Penguins favored over Panthers Tuesday
The Pittsburgh Penguins will be looking to continue their dominance of the Florida Panthers on Tuesday night as those teams hit the ice in NHL betting action at the BB&T Center.
The Penguins are 8-2 over their past 10 games against the Panthers, including a 3-1 win as a -230 home favorite on the NHL betting lines on February 22. The OVER/UNDER has gone 0-3-1 for totals bettors over the last four Penguins vs. Panthers games.
The Panthers sit at 5-9-4 on the season; in comparison, the Penguins are currently 13-6. Looking to wager on the totals? Florida is 8-10 OU, and Pittsburgh is 11-8 OU.
The Panthers were listed earlier today as +138 moneyline underdogs at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark (including Bovada), while oddsmakers set the opening total around 5.5.
The NHL Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the No. 3-rated Penguins taking on the No. 30-rated Panthers in this contest.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Florida's No. 26-ranked offense (2.3 goals per game) against a Penguins defense that ranks No. 10 at 2.5 goals per game allowed. The Panthers powerplay has clicked at a 16.2% rate while the Penguins have a 82.2% rate on the penalty kill.
In their last action, Pittsburgh was a 5-3 winner at home against the Lightning. Bettors on Pittsburgh at -170 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (8) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.
Last time out for Florida, they were a 4-1 loser as they battled the Bruins at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Bruins at -158 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.
Pittsburgh Penguins Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 8-2
Before playing Ottawa are 5-5
After playing Tampa Bay are 4-6
After a win are 7-3
Florida Panthers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing NY Rangers are 5-5
After playing Boston are 3-7
After a loss are 3-7
A few Penguins at Panthers trends to consider:
Pittsburgh is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing Florida
Pittsburgh is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Pittsburgh is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 17 of Pittsburgh's last 24 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Florida's last 10 games
Florida is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
Florida is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games
Florida is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games when playing Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh at Carolina, Thursday, February 28
Florida home to Buffalo, Thursday, February 28