Florida Panthers

Anaheim Ducks


FLA Panthers Point Spread

Over 6.0 Game Totals

Money Line Pick

This Wednesday night match-up will see two struggling teams go head to head. The Anaheim Ducks have long been in the cellar this year, sitting 13 points behind the Arizona Coyotes for the final spot in the Western Conference playoffs. They are also the second worst team in the West. Even if they were to go on a winning streak, there are five other teams in front of them. As of recently, the Ducks are a modest 5-5, so they are showing to be competitive right now. On the other side of this match-up, is the Florida Panthers. They are just 3 points behind Philadelphia for the final spot in the East, so Florida actually has something to play for. That being said, the Panthers are going through a rough stretch right now, winning just 3 of their last 10 games. The only meeting this season saw Florida win 5-4 in overtime back in November. Because the Panthers are a solid road team, I lean their way to win this game.

Over Under Pick

This is a total I really do not love because of how bad Anaheim can be. The Ducks are only averaging 2.5 goals per game overall, yet over their last five games, they are scoring 3.2. As for the Panthers, they score 3.4 goals per game on the season, but have scored just 2.8 over their last five. Defense has especially been bad (for both teams) over this same stretch, each allowing an average of 4 goals. The one an only meeting this season flew over the total and given the recent defensive struggles, that is where I lean for this game as well.