Washington Capitals vs. Florida Panthers Hockey Betting Odds 2/22/2018
Posted by: Mike Davis
Sportsbook players have a great matchup to bet on this evening as the Washington Capitals vs. Florida Panthers pairing has some of the greatest hockey betting odds of the night. Let’s go over some pertinent information for this evening’s matchup, before diving into the best bets to make off the evening’s sports teaser odds.
Washington Capitals vs. Florida Panthers – Thursday, February 22nd
When: 7:30 pm ET
Where: BB&T Center, Sunrise, Florida
TV: Local Broadcasts
Stream: NHL TV
Hockey Betting Odds:
Washington Capitals -1 ½ (+250) 6 (-110) -105
Florida Panthers +1 ½ (-300) 6 (-110) -115
Team Captain Alexander Ovechkin leads the Capitals in this road matchup as the team attempts to recover from their recent 4-2 home loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning. That loss dropped Washington to 34-19-7 on the season. Notwithstanding the fact that the Caps are 2-4 in their last 6, Washington still ranks No. 1 in the Metropolitan. However, Washington’s 75-point tally on the year is at risk of being usurped by the Guins. At the present moment, the reigning champion Pittsburgh Penguins have 74-points on the year. Not far behind Penguins are the Philadelphia Flyers, who have 72 on the year. With that in mind, it’s clear that in order to maintain their lead at the top of the Met, the Capitals need to triumph over Florida this evening.
Without a doubt, the Caps have the advantage on both offense and defense. Behind Ovechkin’s effort, who leads Washington in both points and goals, the Capitals wield the league’s 9th best scoring offense. And thanks to Philipp Grubauer, Washington ranks 21st in goals allowed per game. That defense standing isn’t terrific, but it beats Florida’s 26th rated defense. Likewise, Washington’s offense is vastly superior to the Panther’s 16th ranked unit.
Head coach Bob Boughner will be looking to fire up his team before this home game tonight. Not only to try to knock down one of the best teams in the NHL, but to rebound from the team’s current 2-loss dip. The Panthers just got done with a 5-game road stretch, through which the team went 3-2. All things considered, Florida fared fairly well during that stretch. Nevertheless, the team will be excited to get back on home ice this evening. By the looks of it, the evening’s hockey betting odds are pegging the Panthers as the favorite. However, neither team has been that impressive as of late. So, which team should sportsbook players back in this evening’s Washington Capitals vs. Florida Panthers matchup?
The Panthers have home court but the Capitals undoubtedly have the better all-around team. This is exemplified by the fact that the Panthers rank 4th in the Atlantic, while Washington ranks No. 1 in the Met. That said, it’s clear that bettors should take the Caps in this evening’s contest. Furthermore, the odds available on Washington make them a great option for this evening’s sports betting action.
Washington Capitals vs. Florida Panthers Betting Predictions
Washington Capitals vs. Florida Panthers Pick
Despite their recent slump, the Capitals should be able to get it done on the road this evening. The odds available make backing them a great option too. Sign up now to get in on the competitive action!
Score Prediction: 4-3 Washington. The Caps come out on top but fail to cover the spread. However, the totals will be OVER this evening.