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New York Islanders take on Panthers in hockey test


New York Islanders

Florida Panthers
18-22-7 January 14, 2014, 07:30 PM | BB&T Center 17-21-7



The Florida Panthers look to emerge victorious in NHL odds action as the Islanders arrive at BankAtlantic Center on Tuesday.

Florida battles the Islanders, currently with a 18-22-7 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 19-21-5 for the Panthers and 25-21-1 for the Islanders.

View New York Islanders vs Florida Panthers Odds and Stats.

The Panthers were listed earlier today as -131 moneyline Favorite at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark (including Bovada, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 5.5.

It's a hockey betting matchup between the No. 24-rated Panthers and the No. 15-ranked Islanders, according to the latest NHL power poll here at Odds Shark.

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Last time out for New York, they were a 4-2 winner as they battled the Stars on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Islanders at +125 were rewarded, while the 6 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

The Panthers were a 2-1 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Devils. That made winners of bettors who got New Jersey at -147 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for UNDER bettors.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Florida's No. 26-ranked offense (2.33 goals per game) against a Islanders defense that ranks No. 29 at 3.23 goals per game allowed. The Panthers powerplay has clicked at a 10.14% rate while the Islanders have a 74.47% rate on the penalty kill.

Next up:
New York at Tampa Bay, Thursday, January 16th
Florida home to San Jose, Thursday, January 16th