The Florida Panthers (36-27-7) are fourth in the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference as they take on the Philadelphia Flyers (25-32-12) on Tuesday at the Wells Fargo Center. The Panthers are enjoying a three-game winning streak, coming off a win against the Detroit Red Wings (5-2) in their previous outing. Carter Verhaeghe found the net twice while Matthew Tkachuk continued his fine goal-scoring form with one goal. Gustav Forsling added another while Eric Staal made chipped in the fifth.
On the other hand, the Flyers are seventh in the Metropolitan Division of the Eastern Conference. They suffered an overtime loss against the Carolina Hurricanes (5-4) in their last outing. Noah Cates, Tyson Foerster, Brendon Lemieux, and Joel Farabee were scorers in that frustrating loss.
The Flyers will now host this game where they will look to avoid their second consecutive defeat while the Panthers will look for their fourth straight win.
Florida Panthers vs Philadelphia Flyers: Betting Odds
|Florida Panthers||-175||-1.5 (+150)||O 6.5 (-120)|
|Philadelphia Flyers||+155||+1.5 (–170)||U 6.5 (+100)|
Florida Panthers vs Philadelphia Flyers: Key Stats
The Panthers are currently in the mix to qualify for the postseason. They need to continue winning to keep their chances alive. Their 7-2-1 run in the last 10 games has been a positive sign. Last season, they finished atop the division with an overall record of 58-18-6. They are ranked No.4 in offense at the moment, averaging 3.5 goals per game but suffer defensively, conceding 3.3 goals per game, which ranks 23rd in the league.
The team has scored a total of 247 goals so far and has conceded 235, a difference of +12.
The Philadelphia Flyers are clearly out of the race for the playoffs. They have been disappointing for the second season in a row. Last year, they finished at the bottom of the division with an overall record of 25-46-11. They are scoring only 2.6 goals per game and rank 30th in the league while conceding 3.3 goals per game, ranking 21st in the league.
The team has managed to score a total of 181 goals and has conceded 229, a difference of -48.
Florida Panthers vs Philadelphia Flyers: Match Details
Fixture: Florida Panthers @ Philadelphia Flyers
Date & Time: Tuesday, March 21, 07:00 p.m ET
Venue: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Florida Panthers vs Philadelphia Flyers: Pick
Matthew Tkachuk is probably the most important player for the Panthers. He has scored 33 goals and has provided 62 assists in 67 games so far. He has been successful against the Flyers in the past, scoring four times and providing nine assists for his team in 11 games. The team will rely on him to produce another brilliant performance tonight.
Best Pick: Matthew Tkachuk Anytime Scorer (+115)
Florida Panthers vs Philadelphia Flyers: Prediction
Both teams are tied with a win against each other this season. They will now meet for the third time to take the lead in this fixture. Looking at the current situation in the league, a win for the Panthers is more important as compared to the Flyers. However, the Flyers would not want to lose at home which makes it an exciting contest. The previous two games between the two teams crossed the total line, so expect a similar outcome tonight as well.