Rangers vs. Panthers Game 3 Best Bet: Sunday Showdown in the Everglades

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Igor Shesterkin #31 of the New York Rangers makes a save against Anton Lundell #15 of the Florida Panthers in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Final of the 2024 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on May 24, 2024. Bruce Bennett/Getty Images/AFP

With the series tied 1-1 both teams head to sunny Florida for the next two games of the Eastern Conference Finals, where Florida hopes to gain an advantage on home ice.  

Tonight’s game is expected to be another cautious approach from both teams having seen just six goals scored in the opening two games. Let’s go ahead and break down the NHL odds, for Game 3, available at the top-rated sportsbooks.

NHL Best Bet: Florida Panthers PK (+140) at BetOnline (visit our BetOnline Review)

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New York Rangers vs. Florida Panthers

Sunday, May 26, 2024 – 03:00 PM ET at Amerant Bank Arena 

All To Play for in Florida

Florida did well to come away from two games in the Big Apple with the series tied 1-1 considering the NY Rangers have been one of the best teams on home ice this season. That said they hold the advantage now with their two games at home.  

This series is expected to go all the way as both teams have a strong defense, strong goaltending and efficient offense. It’s all to play for in these finals with five games remaining.  

The Panthers have the best defense this post-season of all the teams to play 12+ games, while the Rangers have the 3rd best. Offensively, the Panthers have had the 2nd best of all teams to play 12+ games and the Rangers come in having had the 3rd best overall.  

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Interestingly, 7 of the previous 10 games between these two teams has been decided by just one goal when the Panthers have been on home ice, but tonight we are targeting a value pick that opposes this trend.  

We expect the Panthers to show up in front of their home fans tonight and win the game but we are not crazy about their -140 juice.  

NHL Best Bet

That said we see some small value in betting Florida to cover the -1.5 PK line at +140. We already ignored their ML odds once this season to go with their PK line odds and it worked in our favor. On that occasion they won 6-1, covering the spread easily.  

It’s the playoffs and anything can happen, let’s not forget they won 3-0 in Game 1, so take a chance on their PK line as it’s much better value than the -140 ML.  

NHL Best Bet: Florida Panthers PK (+140) at BetOnline

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