Money Line Pick
Florida’s playoff hopes dwindle by the day, but if they can dig down deep and take down the Chicago Blackhawks at home in BB&T Center, they may still have hope. Chicago is coming off a convincing 5-2 victory at Tampa Bay in their previous game. The Panthers have lost three of its last four games. That includes a home loss against Toronto who had until that game struggled to win at BB&T Center. Chicago is 3-9 in its last 12 games, but they have had the Panthers number in recent match-ups. Florida is 0-5 in its last five home games. It’s a tough call, but leaning the Blackhawks on the road is the right play.
Over Under Pick
Chicago has picked-up its goal-scoring output as they have an average of three goals per game. This game also features the Panthers who are 3rd in the NHL in goal scoring average. The Blackhawks’ last two games have resulted in over 6.5 goal totals. Florida was able to combine with Toronto for an eight-goal total in the Panthers’ last game. It may not be the best bet in this match-up, but taking over 6.5 goals cannot be passed on.