NHL Expert Picks May 28, 2024

NHL Playoff Expert Picks & Preview: Rangers Cover Puckline As Dogs

We're well into the Stanley Cup playoffs now. Every day of the NHL postseason, Josie Costigan and I have you set with daily expert picks.

NHL Playoffs Betting Picks

Visit our NHL betting hub daily for expert analysis for every series and playoff betting tips to find an edge for every bet.

Rolling Records
Michel: 44-27 (+5.63 Units)
Josie: 30-36 (-5.47 Units)

Game 4: Rangers vs Panthers preview & pick
The Game: New York Rangers vs Florida Panthers, 8 PM ET

New York Rangers+1.5 (-185)O5.5 (+100)+145
Florida Panthers-1.5 (+154)U5.5 (-120)-175


Michel's Take: I'm taking a bet that has hit 100% of the time in these playoffs. And that's the Rangers on the +1.5 puckline. 

Through the postseason, the Rangers have been the dog five times. They've covered the +1.5 puckline in all five games. Through the regular season, New York has been the dog 14 times and covered the +1.5 line twelve times (86%). When road dogs in the regular season, the Rangers have covered a +1.5 puckline 11 times in 12 games (92%).

Not to mention that the Rangers broke their four-goal curse. New York was 0-40 in playoff games when they allowed four or more goals. With that 5-4 win in Game 3, they're 1-40. The Rangers have to be feeling pretty good about their game right now. 

And look, the +1.5 puckline trend I brought up with the Rangers, goes beyond just New York in this postseason.

Seventy-nine percent of dogs in the 2024 playoffs have covered the +1.5 puckline. So tonight as the dog, I'm taking the Rangers on the puckline.

Back to Top