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Upsets Rare When Panthers, Predators Clash

Slumping clubs face off when the Florida Panthers host the Nashville Predators on Friday evening. If there has been one constant when the Panthers and Preds meet, it’s that the favorite traditionally wins, as moneyline faves have gone 11-3 in the past 14 between the two teams.

Shark Bites
  • The Predators are 4-0 SU and against the puckline in their last 4 games on the road.
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of the Predators' last 7 games against teams with losing records.
  • The Panthers are 0-5 SU in their last 5 games at home.

The Panthers have been struggling at BB&T Center, as they have gone just 2-2-4 in their past eight home games with losses in their past five on home ice. Jaromir Jagr continues to climb up the all-time scoring board and that could continue Friday, as the future Hall of Famer has seven goals and 17 assists in 21 career games against Nashville.

The Preds have won their past four road games while covering the puckline in each, which is a positive change after a dreadful start to the season while traveling. In those four road games, the Predators have outscored opponents 17-3 while notching at least four goals on three occasions.

Nashville Predators vs Florida Panthers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Florida Panthers sport a record of 16-15-8 heading into this matchup, while the Nashville Predators sit at 17-14-7 on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 16-17-6 for the Panthers and 18-16-4 for the Predators. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Florida vs Nashville injuries news.

This game puts the Florida Panthers, most recently No. 24 in the Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings, up against the Nashville Predators, who rate a No. 14 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Florida's No. 26-ranked offense, averaging 2.38 goals per game, against a Predators defense that ranks No. 12 at 2.71 goals allowed. The Panthers power play is averaging 15.67% while the Predators defense kills off 81.51% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last action, Nashville was a 6-1 winner on the road against the Lightning. Bettors on Nashville at +115 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

The Panthers were a 4-1 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Jets. That made winners of bettors who got Winnipeg at +136 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for OVER bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Nashville is 5-11 ATS in its last 16 games
  • Nashville is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • Nashville is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Nashville is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Florida is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Florida is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Florida's last 6 games
  • Florida is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Nashville at Chicago, Sunday, January 8th
Florida home to Boston, Saturday, January 7th

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