Florida Panthers VS Vegas Golden Knights will be between two teams that wish to build off the momentum they’ve gathered this season.
Vegas has a 38-19-6 record and three consecutive wins, which is the best record in the Pacific Division, while the Panthers have a 31-27-6 record and are in the midst of the playoff race in the Eastern Conference.
These teams want to boost their profiles ahead of the playoffs, so they’ll give their best for today’s game.
MatchPlug has provided the NHL Predictions Today for the Panthers and Golden Knights. We have given a detailed breakdown of what the experts are saying about the two teams too.
Florida Panthers VS Vegas Golden Knights Betting Preview
- Venue: BB&T Centre, Sunrise
- Date: Tuesday, March 7th, 2023
- Time: 16:00 GMT
- Teams to play: Panthers and Golden Knights
- NHL Picks: MONEYLINE 2.125
Odds as provided by 1XBet and BetMGM.
Betting On The Florida Panthers
Season Record: 31-27-6
- 1XBet Spread: -1.5
- 1XBet Total: Under 6.5
- 1XBet Moneyline: 2.125
- BetMGM Spread: -1.5
- BetMGM Total: Under 6.5
- BetMGM Moneyline: 1.67
The Florida Panthers’ offense squad is bringing the team joy this season, scoring 3.39 goals per game plus 4 goals in their last game.
Matthew Tkachuk, Carter Verhaeghe, and Aleksandr Barkov scored 76 goals and 112 assists to lead the top two lines, but the other members have stepped up too. Sam Bennett, Sam Reinhart, and Eetu Luostarinen share 51 goals and 64 assists. Defensemen Brandon Montour and Gustav Forsling added 19 goals and 65 assists from the point to place the Panthers’ offense over the top.
Florida’s offense is good, but the defense is where the problem lies, they’ve allowed 3.38 goals per game. While Montour and Forsling combine for 6.2 defensive point shares, the rest of the unit contributes nothing, allowing the opponents to fire shots on the net at will.
Additionally, goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky musters a .906 save percentage and a 2.98 goals-against average on 1211 shots with 0.9 goals saved above average.
Betting On The Vegas Golden Knights
Season Record – 38-19-6
- 1XBet Spread: +1.5
- 1XBet Total: Over 6.5
- 1XBet Moneyline: 2.956
- BetMGM Spread: +1.5
- BetMGM Total: Over 6.5
- BetMGM Moneyline: 2.25
The Vegas Golden Knights are having a fantastic season, thanks to their offense rising to the occasion and scoring 3.16 goals per game including 11 goals in the past three games.
Chandler Stephenson, Jack Eichel, and Jonathan Marchessault scored 54 goals and 86 assists to lead the top two lines, but the other offense members have done well too. Reilly Smith, William Karlsson, and Phil Kessel share 43 goals and 64 assists. Defensemen Alex Pietrangelo and Shea Theodore contributed 15 goals and 54 assists from the point to open up the offense.
The Golden Knights’ defense is what has been carrying them the whole season, even at a time their offense was found wanting. It allowed only 2.76 goals per game. Brayden McNabb and Shea Theodore combine for 7.4 defensive point shares and 213 blocked shots. Alex Pietrangelo, Alec Martinez, and Nicolas Hague have combined for 8.8 defensive point shares to add depth to the unit.
Finally, goaltender Logan Thompson has been great with a .914 save percentage and a 2.66 goals-against average on 1093 shots with 9.7 goals saved above average.
This matchup will be a good one as the two teams want to improve on already incredible seasons. Vegas wants to win its fourth consecutive game, but since it’s in Florida, Panthers will want to control the game.
Florida averages 3.39 goals per game and will pile on the goals with Tkachuk, Verhaeghe and the forward unit carrying the puck into the offensive zone and creating open shots with quick passes near the net.
The Panthers will use Montour, Forsling, and their defensive unit to create turnovers in the defensive zone and limit shooting lanes. This will allow Bobrovsky to make plenty of simple saves. Florida should win the game with a powerful performance on their home ice.
Final Prediction: Florida Panthers money line.
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