Florida Panthers vs. Vancouver Canucks Prediction, NHL Odds

Jim Biringer | Updated Jan 21, 2022

Fresh off a nine-game road trip, the Vancouver Canucks are back at home to host the Florida Panthers on Friday night.

Florida
58-18-2-4
AT
January 21, 2022, 10:00 PM ET
Rogers Arena
Vancouver
40-30-7-5
Puckline -1.5 +100
Moneyline -219
Over / Under o +6.5

80%

Betting Action

20%

Puckline +1.5 -120
Moneyline +176
Over / Under u +6.5

80%

Betting Action

20%

After a disappointing loss in Calgary on Tuesday, the Panthers rebounded nicely with a win against Edmonton on Thursday. Florida is looking to carry that momentum into Friday night’s matchup against Vancouver. The Canucks have won two straight to close their long road trip with a 5-4 record. This will not be an easy game for Vancouver as the Panthers have won five of their last six.

The Panthers are a -221 favourite to win with NHL odds, with a total of 6.5 goals.

Panthers vs. Canucks NHL Betting Odds

This is the second meeting of the season between Florida and Vancouver. Back on Jan. 11, the Panthers defeated the Canucks by a score of 5-2. And even with the Panthers playing back-to-back games, Florida is an overwhelming favourite.

The Panthers are a strong contender, but keep in mind the Canucks are 5-0 under head coach Bruce Boudreau on home ice. Although, Vancouver is 0-4 in their last four home games following a road trip that is seven or more games.

Florida Panthers

Despite the hiccup in Calgary on Tuesday night, the Panthers continue to roll in January. After scoring six goals on Thursday, the Panthers are now averaging 5.60 goals per game over their last 10 contests. Jonathan Huberdeau is tied for third in league scoring with 54 points in 40 games, including 15 goals. Anthony Duclair has found a home with the Panthers and is tied for the team lead in scoring with 17 goals, alongside Sam Bennett and Aleksander Barkov.

Top to bottom, the Panthers are a well-balanced team. We know what Florida is offensively, but defensively they have been outstanding as well, limiting opponents to 2.90 goals per game. Aaron Ekblad and MacKenzie Weegar have been a stellar pair for the Panthers.

Vancouver Canucks

The Canucks enter their first home game since Dec. 14 with multiple players in COVID-19 protocol. With a tough Panthers team coming to town, the Canucks will be without Thatcher Demko, J.T. Miller, Bo Horvat, Jaroslav Halak, and Conor Garland. Those are big losses to this team. Especially Demko and Miller. Demko has been solid with a 2.62 goals-against average and .917 save percentage. Miller leads the team with 39 points and his 12 goals trail only Horvat at 13.

Even with the goaltending situation fluctuating, the defence is playing great under Boudreau and allowing just 2.79 goals per game. But, offensively the Canucks need to be better. Elias Pettersson, however, is starting to find the back of the net with goals in two straight games. He must continuing doing this if Vancouver has any shot against Florida.

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