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Panthers open as moneyline underdog vs Devils

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April 15, 7:30 PM | BankAtlantic Center

New Jersey Devils vs Florida Panthers Odds

48-28-6TEAM RECORD38-26-18

The Florida Panthers will try to even up their first-round playoff series on Sunday night as they host the New Jersey Devils as underdogs once again in Game 2 of their conference quarterfinal.

New Jersey held on for a 3-2 victory in Game 1 of the series in Florida on Friday night, with Ryan Carter scoring the winner and Martin Brodeur stopping 24 of 26 Panthers shots in the contest.

The Panthers bring a 38-26-18 record to the battle against the 48-28-6 Devils. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Florida go 31-37-14 so far and the Devils go 37-34-11.

View New Jersey vs Florida Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Panthers were listed as +100 moneyline underdogs at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 5 earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
According to new NHL Power Rankings here, it's the No. 22-ranked Panthers and the No. 8-rated Devils in this matchup.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Florida's No. 25-ranked offense (2.5 goals per game) against a Devils defense that ranks No. 8 at 2.5 goals per game allowed. The Panthers powerplay has clicked at a 18.5% rate while the Devils have a 89.6% rate on the penalty kill.

The Devils were a 3-2 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Panthers. That made winners of bettors who got New Jersey at +100 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for PUSH bettors.

New Jersey Devils Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Buffalo are 2-8
After playing Florida are 8-2
After a win are 7-3

Florida Panthers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing NY Rangers are 5-5
After playing New Jersey are 5-5
After a loss are 3-7

A few Devils at Panthers trends to consider:
New Jersey is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
New Jersey is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
New Jersey is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games when playing on the road against Florida
New Jersey is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Florida
Florida is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing New Jersey
Florida is 7-18 SU in its last 25 games when playing at home against New Jersey
Florida is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
Florida is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games

Next up:
New Jersey home to Florida, Tuesday, April 17

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