Tough matchup on paper for Florida, but New Jersey is tumbling (lost 6 straight) and fatigued after playing in Carolina last night. The Panthers meanwhile are a rested and motivated group after losing captain Aleksander Barkov to an unfortunate injury vs. this New Jersey team on Saturday. It happened on a controversial play that was likely an accident (in my opinion), but nonetheless, expect some bad blood tonight.
Looking at pricing for Florida Panthers props, how could we not back Verhaeghe in the shots market? Betting him to eclipse this 2.5 line has consistently been a strong bet regardless of opponent, especially at home. It’s 11-3 (79%) in games played at FLA Live Arena where they’ll skate tonight.
Not sure what Oddsmakers are packing in their pipes to keep giving us Verhaeghe 2.5 lines at -110. Questions like these might be better left unasked.