Best Over/Under Pick in Saturday's NHL Odds

Ross Benjamin

Saturday, December 20, 2014 2:06 PM GMT

We’re going to examine tonight’s NHL game between the Panthers/Penguins, providing all the necessary handicapping information regarding the total in this contest.

Panthers Invade “The Igloo”
The Pittsburgh Penguins will host the Florida Panthers as part of Saturday's busy NHL slate with the opening faceoff slated for 7:05 PM ET. We’ll be focusing on the total in this contest which is currently 5.5 at BetOnline.

 

Florida Panthers Totals Tendencies
The Florida Panthers are coming off a 2-1 road win at Philadelphia in their previous game on Thursday. They’ve seen 16 of 22-games go under the total in the past 2-seasons following a 1-goal win. Florida hasn’t exactly short circuited any scoreboards this season by averaging a mere 2.3 goals per game. The Panthers power play units have been less than impressive, going 12-for-92 (13%) with the man advantage, and that includes a miserable 0-for-13 during the previous 5-games. Tonight’s listed probable starting goaltender Roberto Luongo has been superb this season. He’s compiled a stellar .926 save percentage, and has seen just 6 of his 24-starts go over the total.

 

Pittsburgh Penguins Totals Tendencies
The Pittsburgh Penguins have seen 5 of their last 6-games at home stay under the total. The key to success defensively for the Penguins has been a combination of the outstanding job done by their penalty killing units, and the excellent goaltending of Marc-Andre Fleury. Opponents of the Penguins have gone just 2-for-19 (10.5%) on the power play during the past 5-games.Fleury is listed as the probable starter in goal tonight, and he’s been nothing short of exceptional. He has a terrific .930 save percentage in 24-starts this season, and has posted 5-shutouts.

 

NHL Totals Betting System
The Florida Panthers 2-1 win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday night was decided in overtime. The Penguins have allowed just a total of 2-goals during their previous 2-games. The combination of these results leads us to an extremely profitable betting system, and we’ll take advantage of just that when making one of our NHL picks for today.

Any home team (Penguins) which allowed 2-goals or less in each of their previous 2-games, versus an opponent (Panthers) coming off an overtime win, has seen 49 of those 63-games (77.8%) go under the total during the past 2-seasons, and that includes 9 of 10-games this season.

Free NHL Pick: Panthers/Penguins to go under the total of 5.5 at The Greek Sportsbook