The third and final game of the NHL scheduled for Sunday, November 6, will be played between two inter-conference rivals in Anaheim, and here you can check out the best Panthers vs. Ducks betting pick and odds.
Florida will conclude the four-game road trip in the West when they visit Anaheim at Honda Center. The Panthers are -208 moneyline favorites on MyBookie Sportsbook, while the total is set at 6.5 goals. These inter-conference rivals met twice last season, and the Panthers swept that series.
Panthers edged the Sharks in the shootout
The Florida Panthers (6-4-1-0, 2-9 ATS) opened their four-game road trip in the West with a loss against the Arizona Coyotes but bounced back with a 4-3 shootout victory over the San Jose Sharks. Florida will face the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday night before taking on Anaheim on Sunday.
The Panthers had a 2-0 lead in San Jose, but the hosts scored three goals in the final period before Carter Verhaeghe sent the game to overtime. Sam Reinhart scored the only goal in the shootout and won two points for Carolina, while Sergei Bobrovsky recorded 36 saves. Matthew Tkachuk led his team with three points, while Anton Lundell and Verhaeghe chipped in with two apiece. Tkachuk is by far the best Florida player and a natural man to watch in the game against the Ducks. He leads the Panthers with 16 points (G 5, A 11).
Sergei Bobrovsky is a probable goalie against the Ducks on Sunday. The 34-year-old is allowing 3.03 goals per game and owns a .901 SV% without shutouts.
LW Anthony Duclair has been shifted to the injured reserve list due to a torn Achilles tendon, and he will be sidelined until at least the middle of March. C Colin White is questionable to play with an upper-body injury.
Ducks couldn’t make it three in a row
The Anaheim Ducks (3-7-0-1, 3-8 ATS) successfully snapped their seven-game losing streak with wins over Toronto and San Jose but returned to losing ways against Vancouver. Not only they lost, but the Ducks conceded a season-high eight goals in an 8-5 road defeat. Just like Florida, Anaheim will play on Saturday night as they take on San Jose.
The Ducks did score three goals in the final period in Vancouver, but the Canucks scored five. Anaheim is still the only team in the NHL without a win in regulation. Troy Terry led the Ducks with three points in this loss, while John Klingberg, Ryan Strome, and Trevor Zegras each contributed with two. Terry is Anaheim’s best player this season with 15 points (G 5, A 10) and is a player to watch for the hosts on Sunday.
John Gibson (2-6-1) will take his place between the sticks against the Panthers on Sunday. The 29-year-old goaltender is surrendering 4.58 goals per game and has a .883 SV% without shutouts.
- 7-3 in the last ten in the fourth game of a 4-in-6 situation
- 6-2 in the last eight vs. Western Conference rivals
- 4-1 in the last five vs. Pacific Division opponents
- 3-10 in the last 13 home games
- 1-4 in the last five in the third game of a 3-in-4 situation
- 3-13 in the last 16 vs. Eastern Conference rivals
- 1-6 in the last seven vs. Atlantic Division opponents
Florida Panthers vs. Anaheim Ducks Pick
Florida dominates this matchup against Anaheim. The Panthers won seven of the last ten meetings, while they are on a four-game winning run against the Ducks. They won both previous visits to Honda Center and allowed just one goal in the process. Florida is playoff bound and Anaheim is one of the weakest teams in the NHL, so this one is a no-brainer for me. I am backing the Panthers to win without problems against the worst defense in the league that allows 4.64 goals per game. Matthew Tkachuk should have a strong performance against this defense.
Pick: Take the Panthers at -1.5 Puck Line (+115)
Both teams will be playing the second of a back-to-back, so I expect defenses to be more lenient. Considering Anaheim’s which is already more than lenient this season, I am backing the Panthers to score at 4-5 goals without much sweat here. The Ducks allowed 4+ goals in six of the last seven games, while Florida’s defense didn’t impress of late by allowing 3+ in each of the previous five games. Over is 10-2-1 in the Panthers’ last 13 in the third game of a 3-in-4 days situation; Over is 5-2-1 in the Ducks’ previous eight home games, while Over is 5-2 in Anaheim’s last seven games playing without rest.
Pick: Go Over 6.5 goals (-110)