Don’t miss out on the NHL showdown between the Panthers and Devils. The game is starting at 7:00 ET on ESPN+, and it’s hosted by the Devils at Prudential Center in Newark, NJ. Get ready to place your bets! The Panthers are the -1.5 goal favorite in this Eastern conference matchup against Devils. The over/under for the game is set at 6.5 goals.

FLORIDA PANTHERS VS NEW JERSEY DEVILS BETTING PICK

The Pick: New Jersey Devils +1.5

This game will be played at Prudential Center at 7:00 ET on Tuesday, March 5th.

WHY BET THE NEW JERSEY DEVILS:

  • With the Panthers being favored by 1.5, our NHL analytics models has this one playing out 4-3 in favor of the Panthers.
  • Take the Panthers on the moneyline
  • On the puck line, we like Devils (+1.5)

Do the Panthers Have What it Takes to Win as Road Favorites?

With a record of 42-16-4, the Panthers are in first place in the Eastern Conference and the Atlantic Division. They have won five straight games and have gone 9-1 in their last ten games. On the road, Florida is 22-8-2, and they have won two straight games away from home.

So far this season, the Panthers have been favored in 51 of their 62 games and have gone 37-12-2 in those games. In their last three games, Florida is 3-0, and they have won 11 straight games in which they have been favored.

On the road this season, the Panthers have a puck line record of 21-11, and their average road scoring margin is +1.3 goals per game. In their last ten road games, Florida’s puck line record is 8-2.

So far this year, the Panthers have won 26 games by multiple goals, and their overall puck line record is 31-31. In their last three games, Florida’s puck line record is 2-1.

For the season, Florida’s games have finished with an average of 5.7 goals per game. Their average over/under line for the season is 6.3. Overall, the Panthers have an over/under record of 22-38-2.

In their last three road games, Florida has averaged 2 goals per game while allowing 1. The team’s record in this stretch was 2-1 while going 3-0 vs. the spread.

For their offensive performance, the Panthers come in averaging 3.3 goals per game this season, which is 10th in the NHL. In the category of shots on goal per game, they are 1st in the league. Looking at how the Panthers’ offense is performing during power plays, they are 1st in power play goals and 18th in shorthanded goals.

Florida’s leading goal scorer is Sam Reinhart. So far this season, he has 44 goals, placing him 2nd in the NHL. In addition to his goal scoring, Reinhart has 30 assists this season.

Coming into the game, the Devils’ defense is 13th in takeaways at 7 takeaways per contest. Overall, they are giving up 3.2 goals per game which is 26th in the NHL.

Goalie Sergei Bobrovsky comes into the game having made 45 starts this season. So far, his record is 31-11 and he has a save percentage of 0.935%.

Can the Devils Pull the Upset at Home?

At home this season, the Devils have gone 14-15-2 and they are currently 6th in the Metropolitan Division and 11th in the Eastern Conference with 64 points. In the conference, New Jersey has gone 18-17 this season and they have been the underdog in 17 of their 61 games. Over their last ten games, the Devils have gone 4-6 and they have dropped their last two games.

Overall this season, New Jersey has gone 30-27-4 and they have been the favorite in 44 of their games. Against the Eastern Conference, the Devils have gone 9-9 and they have gone 2-3 over their last five games. So far this season, New Jersey has been outscored by 14 goals.

So far this season, New Jersey has gone just 5-26 against the puck line at home, and they are just 21-40 vs. the puck line overall. They have been the underdog in 17 games this year and have gone 8-9 against the puck line in those games. Overall, the Devils have 13 wins vs. the puck line when they are the underdog.

Across their last ten home games, the Devils have gone just 3-7 vs. the puck line, and their average scoring margin at home this year is -.5 goals per game. In their last three games, the Devils have gone just 1-2 vs. the puck line.

On average, New Jersey’s games have finished with 6.8 goals per game. The season’s average over/under line stands at 6.5. In total, the Devils come in with an over/under record of 35-25-1.

When looking at their past three road matchups, Florida has an puck line record of 3-0 while averaging 2 per game. The team went 2-1 overall in these games.

On offense, the Devils are averaging 3.3 goals per game which is 11th in the NHL. In terms of shots on 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 leading scorer for New Jersey’s offense is Tyler Toffoli. Coming into the game he has 26 goals, ranking 28th in the NHL. Along with his scoring, he has come up with 18 assists so far.

The Devils’ defense comes into the game with a ranking of 13th in takeaways and an average of 7 takeaways per contest. They hold 26th place in the NHL for goals allowed, with an average of 3.2 goals given up per game.

Goalie Nico Daws comes into the game having made 18 starts this season. So far, his record is 8-10 and he has a save percentage of 0.491%.