NHL Pick: Florida Panthers at New York Islanders
The Florida Panthers are in new York tonight where they take on the Islanders. The Islanders haven’t had much luck versus the Panthers of late losing the last 4 meetings in a row including the last 2 played at home in new York.
Head to Head Trends
Panthers are 4-0 in the last 4 meetings.
Over is 15-5-3 in the last 23 meetings.
New York Islanders (-130)
The New York Islanders are 3rd in the Metropolitan Division with 82 points 21 points back of the 1st place Washington Capitals. The Islanders have played fairly well all season but especially over the last month or so winning 11 of their last 16 games.
The Islanders are a good well rounded team and that’s probably why they haven’t had any prolonged slumps this season. The Islanders have the 5th ranked offense averaging 2.82 goals per game and they have the 9th ranked defense allowing 2.45 goals per game.
New York Islanders Trends
Islanders are 5-1 in their last 6 home games.
Islanders are 7-3 in their last 10 overall.
Florida Panthers (+120)
The Florida Panthers are 2nd in the Atlantic Division with 85 points just 1 behind the 1st place Boston Bruins although the Bruins do have a couple extra games played.
The Panthers haven’t been playing super great of late winning just 7 of their last 17 games but that’s kind of the way they have played for the majority of the season it’s just they had a 12 game win streak in the middle part of the season that propelled them up the standings. Actually if the Panthers played .500 hockey over those 12 games they wouldn’t even be in a playoff spot right now.
The Panthers have a decent offense averaging 2.72 goals per game although they are known more for their defense allowing just 2.41 goals per game. Over their last 10 games the Panthers have struggled on defense more specifically in net allowing 3.00 goals per game.
Florida Panthers Trends
Panthers are 1-4 in their last 5 road games.
Panthers are 0-4 in their last 4 vs. a team with a winning record.
I like the New York Islanders over the Panthers in this one. The Islanders are playing some great well rounded hockey right now while it’s looks like the Panthers are headed in the opposite direction losing 10 of their last 17 games.
Free Pick: New York Islanders -130 at the GTBets Sportsbook