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Florida Panthers vs. New York Rangers - 12/8/18 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
New York Rangers (13-12-3) at Florida Panthers (11-11-5)
Date & Time Saturday December 8, 2018, 7:00 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: Florida Panthers -180 / New York Rangers +155 --- Over/Under: 5.5
TV Channel
FS-Florida, MSG+2
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NHL | New York Rangers (13-12-3) at Florida Panthers (11-11-5)
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The New York Rangers go on the road to face the Florida Panthers in NHL action.

The New York Rangers have been in a bit of a funk with losses in five of six after falling to visiting Winnipeg 4-3 in a shootout on Sunday. New York led 3-0 heading to the third on goals from Jesper Fast, Mark Staal and Chris Kreider. Mika Zibanejad posted two assists and scored the lone goal for New York in the SO while Henrik Lunqvist stopped 39 shots.

Mark Scheifele, Jack Roslovic and Bryan Little scored in the third for Winnipeg with Scheifele and Laine scoring in the SO. Jacob Trouba gave the Jets a pair of helpers and Connor Hellebuyck recorded 16 saves to pick up the victory.

The Florida Panthers have been struggling to piece together wins and that trend continued in a 5-2 loss to visiting Colorado on Thursday. Florida received goals from Colton Sceviour and Aaron Ekblad while Roberto Luongo gave up four goals on 36 shots to get the loss.

Carl Soderberg led the Colorado offense with a pair of markers with Mikko Pantanen, JT Compher and Gabriel Landeskog also reaching the scoring column. Landeskog also had an assist for the Avalanche who received 33 saves from Philipp Grubauer.
Under is 5-0 in Rangers last 5 games playing on 3 or more days rest and over is 4-0 in Rangers last 4 Saturday games and Rangers are 1-8 in their last 9 road games vs. a team with a losing home record. Under is 5-0 in Rangers last 5 games playing on 3 or more days rest and over is 4-0 in Rangers last 4 Saturday games and Rangers are 1-8 in their last 9 road games vs. a team with a losing home record. Over is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings in Florida and over is 15-5-3 in the last 23 meetings and Rangers are 6-2 in the last 8 meetings in Florida. 

This is a matchup dominated by the respective offenses and I haven’t seen anything that changes that…

Pick:
over 5.5 // will update

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