Lightning vs. Panthers Free Pick

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SUNRISE, FL (The Spread) - The Panthers are slowly picking up ground while the Lightning continue to scuffle. The two teams square off today at 3:00PM ET in what could be a high-scoring affair.

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ODDS: According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Panthers are -105 on the money line while the Lightning are -125. The total is currently sitting at 5.5 with the over carrying odds at -120 and the under is -110.

LINE MOVEMENT: The Panthers opened at -101 but the spread has been bet up to -105, while the Lightning have gone from -107 to -125.

PUBLIC BETTING: Of the wagers that have currently been placed on this game, 83% of bettors favor the Lightning. This information is subject to change, however, so click on the link provided for the most updated public betting stats.

NHL FREE PICK: Take the over. According to latest NHL trends, the over is 5-1 in the last six meetings between these two teams and 14-5 in the last 19 meetings in Florida. The over is also 13-4 in the Lighting's last 17 road games, 43-15-1 in their last 59 games versus the Eastern Conference and 49-22-1 in their last 72 games overall. On the other side, the over is 6-2-1 in Florida's last nine games versus the Southeast and 4-0-1 in the Panthers' last five home games versus a team with a road winning percentage of less than .400.

SATURDAY NHL FREE PICK: PANTHERS/LIGHTNING OVER 5.5

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