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7:05 PM EST. OT included. The Flyers stock is high after they whacked the Capitals 8-2 on Saturday night to run their record to 3-2. The Flyers opened their season with three games in California before playing in Nashville. A bizarre series of events cost them a game in Nashville, thus Philadelphia should have come home 3-1 instead of 2-2. Still, that last win has resonated in the market and now for the first time this year, the Flyers are overpriced. Look, we like the Flyers a lot. They have confidence and they roll out balanced scoring for the first time in years. However, they are a middle of the pack possession team that is worth getting behind offered a price. We’re not quite ready to trust them as the chalk but this one is more about getting behind the most undervalued team in the league.
Enter the Florida Panthers, a team so talented and so dangerous that nobody is talking about. By the time the experts start talking about them, remember where you heard it first. The Panthers have played just four games so they are itching to get back out there. They played and lost in Pittsburgh on Saturday night because Matt Murray was better than Roberto Luongo but the Panthers fired away 46 shots and deserved to win. Against the then undefeated Blues last Thursday, the Panthers buried them 5-2. The Panthers own the biggest shot discrepancy per game in the league thus far. They are dominating everything except goaltending. They have had the puck far more than the opposition has thus far and have scored 16 goals in four games. We’re always concerned about Luongo in net when we’re backing the Panthers but we can’t worry about that, as there is too much value on a team that is very likely going to win the battle in all the key areas. Keep your eye on the Panthers and keep playing them, as there is nothing but profit potential in backing this extremely capable and dangerous bunch.
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Florida +125 (Risking 2 units - To Win: 2.50)