Blackhawks vs. Panthers Prediction
Are the Blackhawks a good bet to beat the Panthers tonight when the two clash at 7:00PM ET?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Blackhawks opened as -135 money line favorites and that's where their odds currently sit for tonight. As for the home team, the Panthers opened at +115 and that's where their odds sit, while the over/under has been posted at 5.5 goals.
CHICAGO KEY TRENDS: The Blackhawks have won six of their last seven games against non-conference opponents and are an impressive 18-4 in their last 22 games when their opponent allows two goals or less in its previous game. The Hawks are also 21-5 in their last 26 games playing on one day of rest and have won four of their last five road games versus an opponent with a losing home record.
FLORIDA KEY TRENDS: The Panthers are just 25-52 in their last 77 games versus an opponent with a winning percentage above .600 and are 14-37 in their last 51 home games versus an opponent with a road winning percentage of greater than .600. They're also 0-4 in their last four games when coming off a win.
OUR PREDICTION: The Blackhawks are 17-5-2 in their last 24 games versus the Panthers and are 5-2 in their last seven games in Florida. They've also been excellent on the road, winning 17 of their last 22 games away from Chicago and are 23-7 in their last 30 games coming off a win. On the other side, the Panthers are just 3-8 in their last 11 home games, are 4-11 in their last 15 games overall, and are 1-5 in their last six games playing on one day of rest.
SATURDAY NHL FREE PICK: CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS -135