Florida Panthers vs. Vancouver Canucks Matchup Preview

In their final head-to-head meeting of the regular season, the Florida Panthers and the Vancouver Canucks collide at Rogers Arena for a cross-continent tilt. The puck drops at 10 p.m. ET on Wednesday, February 14, and fans at home can see the game live on Sportsnet.

Florida Panthers vs. Vancouver Canucks Odds

Each side currently has an identical -110 money line for this one, and the Over/Under (O/U) is set at 6 goals. The line for betting the total stands at -110 money on the over and -110 for the under. Florida is 24-29 straight up (SU) and has lost 4.8 units for moneyline bettors this year. Through 53 regular season outings, 28 of its games have gone over the total, while 25 have gone under and none have pushed. This 2017-18 Panthers team is 11-17 SU on the road. Florida has converted on 18.3 percent of its power play opportunities this year, a mark that’s right around league average. Its penalty kill is ranked 18th overall, and it has successfully killed off 79.9 percent of its penalties. For the team as a whole, the Panthers have been sent to the penalty box 4.4 times per game overall this season, and 5.8 per game over its last five road outings. The team has been forced to kill penalties a whopping 18.5 minutes per game over their last 10 outings. Sporting a .909 save percentage and 27.7 saves per game, James Reimer (14-19-5) has been the best option in goal for Florida this season. If Florida chooses to rest him, however, the team could turn to Roberto Luongo (6-9-2), who has a .928 save percentage and 2.62 goals against average this year. Jonathan Huberdeau and Vincent Trocheck will both lead the way for the visiting Panthers. Huberdeau (53 points) is up to 18 goals and 35 assists, and has recorded multiple points in 12 different games. Trocheck has 21 goals and 30 assists to his credit (and has notched at least one point in 36 games). On the other side of the rink, Vancouver is 22-34 straight up (SU) and has lost 5.3 units for moneyline bettors thus far. 32 of its outings have gone over the total, while 24 have gone under and none have pushed. The team is 10-17 SU at home this season. The Canucks have converted on just 21.2 percent of their power play opportunities this year, a mark that’s right around league average. On the other hand, its penalty kill is ranked 25th overall, and it’s successfully killed off 77.8 percent of all penalties. Vancouver players have been sent to the penalty box 3.8 times per game in total this season, and 4.6 per game over their last five home outings. The team has had to kill penalties just 7.9 minutes per game over their last 10 outings. Jacob Markstrom has stopped 26.6 shots per game as the primary selection in goal for the Canucks. Markstrom has 16 wins, 26 losses, and five OT losses to his credit and has maintained a subpar .910 save percentage and 2.71 goals against average this season. Brock Boeser (26 goals, 22 assists) will lead the offensive counter for the Canucks.

Florida Panthers at Vancouver Canucks Betting Predictions

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

Betting Trends

  • Vancouver is 0-3 in games decided by a shootout this season while Florida is 2-3 in shootouts.
  • The total has gone over in three of Vancouver’s last five outings.
  • The Panthers have averaged the leagues most shots on goal (34.8) and Vancouver has attempted just the 29th-most (29.7).
  • Eight of Vancouver’s last ten games have been decided by two or more goals. The team is 3-5 overall in those games.