Panthers Favored to Continue Dominating Canadiens

Florida is a Solid Bet as the Road Favorite Per Panthers vs Canadiens Odds

Florida Has Been Tough To Beat in the Second Game of Back-to-Backs

The good news for the Montreal Canadiens is that they are getting the Florida Panthers on the back end of a back-to-back. The bad news is that Montreal is on the verge of being eliminated from playoff contention. The Panthers vs Canadiens odds favor Florida to bounce back from a loss to Toronto.

Florida has won 11 of the last 12 games against Montreal with the Panthers winning seven games in a row with six coming by three or more goals. Keep that in mind when making NHL betting picks.

The NHL betting lines have Florida priced at -225 to win the game outright compared to +185 odds for Montreal. There are +105 odds for the Panthers to cover against the puck line as 1.5-goal favorites.

When looking at the NHL futures odds, Florida is priced at +700 in the odds of winning the Stanley Cup title and that is tied with Carolina for the best championship odds. Montreal is well back at +50000 in the Stanley Cup odds.

Keep reading for more on Florida and Montreal’s final matchup this season.

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Records: Florida Panthers 47-23-5, Montreal Canadiens 28-33-12
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: Bell Centre, Montreal, QC
Streaming: Bally Sports Florida, ESPN+

No Rest, No Trouble for the Panthers

Florida joins Nashville as the only team this season not to suffer a regulation loss when playing the second game of a back-to-back.

The Panthers are 6-0-1 when hitting the ice on back-to-back days and they have outscored their opponents 23-9. The only blemish is a shootout loss to Toronto in late November. Keep this in mind when it comes to the Panthers vs Canadiens odds.

Sam Reinhart is among the players most responsible for the gaudy record. He has four goals, two assists, and a +5 defensive rating in the last five games in the second game of a back-to-back.

Reinhart joins Carter Verhaeghe, Aleksandar Barkov, Sam Bennett, and Eetu Luostarinen as Florida players tied for the team lead with two goals against the Canadiens this season. That is something to consider when it comes to potential NHL scores today.

The total has gone under in 15 of Florida’s last 20 games against teams from the Atlantic Division.

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Suzuki Leading the Habs

Nick Suzuki has been one of the few bright spots in another difficult season for Montreal. He has a career-high 30 goals and is one assist shy of matching his career-best mark in that category.

Montreal is 5-0-3 in the last eight games when Suzuki has at least one goal with Montreal 1-8-1 in the last 10 games when Suzuki is held without a goal. That could factor into the Panthers vs Canadiens odds.

He had a goal and two assists in a shootout loss to the Panthers on Feb. 29. Suzuki leads the Canadiens with 13 goals and 33 points at home. The only other Montreal forward with at least 10 goals at home is Sean Monahan and he is now with the Winnipeg Jets.

The total has gone under in five of Montreal’s last six games.

Last Meeting

Sam Reinhart scored twice including a short-handed goal with less than seven minutes left in the third period to tie the game while Aleksander Barkov and Anton Lundell scored in the shootout in a 4-3 win on Feb. 29. The Canadiens did cover against the puck line as a 1.5-goal underdog for the first time in the last seven meetings.

Florida has won all three meetings and outscored the Canadiens 12-5 this season.

Panthers vs Canadiens Betting Preview

Although Florida failed to retake the lead in the Atlantic Division with a loss to Toronto, a team it might see in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs, it did clinch a playoff spot.

Florida is going after its fourth straight win in Montreal. Dating back to 2007, it would be Florida’s longest winning streak in Montreal.

Forwards Raphael Harvey-Pinard, Joshua Roy, Christian Dvorak, and Kirby Dach are all out for Montreal.

The Panthers have won their last 15 games when listed by the NHL odds as the road favorite.

Montreal has won just one of its last eight games as the home underdog. Each of the last five games with the Canadiens as the underdog at the Bell Centre finished under the total.

The total has gone over in each of the last five games that the Panthers have played in April with the total set at 6 goals for this matchup.

Perhaps a visit to Montreal is just what the Panthers need to regain some of its confidence after dropping five of its last five games as an eighth-straight win would give Florida its third 100-point season in franchise history.

The total has gone over in eight of the last 11 NHL games between the teams and don’t be surprised to see that trend continue on Tuesday even if the total has landed under in each of Montreal’s last five home games.

Panthers vs Canadiens Game Odds

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