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Moneyline favors Blackhawks in battle with Panthers


Chicago Blackhawks

Florida Panthers
5-1-2 October 22, 2013, 07:30 PM | BB&T Center 3-6-0



NHL wagering interest swings to the Florida vs Chicago battle on Tuesday at BankAtlantic Center as the Panthers try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

This season the Panthers are 3-6-0 overall while the Blackhawks are 5-1-2. As for the totals, Florida is 5-3-1 on the OU, and Chicago is 1-7.

View Chicago Blackhawks vs Florida Panthers Odds and Stats.

On the opening NHL line for this matchup, Florida sat as 181 underdogs over at BetOnline. The total was set at 5.5 at 5Dimes but may move closer to puck drop.

The Panthers - Blackhawks odds would favor the Blackhawks if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Florida is rated No. 29 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Chicago is at No. 4.

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In their last action, Chicago was a 3-1 winner at home against the Maple Leafs. Bettors on Chicago at -180 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

In their last action, Florida was a 2-1 winner at home against the Wild. Bettors on Florida at +118 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Florida's No. 24-ranked offense, averaging 2.22 goals per game, against a Blackhawks defense that ranks No. 7 at 2.38 goals allowed. The Panthers power play is averaging 11.76% while the Blackhawks defense kills off 73.08% of their penalties.

A few Blackhawks at Panthers trends to consider:
Chicago is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chicago's last 5 games
Chicago is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Chicago's last 18 games on the road
Florida is 6-19 SU in its last 25 games
Florida is 8-16 SU in its last 24 games at home
Florida is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Chicago
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Florida's last 5 games when playing Chicago


Next up:
Chicago at Tampa Bay, Thursday, October 24th
Florida at Buffalo, Friday, October 25th

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