Florida Nashville Betting Preview

18-18-5 January 04, 2014, 07:00 PM | BB&T Center 15-20-6

Hockey bettors look for value at BankAtlantic Center on Saturday as host Florida battles the Nashville Predators in hockey odds action.

The Panthers currently sport a record of 15-20-6. The Predators are 18-18-5. Betting totals have seen the Panthers post a 18-18-5 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Predators have gone 15-17-9 against the number.

View Nashville Predators vs Florida Panthers Odds and Stats.

The Panthers were listed earlier today as -116 moneyline Favorite at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark (including Sportsbook, while oddsmakers set the Sportsbook total around 5.

The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Panthers at No. 18 and the Predators at No. 9 heading into this contest.

In their last action, Nashville was a 3-2 loser on the road against the Bruins. Bettors on Boston at -190 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent PUSH bettors home happy as well.

Last time out for Florida, they were a 2-1 loser as they battled the Rangers at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Rangers at -115 were rewarded, while the 3 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Florida's No. 27-ranked offense (2.34 goals per game) against a Predators defense that ranks No. 23 at 2.98 goals per game allowed. The Panthers Sportsbook has clicked at a 10.87% rate while the Predators have a 81.54% rate on the penalty kill.

A few Predators at Panthers trends to consider:
Nashville is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
Nashville is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Nashville is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Florida
Nashville is 3-5-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Florida
Florida is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Florida's last 6 games
Florida is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing Nashville

Next up:
Nashville at Hartford , Sunday, January 5th
Florida at Montreal, Monday, January 6th
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