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New Jersey Devils vs Florida Panthers in Game 5 NHL odds clash

New Jersey DevilsFlorida Panthers
April 21, 6:30 PM | BankAtlantic Center

The Florida Panthers and the New Jersey Devils will meet in Game 5 of their first-round playoff series on Saturday night, with the Devils coming off an easy payout in Game 4 of the best-of-seven set.

New Jersey blanked Florida 4-0 at home in Game 4 on Thursday night, with Martin Brodeur making 26 saves for the shutout. The sportsbooks had the Devils as -157 favorites for that contest.The hockey wagering menu sees a clash between Florida and New Jersey on Saturday, with the host Panthers trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.

The Panthers are 38-26-18 so far on the season. The Devils, meanwhile, are 48-28-6. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Florida go 31-37-14 and the Devils go 37-34-11 on the totals.

View New Jersey vs Florida Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Hockey odds makers opened the Panthers as -105 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 5.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 22 (Panthers) and the No. 8 (Devils) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.

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.

Last time out for Florida, they were a 4-0 loser as they battled the Devils on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Devils at -157 were rewarded, while the 4 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

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

Florida Panthers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing NY Rangers are 5-5
After playing New Jersey are 7-3
After a loss are 4-6

A few Devils at Panthers trends to consider:
New Jersey is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games
New Jersey is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games when playing on the road against Florida
New Jersey is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Florida is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
Florida is 8-17 SU in its last 25 games when playing at home against New Jersey
Florida is 4-10 SU in its last 14 games

Next up:
New Jersey home to Florida, Tuesday, April 24