Florida Panthers (23-20-5) vs. New York Rangers (25-14-7)
January 23, 2023 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: New York Rangers -130 / Florida Panthers +105; Over/Under: +6.5
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The Florida Panthers and New York Rangers meet Monday in NHL action at Madison Square Garden. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The Florida Panthers Betting Preview
The Florida Panthers are averaging 3.3 goals per game and are scoring on 23.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Matthew Tkachuk leads Florida with 24 goals, Brandon Montour has 31 assists and Sam Bennett has 144 shots on goal. Defensively, the Florida Panthers are allowing 3.4 goals per game and are killing 76.1 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Sergei Bobrovsky has given up 90 goals on 875 shots faced, and Spencer Knight has allowed 55 goals on 586 shots.
The New York Rangers Betting Preview
The New York Rangers are averaging 3.1 goals per game and are scoring on 21.6 percent of their power play opportunities. Mika Zibanejad leads New York with 20 goals, Artmei Panarin has 36 assists, and Chris Kreider has 141 shots on goal. Defensively, the New York Rangers are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 81.1 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Igor Shesterkin has allowed 84 goals on 1,011 shots faced, and Jaroslav Halak has given up 32 goals on 324 shots.
The Panthers are 4-0 in their last 4 games playing on 1 days rest and 4-1 in their last 5 overall. The Rangers are 7-3 in their last 10 home games and 14-6 in their last 20 overall. The over is 3-1-1 in Panthers last 5 overall. The under is 4-0 in Rangers last 4 overall. The Panthers are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in New York. The underdog is 12-3 in the last 15 meetings. The home team is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
Randy’s Free Pick
The New York Rangers should be favored at home, and they have had more success on their home ice lately. However, the Panthers are coming off possibly their best week of the season, and it may appear they’re starting to find something in terms of turning their season around. The Panthers have certainly improved their playoff chances with the results they’ve had lately. I like the value of the plus money here.