Planning on watching today’s Ducks and Panthers game? Catch the action at FLA Live Arena in Sunrise, FL, as the Panthers hosts this showdown at 1:00 ET on ESPN+. The over/under for this non-conference contest is set at 6.5 goals, with the Panthers being the favored team playing at home against the Ducks.

ANAHEIM DUCKS VS FLORIDA PANTHERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Florida Panthers -1.5

This game will be played at FLA Live Arena at 1:00 ET on Monday, January 15th.

WHY BET THE FLORIDA PANTHERS:

  • Coming in as 1.5 goal favorites, our projections have the Panthers picking up a 4-3 win.
  • Take the Panthers on the moneyline
  • On the spread, we like Ducks (+1.5)

Are the Ducks Ready for a Road Win?

On the season, the Ducks have a record of 14-27-1, which has them in 14th place in the Western Conference and 7th in the Pacific Division. Over their last ten games, Anaheim has gone just 2-8 and they come into this game on a two-game losing streak. On the road this season, the Ducks have gone 8-11-0.

As the underdog, Anaheim has gone 13-24-1 this season and 1-4 in their last five games. Against other teams from the Western Conference, the Ducks have gone 7-16 this year.

When it comes to the puck line, the Ducks have gone 23-19 on the season and 11-8 on the road. Overall, their average scoring margin per game sits at -0.9 goals.

So far, Anaheim has gone 22-16 against the puck line as the underdog, and their average scoring margin as the underdog is -1 goal per game. In their last ten games, the Ducks’ puck line record is 5-5.

For the season, the average number of goals per game in matchups featuring Anaheim is 6. The season’s average over/under line is currently at 6.4. The Ducks come in with an over/under record of 18-22-2.

Through their last three road contests, the Ducks offense has averaged 3 goals per game while allowing an average of 4. Anaheim posted an overall record of 1-2 while going 1-2 ATS.

In terms of their offensive performance, the Ducks are averaging 2.5 goals per game this season, putting them in the 29th spot in the NHL. When it comes to shots on goal per game, they are ranked 27th in the league. In terms of the Ducks’ offense during power plays, they are 18th in power play goals and 12th in shorthanded goals.

Anaheim will be looking for a good game from Frank Vatrano who leads the team in scoring with 21 goals, ranking 17th in the NHL. In addition to his goal scoring, Vatrano has 10 assists this season.

Defensively, the Panthers are currently 29th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 26.8 shots per game against Florida. They also are 18th in shutouts, coming in with 2 shutouts.

Heading into this matchup vs. Florida, goalie John Gibson has started 25 games in this season. His current record is 7-17, and his save percentage stands at 0.825%.

Will the Panthers Live Up to Expectations at Home?

So far this season, the Panthers have gone 27-13-2, which has them in 2nd place in both the Atlantic Division and the Eastern Conference. At home, Florida has a record of 13-6-0, and they have been favored in 32 of their 42 games.

Over their last ten games, the Panthers have gone 9-1, and they have won four of their last five games. In the Eastern Conference, Florida has gone 13-5, and they have been favored in 22 of their 32 games against conference opponents.

Florida has gone 6-4 against the puck line in their last ten games, and they have dropped two straight games against the puck line. Overall, the Panthers have a puck line record of 21-21, and they have gone 13-19 against the puck line as the favorite.

So far this year, the Panthers have 17 wins by multiple goals, and they have an average scoring margin of +.6 goals per game. In their last ten home games, Florida has gone just 3-7 against the puck line.

This season, Florida’s games have an average of 5.7 goals per game. The average over/under number for the season is 6.4. The Panthers come in with an over/under performance of 15-26-1.

In their last three games away from home, the Ducks have a straight up record of 1-2 while going 1-2 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 3 goals per game in these contests.

On offense, the Panthers are averaging 3.1 goals per game which is 16th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 2nd in the league. The Panthers went 20-12 in games where they had more shots than their opponents. However, in games with fewer shots on goal, their record was 5-1.

Florida’s leading scorer is Sam Reinhart. So far, he has 31 goals which is 2nd in the NHL. Reinhart also comes into the game with 23 assists.

Defensively, the Panthers are currently 29th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 26.8 shots per game against Florida. They also are 18th in shutouts, coming in with 2 shutouts.

Entering the game, goalie Anthony Stolarz has started 10 games this season. His current record stands at 6-3, and his save percentage is 0.388%.