Betting on today’s Devils and Panthers game? Catch the action at FLA Live Arena in Sunrise, FL, as the Panthers hosts this showdown at 6:00 ET on ESPN+. The over/under goal line for this matchup is currently at 6.5 goals, and the Panthers are favored to win at home against the Devils.
NEW JERSEY DEVILS VS FLORIDA PANTHERS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Florida Panthers -1.5
This game will be played at FLA Live Arena at 6:00 ET on Saturday, January 13th.
WHY BET THE FLORIDA PANTHERS:
- Even though they are considered 1.5-goal underdogs, our projection points to a 4-3 win for the Devils.
- We like the Devils on the moneyline (+156)
- The Devils are also our pick on the spread at +1.5
Does New Jersey Stand a Chance on the Road?
With a record of 21-16-3, the Devils are currently sitting in 5th place in the Metropolitan Division and 9th in the Eastern Conference. In the Eastern Conference, they have gone 14-9 and are 2-6-1 as the underdog this season. Over their last ten games, the Devils have gone 5-5 and have lost two straight games.
On the road this season, New Jersey has gone 12-7-1 and have been the favorite in 31 of their 39 games. As the favorite, they have gone 19-10-2 and have won five straight games when favored.
On the road this season, the Devils have a puck line record of 10-9, and their average scoring margin is +.3 goals per game. So far, New Jersey has gone 12-27 against the puck line, and they have 11 wins by just one goal.
As the underdog, the Devils’ puck line record is 3-5, and their average scoring differential is -.4 goals per game. In their last ten games, New Jersey has gone 4-6 against the puck line, and they have 13 losses by multiple goals.
This season, New Jersey’s games have an average of 7.1 goals per game. The average over/under number for the season is 6.5. The Devils come in with an over/under performance of 25-13-1.
New Jersey has a 1-2 record in their last three road games. In this stretch, they averaged 3 goals per game while allowing 4. The team also performed well vs the puck line at 2-1.
On offense, the Devils are averaging 3.5 goals per game which is 9th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 18th in the league. New Jersey’s offense comes into the game ranked 7th in power play goals. And in terms of shorthanded goals, they are 27th in the NHL.
New Jersey’s leading goal scorer is Tyler Toffoli. So far this season, he has 16 goals, placing him 39th in the NHL. In addition to his goal scoring, Toffoli has 13 assists this season.
Defensively, the Panthers come into the season ranked 28th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 27 shots per game against Florida. For the season, they are ranked 18th in shutouts, coming in with 2 shutouts.
Entering the game, goalie Nico Daws has started three games this season. His current record stands at 2-1, and his save percentage is 0.282%.
Will the Panthers Win at FLA Live Arena?
At home this season, the Panthers have gone 13-5-0, and they are currently on a four-game winning streak at home. In the Eastern Conference, Florida is in 2nd place with a record of 27-12-2 and 56 points. Over their last ten games, the Panthers have gone 9-1, and they have won five straight games.
When playing as the favorite, Florida has gone 22-9-0 this season, and they have won eight straight games when favored. In the Atlantic Division, the Panthers are also in 2nd place with a record of 6-3.
Florida comes into the game with an average scoring margin of +.7 goals per game and has gone 21-20 against the puck line this season. So far, they have 17 wins by multiple goals and have gone 6-4 against the puck line in their last ten games.
As the favorite, the Panthers have gone 13-18 against the puck line, and they have gone 2-1 against the puck line in their last three games. Overall, they have gone 7-11 against the puck line at home and 4-1 against the puck line in their last five games.
On average, Florida’s games have finished with 5.7 goals per game. The season’s average over/under line stands at 6.4. In total, the Panthers come in with an over/under record of 15-25-1.
Across their last three road contests, New Jersey has a 2-1 record vs the spread. Their overall mark in these games was 1-2, while averaging 3 goals per game.
On the offensive side, the Panthers are scoring an 3.2 goals per game this season, ranking 16th in the NHL. When it came to shots on target per game, they are 2nd in the league. In terms of the Panthers’ offense during power plays, they are 13th in power play goals and 26th in shorthanded goals.
Florida’s leading scorer is Sam Reinhart. So far, he has 30 goals which is 2nd in the NHL. Reinhart also comes into the game with 23 assists.
The Panthers defense is currently 28th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 27 shots per game against Florida. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 18th with 2 shutouts.
Goalie Sergei Bobrovsky gets the start and has made 31 starts this season. His record at this point is 21-9, and his save percentage is 0.942%.