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Panthers Just Can't Beat Blackhawks

Since winning 12 consecutive games, the Florida Panthers have struggled and they will be battling some dubious history when they host the Chicago Blackhawks Friday. The Panthers have lost the past eight contests against the Blackhawks with their last victory over Chicago coming in March 2011.

Shark Bites
  • The total has gone UNDER in seven of the past 10 games between the Blackhawks and Panthers.
  • The Blackhawks are 6-1 SU in their last seven road games.
  • Jiri Sekac is expected to make his debut with the Blackhawks after being acquired Thursday.

The Panthers are 0-3-1 in their last four games while being outscored 16-5. 43-year old Jaromir Jagr came down to earth during the four-game losing streak as he has one assist and a minus-two rating. Florida should have a defensive boost as both Aaron Ekblad and Erik Gudbranson are expected to be back in the lineup after missing time.

The Blackhawks had their 12-game winning streak snapped Thursday with a 2-1 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning. After notching nine-straight starts, Corey Crawford is expected to get a rest and backup Scott Darling (.915 SV%, 2.45 GAA) will take the crease.

Chicago Blackhawks vs Florida Panthers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Florida Panthers bring a 26-15-5 record to the battle against the 32-14-4 Blackhawks. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Florida go 15-22-9 so far and the Blackhawks go 16-24-10. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Florida vs Chicago injuries news.

The Florida Panthers sit at No. 22 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Chicago Blackhawks sit at a No. 5 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Florida Panthers No. 15-ranked offense (2.63 goals per game) against a Chicago Blackhawks defense that ranks No. 2 at 2.26 goals per game allowed. The Panthers powerplay has clicked at a 16.33% rate while the Blackhawks have a 82.01% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Chicago was a 2-1 loser in its last match on the road against the Lightning. They lost as +103 underdogs, while the total score of 3 made winners of UNDER bettors.

Last time out for Florida, they were a 4-2 loser as they battled the Oilers at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Oilers at +118 were rewarded, while the 6 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Chicago is 12-1 SU in its last 13 games
  • Chicago is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games on the road
  • Chicago is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Florida
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Chicago's last 10 games when playing Florida
  • Florida is 12-4 SU in its last 16 games
  • Florida is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Florida's last 12 games
  • Florida is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Chicago home to St. Louis, Sunday, January 24th
Florida home to Tampa Bay, Saturday, January 23rd

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