Florida vs Vegas: prediction for the NHL game
Florida sit on top of the Eastern Conference table with a total of 61 points. Lately, the Panthers haven't been able to mount a long winning streak. After two straight victories over Edmonton (6:0) and Vancouver (2:1 SO), Florida lost to Seattle (3:5). In the last match, they bounced back at beat Winnipeg (5:3).
The Panthers will play two games at home before their next away fixture. Brunette's men usually deliver solid results at their home court, and they lost only 3 home games in regulation. On average, the Panthers score 5 goals per game, which is an incredible performance.
Vegas Golden Knights
Vegas are trying to strengthen their standings, and at the moment they are 5th in the West. The Golden Knights lack consistency due to a large number of injuries and covid cases in the squad. For example, the VGK are still without Pacioretty, but Mark Stone has returned to the ranks.
In the last games, the Knights prevailed over Montreal (4:3 ОТ) and got a narrow win over Washington (1:0), but they lost to Carolina in overtime (3:4 OT). Stone hasn't been impressive at all - he needs more time to get in shape.
Vegas scored less than 4 goals in the last 5 games.
More than 1 goal was scored in the first period in every head-to-head game.
Florida should get the upper hand in this fixture. The VGK have just played two difficult games away, and they aren't in a very good shape. We expect the Panthers to capitalize on their home advantage.
Our prediction - Florida to win
Both sides prefer open hockey and can boast very powerful attacking lines. We suggest taking the over here.
Second bet - total over 6.5 goals