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NHL Game Preview - Panthers underdogs vs Rangers at Florida

New York Rangers

Florida Panthers
12-11-0 November 27, 2013, 07:30 PM | BB&T Center 7-13-5

The Panthers get a visit from the New York Rangers in hockey action on Wednesday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

The Panthers bring a 7-13-5 record to the battle against the 12-11-0 Rangers. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Florida go 9-12-4 so far and the Rangers go 7-12-4.

View New York Rangers vs Florida Panthers Odds and Stats.

If you're backing the visitors in this one, they Rangers listed earlier today as favorites of -136 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 5, depending on the book.

The Panthers - Rangers odds would favor the Rangers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Florida is rated No. 28 in the current Odds Shark poll, while New York is at No. 8.

The Panthers were a 3-1 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Flyers. That made winners of bettors who got Florida at +115 on the moneyline, while the total score (4) was good news for UNDER bettors.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Florida's No. 25-ranked offense (2.24 goals per game) against a Rangers defense that ranks No. 11 at 2.46 goals per game allowed. The Panthers powerplay has clicked at a 10.23% rate while the Rangers have a 85.19% rate on the penalty kill.

A few Rangers at Panthers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Rangers's last 6 games
NY Rangers is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games on the road
NY Rangers is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Florida
Florida is 4-12 SU in its last 16 games
Florida is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Florida's last 8 games at home
Florida is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing NY Rangers

Next up:
New York at Boston, Friday, November 29th
Florida home to Pittsburgh, Saturday, November 30th