Florida Panthers vs New York Rangers NHL Betting Prediction

NHL Panthers vs New York Rangers Prediction 5/30/2024

The Florida Panthers (52-24-6) travel to face off against the New York Rangers (54-23-4) on Thursday, May 30th. This game will be played at Madison Square Garden in New York and televised on ESPN. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Puck drop is set for 8:00 ET.

Panthers vs Rangers

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The Florida Panthers Are Coming Off A Win

As the favored team, the Panthers have a record of 46-19-2 when favored this season. They come into this game having won four straight games and are 6-4 in their last ten games. On the road, Florida has gone 26-11-4 this season.

Overall, the Panthers have gone 52-24-6 this season, putting them in first place in the Atlantic Division and third in the Eastern Conference. Against Eastern Conference opponents, Florida has gone 33-17 this season.

Florida enters the game with a puck line record of 41-41, including a mark of 27-14 on the road. So far this season, the Panthers have an average scoring differential of +.8 goals per game, including +1.1 goals per game on the road. In their last ten road games, the team has gone just 5-5 against the puck line.

Overall, the Panthers have won 33 games by multiple goals, and they have dropped 17 games by more than one goal. This season, Florida has been favored in 67 games and has a puck line record of 29-38 as the favorite. In their last three road games, the team is 1-2 vs. the puck line.

The Panthers recently hosted the Maple Leafs and emerged victorious with a 5-2 win. During the first period, the Panthers started slow, but they turned things around by scoring four times in the second period and one goal in the third. In the game, Florida managed to score all five goals at even strength. They concluded with 42 shots on goal and committed 12 turnovers.

Florida secured a win against the puck line, entering the game as the favorites with a -1.5 goal advantage. The teams surpassed the over/under line, which was set at 6 goals, with a combined total of 7 goals.

The New York Rangers Are Coming Off A Win

As the season comes to a close, the Rangers have a firm grip on the top spot in the Eastern Conference, sitting at 112 points and a record of 54-23-4. Over their last ten games, the Rangers have gone 6-4 and are winners of two straight games. At home, the Rangers have been dominant, going 29-11-0 on the year.

Against Eastern Conference opponents, the Rangers have gone 34-16 this season and have won three straight games as the underdog. As the underdog this season, the Rangers have gone 11-4-2 and have won two straight games.

At home this season, the Rangers have gone 18-22 against the puck line, and their average scoring margin is +.7 goals per game. So far, they have been the underdog in 17 games, and their puck line record as the underdog is 15-2. Overall, their puck line record is 40-41, and their puck line record at home is 5-5 in their last ten games.

Over their last ten games, the Rangers’ puck line record is 8-2, and they have gone 4-1 against the puck line in their last five games. In their last three games, their puck line record is 3-0, and they have 31 wins by multiple goals this season.

Facing the Senators in their last game, the Rangers won by a score of 4-0. In all three periods, the Rangers’ offense found the net against the Senators. Throughout the game, the New York offense managed to score one time while short-handed and took 34 shots on goal.

Coming into the game favored by -1.5, New York also managed to pick up a victory against the puck line. The game ended below the over/under line of 6.5, with a combined total of 4 goals.

Florida Offense Breakdown

For their offensive performance, the Panthers come in averaging 3.2 goals per game this season, which is 11th in the NHL. In the category of shots on goal per game, they are 2nd in the league. The Panthers went 38-19 in games where they had more shots than their opponents. However, in games with fewer shots on goal, their record was 10-4.

The Panthers’ over/under record this season is 30-49-3. For the season, they have had 45 games failing to surpass this game’s over/under line of 5.5. Overall, their games are averaging 5.7 goals per game.

Rangers Offense Breakdown

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Offensively, the Rangers come into the game at 3.4 goals per contest placing 9th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are in 14th position in the league. This season, the Rangers have a 33-15 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. In games with fewer shots on goal, they hold a 20-7 record.

This season, the Rangers have an over/under record of 44-34-3. Throughout the season, they have played 50 games that went over the 5.5 over/under line. The average number of goals in their games is 6.3 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 3rd in shutouts, with 8 shutouts.

New York Team Defense

The Rangers defense is currently 22nd in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 29.3 shots per game against New York. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 14th with 5 shutouts.

Panthers vs Rangers Trends

  • When looking at their past five road matchups, Florida has an puck line record of 2-3 while averaging 3 per game. The team went 4-1 overall in these games.
  • Although New York has a straight up record of 7-3 in their last ten home games, they have not held up as well vs the puck line going 5-5. The team averaged 2 goals per game in these games.
  • As the betting underdog, the Rangers have an puck line record of 4-1 in their last five games. In these matchups their, straight up record was 3-2.
  • Looking back on the team’s last ten games as the favorite, the Panthers have a straight up record of 6-4. Their record vs the puck line in these games was 3-7.

Panthers vs Rangers Prediction

For a moneyline pick, I’m taking the Rangers to pick up on a win over the Panthers at home. With the moneyline sitting at +103, I’ll be locking in a 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.

With an over/under line sitting at 5.5 goals, we like this game to surpass that mark and recommend getting a bet down on the over.

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