Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Panthers vs Islanders Odds
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(38-21-9) Florida Panthers vs. New York Islanders (37-21-8)
Date: Monday, March 14th
Time: 7:00 PM
Venue: Barclays Center, Brooklyn, N.Y.
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The Florida Panthers travel to Brooklyn to take on the Islanders as two high-quality hockey teams meet in the Big Apple.
The Panthers edged out the Philadelphia Flyers in a shootout Saturday night and are now just one point behind the Boston Bruins for 1st place in the Atlantic Division.
Led by Jaromir Jagr and Jussi Jokinen, the Panthers’ offense is scoring 2.72 goals per game which ranks 9th in the NHL. Unfortunately for the Panthers, they’ve been forced to score goal after goal because their defense has been so miserable lately.
Florida is just 1-4 in its last five road games and has allowed 3.4 goals per game in those contests. Despite their recent road woes, the Panthers are still 7th in goals allowed.
Florida has also done very well against the Eastern Conference this season, posting a 26-8-6 record against their adversaries from the East.
If the Panthers want to win this game, their defense is going to have to step up against an Islanders team that can score with the best of them.
The Islanders came up empty in Boston on Saturday and failed to gain any ground in the Eastern Conference playoff picture. Still, the Islanders are 7-2-1 over their last 10 games and return home to Barclays Center where they’re 20-8-4 this season.
John Tavares, who leads the team with 54 points, notched the Isles’ lone goal in the 3-1 loss to the Bruins. Tavares has a point in four straight games, including a goal in each of his last three games.
He and Kyle Okposo are the reasons why New York is 5th in the NHL in goals. The Islanders have also fared extremely well at home over the last month. New York is 5-1 in its last six home games and the team is averaging 4.33 goals per game in those contests.
New York has played in three fewer games than the second-place Rangers, and a win against a quality Florida Panthers team would be huge.
NHL Hockey Handicapping Trends
- Panthers are 11-5-2 on the road vs. Eastern Conference.
- Panthers are 1-4 in their last 5 road games.
- Islanders are 25-11-5 as favorites.
- Islanders are 20-8-4 at home.
- Islanders are 18-16-6 vs. Eastern Conference.
Free Florida Panthers vs. New York Islanders NHL Hockey Prediction
While the Panthers have played very well against the Eastern Conference, the Islanders have not. Still, New York has played great hockey at home and is scoring more than 4.3 goals per game over its last six home games.
The Panthers defense is a mess right now, and I don’t think they’ll be able to slow down New York’s offense.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: Islanders ML
The Islanders should pull this victory out, but keep an eye on the price. I’d stay away if the number gets above -120.
NHL Free Score Prediction: New York 4 Florida 2
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