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Hockey odds preview - Florida vs. Washington

Florida PanthersWashington Capitals
March 7, 7:00 PM | Verizon Center

Florida Panthers vs Washington Capitals Odds

7-11-5TEAM RECORD9-11-1

The visiting Panthers hope for a solid performance on Thursday as they look to steal a win at Verizon Center against the Washington Capitals.

The Capitals bring a 9-11-1 record to the battle against the 7-11-5 Panthers. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Washington go 8-12-1 so far and the Panthers go 11-12.

View Florida vs Washington Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, they Panthers listed earlier today as underdogs of +-157 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 5.5, depending on the book.

Power Rankings:
It's a hockey betting matchup between the No. 23-rated Capitals and the No. 29-ranked Panthers, according to the latest NHL power poll here at Odds Shark.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Washington's No. 16-ranked offense, averaging 2.8 goals per game, against a Panthers defense that ranks No. 30 at 3.6 goals allowed. The Capitals power play is averaging 24.7% while the Panthers defense kills off 75% of their penalties.

Florida was a 4-1 winner in its last match at home against the Jets. They won as +110 underdogs, while the total score of 5 made winners of UNDER bettors.

In their last action, Washington was a 4-3 winner at home against the Bruins. Bettors on Washington at +140 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Florida Panthers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing NY Rangers are 5-5
After playing Winnipeg are 2-8
After a win are 2-8

Washington Capitals Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Calgary are 3-7
After playing Boston are 7-3
After a win are 4-6

A few Panthers at Capitals trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Florida's last 8 games when playing on the road against Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Florida's last 6 games on the road
Florida is 4-13 SU in its last 17 games on the road
Florida is 3-10 SU in its last 13 games
Washington is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Florida
Washington is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Florida
Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Florida home to Winnipeg, Friday, March 8
Washington at NY Islanders, Saturday, March 9