Florida Panthers take on Penguins in hockey test

18-23-7 January 20, 2014, 07:00 PM | Consol Energy Centre 34-12-2

NHL wagering interest swings to the Pittsburgh vs Florida battle on Monday at Consol Energy Centre as the Penguins try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

This season the Penguins are 34-12-2 overall while the Panthers are 18-23-7. As for the totals, Pittsburgh is 22-22-4 on the OU, and Florida is 20-23-5.

View Florida Panthers vs Pittsburgh Penguins Odds and Stats.

The Panthers were listed as 223 underdogs on the hockey moneyline earlier at Sportsbook. The total was set at 5.5 before betting started earlier on Monday at Sportsbook.

This game matches up the No. 8 (Penguins) and the No. 28 (Panthers) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.

Last time out for Florida, they were a 3-2 loser as they battled the Hurricanes on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Hurricanes at -140 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Last time out for Pittsburgh, they were a 4-3 Sportsbook as they battled the Capitals at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Penguins at -210 were rewarded, while the 7 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Pittsburgh's No. 4-ranked offense, averaging 3.25 goals per game, against a Panthers defense that ranks No. 25 at 3.06 goals allowed. The Penguins power play is averaging 24.68% while the Panthers defense kills off 77.24% of their penalties.

Next up:
Florida at Buffalo, Tuesday, January 21st
Pittsburgh home to Montreal, Wednesday, January 22nd
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