Aleksander Barkov, Jonathan Huberdeau, and the Florida Panthers will face off against Eric Staal, Ryan Suter, and the Minnesota Wild at the Xcel Energy Center in an East-West tilt. The match gets started at 8 p.m. ET on Monday, January 20 and it can be caught live on Fox Sports North Plus.
Florida Panthers at Minnesota Wild Odds
Playing the role of favorites will be the Wild (-115), whereas the Panthers are offering moneyline odds of -105, and oddsmakers have set the Over/Under (O/U) at an even 6 goals. The odds for betting that total stand at -125 over, +105 under.
Florida is 26-21 straight up (SU) and has earned 3.0 units for moneyline bettors this season. Through 47 regular season contests, 28 of its games have gone over the total, while 16 have gone under and just three have pushed. As an away team in 2019-20, the Panthers are 10-11 SU.
Florida has converted on 23.5 percent of its power play opportunities this year, a figure that’s good enough for seventh-best in the league. Its penalty kill is ranked 20th overall, and it has successfully killed off 79.2 percent of its penalties..
Averaging 26.3 saves per game with a .898 save percentage, Sergei Bobrovsky (18-17-4) has been the primary option in goal for Florida this season. If Florida decides to rest him, however, they might turn to Chris Driedger (6-3), who has a .932 save percentage and 2.35 goals against average this year.
Minnesota is 22-26 straight up (SU) and has lost 3.5 units for moneyline bettors thus far. 23 of its outings have gone over the total, while 21 have gone under and just four have pushed. This year, the team is 13-9 SU at home.
The Wild have converted on just 19.7 percent of their power play chances this season, a mark that’s right around league average. On the other hand, its penalty kill is ranked 27th overall, and it’s successfully killed off 75.5 percent of all opponent power plays.
Alex Stalock (25.6 saves per game) has been the primary choice in goal for the Wild. Stalock has 12 wins, 12 losses, and three OT losses and has maintained a poor .907 save percentage and 2.83 goals against average this year.
Florida Panthers at Minnesota Wild Betting Predictions
Free NHL Pick: SU Winner – Wild, O/U – Over
The Wild are 1-2 in games decided by shootout. The Panthers are 3-3 in shootouts.
The total has gone over in four of Florida’s last five outings.
Seven of Florida’s last ten games have been decided by two goals or more. The team is 5-2 in those games.
Florida skaters registered 23.2 hits per game last season, while the Wild accounted for 19.5 hits per matchup.