Florida Panthers vs New York Rangers NHL Betting Prediction

NHL Florida Panthers vs New York Rangers Prediction 3/4/2024

The Florida Panthers (41-16-4) travel to face off against the New York Rangers (40-18-4) on Monday, March 4th. This game will be played at Madison Square Garden in New York and televised on ESPN+. The Panthers are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Rangers are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Maple Leafs. Puck drop is set for 7:00 ET.

Panthers vs Rangers

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The Florida Panthers Are Coming Off A Win

With a record of 41-16-4, the Panthers sit atop the Eastern Conference and the Atlantic Division. Over their last ten games, they have gone 9-1 and have won four straight games.

On the road this season, Florida has gone 21-8-2, and as the favored team, they have gone 36-12-2. Over their last three games, they have gone 3-0, and in games against Eastern Conference opponents, they have gone 24-8.

Florida enters the game with a puck line record of 30-31 this season and a road puck line mark of 20-11. The Panthers have 25 wins by multiple goals compared to 16 one-goal victories.

Over their last 10 games, the Panthers have a puck line record of 6-4 and a road puck line mark of 8-2. So far this season, Florida has been favored in 50 games and has a puck line record of 21-29 when favored.

The Panthers are coming off a 4-0 road win over the Red Wings. Offensively, the Panthers couldn’t break through in the first period, but they scored two times in the second period and two goals in the third. Of Florida’s four goals, two were scored while in power play situations. Their game ended with 37 shots on goal and one giveaways.

Florida also picked up a win against the puck line, coming into the game favored by -1.5. The game finished below the over/under line of 6.5 with a combined total of 4 goals.

The New York Rangers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

At home this season, the Rangers have been dominant. They have won six straight games at Madison Square Garden and have an overall record of 21-7-0 in their home games. Against the Eastern Conference, the Rangers have gone 22-11 this season, and they currently sit in second place in the conference standings.

Overall, the Rangers have gone 40-18-4 this season, and they have gone 8-2 in their last ten games. Against teams from the Eastern Conference, the Rangers have gone 32-14-2 this season, and they have been favored in 48 of their 62 games.

At home this season, the Rangers have gone 14-14 against the puck line and have an average scoring margin of +.8 goals per game. So far, they have played 48 games as the favorite, and their puck line record sits at 19-29.

Overall, New York has gone 31-30 against the puck line, including a 6-4 mark in their last ten games. In their last three games, the Rangers have gone 2-1 vs. the puck line, and they have 24 wins by multiple goals this season.

Following a 4-3 loss on the road to the Maple Leafs, the Rangers are eager to bounce back. Against the Maple Leafs, the Rangers’ offense scored in all three periods. In the game, New York managed to score all three goals at even strength. They concluded with 35 shots on goal and committed 10 turnovers.

Despite the loss, New York did cover the puck line, as they went into the game as the underdog. The teams surpassed the over/under line, which was set at 6.5 goals, with a combined total of 7 goals.

Florida Offense Breakdown

For their offensive performance, the Panthers come in averaging 3.3 goals per game this season, which is 12th in the NHL. In the category of shots on goal per game, they are 1st in the league. This season, the Panthers are 30-14 when getting more shots on goal than their opponents. And in games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 8-2 record.

The Panthers come in with an over/under record of 21-38-2. Over the course of the season, they have had 35 games failing to surpass the 5.5 goal over/under line. The average number of goals in their games is at 5.7 per game.

Rangers Offense Breakdown

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Offensively, the Rangers come into the game at 3.3 goals per contest placing 9th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are in 14th position in the league. The New York offense is ranked 8th in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they find themselves at 21st in the NHL.

This season, the Rangers have an over/under record of 30-28-3. Throughout the season, they have played 36 games that went over the 5.5 over/under line. The average number of goals in their games is 6.1 per game.

Florida Team Defense

Florida defense takes on the Rangers ranked 28th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 27.5 shots per game against Florida. They also are 4th in shutouts, with 5 shutouts.

New York Team Defense

Defensively, the Rangers are currently 17th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 29.4 shots per game against New York. They also are 21st in shutouts, coming in with 3 shutouts.

Panthers vs Rangers Trends

  • In their last ten games away from home, the Panthers have a straight up record of 9-1 while going 8-2 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 4 goals per game in these contests.
  • In their last ten games at home, the Rangers have a straight up record of 8-2 while going 7-3 vs. the spread. The team averaged 3 goals per game in this stretch.
  • As the betting underdog, the Rangers have an puck line mark of just 10-0 in their last ten games. New York posted a straight up mark of 7-3 in these matchups.
  • Through their last five matchups as the betting favorite, the Panthers have a good straight up record, but their puck line mark is just 1-4.

Panthers vs Rangers Prediction

For a moneyline bet, I’m backing the Rangers to secure a victory over the Panthers at home. With the moneyline currently set at -101, I’m locking in my bet on the Rangers straight-up.

Our projections have the Rangers pulling out a win as the underdog. But if you’re not as bullish as we are on the Rangers, we’d recommend at least getting a bet down on them to cover the puck line.

For those looking at the over/under line set at 5.5 goals, our expectation is that this game will surpass that mark, and we suggest making a bet on the over.

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