Florida Panthers vs. Washington Capitals – NHL Playoffs First Round Game 2 – Predictions, Betting Lines, Odds and Trends

Thursday’s NHL lineup features a matchup between the heavily favored Florida Panthers (58-18-6) and the Washington Capitals (44-26-12) at BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida. The Panthers are -249 on the moneyline to win at home against the Capitals (+204) in the game, which starts at 7:30 PM ET. Oddsmakers give the Panthers -249 odds on the moneyline in this matchup with the Capitals (+204).

Panthers vs. Capitals Predictions

Panthers vs. Capitals Betting Odds

Panthers vs Capitals Betting Information
Favorite Moneyline Total
Panthers -249 6.5

Panthers vs. Capitals Betting Trends

  • The Panthers have won 72.4% of their games when they’ve been a moneyline favorite this season (55-21).
  • Florida is 22-6 (winning 78.6% of its games) when playing with moneyline odds of -249 or shorter.
  • The implied moneyline probability in this game says the Panthers have a 71.3% chance to win.
  • The Panthers are the top-scoring team in the NHL with 337 total goals (4.1 per game on seven assists per contest).
  • Defensively, the Panthers are giving up 242 total goals (3.0 per game) to rank 12th in NHL play.
  • The Capitals have secured an upset victory in 16, or 53.3%, of the 30 games they have played as an underdog this season.
  • Washington has had moneyline odds of +204 or longer once this season and won that game.
  • The Capitals’ 270 goals on the season (3.3 per game) rank them 10th in the NHL.
  • The Capitals’ total of 242 goals conceded (3.0 per game) is 12th in the league.

Panthers vs. Capitals Over/Under Trends

  • This season, Florida and its opponent have combined to outscore Thursday’s total of 6.5 goals 51 times.
  • In Washington’s 84 games this season, 44 have finished with more goals than Thursday’s total of 6.5.
  • These two teams combine for 7.4 goals per game, 0.9 more than the over/under for this contest.
  • This game’s total is 0.6 more than the 5.9 goals these two teams concede per game combined.

Panthers Team Leaders

  • Jonathan Huberdeau: 30 goals and 85 assists
  • Aleksander Barkov Jr.: 39 goals and 49 assists
  • Sam Reinhart: 33 goals and 51 assists
  • Sergei Bobrovsky: 39-7-3 record, .912 save percentage, 137 goals conceded

Capitals Team Leaders

  • Alex Ovechkin: 50 goals and 41 assists
  • Evgeny Kuznetsov: 24 goals and 54 assists
  • John Carlson: 17 goals and 54 assists
  • Ilya Samsonov: 23-12-5 record, .896 save percentage, 119 goals given up

Where To Watch Panthers vs. Capitals

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