Thursday NHL Free Pick
Oddsmakers from online sports book SBGGLOBAL.com have made the Panthers –129 money line favorites over the Senators, who are +119. The over/under total for tonight’s game is currently 5 goals.
The Senators enter tonight’s game with a 29-38-5-5 overall record and are 15-19-3-2 on the road this year. According to latest NHL trends, the under is 40-34 in all Ottawa games, but the under is 21-17 when the Sens have played on the road this year.
The Panthers come into Thursday’s contest is 29-36-5-7 overall and 15-15-4-4 at home. The under is 42-28 in all Florida games and 20-13 when the Panthers have played at BankAtlantic Center.
NHL Free Pick: The Senators have won all three meetings between these two clubs this season and yet, they find themselves as underdogs. That offers value for bettors. The Senators are 17-5 in their last 22 trips to Florida and 28-10 in their last 38 games overall against Florida. Meanwhile, the Panthers have struggled. They’re 1-7 in their last eight games as a favorite and are 0-4 in their last four after scoring two goals or less in their previous contest. They’re 8-26 in their last 34 games overall and 7-20 in their last 27 versus the Northeast. Take Ottawa and a hot Milan Michalek, who has recorded three goals and vie assists in his last nine contests.
THURSDAY NHL FREE PICK: OTTAWA SENATORS +119