Looking to win big? The Panthers and Senators face off at 7:00 ET on ESPN+. The Senators are hosting the game at Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa, ON. The Panthers are favored by -1.5 in this Atlantic divisional contest against the Senators. The game’s over/under currently sits at 6.5 goals.

FLORIDA PANTHERS VS OTTAWA SENATORS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Ottawa Senators +1.5

This game will be played at Canadian Tire Centre at 7:00 ET on Thursday, April 4th.

WHY BET THE OTTAWA SENATORS:

  • 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 puck line, we like Senators (+1.5)

Is a Win at Ottawa Possible for the Panthers?

Heading into tonight’s game, the Panthers have an overall record of 47-24-5, which has them in 4th place in the Eastern Conference and 2nd in the Atlantic Division. Over their last ten games, Florida has gone just 2-8 and they have lost two straight games as the favorite.

On the road this season, the Panthers have gone 25-11-3, and they have lost two straight games away from home. Against other Eastern Conference teams, Florida has gone 28-16 this season.

Florida comes into the game with a puck line record of 36-40 and their average scoring margin sits at +.7 goals per game. The Panthers have gone just 2-8 against the puck line in their last ten games and have dropped five straight games against the puck line.

This season, the Panthers have been favored in 62 games and have a puck line record of 25-37 in those games. So far, Florida has 29 wins by multiple goals, and their average scoring margin on the road is +1.0 goals per game.

For the season, the average number of goals per game in matchups featuring Florida is 5.8. The season’s average over/under line is currently at 6.3. The Panthers come in with an over/under record of 29-44-3.

Across the Panthers last three road games, the team averaged 3 goals per game while allowing 4. Their record vs the puck line in these contests was 1-2, while going 1-2 straight-up.

In terms of their offensive performance, the Panthers are averaging 3.2 goals per game this season, putting them in the 12th spot in the NHL. When it comes to shots on goal per game, they are ranked 1st in the league. Florida’s offense comes into the game ranked 3rd in power play goals. And in terms of shorthanded goals, they are 13th in the NHL.

Florida’s current leading scorer is Sam Reinhart. This season, he has 52 goals, which puts him 2nd in the NHL. In addition to his goal scoring, Reinhart has 35 assists this season.

Defensively, the Senators are currently 27th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 29.6 shots per game against Ottawa. They also are 26th in shutouts, coming in with 2 shutouts.

Entering the game, goalie Sergei Bobrovsky has started 54 games this season. His current record stands at 33-17, and his save percentage is 0.946%.

Will Ottawa Win at Home?

Heading into tonight’s game, the Senators have a record of 33-37-4, which puts them in 7th place in the Atlantic Division and 14th in the Eastern Conference. At home, Ottawa is 20-16-2, and they have won their last two games at the Canadian Tire Centre. Over their last ten games, the Senators have gone 6-4, and they have won four of their last five games.

When playing against other Eastern Conference teams, Ottawa has gone 23-19, and as the underdog, they have a record of 17-21-4. For the season, the Senators have been the underdog in 42 of their 74 games. In their last three games, Ottawa has gone 2-1.

As the underdog, Ottawa comes into the game with a puck line record of 35-39 this season, including going 25-17 as the underdog. So far, the Senators have had 22 wins by multiple goals compared to 11 by just one goal.

On the season, Ottawa’s average scoring margin comes in at -0.2 goals per game, and their average scoring margin at home is at -0.1 goals per game. The Senators have gone 18-20 against the puck line at home, and their current puck line win streak is at six games.

For the season, the average number of goals per game in matchups featuring Ottawa is 6.7. The season’s average over/under line is currently at 6.5. The Senators come in with an over/under record of 39-32-3.

When looking at their past three road matchups, Florida has an puck line record of 1-2 while averaging 3 per game. The team went 1-2 overall in these games.

In terms of their offensive performance, the Senators are averaging 3.2 goals per game this season, putting them in the 15th spot in the NHL. When it comes to shots on goal per game, they are ranked 10th in the league. Coming into the game, the Senators have a 20-24 record when they have more shots on goal than their opponent. When they have fewer shots on goal, they are 11-13.

Ottawa’s current leading scorer is Brady Tkachuk. This season, he has 33 goals, which puts him 19th in the NHL. In addition to his goal scoring, Tkachuk has 33 assists this season.

Defensively, the Senators are currently 27th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 29.6 shots per game against Ottawa. They also are 26th in shutouts, coming in with 2 shutouts.

Entering the game, goalie Joonas Korpisalo has started 44 games this season. His current record stands at 19-22, and his save percentage is 0.902%.