Ottawa Senators vs. Florida Panthers Game Preview

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Mark Stone, Thomas Chabot, and the Ottawa Senators will do battle against Evgenii Dadonov, Keith Yandle, and the Florida Panthers at the BB&T Center in an Atlantic Division showdown. Fox SportsNet Florida will air the game, and the action gets going at 5 p.m. ET on Sunday, November 11.

Ottawa Senators at Florida Panthers Odds

Ottawa is 7-10 straight up (SU) and has lost 1.4 units for moneyline bettors this year. 12 of its matches have gone over the total, while two have gone under and just two have pushed. As the road team in 2018-19, the Sens are 2-5 SU.

Ottawa has converted on 27.8 percent of its power play opportunities this year, a figure that’s good enough for fifth-best in the league. Its penalty kill is ranked 32nd overall, and it’s successfully killed off only 67.3 percent of all penalties..

Sporting a .905 save percentage and 32.7 saves per game, Craig Anderson (7-9-3) has been the top option in goal for Ottawa this season. Anderson did just play last night, however, so Ottawa could opt to rest him and turn to Mike McKenna instead (1-1 record, .838 save percentage, 7.11 goals against average).

Florida is 5-8 straight up (SU) and has lost 6.5 units for moneyline bettors this year. Through 13 regular season contests, six of its games have gone under the total, while five have gone over and just one has pushed. It’s 2-4 SU as the home team this season.

The Panthers have converted on just 20.3 percent of their power play chances this season, a figure that’s right around league average. On the other hand, its penalty kill is ranked 28th overall, and it’s successfully killed off 73.3 percent of all penalties.

James Reimer (20.3 saves per game) has been the top choice in goal for the Panthers. Reimer has two wins, six losses, and one overtime loss and has registered a fairly-weak .885 save percentage and 3.36 goals against average this year.

Ottawa Senators at Florida Panthers Free Picks

NHL Prediction: SU Winner – Panthers, O/U – Over

Betting Notes

  • After going 3-3 in games decided by a shootout last season, the Panthers are off to a 1-2 start in shootouts this year. The Senators were 2-7 in shootouts last year and has yet to participate in one this time around.
  • The under has hit in four of Florida’s last five outings.
  • Ottawa has managed 27.0 shot attempts per game over its last five road games while Florida has been attempting 33.0 shots per game over its last five at home.
  • Ottawa skaters registered 24.0 hits per game last season, while the Panthers forced 20.2 hits per matchup.