New York Rangers vs Florida Panthers NHL Betting Prediction

NHL Rangers vs Florida Panthers Prediction 5/28/2024

The New York Rangers (54-23-4) travel to face off against the Florida Panthers (52-24-6) on Tuesday, May 28th. This game will be played at FLA Live Arena in Sunrise and televised on ESPN. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Puck drop is set for 8:00 ET.

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The New York Rangers Are Coming Off A Win

With 112 points, the New York Rangers have already clinched the top spot in the Eastern Conference and the Metropolitan Division. They have gone 54-23-4 this season and have won two straight games. On the road, the Rangers are 25-12-4, and they have gone 34-16 against Eastern Conference opponents.

Over their last ten games, the Rangers have gone 7-3, and they have gone 43-19-2 as the favorite this season. Overall, New York has been the favorite in 64 of their 81 games this year. Against the Panthers, the Rangers are the underdog, and they have gone 11-4-2 in games where they are the underdog this season.

On the season, the Rangers have a puck line record of 40-41, and their average scoring margin is +.6 goals per game. So far, New York has 31 wins by multiple goals and 23 wins by just one goal.

As the underdog, the Rangers have a puck line record of 15-2, and their average scoring differential is +1 goal per game in those contests. In their last ten games, the team’s puck line record is 8-2, and their road puck line record is 22-19.

In their most recent game, the Rangers faced the Senators and came out victorious with a score of 4-0. The Rangers’ offense scored in each period against the Senators. For the game, the New York offense took 34 shots on goal and scored one time while short handed.

New York came in as the favorites with a -1.5 goal advantage and, as a result, recorded a win against the puck line. Combining for 4 goals, the game finished below the over/under line of 6.5.

The Florida Panthers Are Coming Off A Win

At home this season, the Panthers have gone 26-13-2, and they have won five straight games at home. In the Eastern Conference, Florida is currently in third place and first in the Atlantic Division. So far this season, the Panthers have gone 52-24-6, and they have won four straight games overall. Over their last ten games, Florida has gone 6-4, and they have gone 46-19-2 this season when favored.

Over their last five games, the Panthers have gone 2-3, and they have gone 33-17 against Eastern Conference opponents this season. In games against other Atlantic Division teams, Florida has gone 17-9 this year. At home, the Panthers have gone 26-13-2 this season.

Florida enters the game with a puck line record of 41-41 and an average scoring margin of +.8 goals per game. Their puck line record as the favorite is 29-38, and they have 33 wins by multiple goals.

So far, the Panthers have 19 wins by just one goal and 17 losses by multiple goals. Over their last ten home games, Florida’s puck line record is 4-6, and their average scoring margin at home is +.6 goals per game.

In their recent matchup, the Panthers hosted the Maple Leafs and came away with a 5-2 victory. Offensively, the Panthers couldn’t break through in the first period, but they scored four times in the second period and one goal in the third. All five goals came at even strength. They finished with 42 shots on goal and had 12 turnovers.

Coming into the game favored by -1.5, Florida also managed to pick up a victory against the puck line. The teams surpassed the over/under line, which was set at 6 goals, with a combined total of 7 goals.

New York Offense Breakdown

When looking at their offense, the Rangers have an average of 3.4 goals per game this season, positioning themselves 9th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are ranked 14th 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.

The Rangers come in with an over/under record of 44-34-3. Over the season, there have been 50 games that have surpassed the 5.5 over/under line. Their games, on average, are at 6.3 goals per game.

Panthers Offense Breakdown

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When looking at their offense, the Panthers have an average of 3.2 goals per game this season, positioning themselves 11th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are ranked 2nd in the league. In terms of the Panthers’ offense during power plays, they are 6th in power play goals and 10th in shorthanded goals.

This season, the Panthers’ have an over/under record of 30-49-3. Throughout the season, they have played 45 games that did not exceed the 5.5 over/under line. On average, their games are averaging 5.7 goals per game.

New York Team Defense

In terms of defense, the Rangers head into the game ranked 22nd in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 29.3 shots per game against New York. So far, they are 14th in shutouts, achieving 5 shutouts.

Florida Team Defense

Defensively, the Panthers come into the season ranked 29th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 27.6 shots per game against Florida. For the season, they are ranked 3rd in shutouts, coming in with 8 shutouts.

Rangers vs Panthers Trends

  • Although New York has a straight up record of 8-2 in their last ten road games, they have not held up as well vs the puck line going 8-2. The team averaged 4 goals per game in these games.
  • When looking at their past ten home matchups, Florida has an puck line record of 4-6 while averaging 3 per game. The team went 7-3 overall in these games.
  • In their last three games as the betting underdog, the Panthers have a straight up record of 1-2 and an puck line mark of 3-0.
  • Looking back on the team’s last ten games as the favorite, the Rangers have a straight up record of 7-3. Their record vs the puck line in these games was 5-5.

Rangers vs Panthers Prediction

To those searching for a pure moneyline wager, the Panthers is the clear pick. Still, with a payout of -175, it’s worth thinking about including this bet in a parlay.

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