New Jersey Devils vs. Florida Panthers - 11/11/17 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Florida Panthers (5-8-2) at New Jersey Devils (9-4-2)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 7:00 pm (Prudential Center)
The Line: New Jersey Devils -135 / Florida Panthers +122 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSFL, MSG+
The Florida Panthers and New Jersey Devils meet Saturday in NHL action at the Prudential Center.
The Florida Panthers have a chance at back-to-back victories for just the second time this season. The Florida Panthers are averaging 3.4 goals per game and are scoring on 17.6 percent of their power play opportunities. Vincent Trocheck leads Florida with seven goals, Jonathan Huberdeau has 11 assists and Aleksander Barkov has 37 shots on goal. Defensively, the Florida Panthers are allowing 4.1 goals per game and are killing 73.2 percent of their opponents power plays. Roberto Luongo has given up 20 goals on 228 shots faced and James Reimer has allowed 29 goals on 264 shots. The Florida Panthers have allowed three or more goals in 10 of their last 12 games.
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The New Jersey Devils look for a feel good victory here to snap a four-game losing streak. The New Jersey Devils are averaging 3.3 goals per game and are scoring on 21.6 percent of their power play opportunities. Brian Gibbons leads New Jersey with seven goals, Taylor Hall has 12 assists and Will Butcher has 13 shots on goal. Defensively, the New Jersey Devils are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 81.3 percent of their opponents power plays. Cory Schneider has given up 32 goals on 391 shots faced and Keith Kinkaid has allowed 13 goals on 134 shots. The New Jersey Devils have allowed three or more goals in 10 of their last 12 games.
The Panthers are 4-1 in their last 5 games playing on 0 days rest, 3-13 in their last 16 road games and 11-27 in their last 38 overall. The Devils are 10-23 in their last 33 home games, 20-45 in their last 65 games playing on 1 days rest and 4-0 in their last 4 vs. Eastern Conference. The Panthers are 10-28-1 in the last 39 meetings in New Jersey, 5-0 in the last 5 meetings and the home team is 16-5 in the last 21 meetings.
The Florida Panthers have won back-to-back games just once this season, they're on the end of a back-to-back, and the defense has been awful to say the least. However, it's not like the New Jersey Devils are playing any better, and they've lost five straight against the Panthers. I'm not going to turn down the plus money here with the road team, as both teams are in poor form overall, so I might as well get some value if I have to pick a bad team.