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New York Islanders host Florida Panthers in hockey action

Florida Panthers

New York Islanders
22-31-7 March 02, 2014, 03:00 PM | Nassau Coliseum 23-31-8

Nassau Coliseum hosts an NHL battle between the New York Islanders and the visiting Florida Panthers on Sunday.

New York will face the 22-31-7 Panthers. In totals betting, the Islanders are 36-25-1 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Panthers are 28-27-5 favoring the OVER.

View Florida Panthers vs New York Islanders Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Islanders as -136 moneyline Favorite in this particular NHL matchup earlier. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 5.5 before betting started to move the line at 5Dimes.

It's a hockey betting matchup between the No. 14-rated Islanders and the No. 28-ranked Panthers, according to the latest NHL power poll here at Odds Shark.

The Panthers were a 6-3 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Blue Jackets. That made winners of bettors who got Columbus at -178 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for OVER bettors.

In their last action, New York was a 6-1 loser at home against the Devils. Bettors on New Jersey at +100 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up New York's No. 17-ranked offense (2.74 goals per game) against a Panthers defense that ranks No. 27 at 3.23 goals per game allowed. The Islanders powerplay has clicked at a 16.51% rate while the Panthers have a 75.27% rate on the penalty kill.

Next up:
Florida at Boston, Tuesday, March 4th
New York at Winnipeg, Tuesday, March 4th