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Florida Panthers vs. Montreal Canadiens Online Hockey Betting Analysis

Posted by: Anthony Yaylor

Online hockey betting players can kick off this week’s action right by wagering on Monday night’s Florida Panther vs. Montreal Canadiens matchup. Neither team is going to crack the top-3 in the Atlantic Division. However, the Panthers might still have a shot at getting a Wild Card berth. Let’s take a gander at what tonight’s teaser sports betting odds are predicting.

Florida Panthers vs. Montreal Canadiens – Monday, March 19th

When: 7:30 pm ET

Where: Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

TV: Local Broadcasts

Stream: NHL TV

Online Hockey Betting Odds:

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Panthers -1½ (+190) 6 (-105) -150
Canadiens +1½ (-230) 6 (-115) +130
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Florida Panthers

At 35-27-4, the Panthers are currently ranked 4th in the Atlantic Division. Unfortunately for Florida, the top-3 teams in the division have been having phenomenal seasons. In fact, the Panthers are a whopping 16-points behind the 3rd-seeded Toronto Maple Leafs. While that difference may seem staggering, the Panthers still have an opportunity to snag a Wild Card berth. Florida will need a strong finish to the year to do so however, since the East is very competitive this year. Right now two Eastern Conference teams, not in the top 3, have more points than the Panthers. Nevertheless, Florida still has time to bridge that gap. A win over Montreal this evening would certainly help. Despite the fact that Florida is 1-2 in their last 3, tonight’s online hockey betting odds are sticking with the Panthers.

Players to Watch: Aleksander Barkov (25 G, 45 A, 70 PTS), Vincent Trocheck (28 G, 38 A, 66 PTS), and Jonathan Huberdeau (23 G, 40 A, 63 PTS).

Montreal Canadiens

The Canadiens slide into this evening’s contest with a 26-34-12 record. This gives them 64-points on the year, which ranks them 5th in the Atlantic. There’s no sense beating around the bush; Montreal will not make this year’s playoffs. This may lead bettors to assume that they have nothing to play for this evening. However, they can still vie to spoil their rival’s night. All in all, this marks the 4th time these two teams have met this year. With the Panthers wining 2 out of the previous three, bettors can expect Florida to come out on top this evening.

Players to Watch: Brendan Gallagher (26 G, 18 A, 44 PTS), Alex Galchenyuk (16 G, 28 A, 44 PTS), and Jonathan Drouin (11 G, 26 A, 37 PTS).

Florida Panthers vs. Montreal Canadiens Betting Predictions

Trends

  • Florida is 9-3 SU in its last 12 Games
  • The TOTAL has gone OVER in 6 of Florida’s last 7 Road Games
  • Florida is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 Games when facing Montreal
  • Montreal is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 Games
  • Montreal is 1-7 SU in its last 8 Games
  • The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 4 of Montreal’s last 6 Games when facing Florida
Florida Panthers vs. Montreal Canadiens Picks

Sportsbook betting players should stick with Florida this evening. The Panthers may be on the road but the Canadiens have been having too poor of a season. Not only that, Florida should have a little more motivation than their counterpart. Fortunately the odds out on Florida are pretty favorable for bettors. This makes taking the Panthers straight up a great option this evening. Sign up now to make this lucrative prediction!

Score Prediction: 4-2 Florida. The Panthers get the job done on the road this evening. Florida will cover the spread.

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