Chicago Blackhawks vs Florida Panthers Odds
NHL wagering interest swings to the Florida vs Chicago battle on Thursday at BankAtlantic Center as the Panthers try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.
Florida battles the Blackhawks, currently with a 7-2-2 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 5-6 for the Panthers and 6-5 for the Blackhawks.
Bettors looking to side with the Panthers in this one will find them as +120 underdogs on the NHL money line. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 5.5 at its open earlier today.
The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Panthers at No. 17 and the Blackhawks at No. 6 heading into this contest.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Florida's No. 15-ranked offense (2.6 goals per game) against a Blackhawks defense that ranks No. 12 at 2.6 goals per game allowed. The Panthers powerplay has clicked at a 22.9% rate while the Blackhawks have a 91.7% rate on the penalty kill.
The Blackhawks were a 5-4 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Predators. That made winners of bettors who got Chicago at -150 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for OVER bettors.
The Panthers were a 4-3 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Jets. That made winners of bettors who got Winnipeg at +127 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for OVER bettors.
Chicago Blackhawks Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Edmonton are 6-4
After playing Nashville are 9-1
After a win are 5-5
Florida Panthers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing NY Rangers are 4-6
After playing Winnipeg are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6
A few Blackhawks at Panthers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chicago's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chicago's last 6 games when playing Florida
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chicago's last 6 games when playing on the road against Florida
Chicago is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Florida's last 6 games when playing Chicago
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Florida's last 6 games when playing at home against Chicago
Florida is 7-15 SU in its last 22 games
Florida is 7-17 SU in its last 24 games at home
Chicago at Tampa Bay, Friday, November 4
Florida home to Tampa Bay, Sunday, November 6