The Florida Panthers Go on the Road Against the New Jersey Devils
The Florida Panthers will head to the Prudential Center on Saturday afternoon to take on the New Jersey Devils in an Eastern Conference matchup. The Panthers are currently on top of the entire Eastern Conference (44-15-6, 94 points), while the Devils are in the Metropolitan Division (24-37-5, 53 points) thus far.
This will be the third and deciding game in the season series as both teams have one win in the season series, with the home team picking up a victory. The last time they played was on November 18, with the Panthers picking up a 4-1 home win.
These two franchises have been on two completely different levels this season, so it should be an exciting matchup. Let’s take a closer look into the Florida Panthers and the New Jersey Devils to determine where we should be betting.
Game Preview: Florida Panthers at New Jersey Devils, April 2
The Panthers are doing incredibly well as they are averaging 4.02 goals on 37 shots this season. Left winger Jonathan Huberdeau has been doing incredibly well this year as he is leading the NHL in assists and is tied for third in the league in points as he has posted 90 points (21 goals, 69 assists) with six points in his last four games.
Defensively, Florida is allowing 2.88 goals on 30.7 shot attempts per game thus far. Goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky has played very well as he is 31-6-3 with 2.57 goals allowed per game with a .916 save percentage.
New Jersey has been led by left winger Jesper Bratt has been doing decently well as he is tied for 24th in hockey in assists and tied for 27th in the sport in points as he has recorded 65 points (22 goals, 43 assists), and that is including eight points scored in his last five games.
As a team, they are scoring 3.03 goals on 32 shot attempts right now. Mackenzie Blackwood remains on Injured Reserve, so goalie Nico Daws has been in the net as he has an 8-8-0 record with a .900 save percentage and 3.05 goals allowed per game.
Florida Panthers at New Jersey Devils Betting Prediction
Jonathan Huberdeau has been one of the best offensive players in the entire National Hockey League, and his output alone should be the difference. There is a slight offensive difference as of late as Florida is scoring 3.3 goals in their last four games while New Jersey is averaging 2.7 goals in their previous three games.
The Panthers are currently 34-31 against the spread, while the Devils are just 31-35 against the spread here. All in all, go with the Florida Panthers to cover the puck line on the road as the superior team in this matchup.
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- All views expressed are my own. My picks are my own and not a guarantee, bet at your own risk.
* All odds provided by Action247 Sportsbook and all odds subject to change.
**All views expressed are my own. My picks are my own and are not a guarantee, bet at your own risk.