Panthers vs Rangers Prediction NHL Picks 3/23/24

New York Rangers (46-20-4) vs Florida Panthers (45-20-4)

Game Info: Saturday, March 23, 2024 at 8:00 pm (Madison Square Garden)

Betting Odds: New York Rangers -110 / Florida Panthers -110 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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In this article we will formulate a Florida Panthers vs New York Rangers betting prediction for this NHL game on Saturday, March 23rd at Madison Square Garden in New York. To formulate this prediction, we will examine:

  • The Panthers recent form and recent player performance 
  • The Rangers recent form and recent play performance
  • Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Florida
  • Recent Betting trends and streaks involving New York 
  • Recent betting trends in games played between Florida and New York
  • A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for Today’s Game between Florida and New York

Panthers Preview

The Florida Panthers are 45-20-4 this season after they lost to Nashville by a score of 3-0 in their last game. Florida allowed one goal in all three periods in the shutout loss. The Panthers were out shot by a total of 37-33 and went 0-2 on the power play in the game. Florida lost to Tampa Bay by a score of 5-3 and Carolina by a score of 4-0 in the two games prior to Nashville. The Panthers are scoring 3.22 goals per game and they are allowing 2.42 goals against per game, while going 26.2% on the power play and 82.1% on the penalty kill. Sam Reinhart has led Florida with 48 goals, 31 assists, and 188 shots on goal. The projected starting goalie for Florida is Sergei Bobrovsky, who is 32-15-2 this year with a 2.37 goals against average and a .916 save percentage. 

Rangers Preview

The New York Rangers are 46-20-4 this year after they defeated the Bruins by a score of 5-2 in their last game. New York trailed 1-0 after the first period, but they scored five of the last six goals for the win. The Rangers out shot Boston by a total of 31-26 and went 0-1 on the power play in the game. New York lost to Winnipeg by a score of 4-2 in the game prior to Boston, but they did beat the Islanders and Penguins before that. The Rangers are scoring 3.36 goals per game and they are allowing 2.69 goals against per game, while going 25.5% on the power play and 83.4% on the penalty kill. Artemi Panarin has led New York with 41 goals, 56 assists, and 248 shots on goal. The projected starting goalie for New York is Igor Shesterkin, who is 29-15-2 this season with a 2.60 goals against average and a .912 save percentage. 

New York Rangers Player Prop Facts

  • Chris Kreider has scored at least one goal in each of the Rangers' last eight Saturday home games.
  • Artemi Panarin has recorded at least one assist in each of his last seven home appearances against the Panthers.
  • Vincent Trocheck has recorded at least one point in each of the Rangers' last nine games against Atlantic Division opponents.
  • K'Andre Miller has recorded two assists against the Panthers this season - equal-most against any opponent.

Florida Panthers Player Prop Facts

  • Sam Reinhart has scored at least one goal in five of his last six appearances at Madison Square Garden.
  • Matthew Tkachuk has recorded at least one assist in each of his last seven Saturday night appearances.
  • Aleksander Barkov has recorded at least one point in each of the Panthers' last six games at Madison Square Garden.
  • Sam Reinhart ranks 1st in the league for Power Play Goals (27) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The New York Rangers rank 4th in the league in penalty kill percentage this season (83.42%).
  • The New York Rangers are one of five teams to rank in the top 10 for both goals scored and goals conceded per game this season.
  • The Florida Panthers rank 2nd in the league for goals against per game this season (2.42).
  • The Florida Panthers rank 4th in the league in power play percentage this season (26.20%).

Panthers vs Rangers Betting Prediction

These two teams come into this matchup with very similar records and we should be in for a great game here. Florida is 24-9-2 on the road, while New York is 24-9-0 at home. The Panthers have lost three games in a row and they have been shutout twice in those games. New York has won three of their last four games, scoring at least five goals in all three wins, and they have been very good on home ice. I do think Florida may be the best team in the NHL, but this is a tough spot for them on their losing streak. Take the Rangers here. 

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

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