Golden Knights vs. Panthers Prediction
The scuffling Las Vegas Golden Knights will visit the surging Florida Panthers on Thursday night at 7:00 p.m. ET in a game that has a total currently sitting at 6.5. Is that number too high for these two teams to cash the over?
041 Las Vegas Golden Knights (-105) at 042 Florida Panthers (-115); o/u 6.5
7:00 p.m. ET, Thursday 6, 2020
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Public Betting Information
According to our NHL Public Betting Information page, 65% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Panthers to win on the money line.
Vegas Golden Knights Fantasy Spin
Marc-Andre Fleury allowed three goals on 17 shots in Tuesday's 4-2 road loss against the Tampa Bay Lightning. Fleury slipped to 20-13-4 with a 2.79 goals-against average and .907 save percentage across his 38 appearances. The All-Star has managed just two wins in the past eight starts dating back to Jan. 4. He is in a bit of a tailspin, but he remains a must-start fantasy option through thick and thin. The Golden Knights are back at it Thursday in Sunrise against the Panthers.
Florida Panthers Fantasy Spin
Sergei Bobrovsky allowed just one goal on 45 shots in Tuesday's 1-0 overtime loss against the Columbus Blue Jackets, his former team. Bob was making just his second return to his old stomping grounds, and he played well. However, Elvis Merzlikins was able to do him just one better, stopping all 32 shots he faced for the shutout. Former teammate Zach Werenski beat Bobrovsky with the overtime winner on an unassisted goal to make the difference. Still, it was an encouraging showing for Bobrovsky, who slips to 20-13-5, but actually improved his goals-against average from 3.25 to 3.19 while his save percentage went up from .898 to .901.
The Golden Knights are just 3-7 in their last 10 games overall and 8-24 in their last 32 games as an underdog.
The Panthers have won seven of their last eight home games and are 6-1 in their last seven games as a home favorite.
The over is 5-2 in the Golden Knights’ last seven games playing on one day of rest, is 4-0-2 in their last six games when their opponent allows two goals or fewer in their previous game and is 4-1 in their last five games played on Thursday. The over is also 7-0 in the Panthers’ last seven games as a home favorite, is 27-10-2 in their last 39 home games and is 8-3 in their last 11 games when favored.
Thursday NHL Prediction: Golden Knights/Panthers OVER 6.5