Washington Capitals vs. Florida Panthers Prediction, NHL Odds

Jordan Ramsay | Updated Nov 30, 2021

Two Eastern Conference powerhouses will go head-to-head in the Sunshine State as the Florida Panthers host the Washington Capitals Tuesday night. 

Washington
23-12-7-2
AT
November 30, 2021, 7:00 PM ET
BB&T Center
Florida
29-9-2-3
Puckline +1.5 -208
Moneyline +121
Over / Under o +6

65%

Betting Action

35%

Puckline -1.5 +173
Moneyline -145
Over / Under u +6

65%

Betting Action

35%

Florida’s season-opening 11-game home win streak came to and end Saturday with a 4-1 loss to Seattle.  Washington is concluding a short two-game road trip following their 4-2 win in Carolina on Sunday.

The Panthers are -143 favourites to win on the NHL odds, with a total of 6.0.

Capitals vs. Panthers NHL Betting Odds

This has been a tight season series.  Florida won the first game 5-4 in overtime at home on Nov. 4, while the Caps answered back with a 4-3 home win on Nov. 26.  Sports Interaction bettors are favouring Washington at about a 67 per cent rate.  The last seven games between these teams have gone above the number, leading to 74 per cent of bettors taking the Over in this game.

Washington has looked strong this year and they come in with five wins in their last six games.  They’re 15-7 against the spread for the season, covering in eight of 11 road games.  The total has gone Over in four of the Capitals’ last five games.

The Panthers have been lethal at home, winning 11 of their first 12 games at FLA Live Arena.  They’re 12-9 ATS overall and have covered seven times at home.  The total has gone Over in five of the last six games between these teams played in Florida.

Washington Capitals

The Caps’ win in Carolina on Sunday was huge as it broke a tie with the Hurricanes atop the Metropolitan Division standings.  Washington sits top-five in both goals per game (3.55) and goals against (2.36).  Alex Ovechkin, Aliaksei Protas (first career NHL goal), Dmitry Orlov and John Carlson had the goals on Sunday.  Ovechkin’s 19 goals on the year is one short of Leon Draisaitl for the league lead, while his 37 points is also second to Draisaitl, who has 40.

Ilya Samsonov stopped 30 of 32 shots faced against Carolina and is expected to get the start again on Tuesday for the fourth straight game.  Samsonov is having a breakout season which is leading to a heavier workload as this will be the most consecutive regular season starts he’s had in his NHL career.  He’s yet to lose in regulation this year, going 9-0-1 with a 2.27 goals-against average, .918 save percentage and three shutouts.

Florida Panthers

Florida is looking for a bounce-back performance after failing to break the NHL record for most consecutive home wins to start the season, leaving them tied with the 1963-64 Chicago Blackhawks at 11.  Patric Hornqvist was the only player to find the back of the net against Seattle, while Spencer Knight made 23 saves in the loss.  The Panthers have been getting it done by committee on offence, with five different players recording at least 16 points and eight players with at least six goals.  Jonathan Huberdeau leads the team with 20 points (7G, 13A) in 21 games.  Florida is third in the NHL in goals per game with an average of 3.67 and they’re sixth in goals against as they allow 2.57.

Sergei Bobrovsky should get the start in this one.  After a tough season last year, the former Vezina winner is having a big year and ranks in the top-10 in both GAA (2.03) and SV (.936).  Bobrovsky has a 9-1-2 record.

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