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Moneyline favors Devils in battle with Panthers

New Jersey Devils

Florida Panthers
29-24-13 March 14, 2014, 07:30 PM | BB&T Center 24-35-7

The visiting Devils hope for a solid performance on Friday as they look to steal a win at BankAtlantic Center against the Florida Panthers.

The Panthers sit at 24-35-7 on the season; in comparison, the Devils are currently 29-24-13. Looking to wager on the totals? Florida is 31-30-5 OU, and New Jersey is 22-30-14 OU.View New Jersey Devils vs Florida Panthers Odds and Stats.

On the opening NHL line for this matchup, Florida sat as 119 underdogs over at BetOnline. The total was set at 5 at 5Dimes but may move closer to puck drop.

According to new NHL Power Rankings here, it's the No. 28-ranked Panthers and the No. 4-rated Devils in this matchup.

Last time out for New Jersey, they were a 2-1 winner as they battled the Flyers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Devils at +125 were rewarded, while the 3 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

In their last action, Florida was a 5-4 loser on the road against the Lightning. Bettors on Tampa Bay at -250 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (9) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Florida's No. 26-ranked offense (2.44 goals per game) against a Devils defense that ranks No. 10 at 2.55 goals per game allowed. The Panthers powerplay has clicked at a 10.18% rate while the Devils have a 86.79% rate on the penalty kill.

Next up:
New Jersey at Tampa Bay, Saturday, March 15th
Florida home to Vancouver, Sunday, March 16th