Panthers vs Rangers, Odds, Predictions and Best NHL Pick for Tuesday (Feb 1)

  • The New York Rangers host the Florida Panthers on Tuesday, February 1st
  • The Rangers are 14-4-2 at Madison Square Garden this season
  • Read below for Panthers vs Rangers odds, predictions, and best NHL pick

Two of the top teams in the Eastern Conference are set to faceoff in the Tuesday NHL odds. The New York Rangers (29-13-4) host the Florida Panthers (31-9-5) at Madison Square Garden on February 1st (7:00 PM EST). New York is listed as home underdogs in the Panthers vs Rangers odds. New York rarely loses at MSG and welcomes a Panthers team taking the ice for the second straight night.

Let’s take a look at the Panthers vs Rangers odds and offer you our NHL best bet prediction.

Panthers vs Rangers Odds

Game Time Team Puck Line Total Moneyline
7pm ET Florida Panthers -1.5 (+165) O 6.5 (-113) -148
February 1st, 2022 New York Rangers +1.5 (-205) U 6.5 (-108) +120

Odds as of  January 31st at Barstool Sportsbook

The Panthers vs Rangers game total is set at 6.5, while the Rangers are available on the puckline at -205 odds. The Panthers have the second-best Stanley Cup odds at +700, while the Rangers crack the top-10 at +2200.

Rangers Home Underdogs in Tuesday NHL Odds

The Rangers are listed as rare home underdogs against the Florida Panthers on Tuesday. New York is 14-4-2 at Madison Square Garden this season, including a 3-2 victory over Seattle on Sunday. Goalie Igor Shesterkin made 40 saves to bail his team out vs the Kraken.

Although New York’s home record is impressive, their last two showings at MSG haven’t been strong. New York was outshot 42-24 by Seattle on Sunday and lost 3-2 to Minnesota in their prior home contest. The Rangers couldn’t get a win on Henrik Lundqvist retirement night.

One of the reasons for New York’s recent drop-off in play is the absence of their top defenseman Adam Fox. The Norris Trophy contender has landed on the injured reserve list with an upper-body injury. Offensively, the Rangers are currently without Filip Chytil and Kaapo Kakko.

The Rangers MVP this season has been Shesterkin, who owns a 21-5-2 record with a .937 save percentage. Chris Kreider leads the team in goals with 31, while Artemi Panarin is the Rangers’ leading pointscorer with 49 on the season.

Panthers Betting Analysis as Road Favorites

While Florida has the highest number of points in the NHL Eastern Conference, their play on the road could use improvement.  The Panthers are only 8-6-5 away from FLA Live Arena in Sunrise. Florida was in action against the Blue Jackets in Ohio on Monday.

Florida’s success this season has been primarily due to offense. The Panthers are averaging over four goals per game, which is second-best in the NHL. Jonathan Huberdeau is emerging as a legit Hart Trophy candidate with 17 goals and 62 points through 45 contests.

Although the Panthers can light the lamp with ease, their defense remains a question mark. Florida is allowing 2.82 goals against per game, which is in line with league average. Goalie Sergei Bobrovsky is 22-4-3 with a .921 save percentage and 2.51 GAA.

Florida has been listed as the betting favorite in all but three games this season, so it’s isn’t surprising to see them favored on the road against a good New York squad. Their only notable injury heading into Tuesday’s game is Patric Hornqvist, who is on IR with an upper-body injury.

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Panthers vs Rangers Pick & Prediction

Can the Rangers get a win at home over this surging Panthers team without top defenseman Adam Fox? This will be the second meeting between the two teams this season after Florida won 4-3 on December 31st. New York took the first meeting 4-3 in November.

Rangers vs Panthers Recent Results

Date Home-Away Moneyline Puck Line Over/Under
12/29/2021 FLA 4 – NYR 3 FLA NYR Over
11/08/2021 NYR 4 – FLA 3 NYR NYR Over
11/16/2019 FLA 4 – NYR 3 FLA NYR Over
11/10/2019 NYR 5 – FLA 6 (SO) FLA NYR Over
12/08/2018 FLA 4 – NYR 5 (SO) NYR NYR Over

This is the fourth game in six nights for Florida, so fatigue becomes a concern. The Panthers are just 1-5 in their last six games in this situation. The Rangers have been resting since Sunday and have just one loss at Madison Square Garden in their last seven home contests.

Sheskterkin’s Vezina-calibre season is the reason to play the Rangers as underdogs in the Tuesday NHL odds. The Russian has allowed three or fewer goals in seven straight contests and faces a Panthers team that is just 1-3-0 in back-to-back situations this season.

Pick: Rangers ML (+120) at Barstool Sportsbook 

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Author: Renee Castillo