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Senators vs Panthers Hockey Game Preview

Ottawa Senators

Florida Panthers
10-13-4 December 03, 2013, 07:30 PM | BB&T Center 7-15-5

The Panthers get a visit from the Ottawa Senators in hockey action on Tuesday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

The Panthers currently sport a record of 7-15-5. The Senators are 10-13-4. Betting totals have seen the Panthers post a 11-12-4 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Senators have gone 16-11 against the number.

View Ottawa Senators vs Florida Panthers Odds and Stats.

If you're going with the Panthers in this one, they were listed as moneyline underdogs of 100 on most hockey betting menus early today for Tuesday's contest. The over-under was at 5.5 earlier at BetOnline.

The Panthers - Senators odds would favor the Senators if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Florida is rated No. 27 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Ottawa is at No. 17.

Ottawa lost its last outing, a 4-2 result against the Red Wings on December 1. Bettors who backed the Red Wings at +105 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (6) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

The Panthers were a 5-1 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Penguins. That made winners of bettors who got Pittsburgh at -140 on the moneyline, while the total score (6) was good news for OVER bettors.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Florida's No. 26-ranked offense (2.19 goals per game) against a Senators defense that ranks No. 26 at 3.33 goals per game allowed. The Panthers powerplay has clicked at a 10.64% rate while the Senators have a 79.13% rate on the penalty kill.

Next up:
Ottawa at Tampa Bay, Thursday, December 5th
Florida home to Atlanta, Thursday, December 5th