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Pittsburgh Penguins vs Florida Panthers 10/14/2021 Predictions, Hockey Preview and Spread

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Pittsburgh Penguins vs Florida Panthers 10-14-2021 Predictions Hockey Preview and Spread

Pittsburgh Penguins vs Florida Panthers 10/14/2021 – The Florida Panthers will raise the curtains of their season when they play the Pittsburgh Penguins at home inside the FLA Live Arena in Sunrise. Fresh year, but same objective for the home team as the Panthers aim for nothing but the chip this season. The Penguins, meanwhile, are taking it one game at a time. A second win in a row is in their sights after opening their season with a 6-2 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning. Top betting sites for NHL, though, see Pittsburgh as underdogs with a +106 moneyline price while the Panthers are tagged as -130 favorites at home, The match will start at 07:00 PM Eastern Time and will be shown live at ESPN+ with live streaming on NHL.TV.

Pittsburgh Penguins vs Florida Panthers 10/14/2021

When: Thursday, October 14, 7:00 PM ET

Where: FLA Live Arena, Sunrise, Florida

TV: ESPN+

Stream: NHL.TV

Pittsburgh Penguins vs Florida Panthers 10/14/2021 Betting Odds:

Team PUCKLINE TOTAL ML
Pittsburgh Penguins +1 (-188) 6.5 o (+130) +106
Florida Panthers -1 (+190) 6.5 u (-182) -130
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Pittsburgh Penguins

The Penguins are off to a solid start as they easily took care of business in their season opener last Tuesday. The team will look to sustain the hot start when they visit the Panthers on Thursday. Pittsburgh, however, will still have to do it sans two of their key players; Sidney Crosby, who went under the knife on Sept. 8, and Evgeni Malkin, who had knee surgery on June 4. Jake Guentzel and Zach Aston-Reese are likewise questionable due to COVID-related concerns. Despite being short-handed, the rest of the squad vow to give their 100% to spoil the Panthers’ opener in Florida. 

Players to watch: K. Letang D (G 0 A 2 PTS 2),D. O’Connor LW (G 0 A 1 PTS 1), J. Carter C (G 0 A 1 PTS 1).

Florida Panthers

The Panthers are looking to get off to a blistering start when they host the Pittsburgh Penguins on Thursday. Florida is set to start Sergei Bobrovsky in goal as the Russian attempts to redeem himself from a subpar showing in his first two seasons with the Panthers where he posted 3.23 and 2.91 goals-against averages, respectively. Amidst the pressure, the 33-year-old insists that he is excited for the new season, saying “every season brings new energy.” Thursday’s game will be a significant indicator on how Bobrovsky will fare for the rest of the year. Moreover, his performance will also be a factor in Florida’s campaign for success.

Players to watch: J. Huberdeau LW (G 20 A 41 PTS 61),A. Barkov C (G 26 A 32 PTS 58),M. Weegar D (G 6 A 30 PTS 36).

Pittsburgh Penguins vs Florida Panthers Betting Predictions

Trends

Penguins

Pittsburgh are 12-6 SU in their last 18 games.
Pittsburgh are 11-5 SU in their last 16 games against Florida.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pittsburgh’s last 6 games on the road.
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Pittsburgh’s last 12 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference conference.
Pittsburgh are 8-3 SU in their last 11 games played in October.

Panthers

Florida are 12-6 SU in their last 18 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Florida’s last 6 games against Pittsburgh.
Florida are 12-3 SU in their last 15 games at home.
Florida are 3-9 SU in their last 12 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference conference.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Florida’s last 6 games against an opponent in the Metropolitan Division division.

Penguins vs Panthers Betting Picks

Talk about strong starts. After the Penguins notched a season-opening on Tuesday, it’s now the Panthers’ turn to secure a win on their own opening night at home. The hosts will immediately go for the jugular as they are set to attack the depleted Penguins, affirming their favorite tag in the latest NHL Odds.

Score Prediction: (Penguins 2, Panthers 4).