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NHL betting line favors over

New York Rangers

Florida Panthers
19-19-2 December 31, 2013, 05:00 PM | BB&T Center 15-20-5

New York pays a visit to Florida on Tuesday, hoping to shut down the Panthers snipers in hockey action at BankAtlantic Center.

The Panthers bring a 15-20-5 record to the battle against the 19-19-2 Rangers. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Florida go 18-17-5 so far and the Rangers go 16-16-8.

View New York Rangers vs Florida Panthers Odds and Stats.

Hockey odds makers at 5Dimes opened the Panthers as -105 moneyline in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 5 at BetOnline.

The Panthers - Rangers odds would favor the Rangers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Florida is rated No. 18 in the current Odds Shark poll, while New York is at No. 8.

The Rangers were a 4-3 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Lightning. That made winners of bettors who got New York at +105 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for OVER bettors.

In their last action, Florida was a 4-1 winner at home against the Canadiens. Bettors on Florida at +110 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent PUSH bettors home happy as well.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Florida's No. 25-ranked offense, averaging 2.38 goals per game, against a Rangers defense that ranks No. 13 at 2.7 goals allowed. The Panthers power play is averaging 11.19% while the Rangers defense kills off 84.55% of their penalties.

A few Rangers at Panthers trends to consider:
NY Rangers is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games on the road
NY Rangers is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing Florida
Florida is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Florida's last 5 games
Florida is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Florida's last 9 games at home

Next up:
New York at Pittsburgh, Friday, January 3rd
Florida home to Nashville, Saturday, January 4th