- The Florida Panthers host the Nashville Predators on Tuesday, February 22nd
- Florida is being listed as heavy -195 home favorites in the Tuesday NHL odds
- Read below for Predators vs Panthers odds, predictions and best NHL pick
The Florida Panthers (35-10-5) return home after a lengthy road trip to host the Nashville Predators (28-18-4) on Tuesday, February 22nd. The puck drops at 7pm ET at FLA Live Arena.
The Panthers are being listed as heavy home favorites in the Tuesday NHL odds. Florida owns the NHL’s best home record and will look to keep rolling against a slumping Preds squad.
Let’s take a look at the Predators vs Panthers odds and offer you our NHL best bet prediction for Tuesday’s matchup.
Predators vs Panthers Odds
|Game Time||Team||Puck Line||Total||Moneyline|
|7pm ET||Nashville Predators||+1.5 (-140)||O 6.5 (-115)||+170|
|February 22nd, 2022||Florida Panthers||-1.5 (+120)||U 6.5 (-105)||-195|
Odds as of February 21st at DraftKings
The total for Predators vs Panthers is listed at 6.5, while Florida is available on the puck line at +120 odds. Nashville is -140 to keep the game within two goals.
Panthers Betting Outlook
Florida is once again being listed as heavy favorites in the NHL odds. The Panthers have been one of the most expensive teams to wager on this season. Andrew Brunette’s team has been favored in all but eight of their 50 NHL games thus far.
Florida’s heavy prices have been warranted considering they sit atop the NHL standings with 75 points. Their most recent outing was a 5-2 victory over Chicago on Sunday. The Panthers closed as heavy -248 road favorites against the Blackhawks in the Windy City.
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— Florida Panthers (@FlaPanthers) February 20, 2022
Florida returns home after a five-game road trip in which their only loss came against the Rangers. The Panthers have been near-impossible to beat at Fla Live Arena this season, posting a 23-3-0 record. Florida’s last home loss was over three months ago versus LA (Dec. 16).
The Panthers are the highest-scoring team in the NHL, averaging 4.12 points per game. The catalyst of Florida’s offense is Jonathan Huberdeau, who is tied for second in NHL scoring with 70 points. Huberdeau is currently the third-favorite in the 2022 Hart Trophy odds.
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Predators Betting Analysis
Nashville is listed as the betting underdog for the 22nd time this season. The Predators have gone 13-9 in games in which they aren’t the favorite. Nashville has been a fairly decent road team this season, posting a 14-9-4 record away from Bridgestone Arena.
The Predators bring a four-game losing streak into Tuesday’s matchup, which is why they are such heavy underdogs against the Panthers. Nashville has dropped recent games to Dallas, Winnipeg, Washington and Carolina, getting outscored 18-9.
The Predators’ biggest strength this season has been goaltending, as Juuse Saros owns a .923 save percentage and 2.49 GAA in 42 starts. The workhorse netminder has had a tough time lately, however, allowing 15 goals in four consecutive losses.
Nashville is one of the rare NHL team that features a defenseman as it’s leading scorer. Roman Josi paces the Preds in scoring with 51 points in 48 games. Filip Forsberg is one of the league’s best snipers and leads the team in goals with 25 tallies on the year.
Predators vs Panthers Pick & Prediction
The Predators and Panthers are meeting for the first time since April 2021 when Florida won 7-4 at Bridgestone Arena. These two teams played each other eight times during the calendar year of 2021, with Florida winning five meetings.
Predators vs Panthers Recent Results
|Date||Home-Away||Money Line||Puck Line||Over/Under|
|04/27/2021||NSH 4 – FLA 7||FLA||FLA||Over|
|04/26/2021||NSH 4 – FLA 1||NSH||NSH||Under|
|03/20/2021||FLA 2 – NSH 0||FLA||FLA||Under|
|03/18/2021||FLA 1 – NSH 1||NSH||NSH||Under|
|03/06/2021||NSH 2 – FLA 6||FLA||FLA||Over|
Nashville has proven they can compete with Florida, but they haven’t faced the 2022 version of the Cats. It’s very difficult to beat a powerhouse team that is 23-3-0 in their own arena. A Predators squad on a four-game losing streak is unlikely to break that trend.
Here are some other trends to keep in mind when betting Predators vs Panthers:
- Panthers are 5-0 in their last 5 vs Western Conference
- Panthers are 5-2 in the last 7 meetings
- Predators are 0-4 in their last 4 games as a road underdog
Nashville will have the better goalie in this matchup, but it won’t matter much given how well the Panthers are clicking offensively. Saros has been struggling, and the Panthers’ firepower will be too much for him to handle. Take Florida on the puck line at +120.
Pick: Panthers -1.5 (+120)
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