Florida Panthers vs. New Jersey Devils Player Props, Picks and Predictions – Tuesday, Mar. 05

Nov 28, 2023; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Florida Panthers defenseman Gustav Forsling (42) skates during the warmup against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Scotiabank Arena.
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We have your Florida Panthers vs. New Jersey Devils prop betting and game preview needs covered as the Florida Panthers hit the road to face the New Jersey Devils.

The Florida Panthers (42-16-4) are set to clash with the New Jersey Devils (30-27-4) in a high-stakes Eastern Conference showdown. With the Panthers leading the conference and the Devils fighting to climb the ranks, this matchup is critical for both teams’ playoff positioning.

Florida Panthers vs. New Jersey Devils Odds Info

Moneyline: Florida Panthers -120 (DraftKings) / New Jersey Devils +100 (DraftKings)

Puck Line: +1.5 – Florida Panthers +200 (BetRivers) / New Jersey Devils -225 (BetMGM)

Total: 6.5 – -100 (PointsBet) / -115 (BetMGM)

Game Info

Date: Tuesday, Mar. 05

Time: 07:00 PM

Location: Prudential Center – Newark, NJ


Florida Panthers Betting Trends

  • On the road this season, the Florida Panthers have 22 wins and 10 losses.
  • As the favorite this season, the Florida Panthers have 38 wins and 13 losses.
  • This season, the Florida Panthers have hit 22 overs and 40 unders.

New Jersey Devils Betting Trends

  • At home this season, the New Jersey Devils have 14 wins and 17 losses.
  • As the underdog this season, the New Jersey Devils have 5 wins and 12 losses.
  • This season, the New Jersey Devils have hit 36 overs and 25 unders.

Historic Head-to-Head Stats and Analysis

Over the last two seasons, the New Jersey Devils and Florida Panthers have faced off five times, with the Panthers winning three of those encounters and the Devils claiming victory in two. The visiting team has had the upper hand in this matchup, securing four wins compared to just one for the home side. When it comes to betting statistics, Florida has covered the spread in three games, while New Jersey has done so in two. The total score has tended to be on the lower side, with the under hitting in four out of the five games and the over only being surpassed once. In terms of goalkeeping, both teams have seen strong performances with save percentages frequently above .900. The Devils have shown a slight edge in season win percentages in the games listed, with their highest being 66.6667% compared to the Panthers’ highest of 64.2857%. The games have been relatively close in terms of final score spreads, with differences ranging from 0.5 to 4.5, indicating competitive matchups between these two teams.

The most recent game between the New Jersey Devils and the Florida Panthers took place on January 13, 2024, with the Devils emerging victorious with a 4-1 scoreline. The Devils managed to outplay the Panthers with a strong offensive performance, as evidenced by their 22 shots on goal and a total of 7 points from their players. Alexander Holtz, Jesper Bratt, and Erik Haula were among the goal scorers for New Jersey, while Sam Reinhart scored the lone goal for Florida. The Devils’ goaltender, Nico Daws, had an impressive game, saving 36 out of 37 shots for a save percentage of 0.973. Despite the Panthers being the favorites with a closing moneyline of -196, the Devils, as underdogs with a closing moneyline of 159, not only won the game but also covered the spread, which was set at -1.5 for the Panthers. The total score of 5 meant the game resulted in an under, as the closing over-under was set at 6.5.

Florida Panthers vs. New Jersey Devils Predictions

The Panthers, riding a five-game winning streak, are looking to extend their dominance in the conference. Led by Sam Reinhart, who has netted an impressive 44 goals this season, and Matthew Tkachuk, with 47 assists, Florida’s offense has been formidable. Their top-tier power play and penalty kill units have been key to their success, and they’ll be looking to exploit the Devils’ defensive vulnerabilities, which have been a concern throughout the season.

On the other side, the New Jersey Devils are coming off a two-game losing streak and are desperate to turn things around. With Tyler Toffoli leading the team with 26 goals and Jesper Bratt contributing a team-high 62 points, the Devils have the firepower to challenge the Panthers. However, their inconsistent defense and goaltending could be their Achilles’ heel, especially against a Panthers team that allows the fewest goals in the NHL.

This game will also be a test for the Devils’ new interim coach, Travis Green, who is stepping in after the firing of Lindy Ruff. The coaching change adds an extra layer of intrigue to the game, as Green will be looking to make an immediate impact and steer the team back into playoff contention. With both teams having a lot to play for, this matchup promises to be an intense battle on the ice.

Florida Panthers vs. New Jersey Devils Pick

Despite the Florida Panthers’ impressive record and current winning streak, the New Jersey Devils have demonstrated resilience and a strong ability to bounce back under pressure, especially when playing at home. The Devils’ recent coaching change could serve as a catalyst for a renewed sense of urgency and strategy on the ice. With Travis Green at the helm, the team is likely to come out with a fresh approach and a determination to prove themselves, which could disrupt the Panthers’ rhythm. Additionally, the Devils’ offensive leaders, such as Tyler Toffoli and Jesper Bratt, have the potential to exploit any lapses in the Panthers’ defense, making the Devils a strong contender for a win in this matchup.

Historically, the head-to-head record shows that the visiting team has often come out on top, which could bode well for the Panthers. However, the Devils’ recent victory over the Panthers in January, where they outplayed them with a strong offensive and defensive performance, suggests that they have the blueprint to repeat that success. Considering the Devils’ competitive odds and the potential for a revitalized team under interim coaching, the smart money is on the New Jersey Devils to secure a win on their home ice.

The Pick: New Jersey Devils +100. (DraftKings)

Florida Panthers vs. New Jersey Devils Player Prop Picks

Here are the players who have hit over their current prop line in at least 7 of their last 10 games.

Florida Panthers

Player Name Prop Line Over Rate Over Odds Under Odds Last 10 Average Projection
Matthew Tkachuk Assists 0.5 9/10 -160 +124 1.1 1.10
Carter Verhaeghe Points 0.5 8/10 -195 +150 1.1 1.10
Evan Rodrigues Shots On Goal 1.5 8/10 -190 +145 2.9 2.80
Sam Reinhart Points 0.5 7/10 -210 +160 1.0 1.00
Matthew Tkachuk Power Play Points 0.5 7/10 +124 -160 0.9 0.82

New Jersey Devils

Player Name Prop Line Over Rate Over Odds Under Odds Last 10 Average Projection
Jesper Bratt Shots On Goal 2.5 8/10 -175 +135 3.4 3.40
Tyler Toffoli Points 0.5 7/10 -140 +110 0.9 0.87
Nico Hischier Shots On Goal 3.5 7/10 +135 -175 4.3 4.37
Jack Hughes Shots On Goal 4.5 7/10 -115 -115 6.2 6.31