Florida Panthers vs Washington Capitals Prediction, Pick and Preview, May 9 (5/9): NHL

Florida Panthers vs Washington Capitals Prediction, Pick and Preview, May 9 (5/9): NHL

Credit: photo by Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

 

Odds:

Time 7:00 p.m. EST
Panthers  money line -175
Panthers spread -1.5 (+135)
Capitals money line +150
Capitals spread +1.5 (-160)
Over / under 6.5

 

2021-2022 season stats

  Florida Panthers Washington Capitals
Record 59-20-6 46-27-12
Road / home record 24-12-6 20-16-6
Streak L1 W1
Goals per game 3.34 4.11
Goals allowed per game 2.93 2.95
Shots per game 31.4 37.3
Shots allowed per game 29.1 30.7
PP % 19.2% 24.40%
PK % 18.81% 15.94%
Over / under record 47-32-6 48-33-4

 

Preview

The Washington Capitals and the Florida Panthers will meet again at the Capital One Arena to play the Game 4 of the playoffs 1st round in the East. The Capitals dominated in Game 3 beating the Panthers 6-1.

Florida Panthers

The Panthers have lost 3 of their last 5 games and are 24-18 on the road this season, with a 59-20-6 record overall ranking 1st in the Atlantic Division. The Panthers are 38-15 in Eastern Conference games. Florida leads the Eastern Conference shooting 11.1% and averaging 4.1 goals on 37.6 shots per game.

Anthony Duclair has scored 31 goals with 27 assists for the Panthers. Aleksander Barkov Jr. has six goals and two assists over the past 10 games.

In their last 10 games the Panthers are 5-5, averaging 3.1 goals, 5.3 assists, 5.4 penalties and 15.5 penalty minutes while giving up 3.6 goals per game.

Washington Capitals

The Capitals have the lead 2-1 in the series and are 20-23 at home with a 46-27-12 record overall ranking 4th in the Metropolitan division. The Capitals are 32-21 in conference matchups. Washington ranks sixth in the Eastern Conference recording 8.7 points per game, averaging 3.3 goals and 5.4 assists.

John Carlson has 17 goals and 54 assists for the Capitals. Alex Ovechkin has four goals and four assists over the last 10 games.

In their last 10 games the Capitals are 4-6, averaging 2.6 goals, 4.5 assists, 3.1 penalties and seven penalty minutes while giving up 2.9 goals per game.

BETTING TRENDS

Florida are 15-5 SU in their last 20 games.

Florida are 14-6 SU in their last 20 games on the road.

Washington are 2-5 SU in their last 7 games.

The total has gone OVER in 9 of Washington's last 11 games against Florida.

Prediction

The Capitals outscored the Panthers in Game 3 scoring 6 goals in the game and the Panthers just one. It's hard to believe that the Panthers will allow that blowout again. Florida are the better team overall and should be able to bounce back and beat the Caps to tie the series. Take the Panthers.

PICK: Panthers -1.5 (+135)

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