The New Jersey Devils are home favorites at the sportsbooks for Tuesday night as they try to stave off elimination by the Florida Panthers and extend their first-round Eastern playoff series.
The Devils were beaten 3-0 by the Panthers in Game 5 of the best-of-seven set on Saturday night, and are now down 3-2 in the series. Jose Theodore made 30 stops for the shutout in Game 5.
This season the Devils are 48-28-6 overall while the Panthers are 38-26-18. As for the totals, New Jersey is 37-34-11 on the OU, and Florida is 31-37-14.
On the opening NHL line for this matchup, New Jersey sat as -165 favorites at TopBet. The total was set at 5.
This game matches up the No. 8 (Devils) and the No. 22 (Panthers) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits New Jersey's No. 11-ranked offense, averaging 2.8 goals per game, against a Panthers defense that ranks No. 17 at 2.8 goals allowed. The Devils power play is averaging 17.2% while the Panthers defense kills off 79.5% of their penalties.
New Jersey was a 3-0 loser in its last match on the road against the Panthers. They lost as -112 favorites, while the total score of 3 made winners of UNDER bettors.
Florida Panthers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing NY Rangers are 5-5
After playing New Jersey are 7-3
After a win are 5-5
New Jersey Devils Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Buffalo are 2-8
After playing Florida are 7-3
After a loss are 6-4
A few Panthers at Devils trends to consider:
Florida is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Florida is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing New Jersey
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Florida's last 6 games when playing on the road against New Jersey
Florida is 5-10 SU in its last 15 games
New Jersey is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
New Jersey is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games
New Jersey is 12-5 SU in its last 17 games when playing at home against Florida
The total has gone OVER in 4 of New Jersey's last 6 games when playing at home against Florida
Florida home to New Jersey, Thursday, April 26