The Golden Knights and Panthers are set to face off at 3:00 ET on BSFL. The Panthers will host the game at FLA Live Arena in Sunrise, FL. The odds for this non-conference game currently have the Panthers as the betting favorite with the over/under line sitting at 6.5 goals.

VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS VS FLORIDA PANTHERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Florida Panthers -1.5

This game will be played at FLA Live Arena at 3:00 ET on Saturday, December 23rd.

WHY BET THE FLORIDA PANTHERS:

  • With the Panthers being favored by 1.5, our NHL analytics models has this one playing out 4-3 in favor of the Panthers.
  • Take the Panthers on the moneyline
  • On the spread, we like Golden Knights (+1.5)

Will Vegas Find a Way to Win on the Road?

Facing the Panthers, the Golden Knights have a record of 21-8-5 so far. At home, their record is 12-3-2 and 9-5-3 on the road. At the moment, they hold the 2nd spot in the Western Pacific division and are ranked 2nd in the Western conference.

In terms of the puck line, Vegas are 17-17. When playing on the road against the puck line, they are 9-8, while their overall home performance is 8-9. On average, Vegas' games have finished with 6.2 goals per game. The season's average over/under line stands at 6.2. In total, the Golden Knights come in with an over/under record of 17-17-0.

In their last three road games, Vegas has averaged 4 goals per game while allowing 4. The team's record in this stretch was 1-2 while going 2-1.

For their offensive performance, the Golden Knights come in averaging 3.4 goals per game this season, which is 5th in the NHL. In the category of shots on goal per game, they are 2nd in the league. This season, the Golden Knights are 12-6 when getting more shots on goal than their opponents. And in games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 8-2 record.

Vegas' leading goal scorer is Jonathan Marchessault. So far this season, he has 17 goals, placing him 12th in the NHL. Along with his scoring, he has come up with 9 assists so far.

Defensively, the Panthers come into the season ranked 28th in goals allowed. Opponents are averging 26.9 shots per game against Florida. For the season, they are ranked 13th in shutouts, coming in with 2 shutouts.

Entering the game, goalie Jiri Patera has started two games this season. His current record stands at 1-1, and his save percentage is 0.2653061224489796%.

Do the Panthers Have What it Takes at Home?

As they head into their game vs. the Golden Knights, the Panthers have a 18-12-2 record thus far. While playing at home, their record stands at 9-5-0, and they have 9-7-2 mark on the road. Their current record places them 3rd in the Eastern Atlantic division and 7th in the Eastern conference.

When it came to the puck line, Florida heads in with a 15-17 record. On the road, their mark is 10-8 and their overall home performance is 5-9 vs. the puck line. The average goal total for Florida's games is sitting at 5.5. The average over/under line for the season is 6.4. The Panthers come in with an over/under record of 13-19-0.

Across the Panthers last three home games, the team averaged 2 goals per game while allowing 2. Their record vs the puck line in these contests was 1-2, while going 1-2 straight-up.

On offense, the Panthers are averaging 2.9 goals per game which is 25th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 3rd in the league. In terms of the Panthers' offense during power plays, they are 23rd in power play goals and 29th in shorthanded goals.

Florida's leading goal scorer is Sam Reinhart. So far this season, he has 18 goals, placing him 7th in the NHL. Along with his scoring, he has come up with 21 assists so far.

Florida defense takes on the Golden Knights ranked 28th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 26.9 shots per game against Florida. They alsso are 13th in shutouts, with 2 shutouts.

Goalie Sergei Bobrovsky comes into the game having made 24 starts this season. So far, his record is 14-9 and he has a save percentage of 0.9183673469387755%.