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The Tampa Bay Lightning may have stolen much of the recent thunder for hockey fans in the state, but the Florida Panthers are still South Florida’s team. The franchise made it all the way to the Stanley Cup Final in 1996, in just its third year of existence, before losing to the Colorado Avalanche. The Panthers have made the NHL playoffs only six times since, and haven’t won a single playoff series. However, the fan base remains loyal.
These Panthers fans know how good (or bad) this team really is on any given night and may be able to turn that knowledge into an edge at the sportsbook now that Florida is moving toward legal online sports betting. Those looking to learn how can use the following guide to betting on the Panthers in the Sunshine State, including the latest game odds, Stanley Cup odds and player props.
Here’s where you’ll find the latest Florida Panthers game lines and futures, plus props involving Hart Trophy candidate Jonathan Huberdeau. Click on any of these odds to head to the associated sportsbook to place a bet:
Information is key when betting on the Florida Panthers. You can use the latest game data, stats and news to shape your betting decisions. Here’s where you’ll find it:
The puck line is when you pick game winners with a standard 1.5-goal puck line factored into the final score. You can also find alternate puck lines for Panthers games at varying odds. You book puck line bets at the currently posted moneyline odds at sites like FanDuel, DraftKings, and HardRock Sportsbook. Note, though, that the puck line can flip the script, turning moneyline favorites with negative odds into underdogs with positive odds and vice versa.
Moneyline betting is where you pick straight up game winners with no line factored in. You’ll find favorites with negative odds and underdogs with positive odds. For example, at BetMGM, Tampa Bay might be -200 favorites over Florida in an upcoming game, with the odds on the underdog Panthers at +150. Bet on the Lightning to win, and if you’re correct, you’d win $100 for every $200 you bet, plus your bet back. On the other hand, if you bet on the Panthers to win and they do, you’d win $150 for every $100 you bet, plus your bet back.
Keep in mind that heavy betting on one side might move the line ahead of the game. A sportsbook will try to avoid being over-exposed to any one particular outcome, so if the public, or even one big bettor, bets one side big, sportsbooks will adjust in an attempt to even out the wagering. Should most of the betting on the game above go toward the Lightning at -200, a sportsbook might move the line on the Lightning to -250 and bump up the Panthers betting odds to +200, just to make betting on the Panthers more attractive.
Betting on totals is when you bet on whether the total combined score by both teams will be over or under a line that the sportsbook sets. The odds will normally be around -110 on both sides, though, again, they may move in response to hockey betting action to try to even out the money on both sides.
Here are some of the top options for futures and prop bets involving the Florida Panthers:
Here are the main members of the current Florida Panthers coaching staff:
Bally Sports Florida (formerly SportsChannel and Fox Sports Florida) has held the Panthers’ local TV broadcasting rights since 1996. CBS Radio Miami’s 560 WQAM is the Panthers’ flagship radio station. Panthers games are also available for streaming regionally via NHL Live.
The Florida Panthers made it all the way to the Stanley Cup Final in 1996 before losing to the Colorado Avalanche. They beat the Boston Bruins in five games in the first round, and Bill Lindsay’s series-clinching goal remains the most memorable moment from that run.