Two teams squaring off for the second time this season, the Florida Panthers and the New Jersey Devils clash at the Prudential Center for an Eastern Conference matchup. The first puck will drop at 7 p.m. ET on Monday, November 27, and it will be broadcasted live on MSG Network.
Florida Panthers vs. New Jersey Devils Odds
New Jersey (-135) is currently favored over Florida (+115), and the oddsmakers have put the Over/Under (O/U) at 6 goals (-105 for the over, -115 for the under).
New Jersey is 14-9 straight up (SU) and has earned moneyline bettors 8.1 units this year. That winning percentage, ranked fifth in the league in this young season, is a remarkable improvement over the 28-54 record from last years regular season campaign. Through 23 regular season matches, 13 of the teams games have gone over the total, while 10 have gone under and none have pushed. The team is 6-5 SU at home this season.
The Devils have been able to convert on 23.6 percent of their power play chances this season, a figure that places them in the top-10 among NHL teams. On the other hand, their penalty kill is ranked 15th overall, and they’ve successfully killed off 80.2 percent of all penalties.
As a collective unit, the Devils have been called for penalties 4.2 times per game overall this season, and 3.2 per game over their past five match ups. The teams had to stave off opponent power plays for just 6.8 minutes per game over their last 10 matchups, overall.
With a .918 save percentage and 30.3 saves per game, Cory Schneider (10-7-3) has been the best option in goal for New Jersey this year. If New Jersey chooses to rest him, however, the team may go with Keith Kinkaid (5-3-3 record, .906 save percentage, 3.05 goals against average).
The Devils will continue to lean on the leadership from Taylor Hall and Will Butcher. Hall (26 points) has tallied eight goals and 18 assists and has recorded two or more points six times this year. Butcher has two goals and 16 assists to his name and has recorded a point in 12 games.
On the other side of the rink, Florida is 8-14 straight up (SU) and has lost 6.3 units for moneyline bettors this year. A total of 12 of its contests have gone over the total, while 10 have gone under and none have pushed. As the road team so far, the Panthers are 3-8 SU.
The Panthers have converted on just 15.6 percent of their power play opportunities this season, a mark that’s ranked 28th in the NHL. On the other hand, its penalty kill unit is ranked 31st overall and it’s successfully killed off 74.0 percent of all penalties.
Florida’s skaters have been called for penalties 4.3 times per game in total this season, and 2.6 per game over their last five games. The team has had to kill penalties just 8.1 minutes per game over their last 10 outings.
Roberto Luongo (2.71 goals against average and .928 save percentage) has been the main option in goal for Florida. Luongo is averaging 34.2 saves per game and owns a 5-7-1 record.
Vincent Trocheck (nine goals, 13 assists) and Jonathan Huberdeau (seven goals, 15 assists) are the top point-getters for Florida and will pace the attack for the visiting Panthers.
Florida Panthers vs. New Jersey Devils Betting Predictions
Predictions: SU Winner – Devils, O/U – Over
- 35.7 percent of New Jersey’s wins have come by two or more goals (the team is 5-5 overall in games decided by at least two scores) while 62.5 percent of Florida’s wins have come by two goals or more (5-8 overall in games decided by at least two goals).
- The Panthers are 2-6 SU when they serve more penalty minutes than their opponent while the Devils are 8-4 SU in games where they spend more time in the box than their opponent.
- New Jersey is 2-2 in games decided by a shootout this season while Florida is 2-1 in shootouts.
- New Jersey might hold an advantage if it’s a close one late. The teams 9-4 in games decided by one goal, while Florida is 3-6 in such games.
- The total has gone over in three of New Jersey’s last five games.
- New Jersey skaters have averaged 9.2 giveaways over its last five home games, a rise over its season average of 8.3 giveaways per game (ranked 8th overall).
- Florida skaters have averaged 9.2 giveaways over its last five home games, an improvement from its season average of 13.0 giveaways per game (ranked 30th).
- The Devils this season have tallied the 12th-most hits in the NHL (22.2 per game), but that average has climbed to 29.0 over their last five games as the home team.