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New Jersey Devils vs Florida Panthers Prediction 3-5-24 Picks

Florida Panthers (42-16-4) vs. New Jersey Devils (30-27-4)
March 5, 2024 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: New Jersey Devils -111 / Florida Panthers -111; Over/Under: 6.5
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The Florida Panthers and New Jersey Devils face off on Tuesday in an NHL showdown at the Prudential Center. Let’s look at the betting matchup and give a free Panthers vs Devils prediction.

Panthers on Tired Legs

The Panthers are going to be on tired legs after facing off against the New York Rangers on Monday.  The Panthers faced off against the Detroit Red Wings in the last game and they scored four goals on the way to the victory. Brandon Montour had a strong game, putting up one goal and adding two assists. The Panthers are averaging 3.3 goals, while their defense is giving up 2.36 goals per game. Sam Reinhart has scored 42 goals and added 30 assists so far this season. The Panthers will play against the Flyers, Flames, and Stars after this game.

Devils Fire Their Coach

On Monday, the Devils announced they were forging Lindy Ruff, and they have now elevated to Travis Green to head coach for the rest of the season. On Saturday, the Devils faced off against the Los Angeles Kings and they were defeated 5-1. The Devils are averaging 3.3 goals while their defense is giving up 3.49 goals per game. The offense is ranked 9th in the league, while the defense is ranked 26th. Jesper Bratt has scored 22 goals and added 40 assists so far 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 Devils have won the third period in seven of their last eight home games against Atlantic Division opponents.
  • The ‘Over 1.5 Goals Period 3′ market has hit in each of the Devils’ last eight games as home underdogs.

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.


Panthers vs Devils Betting Prediction

The tired legs are going to be a problem for the Panthers. The Devils also are going to get that little boost from their new coach, and they are going to have very little issues in this game. The Devils offense is going to get over their season average of 3.3 and that will be the difference here as New Jersey is going to come out on top. Back the Devils to win this game on the money line. I am also throwing a few dollars with the Devils on the puck line. 

Shane Mickle's Free Pick: Devils ML

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Sports is about all Shane knows in this life! He has a passion for sports and writing, which makes working for Sportschatplace a perfect job for him! If you find him cheering for a team it's usually a Minnesota team, or the Kansas Jayhawks!

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