Florida Panthers at St. Louis Blues Free Preview


The Florida Panthers, led by Jonathan Huberdeau and Evgenii Dadonov, are preparing to take the ice against Ryan O’Reilly, Vladimir Tarasenko, and the St. Louis Blues at the Enterprise Center in an East-West showdown. Fox SportsNet Florida will broadcast the game, and the action gets going at 8 p.m. ET on Tuesday, December 11.

Florida Panthers vs. St. Louis Blues Odds

The Blues (-115) are favored over the Panthers (-105) and the Over/Under (O/U) is set at an even 6 goals (-110 over, -110 under).

Florida is 11-17 straight up (SU) and has lost 11.6 units for moneyline bettors this year. Through 28 regular season outings, 14 of its games have gone over the total, while 12 have gone under and just two have pushed. As the away team this season, the Panthers are 5-8 SU.

Florida comes into the match up with the third-strongest power-play unit in the NHL, as it’s scored on 27.7 percent of its extra-man chances this season. Additionally, its penalty kill is ranked 21st in the league, and it has successfully killed off 77.3 percent of its penalties..

With a .893 save percentage and 23.6 saves per game, James Reimer (6-11-3) has been the best option in goal for Florida this year. If head coach Bob Boughner chooses to rest him, however, the team could roll with Roberto Luongo (5-7-2 record, .906 save percentage, 2.94 goals against average).

On the other side of the ice, St. Louis is 10-18 straight up (SU) and has lost 9.6 units for moneyline bettors this year. 14 of its matches have gone under the total, while 13 have gone over and just one has pushed. It’s 6-10 SU at home this season.

The Blues have converted on 23.6 percent of their power play opportunities this season, a mark that places it in the top-10 among NHL teams. On the other hand, its penalty kill is ranked fourth overall, and it’s successfully killed off 84.4 percent of all penalties.

Jake Allen (25.3 saves per game) has been the top netminder in the crease for the Blues. Allen has eight wins, 14 losses, and four overtime losses to his credit and has maintained a poor .900 save percentage and 3.11 goals against average this year.

Florida Panthers at St. Louis Blues Betting Predictions

Pick: SU Winner \u2013 Blues, O/U \u2013 Over

Betting Notes

  • The under has hit in three of St. Louis’ last five games.
  • The Panthers have averaged the league’s third-most shots on goal (36.0) while St. Louis’s attempted the 23rd-most (just 30.2).
  • Four of Florida’s last ten games have been decided by two goals or more. The team is 1-3 in those games.
  • Florida skaters recorded 20.2 hits per game last season, while the Blues posted 23.1 hits per contest.