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NHL Betting Preview - Florida Panthers Underdogs vs Washington Capitals at Florida

A key battle on the NHL odds menu sees visiting Washington Capitals dueling the Florida Panthers on Thursday at BankAtlantic Center.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

NHL Hockey odds makers at Bovada had the Florida Panthers as 103 moneyline underdogs in this betting matchup. Those over under betting saw the line open at 5 at BetOnline.

A 2.8-2.6 result in favor of the Capitals is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Washington Capitals vs Florida Panthers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This season the Florida Panthers are 13-11-4 overall while the Washington Capitals are 19-5-2. As for the totals, Florida is 9-12-7 on the OU, and Washington is 9-13-4. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Florida vs Washington injuries news.

The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Florida Panthers at No. 15 and the Washington Capitals at No. 3 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Florida Panthers No. 21-ranked offense (2.54 goals per game) against a Washington Capitals defense that ranks No. 3 at 2.19 goals per game allowed. The Panthers powerplay has clicked at a 20.69% rate while the Capitals have a 84.06% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last action, Washington was a 3-2 winner at home against the Red Wings. Bettors on Washington at -176 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent PUSH bettors home happy as well.

In their last action, Florida was a 4-2 loser at home against the Senators. Bettors on Ottawa at +113 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (6) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Betting Trends
  • Washington is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
  • Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Washington is 12-2 SU in its last 14 games when playing Florida
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 7 games when playing Florida
  • Florida is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Florida's last 6 games
  • Florida is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • Florida is 2-12 SU in its last 14 games when playing Washington

Next Betting Matchups

Washington at Tampa Bay, Saturday, December 12th
Florida at Boston, Saturday, December 12th

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