Panthers vs New York Rangers NHL Betting Prediction

NHL Panthers vs New York Rangers Prediction 3/23/2024

The Florida Panthers (45-20-4) travel to face off against the New York Rangers (45-20-4) on Saturday, March 23rd. This game will be played at Madison Square Garden in New York and televised on ABC. The Rangers are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Panthers are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Predators. Puck drop is set for 8:00 ET.

Panthers vs Rangers

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The Florida Panthers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

So far this season, the Florida Panthers have gone 45-20-4 and are in 4th place in the Eastern Conference. In the Atlantic Division, the Panthers are in 2nd place and have gone 12-5 in divisional games. On the road, Florida has gone 24-9-2.

Over their last ten games, the Panthers have gone 6-4, but they have lost their last three games. As the underdog, Florida has gone 6-5-2 this season and have been the underdog in 13 of their 69 games.

Florida enters this game with a puck line record of 34-35 and a road puck line record of 23-12. So far this year, the Panthers have an average scoring margin of +.8 goals per game and have 28 wins by multiple goals.

Over their last 10 road games, the Panthers have gone 8-2 against the puck line and 4-1 in their last five. In their last three games, Florida has gone 0-3 against the puck line.

After suffering a 3-0 loss at home to the Predators, the Panthers are looking to bounce back today. In this game, Florida’s offense had a challenging time against the Predators and failed to score. During the game, the Panthers’ offense had 21 turnovers and took 33 shots on goal while being shutout.

Florida was favored by -1.5 giving them a loss vs. the puck line. Combining for 3 goals, the game finished below the over/under line of 6.5.

The New York Rangers Are Coming Off A Win

At home this season, the Rangers have been dominant, going 23-9, and they are favored in this game. In the Eastern Conference, New York is in second place and first in the Metropolitan Division. On the year, the Rangers are 45-20-4.

Over their last ten games, New York is 6-4, and they have won two straight games as the underdog. In games where they are favored, the Rangers are 35-16-2, and this season they have been favored in 53 of their 69 games.

When favored, the Rangers have gone 22-31 on the puck line this season, and they have 28 wins by multiple goals. Overall, the team’s average scoring margin is +.6 goals per game.

At home, New York has gone 16-16 vs. the puck line this season, and their average scoring margin is +.7 goals per game. In their last ten home games, the Rangers are 8-2 on the puck line.

In their last game, the Rangers went up against the Bruins and emerged as winners with a score of 5-2. Offensively, the Rangers couldn’t break through in the first period, but they scored two times in the second period and three goals in the third. In the game, New York managed to score all five goals at even strength. They concluded with 31 shots on goal and committed 7 turnovers.

Entering the game as the underdog, New York came away with a victory against the puck line. With a combined total of 7 goals, the teams exceeded the over/under line of 5.5 goals set for the game.

Florida Offense Breakdown

On the offensive side, the Panthers are scoring an 3.2 goals per game this season, ranking 13th in the NHL. When it came to shots on target per game, they are 1st in the league. This season, the Panthers are 32-16 when getting more shots on goal than their opponents. And in games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 9-4 record.

The Panthers come in with an over/under record of 25-41-3. Over the course of the season, they have had 38 games failing to surpass the 6 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 10th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are in 15th position in the league. The New York offense is ranked 7th in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they find themselves at 24th in the NHL.

This season, the over/under record for the Rangers’ is 36-30-3. Over the course of the season, they have had 32 games that exceeded the over/under line of 6. On average, their games are averaging 6.1 goals per game.

Florida Team Defense

Florida defense takes on the Rangers ranked 29th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 27.6 shots per game against Florida. They also are 8th in shutouts, with 5 shutouts.

New York Team Defense

Defensively, the Rangers are currently 23rd in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 29.2 shots per game against New York. They also are 16th in shutouts, coming in with 4 shutouts.

Panthers vs Rangers Trends

  • In their last ten games away from home, the Panthers have a straight up record of 8-2 while going 8-2 vs. the spread. The team averaged 3 goals per game in this stretch.
  • Across their ten previous home games, New York has an puck line mark of 8-2. Their straight up record in these matchups was 8-2 while averaging 3 goals per game.
  • Through their last five games as the underdog, the Rangers have an puck line record of 4-1 and a straight up mark of 3-2.
  • Looking back on the team’s last five games as the favorite, the Panthers have a straight up record of 2-3. Their record vs the puck line in these games was 2-3.

Panthers vs Rangers Prediction

If you’re looking for a moneyline pick, my choice is the Panthers to take down the Rangers on the road. With the moneyline currently at -110, I’m placing my bet on the Panthers straight-up.

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

With an over/under line sitting at 6 goals, we like this game to surpass that mark and recommend getting a bet down on the over.

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