The Hawks are placed last in the Western Conference Central standings with 49 points. They come into the game after a loss and will try to get back to the winning ways and move towards finishing this season on a high.
Meanwhile, the Florida Panthers have been decent this season and are fourth in the Atlantic Division with 70 points. Coming with two back-to-back wins, the Panthers will look to make the most of this contest and increase their lead in the division over the others.
Blackhawks vs. Panthers Odds
Blackhawks vs. Panthers Match Details
Fixture: Chicago Blackhawks vs. Florida Panthers
Date & Time: Friday, March 10, 2023, 7 pm EDT
Venue: FLA Live Arena, Sunrise, FL
Chicago vs. Florida Key Stats
The Hawks have scored 159 goals this season with major contributions from Max Domi and Jonathan Toews. Both players departing has created a vacuum and the team will have to find options upfront for goals. Although defensemen Seth Jones and Taylor Raddysh scored in the last two games inconsistency is alarming and can hurt the Hawks in this coming game.
Meanwhile, while defending the Hawks have conceded around 3.3 goals per game this season. Though Stalock made 37 saves in his last game but has not best of his last five games. With other players too failing to contribute enough, the defense is a likely to struggle in the upcoming game.
In comparison, The Panthers’ offense has scored 219 goals scored in 65 games this season, with 60 goal contributions coming from Matthew Tkachuk and Carter Verhaeghe. Both the players have done well, especially Tkachuk, who has assisted in two goals in the last two games. Also, with Aleksander Barkovand scoring contributing to a goal per game, the offense has enough options to explore for the upcoming game.
In contrast, their defense has conceded around 3.3 goals per game this season. Though they have performed better in the last few games and Sergei Bobrovsky has contributed with a save percenatage of over 0.960 and has two wins in last three starts. With him on starting on Friday, the defense looks in better shape for the contest.
Blackhawks vs. Panthers Betting Prediction
Though the Hawks are 4-0 in their last 4 Friday games but are 16-35 in their past 51 road games. They have also struggled after a day’s rest and are 1-4 in their previous five outings. Moreover, in the last five games, the Hawks have allowed 16 goals while scoring 12 in return.
On the other hand, the Panthers have done well at home and are 3-2 in the last five home games. They have also done well against the Hawks at home winning all past five games.Also, they have defended well in the last five games and have allowed just eight goals while scoring 12 in return.
Thus, we can see that the Panthers have an edge in this game, though it is likely to be tight, and under will be a good bet in this contest.