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Florida Panthers vs New York Rangers Game 5 Odds, Prediction & Props (Thursday, May 30)


May 28, 2024; Sunrise, Florida, USA; Florida Panthers center Aleksander Barkov (16) and New York Rangers center Vincent Trocheck (16) face-off during the second period in game four of the Eastern Conference Final of the 2024 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Amerant Bank Arena. Mandatory Credit: Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports

  • The Florida Panthers are road favorites in Game 5 against the New York Rangers
  • We’ve made our Rangers vs Panthers Game 5 prediction, including player props
  • Read below for Rangers vs Panthers Game 5 odds, prediction and props to bet

The New York Rangers vs Florida Panthers Eastern Conference Final playoff series is now a best-of-three. With the series tied 2-2, oddsmakers are favoring the Panthers in Game 5 at Madison Square Garden on Thursday, May 29. The puck drops at 8:00 pm ET on ESPN and CBC.

We’ve made our prediction for Thursday night’s game, focusing on one team’s clear possession edge so far. We also dive into the available NHL player props for this pivotal showdown.

Here is a look at the Rangers vs Panthers odds for Game 5, along with props to wager on.

Florida Panthers vs New York Rangers Odds – Game 5

Team Spread Moneyline Total
FLA Panthers -1.5 (+200) -120 Over 5.5 (+110)
NY Rangers +1.5 (-250) +100 Under 5.5 (-130)

Florida is the -120 favorite on the moneyline in Game 5, while the Rangers are +100 home underdogs. The over/under is set at 5.5 total goals.

 

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Panthers Favored in Game 5 Odds

After taking Game 4 in overtime, the Florida Panthers are favored in the NHL playoff odds tonight. Paul Maurice’s club has been instilled as -120 favorites for Game 5, which is reflected in their implied win probability. The Rangers come back as underdogs, which is an implied win probability.

It’s no surprise oddsmakers favor the Cats in this game, as they’ve been the superior team in the series. At five-on-five, Florida has a 61.15 CF% compared to New York’s 38.85 CF%. Furthermore, Florida has generated 60% of the expected goals at even strength.

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So, you may be wondering how this series is tied based on Florida’s possession dominance. Well, the main reason is the play of Igor Shesterkin, who has an impressive .925 save percentage and 2.58 GAA in the postseason. He’s outdueled Sergei Bobrovsky, who has been inconsistent with a .904 sv% and 2.29 GAA through three rounds.

Thursday’s game is being played in Sunrise at Madison Square Garden, which has been factored into the NHL odds for Thursday. New York went 35-13-0 at home during the regular season, although they are just 5-2 at MSG in the playoffs, with two of those victories coming in extra time.

Oddsmakers still view New York’s home-ice advantage in the Big Apple as significant, as Florida was a heavy -160 favorite in their own building last game. The Cats, who went 31-12-5 on the road this season, are much longer -120 favorites for Game 5 in New York.

Rangers vs Panthers Game 5 Prediction

We’ve seen three straight overtime games in this series, so if you think the trend continues, you can bet on an extra session transpiring at +265 odds on DraftKings. However, we’re backing the road team to get the job done and take a 3-2 series lead.

Florida shut out the Rangers at MSG in Game 1 and earned at least a point in both regular-season meetings played in Manhatten. The Cats have yet to lose in regulation at MSG This year and clearly won’t be intimidated by Thursday’s hostile environment.

Florida’s power play has also come alive, notching five goals with the extra man in the past three games. Shesterkin can only do so much even if he’s proving to be the superior goalie in this series. The Rangers’ power play, meanwhile, has only struck once as key players Mika Zibanejad and Chris Kreider have yet to make an impact in the series.

The Panthers are 24-6 in their last 30 games as a favorite of -110 to -150, indicating they are typically worth the juice when Vegas pegs them as the favorite. Given Florida’s 77-46 shot edge over the past two games, we simply can’t bet against them in this pivotal Game 5.

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FLA-NYR Player Props

Stay tuned for our NHL player prop bet recommendations closer to the puck drop on Thursday.

 

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