Panthers vs Predators Pick – NHL Predictions & Odds 3/2/23

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Nashville Predators (29-23-6) vs. Florida Panthers (30-26-6)
March 2, 2023 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Florida Panthers -159 / Nashville Predators +126; Over/Under: +6.5
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The Nashville Predators and Florida Panthers meet Thursday in NHL action at the FLA Live Arena. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.

The Nashville Predators Betting Preview

The Nashville Predators are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 18.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Filip Forsberg leads Nashville with 19 goals, Roman Josi has 37 assists and Matt Duchene has 137 shots on goal. Defensively, the Nashville Predators are allowing 3 goals per game and are killing 80.7 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Juuse Saros has allowed 124 goals on 1,484 shots faced, and Kevin Lankinen has allowed 34 goals on 420 shots.

The Florida Panthers Betting Preview

The Florida Panthers are averaging 3.4 goals per game and are scoring on 21.6 percent of their power play opportunities. Carter Verhaeghe leads Florida with 31 goals, Matthew Tkachuk has 51 assists and Brandon Montour has 177 shots on goal. Defensively, the Florida Panthers are allowing 3.5 goals per game and are killing 74.2 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Sergei Bobrovsky has given up 111 goals on 1,156 shots faced, and Spencer Knight has allowed 62 goals on 627 shots.

The Predators are 5-2 in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest and 1-4 in their last 5 vs. Atlantic. The Panthers are 64-25 in their last 89 home games and 4-9 in their last 13 vs. Central. The over is 5-1 in Predators last 6 overall. The over is 12-4-1 in Panthers last 17 overall. The under is 7-2-2 in the last 11 meetings in Florida.

Randy’s Free Pick

I said a little over a week ago that the Florida Panthers would be a team to watch as they’re slowly finding their footing and playing to their potential. After a dominating win over Tampa, it’s fair to say the Panthers are going to make these next handful of games interesting as they make a playoff push. The Panthers are usually money at home. I’ll lay the juice.

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