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Panthers Have Been Strong Versus Isles

Florida Panthers New York Islanders NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs

The Florida Panthers shocked everyone by putting together an exceptional regular season and winning the Atlantic Division. Now, for just the second time in franchise history, the Panthers will look to win an opening round series when they tangle with the New York Islanders as things get started in Sunrise Thursday evening.

Shark Bites
  • The total has gone OVER in eight of the previous 10 meetings between these teams.
  • The Panthers are 11-4 SU in the last 15 games versus the Metropolitan Division.
  • The total has gone OVER in seven of the Panthers’ last eight home games.

The Panthers are presently -140 in moneyline markets at online book Bovada while the Islanders can be had at +120. OVER 5 goals is presently -135 while UNDER 5 goals is +115.

The Panthers won the Atlantic Division with 103 points – six more than the Tampa Bay Lightning. A 12-game winning streak that bridged 2015 and 2016 catapulted the Panthers into the division title conversation and they never looked back.

Florida enters the playoffs as one of the hotter teams in the league as they’ve won five of six and seven of their last nine. They’ve won four of the last five meetings with the Islanders and took two of three from them this season.

The Isles, who have lost back-to-back games entering the playoffs, did win the most recent meeting, however, as they skated to a 3-2 victory on home ice back on March 14.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

NHL Hockey odds makers at Bovada had the Florida Panthers as -135 moneyline favorites in this betting matchup. Those over under betting saw the line open at 5 at BetOnline.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 3.5-1.8 win for the Panthers. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

New York Islanders vs Florida Panthers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Florida Panthers bring a 47-26-9 record to the battle against the 45-27-10 Islanders. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Florida go 33-31-18 so far and the Islanders go 34-40-8. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Florida vs New York injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 6 (Florida Panthers) and the No. 24 (New York Islanders) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Florida Panthers No. 6-ranked offense (2.91 goals per game) against a New York Islanders defense that ranks No. 13 at 2.63 goals per game allowed. The Panthers powerplay has clicked at a 17.41% rate while the Islanders have a 84.48% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out for New York, they were a 5-2 loser as they battled the Flyers at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Flyers at -121 were rewarded, while the 7 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

In their last action, Florida was a 5-2 winner at home against the Hurricanes. Bettors on Florida at -170 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Betting Trends
  • NY Islanders is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Islanders's last 5 games
  • NY Islanders is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Islanders's last 6 games on the road
  • Florida is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • Florida is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Florida's last 8 games at home
  • Florida is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing NY Islanders

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