St. Louis Blues vs. Florida Panthers Prediction, Odds, NHL Picks [12/21/2023]

St. Louis Blues vs. Florida Panthers Prediction, Odds, NHL Picks  [12/21/2023]

The Florida Panthers will take on the St. Louis Blues in NHL action at Amerant Bank Arena on Thursday, commencing at 7:00PM ET.'s comprehensive betting preview for Thursday's Blues vs. Panthers matchup includes the latest betting odds, as well as our predictions and picks for the game.

Blues vs. Panthers Prediction: Who Will Win, Cover the Spread

We have used trusted machine learning and statistical analysis to simulate the outcome of Thursday's NHL matchup between the Blues and Panthers 10,000 times, in line with our coverage of NHL picks.

Our famous predictive analytics model gives the Panthers a 63% chance of beating the Blues.

According to our model, the Blues (+1.5) have a 59% chance of covering the puck line, while the 6.5-goal Over/Under has a 52% chance of going under.

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Blues vs. Panthers Odds

We have researched the best betting odds in America for this game, which are listed here:

Bet Type Blues Panthers
Puck Line +1.5 (-120) -1.5 (+110)
Moneyline +190 -225
Total o6.5 (-110) u6.5 (-104)
  • The Panthers are -1.5 favorites against the Blues, with +110 at FanDuel Sportsbook the best odds currently available.
  • For the underdog Blues (+1.5) to cover the puck line, BetMGM Sportsbook has the best odds currently on the market at -120.
  • FanDuel currently has the best moneyline odds for the Panthers at -225. That means you can risk $225 to win $100 for a total payout of $325 if they get the W.
  • Meanwhile, BetMGM currently has the best moneyline odds for the Blues at +190, where you can put down $100 to profit $190, earning a total payout of $290 if they win.
  • The Over/Under is set at 6.5 with BetMGM, which currently has the best odds for the Over at -110, while FanDuel currently has the best odds for the Under at -104.

All odds are correct at the time of publication and are subject to change.

As always, make sure you check the sports betting sites you have access to in your state for the best NHL odds and lines.

Blues vs. Panthers Picks

By comparing our predictions to the odds listed above, we have identified the best betting picks for this game:

Bet Type Our Pick Best Odds
Puck Line Blues +1.5 -120 🔥
Moneyline Blues +190
Total Under 6.5 -104


When you see a 🔥, that means it's one of our best bets of the day across all major pro and college sports.

While the Panthers are more likely to win the game, betting on the Blues moneyline is the best option due to the 2.8% edge identified when comparing our data-led probabilities to the betting odds currently on offer.

Taking advantage of the edges published here at Dimers is pivotal to achieving long-term profitability.

Dimers' NHL best bets are based on complex modeling and gambling expertise to bring you the best possible plays every time.

Blues vs. Panthers Player Props

Who will score an anytime goal in Blues vs. Panthers?

According to our model, Florida's Carter Verhaeghe is most likely to score the first goal in Blues vs. Panthers.

Our projections give Verhaeghe a 7.9% chance of scoring the first goal at Amerant Bank Arena, while the Panthers star is a 38.9% chance of netting an anytime goal.

First Goal Scorer Predictions

St. Louis Blues

Player First Goal Probability
Pavel Buchnevich 5.4%
Robert Thomas 5.0%
Jake Neighbours 4.9%
Jordan Kyrou 4.8%
Brayden Schenn 3.2%

Florida Panthers

Player First Goal Probability
Carter Verhaeghe 7.9%
Aleksander Barkov 6.9%
Matthew Tkachuk 6.6%
Sam Reinhart 6.5%
Sam Bennett 4.6%

Anytime Goal Scorer Predictions

St. Louis Blues

Player Anytime Goal Probability
Pavel Buchnevich 28.7%
Jordan Kyrou 25.6%
Jake Neighbours 25.5%
Robert Thomas 25.0%
Brandon Saad 18.6%

Florida Panthers

Player Anytime Goal Probability
Carter Verhaeghe 38.9%
Sam Reinhart 35.6%
Aleksander Barkov 34.7%
Matthew Tkachuk 34.2%
Sam Bennett 23.9%
Remember, our model updates regularly, so keep an eye on this page for any changes to our betting insights ahead of the Blues vs. Panthers on Thursday December 21, 2023.

Blues vs. Panthers Game Information

Thursday's action between the Panthers and Blues at Amerant Bank Arena is scheduled to begin at 7:00PM ET.


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