Making on a bet on this NHL game featuring the Panthers versus the Predators? The puck drops at 8:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on ESPN+. The game will be played at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN. The Panthers come into this non-conference matchup as the betting favorite. The over/under line currently sits at 6 goals.

FLORIDA PANTHERS VS NASHVILLE PREDATORS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Nashville Predators +1.5

This game will be played at Bridgestone Arena at 8:00 ET on Monday, January 22nd.

WHY BET THE NASHVILLE PREDATORS:

  • Even though they are 1.5 goal underdogs, we see the Predators winning this game by a score of 4-3.
  • We like the Predators on the moneyline (+100)
  • The Predators are also our pick on the spread at +1.5

Can the Panthers Grab a Win on the Road?

Florida enters tonight’s game with a record of 27-14-4, which has them sitting in 3rd place in the Eastern Conference and 2nd in the Atlantic Division. On the road, the Panthers have gone 14-7-2 this season and have won five straight games away from home. Over their last ten games, Florida is 6-4.

As the favorite, the Panthers have gone 22-11-2 this season, and they have been favored in 35 of their 45 games. Over their last five games, Florida has gone just 1-4, and they have lost three straight.

Florida enters the game with a puck line record of 21-24 this season, including going 5-5 in their last ten games. On the road, the Panthers have a puck line mark of 14-9 and have gone 6-4 in their last ten away games.

So far this year, Florida has 17 wins by multiple goals and has dropped 12 games by more than one goal. In their last three games, the Panthers are 0-3 against the puck line, and their average scoring margin on the road is +.8 goals per contest.

On average, Florida’s games have finished with 5.8 goals per game. The season’s average over/under line stands at 6.4. In total, the Panthers come in with an over/under record of 17-27-1.

The Panthers are 3-0 puck line in their three last road games and 3-0 straight-up.

When looking at their offense, the Panthers have an average of 3.2 goals per game this season, positioning themselves 16th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are ranked 2nd in the league. This season, the Panthers have a 20-13 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. In games with fewer shots on goal, they hold a 5-1 record.

Florida’s leading goal scorer is Sam Reinhart. So far this season, he has 33 goals, placing him 2nd in the NHL. In addition to his goal scoring, Reinhart has 24 assists this season.

The Predators defense is currently 16th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 30 shots per game against Nashville. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 14th with 2 shutouts.

Goalie Sergei Bobrovsky comes into the game having made 34 starts this season. So far, his record is 21-10 and he has a save percentage of 0.922%.

Will the Predators Pull Through as the Home Underdog?

With a record of 25-20-1, the Predators sit in 4th place in the Central Division and 8th in the Western Conference. They have gone 13-15 against other Western Conference teams and are 8-5 in divisional matchups. Over their last 10 games, Nashville has gone 6-4, and they have lost three straight games when they have been the favorite.

At home this season, the Predators have gone 13-11, and they have been the underdog in 28 of their 46 games, going 15-12-1 in those matchups. Over their last five games, Nashville has gone 3-2, and their overall record against other Western Conference teams is 25-20-1.

At home this season, the Predators have a puck line record of 13-11 and an average scoring margin of .0 goals per game. So far, Nashville has been the underdog in 28 games this season and has a puck line record of 19-9 in those games.

Overall, the team’s puck line record is 25-21, and they have 13 wins by multiple goals. In their last ten games at home, the Predators have a puck line record of 5-5, and their average scoring differential in those games is .0 goals per game.

This season, Nashville’s games are averaging 6.2 goals per game. Their average over/under line is 6.2. The Predators currently have an over/under record of 20-21-5.

When looking at their past three road matchups, Florida has an puck line record of 3-0 while averaging 5 per game. The team went 3-0 overall in these games.

The Predators come into the game scoring an average of 3.1 goals per game, putting them 17th in the NHL. Regarding shots targeted at the goal per game, they are 13th in the league. This season, the Predators are 12-11 when getting more shots on goal than their opponents. And in games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 12-9 record.

Nashville’s leading scorer is Filip Forsberg. So far, he has 22 goals which is 17th in the NHL. In addition to his goal scoring, Forsberg has 27 assists this season.

In terms of defense, the Predators head into the game ranked 16th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 30 shots per game against Nashville. So far, they are 14th in shutouts, achieving 2 shutouts.

Heading into this matchup vs. Florida, goalie Juuse Saros has started 36 games in this season. His current record is 18-17, and his save percentage stands at 0.971%.