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Panthers vs Capitals Prediction and Odds for Game 6 (Offenses Are Starting to Open Up)

Iain MacMillan
The Panthers can close out their series with the Capitals on Friday night.
The Panthers can close out their series with the Capitals on Friday night. / Joel Auerbach/GettyImages
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The Florida Panthers suffered through several scares in their opening round series against the Washington Capitals, but they now have a chance to close it in Game 6.

They were losing 2-1 late in Game 4, but managed to tie the game with two minutes left and eventually win in overtime. Then, they were down 3-0 in Game 5, but stormed back to score five-unanswered to win 5-3.

Can they avoid the drama and win Game 6 with ease? Let's take a look at the odds, courtesy of WynnBET Sportsbook.

Panthers vs. Capitals Odds and Total

Moneyline:

  • Panthers -180
  • Capitals +160

Puck line:

  • Panthers -1.5 (+125)
  • Capitals +1.5 (-150)

Total:

  • 6.5 (Over -125/Under +105)

Panthers vs. Capitals Betting Trends

  • Panthers are 15-5 in their last 20 games.
  • Panthers are 10-4 in their last 14 road games.
  • The UNDER is 4-2 in the Capital's last six games.
  • Capitals are 2-7 in their last nine games.

Panther vs. Capitals Prediction and Pick

I'm sticking to the most trustworthy bet to make in Panthers games: the OVER.

Both teams offenses are trending upwards. They rank in the top half of the 16 playoff games in high-danger scoring chances, as the series is beginning to open up. The Panthers are averaging 13.18 high-danger scoring chances per game, and the Capitals are right behind them, averaging 12.2.

The Capitals haven't been able to shut down the Panthers offense like they did in Game 1 and Game 3, but the Panthers offense and goaltending has also been susceptible. It's best not to overthink this one, let's just sit back and root for goals.

Pick: OVER 6.5 (-125)


You can track Iain's bets on Betstamp here.

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