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Ottawa Senators vs Florida Panthers in NHL odds

Florida Panthers

Ottawa Senators
13-17-5 December 19, 2013, 07:30 PM | Canadian Tire Centre 14-16-6

NHL wagering interest swings to the Ottawa vs Florida battle on Thursday at Canadian Tire Centre as the Senators try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

Ottawa battles the Panthers, currently with a 13-17-5 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 21-15 for the Senators and 14-17-4 for the Panthers.

View Florida Panthers vs Ottawa Senators Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back visiting Florida before puck drop in this match found them as 143-moneyline underdogs at 5Dimes. They saw an opening total of 5.5, ccording to BetOnline.

According to new NHL Power Rankings here, it's the No. 17-ranked Senators and the No. 22-rated Panthers in this matchup.

Florida was a 3-1 winner in its last match on the road against the Maple Leafs. They won as +130 underdogs, while the total score of 4 made winners of UNDER bettors.

Ottawa lost its last outing, a 5-2 result against the Devils on December 18. Bettors who backed the Devils at -125 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Ottawa's No. 10-ranked offense, averaging 2.81 goals per game, against a Panthers defense that ranks No. 26 at 3.14 goals allowed. The Senators power play is averaging 18.94% while the Panthers defense kills off 74.53% of their penalties.

A few Panthers at Senators trends to consider:
Florida is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Florida's last 6 games
Florida is 7-17 SU in its last 24 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Florida's last 6 games on the road
Ottawa is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Ottawa's last 8 games at home
Ottawa is 13-2 SU in its last 15 games when playing Florida
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Ottawa's last 5 games when playing Florida

Next up:
Florida at Atlanta, Friday, December 20th
Ottawa home to Winnipeg, Saturday, December 21st