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OVER the Hot Bet When Flames and Panthers Meet

The Florida Panthers saw their five-game winning streak come to an end thanks to a 4-3 setback to the Edmonton Oilers on Wednesday but will be looking to start a new streak on Friday when they welcome the Calgary Flames to town. Sportsbooks opened Florida as -156 home chalk with a total of 5.5.

Shark Bites
  • The Panthers are 3-7 SU in their last 10 games as favorite.
  • The total has gone UNDER in nine of the Panthers' last 12 games with a closing total of 5.5 or more.
  • The Flames are 6-1 SU in their last seven games after winning as an underdog.

Calgary has earned points in four straight (3-0-1) and eight of its past 10 games (7-2-1) in the wake of a 3-2 victory at Tampa Bay on Thursday. The Flames have been getting the job done while star forward Johnny Gaudreau has been snake-bitten, as the American hasn’t found the back of the net in his team’s past nine affairs.

Aleksander Barkov and Jonathan Marchessault have been leading the charge for the Panthers this month, as Barkov scored his sixth goal in eight games on Wednesday while Marchessault pushed his point total to 36 on the year in that same game. Vincent Trocheck has notched eight points in his last seven and tops the team in scoring with 42.

OVER bettors are laughing all the way to the bank when Calgary and Florida face off, as the OVER has paid out in each of the previous five renewals between the clubs.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Florida Panthers as -156 moneyline favorites in this particular NHL betting matchup earlier. The over under total, meanwhile, was set early at 5.5 before betting started to move the line at Bet365.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 3.8-1.7 win for the Panthers on Friday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Calgary Flames vs Florida Panthers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Florida Panthers currently sport a record of 28-21-10. The Calgary Flames are 31-26-4. Betting totals have seen the Panthers post a 25-25-9 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Flames have gone 25-30-6 against the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Florida vs Calgary injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 21 (Florida Panthers) and the No. 15 (Calgary Flames) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Florida's No. 22-ranked offense, averaging 2.58 goals per game, against a Flames defense that ranks No. 18 at 2.85 goals allowed. The Panthers power play is averaging 15.82% while the Flames defense kills off 80.82% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Flames were a 3-2 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Lightning. That made winners of bettors who got Calgary at +129 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for OVER bettors.

Florida was a 4-3 loser in its last match at home against the Oilers. They lost as favorites, while the total score of 7 made winners of OVER bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Calgary is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • Calgary is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
  • Calgary is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Florida
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Calgary's last 7 games when playing on the road against Florida
  • Florida is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Florida is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • Florida is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games at home
  • Florida is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Calgary at Carolina, Sunday, February 26th
Florida home to Ottawa, Sunday, February 26th

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