Florida Panthers vs. New York Rangers Free Pick 11/10/19

Date | AuthorBTB Staff

Last Updated: 2019-11-10

Two of the league’s best at scoring on the power play, the Florida Panthers and the New York Rangers collide at Madison Square Garden. Fox SportsNet Florida will broadcast this Eastern Conference matchup, and the action gets going at 1 p.m. ET on Sunday, November 10.

Florida Panthers vs. New York Rangers Odds

Earning 1.9 units for moneyline bettors, New York is 7-7 straight up (SU) overall this year. That early-season winning percentage is a welcome improvement over the 32-50 record from the 2018-19 season campaign. Of its 14 regular season contests, eight have gone under the total, while six have gone over and none have pushed. The team is 4-5 SU at home this year.

The Rangers have converted on 22.0 percent of their power play opportunities this year, a mark that’s good enough for seventh-best in the league. On the other hand, their penalty kill is ranked 15th overall, and they’ve successfully killed off 81.1 percent of all penalties.

The Rangers, as a collective unit, have been penalized 4.7 times per game this season. Last year, they posted the highest mark in the league with 4.1 penalties per game. After serving an average of 10.4 penalty minutes per game a season ago the team’s been forced to stave off opponent power plays for 11.3 minutes per outing this year.

With a .922 save percentage and 34.1 saves per game, Henrik Lundqvist (four wins, four losses) has been the primary goalkeeper for the Broadway Blueshirts this season. If New York chooses to give him the day off, however, the team might roll with Alexandar Georgiev (3-4-4 record, .913 save percentage, 2.87 goals against average).

Artemi Panarin and Ryan Strome will each spearhead the attack for the Rangers. Panarin (16 points) has put up eight goals and eight assists and has recorded two or more points in four different games this year. Strome has five goals and nine assists to his credit and has recorded a point in nine contests.

In the other locker room, Florida is 7-9 straight up (SU) and has lost 1.4 units for bettors taking the moneyline thus far. Through 16 regular season matches, 10 of its games have gone over the total, while four have gone under the total and just one has pushed. The Panthers are 4-6 SU as the road team this season.

The Panthers have scored on 22.0 percent of their power play opportunities this year, a mark that’s good enough for seventh-best in the NHL. On the other hand, its penalty kill unit is ranked seventh overall and it’s successfully defended 86.4 percent of all opponent power plays.

Florida’s players have been penalized only 3.1 times per game in total this season, 3.4 per game over their last five match ups total, and 3.4 per game over their last five road outings. The team has had to kill penalties just 7.8 minutes per game over their last 10 outings.

Sergei Bobrovsky (3.39 goals against average and .884 save percentage) has been the primary option in goal for Florida. Bobrovsky is averaging 23.5 saves per game and owns a 6-8-4 record.

For the visiting Panthers, the offense will run through Aleksander Barkov (four goals, 16 assists) and Jonathan Huberdeau (nine goals, 11 assists).

Florida Panthers vs. New York Rangers Free Picks

Prediction: SU Winner – Panthers, O/U – Over

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Betting Notes

After posting a 3-7 record in games decided by a shootout last year, Florida is off to a 1-3 start in games decided by shootout this season. New York went 6-5 in shootouts last year and has yet to participate in one this time around.

Four of New York’s last five games gone under the total.

After averaging the sixth-most shots in the league last season (33.0 per game), Florida has attempted 34.9 shots per contest overall this season, and 33.0 in its last 10 games.

Florida skaters registered 23.2 hits per game last season, while the Broadway Blueshirts posted 26.0 hits per matchup.

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