The Panthers and Rangers are set to face off at 7:00 ET on ESPN+. The Rangers will host the game at Madison Square Garden in New York, NY. The Panthers are favored by -1.5 in a Eastern conference showdown. The game’s over/under is currently at 5.5 goals.

FLORIDA PANTHERS VS NEW YORK RANGERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: New York Rangers +1.5

This game will be played at Madison Square Garden at 7:00 ET on Monday, March 4th.

WHY BET THE NEW YORK RANGERS:

  • Even though they are 1.5 goal underdogs, we see the Rangers winning this game by a score of 4-3.
  • We like the Rangers on the moneyline (-101)
  • The Rangers are also our pick on the spread at +1.5

Will the Panthers Find a Way to Win in New York?

Florida comes into tonight’s game as the top team in the Eastern Conference with 86 points and a record of 41-16-4. They have won four straight games and have gone 9-1 in their last ten games. On the road, the Panthers have a record of 21-8-2.

Against other Eastern Conference teams, Florida has gone 24-8 this season and have been favored in 50 of their 61 games. Over their last ten games as the favorite, the Panthers have won ten straight games.

Florida comes into the game with an average scoring margin of +.9 goals per game. So far, they have had 25 wins by multiple goals and have gone 30-31 against the puck line this year.

On the road, the Panthers have gone 20-11 vs. the puck line and have an average scoring margin of +1.3 goals per game. In their last 10 road games, Florida has gone 8-2 vs. the puck line and has won five straight games vs. the puck line.

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 21-38-2.

In their last three road games, Florida has averaged 4 goals per game while allowing 1. The team’s record in this stretch was 2-1 while going 3-0 vs. the spread.

On offense, the Panthers are averaging 3.3 goals per game which is 12th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 1st in the league. The Panthers went 30-14 in games where they had more shots than their opponents. However, in games with fewer shots on goal, their record was 8-2.

Florida’s current leading scorer is Sam Reinhart. This season, he has 42 goals, which puts him 2nd in the NHL. Reinhart also comes into the game with 30 assists.

New York defense takes on the Panthers ranked 17th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 29.4 shots per game against New York. They also are 21st in shutouts, with 3 shutouts.

Goalie Sergei Bobrovsky gets the start and has made 44 starts this season. His record at this point is 30-11, and his save percentage is 0.935%.

Will the Rangers Come Through as Home Underdogs?

At home this season, the Rangers have gone 21-7-0, including a current six-game winning streak. In the Eastern Conference standings, New York is in second place with 84 points and a record of 40-18-4. Against other teams from the East, the Rangers are 22-11.

Over their last ten games, the Rangers have an 8-2 record, and they have gone 3-2 over their last five games. As the underdog this season, New York has gone 8-4-2.

At home, the Rangers have a puck line record of 14-14 and an average scoring margin of +.8 goals per game. So far this season, New York has gone 31-30 against the puck line.

As the underdog, the Rangers have a puck line record of 12-1, and they have 24 wins by multiple goals. In their last ten games at home, the Rangers have gone 7-3 against the puck line.

Games involving New York have an average of 6.1 goals per game this season. Their average over/under line is 6.1. In terms of their over/under performance, the Rangers come in with a record of 30-28-3.

When looking at their past three road matchups, Florida has an puck line record of 3-0 while averaging 4 per game. The team went 2-1 overall in these games.

Offensively, the Rangers come into the game at 3.3 goals per contest placing 9th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are in 14th position in the league. In terms of power play goals, the Rangers offense is 8th in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they are 21st in the NHL.

New York’s leading scorer is Artemi Panarin. So far, he has 35 goals which is 7th in the NHL. Along with his scoring, he has come up with 49 assists so far.

Defensively, the Rangers are currently 17th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 29.4 shots per game against New York. They also are 21st in shutouts, coming in with 3 shutouts.

Goalie Igor Shesterkin gets the start and has made 40 starts this season. His record at this point is 26-12, and his save percentage is 0.917%.