- The Florida Panthers have -180 odds to make the 2022-23 NHL postseason but are not currently in the mix, behind the Penguins by one point.
- The Pittsburgh Penguins are in the second Wild Card spot but have scored zero points in their last three games.
SUNRISE, Fla. – The Florida Panthers are currently on the outside looking in for the 2022-23 NHL playoffs, after being awarded the President’s Trophy during the previous season. Still, online sportsbooks currently favor the Panthers to make the playoffs, but these odds change after every single game.
Florida Panthers Odds to Make Postseason
- Yes -180
- No +135
The Tampa Bay Lighting currently have the third most points in the Atlantic Division sitting at 90, while the Panthers are in fourth with 77. While it is technically possible to catch up, is unlikely that the Panthers will steal third place from a TB team that has picked up six points in their last four games.
Betting on the Panthers to Claim a Wild Card Spot
Even though they are favored to make the playoffs, the Panthers are not currently sitting in one of the two Wild Card slots for the Eastern Conference. The Islanders (80 points) and the Penguins (78 points) are currently standing in Florida’s way.
Part of the Panthers being favored at online NHL sportsbooks is because they have been on a roll, winning five of their last six games and scoring 10 points during that span. Catching up to the Penguins is the Panthers' best chance of making the postseason, as Pittsburgh has dropped their last three games, including a 6-0 loss to the New York Rangers on Saturday.
The Panthers have 13 games remaining for the regular season and eight of the teams they have to face are not currently playoff bound or favored to make the postseason.
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Florida is expected to be favored over the next couple of matchups making this the best time to place after wagers on the playoff chances before they continue to grow shorter.
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