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Last Updated Apr 09, 2022, 21:27 PM

Florida Panthers vs. Nashville Predators Picks, Predictions, Odds

The Florida Panthers (49-15-6) travel to meet the Nashville Predators (41-25-4) at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on Saturday. Puck drop is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. ET, and the game can be viewed on ESPN+.

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Score Prediction

Predators 4, Panthers 3

Best Bet

Predators +105

FLORIDA PANTHERS vs. NASHVILLE PREDATORS PREDICTIONS

The Panthers have not only clinched a spot in the playoffs already, but with 106 points after Friday's win they're vying with the Colorado Avalanche for the President's Trophy for the most points in the NHL. Currently, with 11 games left to play, the Avs are ahead with 108 points.

Florida enters this game with five consecutive victories, and it boasts a rather impressive 20-9-6 record on the road this season, while leading the Eastern Conference with a plus-84 goal differential.

Nashville has not only managed to hang onto a playoff spot lately, but they're now tied with the Los Angeles Kings in the Western Conference with 86 points, and it has three games in hand on L.A. The Predators are breathing down the necks of the St. Louis Blues in the Central Division, sitting just six points back with one game in hand.

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FLORIDA PANTHERS vs. NASHVILLE PREDATORS BETTING ODDS

Panthers -125
Predators +105
Panthers -1.5 (+188)
Predators +1.5 (-250)
Over 6.5 (-149)
Under 6.5 (+115)

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FLORIDA PANTHERS vs. NASHVILLE PREDATORS BETTING RESOURCES

  • Date: Saturday, April 9, 2022
  • Matchup: Atlantic vs. Central
  • Venue: Bridgestone Arena
  • Location: Nashville, Tenn.
  • TV-Time: ESPN+, 6:00 p.m. ET

FLORIDA PANTHERS BETTING ANALYSIS

Straight Up - SU, Against the Spread - ATS, Over-Under (O/U)

  • SU: 49-15-6
  • ATS: 37-33
  • O/U: 42-24-4

The Panthers head into this one looking to avenge a 6-4 setback in Sunrise against the Predators back on Feb. 22, a guy which saw backup goaltender David Rittich top Sergei Bobrovsky. Rookie Tanner Jeannot posted a pair of goals with a plus-2 rating, while Filip Forsberg had a goal and three points.

Florida was pushed to the limit by the improving Buffalo Sabres on Friday night, now it faces a quick turnaround with the flight to the Music City. While the Panthers have picked up six victories in a row, three of the past four have been by one goal, and the past two games required a major comeback. The Panthers trailed 5-1 to the visiting Toronto Maple Leafs on Tuesday, but came back to win 7-6 in overtime. The Sabres rolled to a 3-1 lead on Friday night just 15:35 into the game, but the Panthers scored the final three games to edge the Sabres.

The Panthers are 13-3 in the past 16 games as a road favorite, while going 6-2 in the past eight playing on no rest. For totals, the OVER is 4-0-1 in the past five games on the road, including 4-0 in the past four as a road favorite. The OVER is also 3-1-1 in the past five working on no rest.

NASHVILLE PREDATORS BETTING ANALYSIS

Straight Up - SU, Against the Spread - ATS, Over-Under (O/U)

  • SU: 41-25-4
  • ATS: 39-31
  • O/U: 42-28

The Predators picked up the 3-2 win in Ottawa on Thursday night, and they're 4-1 in the past five games. In the past four outings, the Predators have outscored the opposition by a 16-9 score.

Nashville has enjoying facing Eastern Conference teams, winning four of the past five outings, while going 35-16 in the past 51 at home. They're also 5-2 in the past seven against Atlantic Division teams, too.

In terms of the totals, the OVER is 5-1 in the past six games as an underdog, while going 35-17 in the past 52 games overall. The OVER is 5-2-1 in the past eight meetings in Nashville, too.

The Predators topped the Panthers 6-4 in Sunrise in the first meeting Feb. 22. (Getty Images)

FLORIDA PANTHERS vs. NASHVILLE PREDATORS BETTING CONCLUSION

The Panthers have posted five victories in the past six meetings at Bridgestone Arena, while the road team has connected in five of the past seven outings. The OVER is also 5-2-1 in the past eight meetings in Tennessee's capital city.

Florida picked up the win Friday night, now face a tough turnaround hopping a plane and losing an hour traveling to Nashville. The Predators have had a full day to rest after traveling to Ottawa on Thursday, and they're the more rested team. They'll get the home victory, and regular-season sweep, over the Panthers.

FLORIDA PANTHERS vs. NASHVILLE PREDATORS BETTING TRENDS

  • Panthers are 39-16 in the past 55 games overall.
  • Panthers are 6-2 in the past eight on no rest.
  • Panthers are 5-1 in the past six road games.
  • Panthers are 13-3 in the past 16 as a road favorite.
  • Panthers are 2-6 in the past eight vs. winning teams.
  • Predators are 4-1 in the past five games overall.
  • Predators are 35-16 in the past 51 home games.
  • Predators are 4-1 in the past five vs. Eastern Conference teams.
  • Predators are 5-2 in the past seven vs. Atlantic Division teams.
  • OVER is 34-14-3 in the past 51 games overall for the Panthers.
  • OVER is 4-0-1 in the past five road games for the Panthers.
  • OVER is 3-1-1 in the past five vs. winning teams for the Panthers.
  • OVER is 4-0 in the past four as a road favorite for the Panthers.
  • OVER is 35-17 in the past 52 games overall for the Predators.
  • OVER is 5-1 in the past six as an underdog for the Predators.
  • Panthers are 5-1 in the past six trips to Nashville.
  • Road team is 5-2 in the past seven meetings.
  • OVER is 5-2-1 in the past eight meetings in Nashville.

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