Florida Panthers vs. New York Rangers Player Props, Picks and Predictions – Monday, Mar. 04

Dec 2, 2023; Sunrise, Florida, USA; New York Islanders defenseman Noah Dobson (8) shoots the puck against the Florida Panthers during the first period at Amerant Bank Arena.
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We have your Florida Panthers vs. New York Rangers prop betting and game preview needs covered as the Florida Panthers hit the road to face the New York Rangers.

The Florida Panthers (41-16-4) are set to face off against the New York Rangers (40-17-4) in a high-stakes Eastern Conference showdown. With both teams sitting at the top of their respective divisions, this matchup could be a preview of a deep playoff run.

Florida Panthers vs. New York Rangers Odds Info

Moneyline: Florida Panthers -118 (FanDuel) / New York Rangers +100 (DraftKings)

Puck Line: +1.5 – Florida Panthers +205 (Bet365) / New York Rangers -245 (DraftKings)

Total: 6.0 – -122 (DraftKings) / +102 (DraftKings)

Game Info

Date: Monday, Mar. 04

Time: 07:00 PM

Location: Madison Square Garden – New York City, NY


Florida Panthers Betting Trends

  • On the road this season, the Florida Panthers have 21 wins and 10 losses.
  • As the favorite this season, the Florida Panthers have 37 wins and 13 losses.
  • This season, the Florida Panthers have hit 21 overs and 40 unders.

New York Rangers Betting Trends

  • At home this season, the New York Rangers have 21 wins and 7 losses.
  • As the underdog this season, the New York Rangers have 9 wins and 5 losses.
  • This season, the New York Rangers have hit 30 overs and 31 unders.

Historic Head-to-Head Stats and Analysis

Over the last two seasons, the New York Rangers and Florida Panthers have faced off four times, with the Rangers winning three of those encounters and the Panthers securing a single victory. These matchups occurred between January 1, 2023, and December 29, 2023, showcasing a competitive edge between the two teams. In terms of betting statistics, the Rangers have consistently outperformed expectations, covering the spread in all four games, while the Panthers have not managed to cover the spread in any of the contests. Additionally, each game has consistently been high-scoring, with the total score surpassing the over-under line set by bookmakers on all four occasions. The home and visiting teams have split the wins evenly, with each claiming two victories on their respective turfs. Key statistics from these games reveal that the Rangers have demonstrated a strong offensive presence, with a notable performance from their goaltenders, particularly Igor Shesterkin, who achieved a save percentage of 0.943 in one of the games. The Panthers, while not as successful in the win column, have shown resilience and the ability to score, especially with contributions from their top line players.

The most recent game between the two teams took place on December 29, 2023, where the Florida Panthers edged out the New York Rangers with a final score of 4-3. The Panthers, playing at home, were the favorites with a closing moneyline of -138 and a spread of -1.5, but it was the Rangers who covered the spread. The game was a close contest, with the Panthers securing the win in the third period. Key players for the Panthers included Sam Reinhart, who netted two goals, and Aleksander Barkov, who tallied three assists. The Rangers’ effort was highlighted by Mika Zibanejad’s goal and Artemi Panarin’s contribution, but it was not enough to overcome the Panthers’ offense. The total score of 7 meant the game went over the set over-under of 6.5, continuing the trend of high-scoring games between these teams.

Florida Panthers vs. New York Rangers Predictions

The Panthers come into the game riding a four-game winning streak, showcasing their offensive prowess and resilience. With Sam Reinhart leading the team in goals and points, and Matthew Tkachuk contributing a team-high in assists, Florida’s top line has been a nightmare for opponents. The Panthers’ ability to consistently find the back of the net has been a key factor in their success, as they sit atop the Eastern Conference with a strong win percentage of 0.672.

On the other side, the New York Rangers have been formidable on their home ice at Madison Square Garden, boasting a 21-7-0 record at home. Artemi Panarin has been the offensive catalyst for the Rangers, leading the team in goals, assists, and points. The Rangers’ solid play has earned them the second spot in the Eastern Conference, with a win percentage of 0.655. Their recent performance, however, has been a mix of highs and lows, and they’ll be looking to bounce back from a recent loss.

This game is not just about the star forwards, as both teams have demonstrated strong defensive capabilities throughout the season. The goaltending matchup, likely featuring Sergei Bobrovsky for the Panthers and Igor Shesterkin for the Rangers, could be a deciding factor in a game that has the potential to be a low-scoring affair, despite both teams’ offensive talents. With the Panthers and Rangers both looking to secure a psychological edge before the playoffs, expect a tightly contested game with playoff atmosphere intensity.

Florida Panthers vs. New York Rangers Pick

The Florida Panthers have been on a tear recently, winning four straight games and showcasing their offensive depth. With a strong record on the road (21-10-2) and as the favorite (37-13-0), the Panthers have proven they can handle the pressure in hostile environments. Their ability to consistently score, led by Sam Reinhart and Matthew Tkachuk, gives them an edge over the Rangers, who have been less consistent in their recent outings. The Panthers’ top line has been particularly effective, and their overall win percentage of 0.672 is indicative of their ability to close out games.

While the historic head-to-head favors the Rangers, the current form and momentum are with the Panthers. The Rangers have been strong at home, but the Panthers’ recent performances suggest they have the firepower and resilience to overcome the Rangers’ home-ice advantage. Given the odds and the Panthers’ recent form, a moneyline bet on Florida is the smart play. They have shown they can win in tight games and their recent trend of covering the spread as the favorite bolsters confidence in their ability to secure a victory in this high-stakes matchup.

The Pick: Florida Panthers -118 (FanDuel)

Florida Panthers vs. New York Rangers 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 -135 +105 1.3 1.20
Carter Verhaeghe Points 0.5 8/10 -180 +140 1.1 1.03
Evan Rodrigues Shots On Goal 1.5 8/10 -190 +145 2.7 2.70
Sam Reinhart Points 0.5 7/10 -195 +150 0.9 0.82
Matthew Tkachuk Power Play Points 0.5 7/10 +140 -180 1.0 0.93

New York Rangers

Player Name Prop Line Over Rate Over Odds Under Odds Last 10 Average Projection
Alexis Lafreniere Shots On Goal 2.5 9/10 -130 +100 3.2 3.19
Vincent Trocheck Points 0.5 7/10 -180 +140 1.1 1.05
Vincent Trocheck Shots On Goal 2.5 8/10 -140 +110 3.5 3.54
Adam Fox Points 0.5 7/10 -125 -105 1.2 1.19
Artemi Panarin Assists 0.5 7/10 -130 +100 1.3 1.20