Florida Panthers vs New Jersey Devils NHL Betting Prediction

NHL Panthers vs New Jersey Devils Prediction 3/5/2024

The Florida Panthers (42-16-4) travel to face off against the New Jersey Devils (30-27-4) on Tuesday, March 5th. This game will be played at Prudential Center in Newark and televised on ESPN+. The Panthers are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Devils are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Kings. Puck drop is set for 7:00 ET.

Panthers vs Devils

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The Florida Panthers Are Coming Off A Win

On the road this season, Florida has gone 22-8-2 and have won two straight games. Overall, the Panthers are 42-16-4 and are in first place in both the Eastern Conference and Atlantic Division. In their last ten games, Florida is 9-1 and have won five straight games.

Against other Eastern Conference teams, the Panthers have gone 25-8 this season. When favored, Florida has gone 37-12-2 and have won 11 straight games when favored. In their last three games, the Panthers have gone 3-0.

Florida enters this game with a puck line record of 31-31, including a road puck line record of 21-11. Overall, the Panthers have a scoring margin of +1.0 goals per game and have won 26 games by multiple goals.

Over their last ten games, Florida’s puck line record is 6-4, and their puck line record as the favorite is 22-29. On the road, the Panthers have a puck line record of 8-2 in their last ten games and have won six straight road games by multiple goals.

In their last game, the Panthers went up against the Rangers and emerged as winners with a score of 4-2. In the first period, the Panthers struggled to find the net on offense, but they turned things around with two times in the second period and two goals in the third. Florida’s one power-play goals contributed to their total of 4 goals. Their offensive performance came with 29 shots on goal and two giveaways.

Florida secured a win against the puck line, entering the game as the favorites with a -1.5 goal advantage. The combined total of 6 goals exceeded the over/under line, which was set at 5.5 goals for the game.

The New Jersey Devils Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

At 64 points, the Devils are 11th in the Eastern Conference. They have a 30-27-4 record overall, including a 18-17 mark against teams from the East. In the Metropolitan Division, New Jersey is in 6th place, having gone 9-9 against divisional opponents.

Over their last ten games, the Devils have gone 4-6, and they have dropped two straight games. For the season, New Jersey has been the underdog in 17 of their 61 games, going 5-10-2 in those games.

At home this season, the Devils have a puck line record of just 5-26, and their overall puck line record is 21-40. So far, New Jersey has had 21 losses by more than one goal.

Overall, the team’s average scoring margin is -.2 goals per game, and when they are the underdog, their average scoring margin drops to -1.2 goals per game. In their last ten home games, the Devils have a puck line record of just 3-7.

In their most recent game, the Devils fell to the Kings on the road by a score of 5-1. In the first period on offense, the Devils managed to score one time, but that turned out to be the only scoring they could muster for the entire game. For the game, New Jersey’s only goal came at even strength. Overall, they had 31 shots on goal vs. Los Angeles.

Entering the game as the underdog, New Jersey not only suffered a straight-up loss but also failed to cover the puck line. The game finished below the over/under line of 6.5 with a combined total of 6 goals.

Florida Offense Breakdown

When looking at their offense, the Panthers have an average of 3.3 goals per game this season, positioning themselves 10th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are ranked 1st in the league. This season, the Panthers are 31-14 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’ over/under record this season is 22-38-2. For the season, they have had 41 games failing to surpass this game’s over/under line of 6.5. Overall, their games are averaging 5.7 goals per game.

Devils Offense Breakdown

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The Devils come into the game scoring an average of 3.3 goals per game, putting them 11th in the NHL. Regarding shots targeted at the goal per game, they are 8th in the league. So far this year, the Devils are 21-14 in games they have had more shots on goal than their opponent. They are 9-12 in games with fewer shots on goal.

The Devils’ over/under record this season is 35-25-1. For the season, they have had 36 games that surpassed this game’s over/under line of 6.5. Overall, their games are averaging6.8 goals per game.

Florida Team Defense

Defensively, the Panthers are currently 27th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 27.5 shots per game against Florida. They also are 4th in shutouts, coming in with 5 shutouts.

New Jersey Team Defense

Entering the game, the Devils’ defense ranks 13th in takeaways, averaging 7 takeaways per contest. In the NHL, they currently stand at 26th in terms of goals allowed, giving up an average of 3.2 goals per game.

Panthers vs Devils Trends

  • Across their last five road contests, Florida has been good against the puck line posting a mark of 5-0. Their overall mark in these games was 4-1, while averaging 4 goals per game.
  • In their last ten games at home, the Devils have a straight up record of 5-5 while going 3-7 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 3 goals per game in these contests.
  • As the betting underdog, the Devils have an puck line mark of just 6-4 in their last ten games. New Jersey posted a straight up mark of 3-7 in these matchups.
  • The Panthers have played well in their last three games as the betting favorite, going 3-0 straight up and 2-1 against the spread.

Panthers vs Devils Prediction

For a moneyline bet, I’m backing the Panthers to secure a victory over the Devils on the road. With the moneyline currently set at -118, I’m locking in my bet on the Panthers straight-up.

When it comes to my suggested pick for the puck line, I’d advise taking the Devils to cover. Even in the event of a Panthers victory, this matchup is likely to remain closely contested, and the Devils should cover the puck line.

When considering the over/under line, which is currently at 6.5 goals, we believe that this game will go over that threshold, and we recommend wagering on the over.

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