2024 Stanley Cup Playoffs Eastern Conference Final Rangers vs. Panthers Picks (05/30/2024)

2024 Stanley Cup Playoffs Eastern Conference Final Rangers vs. Panthers Picks (05-30-2024)

So far, the Eastern Conference final has been a tight battle between the Rangers and Panthers. Following a 3-0 Florida win in game one, the next three games were settled in overtime. Florida is the defending Eastern Conference champions and is a better team this year. But the Rangers are equally impressive with the Stanley Cup betting odds. New York has home-ice advantage for having the best record in the Eastern Conference. But Florida is a confident and physical club that will be a tough out. Gamblers can make a case for good value either way.

2024 Stanley Cup Playoffs Eastern Conference Final Rangers vs. Panthers

Date and Time:Thursday, May 30, 2024, 8 PM ET.
Location:Madison Square Garden, New York, NY.
TV Coverage:ESPN/ESPN+
Odds at SBG Sportsbook
TeamSpreadTotalML
Panthers-1½ +2205½ +110-125
Rangers+1½ -2605½ -130+105
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New York Rangers (Metropolitan 1) vs. Florida Panthers (Atlantic 1)

  • Game 1: Panthers 3 at Rangers 0
  • Game 2: Panthers 1 at Rangers, 2
  • Game 3: Rangers 5 at Panthers, 4
  • Game 4: Rangers 2 at Panthers 3
  • x-Game 5: May 30, Panthers at Rangers, 8, ESPN
  • x-Game 6: June 1, Rangers at Panthers, 3, ABC
  • x-Game 7: June 3, Panthers at Rangers, 8, ESPN

New York Rangers Team Overview

This year, the New York Rangers are 55-23-4 straight up and 44-36 over/under the sportsbook total. Also, New York is 1st in the Eastern Conference playoff standings. Carolina is three points behind the Rangers in the Eastern Conference playoff race. Late on, New York has covered three out of their last seven games. While the Rangers have gone under the total in four of its previous six matchups.

New York has NHL rankings of 7th for goals scored and 3rd for power play efficiency. In comparison, on defense, the Rangers have NHL rankings of 7th for goals against and 33rd for penalty killing.

So far in the playoffs, G Igor Shesterkin has a 2.38 goals against average, a .923 save percentage, and a 10-4 record. C Vincent Trocheck leads Florida with eight goals, 11 assists, 19 points, and a +3. C Mika Zibanejad adds three goals, 11 assists, 14 points, and a -1. Artemi Panarin has four goals, ten assists, 14 points, and a -1. LW Alexis Lafreniere has compiled seven goals, six assists, and 13 points with a +2. And then LW Chris Kreider contributes seven goals, three assists, ten points and a -5.

Florida Panthers Team Overview

This season, the Florida Panthers are 52-24-6 straight up and 30-49 over/under the NHL Playoff betting odds total. Also, Florida is 3rd in the Eastern Conference playoff standings. Florida is four points behind the New York Ranger in the Eastern Conference playoff race. Late on, Florida has covered three out of their last five games. At the same time, the Panthers have gone under the total in six of its previous seven matchups.

Florida has NHL rankings of 12th for goals scored and 8th for power play efficiency. In comparison, on defense, the Panthers have NHL rankings of 1st for goals against and 6th for penalty killing.

So far in the playoffs, G Sergei Bobrovsky has a 2.29 goals against average, a .904 save percentage, and a record of 10-5 with one shutout. First among Florida scorers is LW Matthew Tkachuk with five goals, 14 assists, 19 points and a +3. C Carter Verhaeghe brings nine goals, eight assists, 17 points, and a +3. C Aleksander Barkov has six goals, 11 assists, 17 points, and a +3. And then C Sam Reinhart contributes eight goals, four assists, 12 points, and a +2.

New York Rangers vs. Florida Panthers SBG Free Picks

In this situation, Florida remains the better value.

New York Rangers vs. Florida Panthers SBG Best Bet: Florida Panthers.

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