn’t as concerning considering their 8-2-1 record away from their own ice. Columbus has beaten only the Red Wings and Dallas in the last three weeks, the two worst teams in the league.
It’s hard to judge Korpisalo on one start vs. the Stars, he had been playing well before that. This Florida team just attacks though, and is eager to bounce back from a loss to the Hurricanes.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: Panthers -130
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