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Isles can Complete Upset with Home Win

Thomas Greiss New York Islanders NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs

The opening round series between the Florida Panthers and New York Islanders was always going to be an interesting one and while many expected a Panthers win, it is the Isles that can wrap things up in Brooklyn Sunday. Should the Isles win and finish the series, it will be the first time the franchise has advanced to the second round of the playoffs in 23 years.

Shark Bites
  • The Panthers are 5-2 SU in their last seven road games.
  • OVER is 6-1-1 in the last eight meetings in New York.
  • OVER is 4-1 in the Islanders last five games on home ice.

Both the Panthers and Islanders are currently -110 in moneyline markets at online shop Bovada. As for the total, OVER 5 goals is -115 while UNDER 5 goals is presently -105.

The Islanders took a 3-2 series lead thanks to an overtime winner from Alan Quine; a perfect time for the 23-year-old to record his first goal of the postseason.

Netminder Thomas Greiss has been excellent with regular No. 1 Jaroslav Halak out due to injury. The German stopped 47 of the 48 shots he faced in Friday’s double-overtime victory. In five games thus far, Greiss has stopped 180 of 192 shots and has posted a 2.09 goals against average and .938 save percentage.

Reports have surfaced that Nick Bjugstad did not travel with the team to Brooklyn for Game 6. Bjugstad suffered a head injury in Game 5 after falling and receiving treatment. He has recorded four points in the postseason thus far, which is tied for second most behind Reilly Smith’s eight.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the New York Islanders as -112 moneyline favorites in this particular NHL betting matchup earlier. The over under total, meanwhile, was set early at 5 before betting started to move the line at Bet365.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 3.4-2.4 win for the Panthers on Sunday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Florida Panthers vs New York Islanders Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Florida Panthers will look to vanquish their hosts on Sunday, as they are 49-27-11 this season, while the Islanders are 48-29-10. Florida is 35-34-18 against the total, while New York is 36-43-8 versus the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and New York vs Florida injuries news.

This game puts the New York Islanders, most recently No. 24 in the Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings, up against the Florida Panthers, who rate a No. 6 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the New York Islanders No. 11-ranked offense (2.82 goals per game) against a Florida Panthers defense that ranks No. 6 at 2.48 goals per game allowed. The Islanders powerplay has clicked at a 19.11% rate while the Panthers have a 79.09% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

 

Betting Trends
  • Florida is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
  • Florida is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing NY Islanders
  • The total has gone OVER in 10 of Florida's last 15 games when playing NY Islanders
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Florida's last 8 games when playing on the road against NY Islanders
  • NY Islanders is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Islanders's last 5 games at home
  • NY Islanders is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Florida
  • The total has gone OVER in 10 of NY Islanders's last 15 games when playing Florida

Next Betting Matchups

Florida home to New York, Tuesday, April 26th

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