Devils vs Panthers Prediction - NHL Picks 1/13/24

Florida Panthers (27-12-2) vs New Jersey Devils (21-15-3)

Game Info: Saturday, January 13, 2024 at 6:00 pm (Amerant Bank Arena)

Betting Odds: Florida Panthers -188 / New Jersey Devils +155 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The New Jersey Devils will play the Florida Panthers on Saturday night at Amerant Bank Stadium in Sunrise, Florida. New Jersey has lost two games in a row, while Florida comes into this game on a nine game winning streak. Let’s take a look at the betting matchup and the Devils vs Panthers prediction.

Devils Preview

The New Jersey Devils are 21-15-3 this year after they lost to Tampa Bay in overtime by a score of 4-3 in their last game. New Jersey trailed 3-1 in the second period, but they were able to tie the game in the third, before losing in overtime. The Devils out shot Tampa Bay by a total of 30-20 and went 0-1 on the power play in the game. New Jersey lost to Vancouver by a score of 6-4 in the game prior to Tampa Bay, but defeated Chicago and Washington before that. The Devils are scoring 3.54 goals per game and they are allowing 3.56 goals against per game, while going 28.3% on the power play and 77.6% on the penalty kill. Jesper Bratt has led New Jersey with 15 goals, 30 assists, and 116 shots on goal. The projected starting goalie for New Jersey is Vitek Vanecek, who is 14-7-2 this season with a 3.31 goals against average and a .882 save percentage. 

Panthers Preview

The Florida Panthers are 27-12-2 this season after they defeated the Kings by a score of 3-2 in their last game. Florida trailed 2-1 late in the third period, but they tied the game and got the win in overtime. The Panthers out shot LA by a total of 41-33 and went 1-3 on the power play in the game. Florida has won nine games in a row, with notable wins over LA, Colorado, Vegas, and Tampa Bay. The Panthers are scoring 3.20 goals per game and they are allowing 2.46 goals against per game, while going 21.9% on the power play and 84% on the penalty kill. Sam Reinhart has led Florida with 30 goals, 23 assists, and 109 shots on goal. The projected starting goalie for Florida is Sergei Bobrovsky, who is 21-9-1 this year with a 2.43 goals against average and a .913 save percentage. 

Florida Panthers Team Facts

  • The Panthers have won each of their last eight games following a win.
  • The Panthers have failed to cover the puck line in seven of their last eight games as home favorites against Metropolitan Division opponents.
  • The Panthers have won the third period in each of their last six games.
  • The 'Over 1.5 Goals Period 2' market has hit in each of the Panthers' last 14 Saturday at Amerant Bank Arena.

New Jersey Devils Team Facts

  • The Devils have lost each of their last four games at Amerant Bank Arena after coming off overtime.
  • The favorites have covered the puck line in five of the Devils' last six games.
  • The 'Over 2.5 Goals Period 3' market has hit in each of the Devils' last nine games after coming off overtime.
  • The Devils have won the third period in five of their last six night games against Atlantic Division opponents.

Florida Panthers Player Prop Facts

  • Carter Verhaeghe has recorded an assist in each of the Panthers' last six night games.
  • Carter Verhaeghe has scored the last goal in three of the Panthers' last four games against Eastern Conference opponents at Amerant Bank Arena.
  • Sam Reinhart has scored at least one goal in seven of the Panthers' last eight games as favorites.
  • Sam Reinhart has recorded at least one point in each of the Panthers' last 11 games as favorites against Metropolitan Division opponents.

New Jersey Devils Player Prop Facts

  • Jesper Bratt has recorded at least one assist in each of the Devils' last seven Saturday games.
  • Nolan Foote has scored at least one goal in three of his last four appearances against Atlantic Division opponents.
  • Jack Hughes has recorded at least one point in each of his last 10 Saturday night appearances.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Florida Panthers rank T1st in the league for Period 3 goals allowed per game this season (0.78).
  • The Florida Panthers rank 2nd in the league for shots per game this season (34.0).
  • The New Jersey Devils rank 28th in the league for goals against per game this season (3.56).
  • The New Jersey Devils rank 32nd in the league in save percentage this season (.878).

Devils vs Panthers Betting Prediction

Florida comes into this game as one of the hottest teams in the NHL and they are looking for their 10th straight win. The Panthers are 13-5-0 at home this year and they have played very good defense, allowing only 2.46 goals against per game. New Jersey has lost two games in a row, but they are 12-6-1 on the road this season. The Devils have not played well in their defensive zone, allowing 3.56 goals against per game. New Jersey has been involved with some higher scoring games recently and I think we are going to see another one here. Take the over in this matchup. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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