Florida Panthers vs. Arizona Coyotes Game Preview 2/25/20

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The Florida Panthers, fueled by Jonathan Huberdeau and Aleksander Barkov, are prepared to take the ice against Taylor Hall, Nick Schmaltz, and the Arizona Coyotes at Gila River Arena in an East-West showdown. Fox Sports Arizona will air the game, which gets underway at 9 p.m. ET on Tuesday, February 25.

Florida Panthers vs. Arizona Coyotes Odds

Florida (+105) is entering this one as the underdog to Arizona (-125), and the Over/Under (O/U) is set at an even 6 goals (-120 for the over, +100 for the under).

Florida is 32-30 straight up (SU) and has lost 0.7 units for moneyline bettors this year. 37 of its contests have gone over the total, while 22 have gone under and just three have pushed. As the away team this season, the Panthers are 16-16 SU.

Florida has converted on 21.9 percent of its power play opportunities this year, a mark that’s good enough for eighth-best in the league. Its penalty kill is ranked 22nd overall, and the team’s successfully killed off 78.0 percent of all penalties..

With a .898 save percentage and 26.9 saves per game, Sergei Bobrovsky (23-24-5) has been the top option in goal for Florida this season. If it chooses to rest him, however, Florida might turn to Sam Montembeault (5-8-1), who has a .890 save percentage and 3.37 goals against average this year.

On the other bench, Arizona is 31-34 straight up (SU) and has lost 6.8 units for moneyline bettors thus far. Through 65 regular season outings, 36 of its games have gone under the total, while 27 have gone over and just two have pushed. It’s 16-15 SU as the home team this season.

The Coyotes have converted on just 19.6 percent of their power play chances this year, a figure that’s right around league average. On the other hand, its penalty kill is ranked sixth overall, and it’s successfully killed off 83.2 percent of all opponent power plays.

Antti Raanta has stopped 28.4 shots per game as the top option in goal for the Coyotes. Raanta has 14 wins, 18 losses, and three overtime losses to his name and has maintained a .921 save percentage and 2.65 goals against average this year.

Florida Panthers at Arizona Coyotes Betting Picks

Prediction: SU Winner – Coyotes, O/U – Over

Betting Notes

  • The Coyotes are 5-4 in games decided by a shootout this season while the Panthers are 3-3 in shootouts.
  • The under has hit in three of Arizona’s last five outings.
  • Over Florida’s last ten games, eight of them have been decided by two or more goals (the team is 3-5 in those games).
  • Florida skaters registered 23.2 hits per game last season, while the Coyotes accounted for 24.7 hits per contest.