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Pittsburgh Penguins

Florida Panthers
17-9-1 November 30, 2013, 07:00 PM | BB&T Center 7-14-5

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

Florida will face the 17-9-1 Penguins. In totals betting, the Panthers are 10-12-4 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Penguins are 10-15-2 favoring the OVER.

View Pittsburgh Penguins vs Florida Panthers Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back visiting Pittsburgh before puck drop in this match found them as -186-moneyline favorites at 5Dimes. They saw an opening total of 5.5, ccording to BetOnline.

The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Panthers at No. 28 and the Penguins at No. 3 heading into this contest.

The Penguins were a 3-0 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Lightning. That made winners of bettors who got Pittsburgh at -135 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for UNDER bettors.

Florida lost its last outing, a 5-2 result against the Rangers on November 27. Bettors who backed the Rangers at -135 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Florida's No. 26-ranked offense (2.23 goals per game) against a Penguins defense that ranks No. 7 at 2.33 goals per game allowed. The Panthers powerplay has clicked at a 10% rate while the Penguins have a 85.71% rate on the penalty kill.

Next up:
Pittsburgh at New York, Tuesday, December 3rd
Florida home to Ottawa, Tuesday, December 3rd