Senators vs. Panthers Player Props, Picks and Predictions – Tuesday, Feb. 20

Oct 18, 2023; Ottawa, Ontario, CAN; Ottawa Senators center Tim Stutzle (18) skates in the first period against the Washington Capitals at the Canadian Tire Centre
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We have your Ottawa Senators vs. Florida Panthers prop betting and game preview needs covered as the Ottawa Senators hit the road to face the Florida Panthers.

The Florida Panthers (36-15-4) are set to clash with the Ottawa Senators (23-27-2) in a matchup that pits a top Atlantic Division contender against an underdog looking to shake up the standings. With the Panthers on a five-game winning streak and the Senators coming off a recent victory, both teams are eager to secure a win in this Eastern Conference battle.

Ottawa Senators vs. Florida Panthers Odds Info

Moneyline: Ottawa Senators +200 (BetMGM) / Florida Panthers -240 (BetRivers)

Puck Line: -1.5 – Ottawa Senators -110 (PointsBet) / Florida Panthers +105 (BetRivers)

Total: 6.5 – +110 (BetMGM) / -130 (FanDuel)

Game Info

Date: Tuesday, Feb. 20

Time: 07:00 PM

Location: Amerant Bank Arena – Sunrise, FL


Ottawa Senators Betting Trends

  • This season, the Ottawa Senators have hit 31 overs and 21 unders.
  • On the road this season, the Ottawa Senators have hit 11 overs and 11 unders.
  • As the underdog this season, the Ottawa Senators have hit 16 overs and 13 unders.

Florida Panthers Betting Trends

  • This season, the Florida Panthers have hit 20 overs and 35 unders.
  • At home this season, the Florida Panthers have hit 11 overs and 15 unders.
  • As the favorite this season, the Florida Panthers have hit 17 overs and 28 unders.

Historic Head-to-Head Stats and Analysis

Over the course of the last two seasons, the Ottawa Senators and Florida Panthers have faced off four times, with the Panthers emerging victorious in three of those encounters. The games, spanning from October 2022 to November 2023, have seen the home team secure wins in three instances, indicating a strong home-ice advantage. The Panthers have also been successful against the spread, covering it in three out of the four games, while the Senators have only managed to do so once. Betting trends from these matchups reveal an even split with regards to the over/under, with two games going over and two games going under the set point totals. Key statistics from these games show a significant difference in goalkeeping performance, with Florida’s goalies consistently posting higher save percentages than their Ottawa counterparts. The Panthers have also demonstrated a more potent power play, particularly in the most recent game where they capitalized on 42.9% of their power play opportunities.

The most recent game between the two teams, played on November 27, 2023, ended in a decisive 5-0 victory for the Florida Panthers over the Ottawa Senators. The Panthers dominated the game, outshooting the Senators 38 to 20 and successfully blocking 12 shots. Florida’s offensive strength was on full display, with Sam Reinhart leading the charge by scoring two goals, and contributions from Sam Bennett, Carter Verhaeghe, and Eetu Luostarinen rounding out the scoring. The Panthers’ special teams excelled, converting three out of seven power play opportunities, while their defense and goaltending, led by Sergei Bobrovsky, held firm to secure a shutout. The Senators, on the other hand, struggled to find their rhythm, failing to capitalize on any of their six power play chances and ultimately falling short in both offensive and defensive aspects of the game.

Ottawa Senators vs. Florida Panthers Predictions

The Florida Panthers have been on a tear lately, boasting a formidable 9-1-0 record in their last ten games and currently riding a five-game winning streak. Their offensive firepower has been on full display, with Sam Reinhart leading the team with 39 goals and Matthew Tkachuk contributing a team-high 44 assists. The Panthers’ ability to dominate on home ice, coupled with their second-place standing in the Atlantic Division, makes them a tough opponent for any visiting team. Defensively, they’ve been just as impressive, holding opponents to an average of just 1.5 goals per game in their last ten outings.

On the other side, the Ottawa Senators are looking to build on their recent 4-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning. Despite their struggles this season, the Senators have shown they can compete with top teams, as evidenced by their 6-3-1 record in their last ten games. Brady Tkachuk and Tim Stutzle have been bright spots for Ottawa, with Tkachuk leading the team with 25 goals and Stutzle topping the assists and points categories. However, Ottawa’s defensive game has been less consistent, which could be a concern against the high-scoring Panthers.

This game will likely hinge on the performance of the goaltenders and special teams. The Panthers’ Sergei Bobrovsky has been stellar between the pipes, and if he continues his recent form, he could stifle the Senators’ scoring attempts. Meanwhile, the Senators will need to find a way to penetrate Florida’s defense and capitalize on power play opportunities if they hope to upset the home team. With both teams eager to assert themselves in this late-season matchup, fans can expect a spirited contest filled with strategic plays and standout performances from key players.

Ottawa Senators vs. Florida Panthers Pick

The Florida Panthers have been on an offensive tear, and their recent performances suggest they are more than capable of contributing to a high-scoring game. With the Panthers averaging 4.2 goals per game in their last ten outings and the Senators not far behind at 3.3 goals per game, the stage is set for an encounter that could easily surpass the total line of 6.5. Additionally, the Senators’ defensive struggles, particularly their 30th-ranked goal prevention, make them susceptible to conceding multiple goals, which further supports the likelihood of an over scenario.

While the historic head-to-head data shows an even split in the over/under outcomes, the current form of both teams, especially the Panthers’ potent power play and the Senators’ top-10 ranking in goals scored per game, indicate that this matchup has the potential to mirror the high-scoring affairs of the past. Given these factors, along with the Panthers’ recent scoring outbursts and the Senators’ ability to find the back of the net, betting on the over seems to be the prudent choice for this game.

The Pick: Over 6.5 -130 (FanDuel)

Ottawa Senators vs. Florida Panthers Player Prop Picks

Here are the players who have hit over their current prop line in at least 7 of their last 10 games.

Ottawa Senators

Player Name Prop Line Over Rate Over Odds Under Odds Last 10 Average Projection
Claude Giroux Points 0.5 8/10 -135 +105 1.0 1.00
Claude Giroux Shots On Goal 2.5 7/10 +105 -135 3.0 3.04

Florida Panthers

Player Name Prop Line Over Rate Over Odds Under Odds Last 10 Average Projection
Matthew Tkachuk Points 0.5 9/10 -238 +180 2.1 2.13
Matthew Tkachuk Assists 0.5 9/10 -125 -105 1.3 1.20
Anton Lundell Shots On Goal 1.5 9/10 -180 +140 2.3 2.34
Carter Verhaeghe Points 0.5 8/10 -210 +160 1.4 1.20
Matthew Tkachuk Power Play Points 0.5 7/10 +175 -230 1.0 1.01
Evan Rodrigues Shots On Goal 1.5 8/10 -190 +145 2.5 2.50
Sam Reinhart Points 0.5 8/10 -230 +175 0.9 0.91