Florida Panthers vs New Jersey Devils Prediction NHL Picks 3/5/24

New Jersey Devils (30-27-4) vs Florida Panthers (41-16-4)

Game Info: Tuesday, March 5, 2024 at 7:00 pm (Prudential Center)

Betting Odds: New Jersey Devils -111 / Florida Panthers -111 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Florida Panthers and the New Jersey Devils meet in NHL action from the Prudential Center on Tuesday night. Who comes out on top in this Eastern Conference showdown on the ice? Let’s dive in and find out with our Panthers vs. Devils Prediction.

Florida Panthers Team Preview

The Florida Panthers come into this one looking to build on their 4-2 win over the Rangers in their last matchup. Sam Reinhart leads the Panthers in scoring with 74 points including a team-high 44 goals and 30 assists while Aleksander Barkov has 62 points with 15 goals and 47 assists. Carter Verhaeghe has 64 points with 30 goals and 34 assists while Matthew Tkachuk has 68 points with 47 assists of his own this season. Sergei Bobrovsky has posted a 31-11-2 mark with a 2.29 GAA and .918 save percentage in goal for Florida this season while Anthony Stolarz is 11-5-2 with a 2.02 GAA and a .924 save percentage this season. The Panthers will play against the Flyers, Flames, and Stars after this game.

Florida Panthers Team Facts

  • The favorites have won each of the Panthers' last 12 games.
  • The road team has covered the puck line in each of the Panthers' last 10 games.
  • The Panthers have won the second period in each of their last four games following a road win.
  • The 'Over 1.5 Goals Period 3' market has hit in each of the Panthers' last nine games as favorites.

New Jersey Devils Team Preview

The New Jersey Devils come into this game looking to rebound from a 5-1 loss to Los Angeles in their last matchup. Jesper Bratt leads the Devils in scoring with 62 points including 22 goals and a team-high 40 assists while Jack Hughes has 57 points with 20 goals and 37 assists. Tyler Toffoli has 44 points with a team-high 26 goals while Nico Hischier has 45 points with 20 goals and 25 assists. Vitek Vanecek has gone 17-9-3 with a 3.18 GAA and an .890 save percentage while Akira Schmid is 5-8-1 with a 3.09 GAA and an .897 save percentage this season. Nico Daws has also gone 8-10 with a 3.47 GAA and an .887 save percentage this season.

New Jersey Devils Team Facts

  • The Devils have won four of their last five games as home underdogs following a road loss.
  • The Devils have covered the puck line in each of their last seven games as home underdogs against opponents on a winning streak.
  • The 'Over 1.5 Goals Period 3' market has hit in each of the Devils' last eight games as home underdogs.
  • The Devils have won the third period in seven of their last eight home games against Atlantic Division opponents.

Panthers vs. Devils Prediction

I’m on the Panthers here. I’m not looking to step in front of Florida right now, especially when we’re getting them at favorable prices. The Devils have been less effective at home this season to begin with and the Panthers won the first meeting between these two in New Jersey earlier this year, making it 5 wins in their last 6 trips to the Garden State. I’ll side with the Panthers in this one.

Chris’s Pick Florida -111

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