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Penguins Enjoy Facing Panthers

Pittsburgh Penguins Sidney Crosby

The Florida Panthers have been suffering from a litany of injuries as of late but will be looking to turn things around when they welcome the streaking Pittsburgh Penguins to town on Monday. The Panthers will likely be without two of their top defensemen as well as top centre Aleksander Barkov for the tilt, but sportsbooks still opened them in the -130 ballpark.

Shark Bites
  • The Penguins are 2-6 in their last 8 Monday games.
  • The home team is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings between the Panthers and Penguins.
  • The OVER is 7-3-3 in the Penguins last 13 overall.

The Pens have garnered victories in seven of their last nine and are peaking after the All-Star break. Pittsburgh is notoriously a strong regular season team, and they’ve easily dispatched the Panthers in recent matchups. Sidney Crosby and company are 4-0-1 in the last five clashes with their Florida counterparts.

Pittsburgh’s starting netminder Marc-Andre Fleury has loved facing the Cats in his career. Fleury is 14-8-1 with a .921 save percentage in 24 career contests with the Panthers. He’s scheduled to get the start in Sunrise tonight.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to side with the Florida Panthers in this one found them earlier as -129 favorites on the NHL money line at Bet365. Betting the over under total instead? It was hovering near 5 at its open earlier today at BetOnline and may have moved.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 3.6-2 win for the Penguins on Monday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Pittsburgh Penguins vs Florida Panthers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This season the Florida Panthers are 32-18-6 overall while the Pittsburgh Penguins are 28-19-7. As for the totals, Florida is 21-24-11 on the OU, and Pittsburgh is 20-24-10. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Florida vs Pittsburgh injuries news.

The Penguins - Panthers odds would favor the Penguins if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Florida is rated No. 23 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Pittsburgh is at No. 5.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Florida's No. 8-ranked offense, averaging 2.82 goals per game, against a Penguins defense that ranks No. 12 at 2.57 goals allowed. The Panthers power play is averaging 17.3% while the Penguins defense kills off 83.72% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Pittsburgh was a 2-1 winner in its last match on the road against the Hurricanes. They won as -116 underdogs, while the total score of 3 made winners of UNDER bettors.

Last time out for Florida, they were a 5-0 loser as they battled the Predators at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Predators at +106 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game PUSH for totals bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Pittsburgh is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
  • Pittsburgh is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Florida
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games when playing on the road against Florida
  • Florida is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games
  • Florida is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Florida's last 9 games
  • Florida is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Pittsburgh home to Detroit, Thursday, February 18th
Florida home to San Jose, Thursday, February 18th