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Hockey odds preview - Florida vs. Pittsburgh

Florida PanthersPittsburgh Penguins
March 9, 7:00 PM | Consol Energy Centre

Florida Panthers vs Pittsburgh Penguins Odds

31-23-12TEAM RECORD40-21-5

The Pittsburgh Penguins battle the visiting Florida Panthers on Friday in NHL betting action at Consol Energy Centre.

The Penguins sit at 40-21-5 on the season; in comparison, the Panthers are currently 31-23-12. Looking to wager on the totals? Pittsburgh is 30-29-7 OU, and Florida is 27-30-9 OU.

View Florida vs Pittsburgh Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Penguins as -215 favorites on the opening moneyline for this contest. The over under opened at 5.5 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Power Rankings:
It's a hockey betting matchup between the No. 1-rated Penguins and the No. 22-ranked Panthers, according to the latest NHL power poll here at Odds Shark.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Pittsburgh's No. 3-ranked offense (3.2 goals per game) against a Panthers defense that ranks No. 21 at 2.9 goals per game allowed. The Penguins powerplay has clicked at a 19.7% rate while the Panthers have a 79.4% rate on the penalty kill.

Florida lost its last outing, a 5-0 result against the Flyers on March 8. Bettors who backed the Flyers at -140 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

In their last action, Pittsburgh was a 3-2 winner at home against the Maple Leafs. Bettors on Pittsburgh at -207 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Florida Panthers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing NY Rangers are 5-5
After playing Philadelphia are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

Pittsburgh Penguins Trends:
When playing on Friday are 8-2
Before playing Ottawa are 6-4
After playing Toronto are 3-7
After a win are 7-3

A few Panthers at Penguins trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Florida's last 6 games
Florida is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Florida is 5-12 SU in its last 17 games on the road
Florida is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Pittsburgh is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Pittsburgh is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Florida
Pittsburgh is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Florida

Next up:
Florida home to Carolina, Sunday, March 11
Pittsburgh home to Boston, Sunday, March 11

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