Panthers vs. Hawks Free Pick
ODDS: Oddsmakers have installed the Blackhawks as –180 money line favorites over the Panthers, while the over/under total for this game is currently sitting at 5.5 goals. Florida enters play with a 21-14-10 overall record and is 10-9-4 on the road this year, while Chicago is 28-13-6 overall and 18-5-4 at home.
LINE MOVEMENT: The Blackhawks opened as –200 money line favorites but their odds have dropped to –180, while the Panthers opened as +183 underdogs but are now +165. The over/under total opened at 5.5 goals and hasn’t moved.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the 600-plus wagers placed on tonight’s game, 79% of NHL public bettors currently favor the Blackhawks. This information is subject to change, however, so make sure you click on the link provided for the most up-to-date public betting numbers.
NHL FREE PICK: Take the under. According to latest NHL trends, the under is 4-0 in the last four meetings between these two teams and 3-1-1 in the last five meetings in Chicago. The under is also 5-2 in the Blackhawks’ last seven games playing on one day of rest and 5-2 in their last seven after allowing two goals or less in their previous game. For the Panthers, the under is 19-4-4 in their last 27 games versus the Central and 42-14-5 in their last 61 contests versus the Western Conference.
FRIDAY NHL FREE PICK: PANTHERS/BLACKHAWKS UNDER 5.5