Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Panthers vs. Islanders NHL Odds
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(1-2-0 Florida Panthers vs. New York Islanders (1-2-0)
Date: Saturday, October 12th
Time: 7:00 PM
Venue: Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale NY
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Panthers -106, Islanders -115
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: Islanders -1.5
NHL Betting Total: 5.5
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It’s not the most glamorous game on a loaded Saturday NHL docket but the Panthers vs. Islanders does offer some good opportunities for bettors. This game is a toss up as far as oddsmakers are concerned, which usually automatically favors the home squad.
One of the major reasons that Saturday’s meeting between Florida and New York is listed as a toss up is because both teams come in on the second leg of a back-to-back.
Another reason Saturday’s outing is a tough one to call is because both teams have looked less than inspiring through 4 games as both sit with just 1 win.
The Panthers have dropped 2 games in a row, both in which they were favored. Florida fell 3-6 at home vs. Carolina on Tuesday (-125) and lost in a SO 2-3 at Buffalo on Friday. The Panthers do have a quality win at home over Tampa Bay on their resume though.
So far in 2019 the Panthers rank tops in the league in shots on goal 38.3. They also have a top 10 power play unit but yet again have just one win.
It will be up to Sam Montembeault to try and help Florida steal one on the road Saturday as he gets the start in net. The 2nd year player will get his second game action of the year after starter Sergei Bobrovsky sits following Friday night’s start.
New York Islanders
The Islanders have also underperformed so far in 2019 according to oddsmakers projections. New York has been favorites in 2 of their 3 losses.
NYI’s 2-5 loss at Carolina on Friday was probably expected. Not only because the Islanders were +150 underdogs, but because it was their first road game of the season. Will New York be vulnerable on the B2B after their first time traveling this year?
The Islanders have allowed 10 goals in the last 2 games. Semyon Varlamov was in net for one of those performances, surrendering 4 goals on just 19 shots to Edmonton on Tuesday.
Florida has a more dangerous offense than you’d think as Mike Hoffman already has 5 goals and 2 assists on the year. That could be the key vs. an Islanders team struggling on defense right now.
NHL Betting Trends:
- Panthers are 20-8 last 28 Saturday games
- Panthers are 2-5 last 7 road games
- Panthers are 2-8 last 10 overall
- Islanders are 11-2 last 13 on 0 days rest
- Islanders are 1-4 last 5 home games
Free Florida Panthers vs. New York Islanders NHL Prediction:
Gotta give the home team an early edge in this one on the back-to-back. Florida has been getting some underrated productive offense this year though. Both teams have been a bit shaky in net as of late so bank on the offenses getting this one done.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: Over 5.5
Hoffman alone might hit this one the way he’s been playing.
NHL Free Prediction: Islanders 4 – Panthers 3
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