Ottawa Senators vs. Florida Panthers – 1/2/20 NHL Pick, Odds & Prediction

The Florida Panthers and the Ottawa Senators meet in an Atlantic division matchup in NHL action from the Canadian Tire Centre on Thursday night.

Game Details

Date:Thursday January 2, 2020
Time:7:30 PM (EST)
Location:Canadian Tire Centre Ottawa, ON
Coverage:ESPN+
Odds/Point Spread:OTT +115
Total/Over-Under:Total 6.5

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Statistic

ODDSOPENCURRENT
FLA-130-140
OTT+118+121
O/U6.56.5

CONSENSUS

FROM 209 PREDICTIONS
56%FLORIDA60% over 6.5
44%OTTAWA

COMPUTER PREDICTION

STATS MODELED SCORE PREDICTION
FLORIDA OTTAWA
3SCORECASTER3

Betting Trends

20-14-5 this season16-19-5 this season
Florida o/u is 3-4 the last 10 gamesOttawa o/u is 4-2 the last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Florida’s last 7 games.The total has gone OVER in 7 of Ottawa’s last 8 games.
Florida are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games.Ottawa are 2-5 SU in their last 7 games.
Florida are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games against Ottawa.The total has gone OVER in 5 of Ottawa’s last 6 games at home.
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Florida Panthers Injuries

Ottawa Senators Injuries

Jayce Hawryluk (Upper Body) is out indefinitelyDylan DeMelo (Finger) IR (12/13)
Nikita Zaitsev (Undisclosed) is upgraded to questionable Thursday vs Florida

Team Records

Florida Panthers

Record

Ottawa Senators

20-14-5All16-19-5
13-7-2Home11-5-2
7-7-3Away5-14-3
15-9-3as Fav2-1-1
5-8-2as Dog13-23-4
20-19ATS23-17
10-12ATS Home12-6
10-7ATS Away11-11
23-13-3O/U21-18-1
13-6-3O/U Home8-9-1
10-7O/U Away13-9

Florida Panthers

The Florida Panthers head to Ottawa, Ontario on Thursday for a game against the Senators in a matchup of teams from the Eastern Conference.  In their last game, Florida was defeated by the score of 4-1 against the Columbus Blue Jackets.  The Panthers received their lone goal at 3:39 of the second period from Colton Sceviour with assists from Anton Stralman and Mark Pysyk.  Panthers goalie Sergei Bobrovsky took the loss in net for the Panthers as he allowed 4 goals on 28 Columbus shots in the game. 

The Panthers are now 20-14-5 on the season which puts them in 4th place in the Atlantic Division. Jonathan Huberdeau leads Florida in points with 53 and in assists with 37 on the season.  Huberdeau also leads Florida in goals as he has recorded 16 so far this year with 3 coming while on the power play.  Panthers goalie Sergei Bobrovsky is 14-11-4 with 1 shutout and a 3.29 goals against average.  Florida’s backup goalie, Chris Driedger is 3-1-0 with 1 shutout and a goals against average of 2.27. Florida enters Thursday’s game with 1 player listed on their injury report as Mackenzie Weegar is listed as out.

Ottawa Senators

The Ottawa Senators welcome the Florida Panthers to town on Thursday looking for a win against a fellow Eastern Conference team.  In their last game the Senators were defeated by the Pittsburgh Penguins by the score of 5-2.  The Senators received both of their goals from Nick Paul in the second period in the loss.  Goalie Marcus Hogberg started in net for Ottawa and recorded the loss for the Senators as he allowed 5 goals on 33 Pittsburgh shots on the night. 

With the loss against Pittsburgh, Ottawa is 16-19-5, for a total of 37 points which puts them in 7th place in the Atlantic Division.  Ottawa has been led in points and goals by Anthony Duclair, who has 31 points and 21 goals on the season. Thomas Chabot leads the Senators in assists with 20, with 7 coming while on the power play.  Goalie Marcus Hogberg has a record of 1-2-2 and currently has a goals against average of 3.43.  Craig Anderson has a record of 6-8-1 with a goals against average of 2.94.  Ottawa comes into Thursday’s game with 1 player listed on their injury report as Ron Hainsey is listed as day to day.

Prediction

The Florida Panthers have scored 3.49 goals per game this season while allowing 3.36 goals per game.  The Ottawa Senators have scored 2.78 goals per game this year while allowing 3.25 goals per game.  In their last 5 games, the Panthers are 3-2 while the Senators are 2-3.  In their first game on the season, the Panthers defeated the Senators by the score of 6-1.   The total has gone over in 5 of Florida’s last 7 games. The total has gone over in 11 of Ottawa’s last 13 games this season. Ottawa are 3-6 in their last 9 games when playing at home against Florida.  I am going with the Panthers in this one as they have outscored the Senators by the average score of 4.33-2.00 in their last 3 meetings.  Florida wins this one 4-2.


Pick:
Florida Panthers -135(ML)

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