Free Game 5 Prediction: Islanders vs Panthers Odds
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Series Tied 2-2
(2-2) New York Islanders vs. Florida Panthers (2-2)
Date: Friday, April 22nd
Time: 8:00 PM
Venue: BB&T Center, Sunrise, Florida
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Florida -155
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds:Florida -1.5 +170
NHL Betting Total: 5
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The series shifts back to Florida and the Panthers got their job done.
After losing home ice, they bounced back and stole Game 4, putting themselves back in possession of the momentum.
New York Islanders
The Islanders had a chance to go up 3-1 on their home ice and take complete control of the series. Their inability to find the back of the net in the 3rd period, has put them in a position where they now need to steal a game on the road.
New York brings in a road record of 21-17-1-4. They have the experience, especially in the playoffs, to steal another game on the road.
Jonathan Tavares continued his point tear and will need his biggest performance here in Game 5. Tavares recorded the lone goal in the loss in Game 4. It was the 2nd time this series Tavares has recorded the only goal for the Isles in a game.
Thomas Greiss is also another big key here. He’s been unstable this series and has struggled on the road this season. The Islanders concede 2.70 goals per road game.
Florida may not have the experience on their side, but they have the grit and fight in them. With their backs against the wall, the Panthers got a 3rd period goal from Alex Petrovic and held strong down the stretch to secure an even series.
Florida now returns home to a place where they have played extremely well.
The Panthers have gone 26-12-4-1 inside the BB&T Center.
Florida’s key to victory has been Roberto Luongo. The Panthers G turned aside 26 shots, and had some big saves with the Islanders having the 6th attacker on. He’ll need another big performance, especially early with the Islanders likely to come out flying, trying to steal the momentum early.
NHL Hockey Handicapping Trends
- Islanders are 5-2 in their last 7 vs. a team with a winning record.
- Islanders are 9-22 in their last 31 Conference Quarterfinals games.
- Islanders are 2-5 in their last 7 after allowing 2 goals or less in their previous game.
- Panthers are 20-8 in their last 28 when their opponent allows 2 goals or less in their previous game.
- Panthers are 5-2 in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest.
- Panthers are 7-3 in their last 10 overall.
Free New York Islanders vs. Florida Panthers NHL Hockey Prediction
Taking control of this series is on the line and the experience factor comes into play here.
The Islanders have been in high pressured situations like this, giving them an edge here.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: New York
The Islanders at this high of a price, is worth the gamble.
NHL Free Score Prediction: Florida 2 – New York 4
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