Vancouver vs Florida Panthers (By: FairPlayBet)
The bettors seems to like much more over the totals in the game between Vancouver Canucks and Florida Panthers. But I'm not. IMO this should be clear under the totals.
The odds for under reached around 2.00 so in this situation we have chance to cut the risk a little bit. So, I opted for under 5.75 at Pinnacle for 1.85 odds. It's a bet where we still need no more than five goals to make profit but in case of exactly six total goals, we won't lose entire stake but only half.
Both teams are coming to this game after great offensive performances. Vancouver was better from Dallas, 6:0 on the road, what a surprise. On that way the Canucks stopped four games losing streak.
On the other side Florida beat Edmonton on the road with 5:7 and thus continued it's nice recent run. Now the Panthers are 5-1 in last six games overall. But they are not too good offensive team. They made these recent good results thanks to good defending, not thanks to some great offense. Not counting mentioned 7:5 victory in Edmonton, the Panthers have allowed only seven goals in five games before that.
One of those great recent games for Florida Panthers was at home exactly against this today's opponent. Namely, just week ago the Panthers beat at home Vancouver Canucks with 3:1. It was the game where under was so safe play. That third Panthers goal came in last minute of the game on the empty net. Harri Sateri on the Panthers' net was man of the match with 26 saves of 27 shots. There will be no Sateri this time but it will be James Reimer. Still, no worries for me.
I really have strong opinion this game now should be low scoring again. Vancouver is the host this time but have in mind this is one of the bottom teams in NHL this season in category goals scored per game. Only 2.63 for the Canucks. Plus, at this moment they are dealing with several injury problems. So, the mentioned 0:6 victory in Dallas was huge upset but I really doubt Vancouver is such quality side who is able to play straight games on such level.
Jacob Markstrom will start on the Canucks' net.
In last twelve mutual meetings we have had 7-3 in favor of under and with two pushed bets. Obviously tonight won't be push with offered 5.5 but IMO the game will remain under.
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Vancouver vs Florida Panthers prediction
|Under 5.75||Pinnacle||1.85||8||3-4 LOST (-8 units)|