Every year, a new crop of hot prospects make their way into the NHL, and those that do well tend to be the ones who land on teams which also have some savvy veterans in the mix. Aaron Ekblad won the Calder Trophy last season while playing with the Florida Panthers, and you can bet that he was helped every step of the way by the seemingly ageless Jaromir Jagr. The Panthers will look to be even better this year for their NHL betting fans, and will have a chance to add to their solid start when they visit Carolina on Tuesday.
Panthers @ Hurricanes NHL Game Information and Opening Lines
Date/Time: Tuesday, October 13, 2015 7:00 PM ET
Venue: PNC Arena
Opening Lines: Florida +200, Carolina +115
The great play of Ekblad as a rookie last season did little to dispel the rumor that the Panthers may soon be in a new home, north of the border. If Florida are to stay put, you would have to believe that the playoffs would be considered a must this season. It’ll be a challenge for them, but this team certainly has enough talent to stay in the hunt throughout the year. Florida could not have asked for a better start to the season, as they totally dismantled the Philadelphia Flyers on their way to a 7-1 win in the season opener.
It was 43-year-old Jaromir Jagr doing a big portion of the damage, as he chipped in a pair of goals in the winning effort. It’s tough to tell just yet if this is a sign that the Panthers are going to be good or that the Flyers are going to be awful. This game might just give us a little more insight onto what the Panthers are all about.
It’s only been two games, but a little bit of frustration must already be starting to settle in for the Carolina Hurricanes. They have been on the receiving end of a pair of single-goal defeats, and they really did deserve much better in their 4-3 loss to Detroit on Saturday night. As if all of that weren’t bad enough, the Hurricanes also lost defenseman James Wisniewski to a torn ACL that could see him be out of the line-up for as much as 6 months.
This was always going to be a long season for the rebuilding Hurricanes, but further setbacks like these could have it turning into a bit of a nightmare. They are going to have to try and keep games close in order to try and steal a few wins, but that is a strategy that seldom pays off.
Key Betting Trends
- The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Florida’s last 8 games when playing Carolina
- Florida is 7-18 SU in its last 25 games when playing on the road against Carolina
- The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Florida’s last 13 games when playing on the road against Carolina
- The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Carolina’s last 8 games when playing Florida
- Carolina is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games when playing at home against Florida
- The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Carolina’s last 13 games when playing at home against Florida
Consider This Before Placing Your Bet
It was the Florida Panthers who won all 3 meetings between these two last season, and they only gave up 1 goal through those 3 games. The Panthers promise to be better this season, so look for the winning trend to continue.