Devils vs. Panthers - 1/31/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Florida Panthers (21-15-10) at New Jersey Devils (18-23-9)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Prudential Center)
The Line: New Jersey Devils / Florida Panthers --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FSFL, MSG+
The Florida Panthers and New Jersey Devils square off Saturday at the Prudential Center.
The Florida Panthers have lost five of their last six games and begin a three-game road trip. The Panthers are averaging 2.4 goals per game and have scored eight goals in their last three games. The Florida Panthers have scored four power play goals in their last two games and have won four of their last five games when scoring at least three goals overall. Nick Bjugstad leads Florida with 16 goals, Aaron Ekblad has 21 assists and Jonathan Huberdeau has 86 shots on goal. Defensively, the Panthers are allowing 2.7 goals per game and haven’t allowed a power play goal in four straight games. Roberto Luongo has allowed 87 goals on 1,094 shots faced and Al Montoya has given up 32 goals on 294 shots.
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The New Jersey Devils could use some consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Devils are averaging 2.2 goals per game and have scored eight goals in their last three games. The New Jersey Devils have scored two power play goals in their last four games and have won six straight games when scoring at least three goals overall. Mike Cammalleri leads the Devils with 15 goals, Adam Henrique has 16 assists and Jaromir Jagr has 101 shots on goal. Defensively, the Devils are allowing 2.7 goals per game and haven’t allowed a power play goal in four of their last six games. Keith Kinkaid has allowed 17 goals on 195 shots faced and Cory Schneider has given up 97 goals on 1,242 shots.
The Panthers are 17-38 in their last 55 games playing on 1 days rest and 8-29 in their last 37 Saturday games. The Devils are 1-6 in their last 7 games playing on 0 days rest and 9-19 in their last 28 overall. The Panthers are 8-26-1 in the last 35 meetings in New Jersey and 20-49-3 in the last 72 meetings overall.
The Panthers have played their better hockey recently on the road and know they have to start winning if they hope to sneak into the playoffs. I like Florida in this spot against a New Jersey team that played last night.