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 ), 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