The Florida Panthers (30-14-4) travel to face off against the New York Islanders (20-17-11) on Saturday, January 27th. This game will be played at UBS Arena in Elmont and televised on ESPN+. The Panthers are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Islanders are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Canadiens. Puck drop is set for 7:30 ET.
Panthers vs Islanders
The Florida Panthers Are Coming Off A Win
Florida comes into this game with a record of 30-14-4 on the season, which has them in 2nd place in the Eastern Conference and 2nd place in the Atlantic Division. On the road, the Panthers have gone 16-7-2, and they have won their last seven games away from home. Over their last ten games, they have gone 6-4, and they have won their last three games.
When favored this season, Florida has gone 25-11-2, and they are currently on a three-game winning streak when favored. Against the Eastern Conference, the Panthers have gone 14-6, and they have gone 6-4 against teams in the Atlantic Division. Over their last three games, they have gone 3-0.
Florida enters the game with a puck line record of 23-25 and a road puck line record of 15-10. Overall, the Panthers have 19 wins by multiple goals and have dropped 12 games by more than one goal.
Over their last 10 games, the Panthers have gone 4-6 against the puck line, and their average scoring margin for the season sits at +.6 goals per game. On the road, Florida’s average scoring margin is slightly higher at +.9 goals per contest.
The Panthers are coming off a 3-2 road win over the Penguins. In terms of offense, the Panthers netted one goal during the opening period and one time in the second period. Of Florida’s three goals, two were scored while in power play situations. Their game ended with 31 shots on goal and four giveaways.
Florida couldn’t cover the puck line despite the straight-up win, as they entered the game as the favorites with a -1.5 goal advantage. With a combined total of 5 goals, the game concluded below the over/under line of 6.
The New York Islanders Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
At home this season, the Islanders have gone 12-6-6, and they are 20-17-11 overall, which has them 5th in the Metropolitan Division. In the Eastern Conference, New York is 10th with 51 points, and they have gone 13-14 against other Eastern Conference teams. Over their last ten games, the Islanders have gone just 2-8.
As the underdog, New York has gone 9-9-7 on the year, including a two-game losing streak. In games where they have been the underdog, the Islanders have gone 1-4 over their last five and 1-2 in their last three.
At home this season, the Islanders have gone 9-15 against the puck line, and their average scoring margin is at -0.2 goals per game. So far, New York has been the underdog in 25 of their games, and their puck line record as the underdog is at 17-8.
Overall, the Islanders have gone just 22-26 against the puck line, and they have dropped their last seven games vs. the puck line. In their last ten games at home, New York has gone just 5-5 vs. the puck line.
Following a 4-3 loss on the road to the Canadiens, the Islanders are eager to bounce back. Offensively, the Islanders couldn’t break through in the first period, but they scored one time in the second period and two goals in the third. Their three goals came during a power play situation. In total, they took 46 shots on goal and had 12 giveaways.
New York went into the game favored by -1.5, giving them a loss vs. the puck line. The over/under line going into the game was 6 goals, which the teams surpassed with their combined 7 goals.
Florida Offense Breakdown
On offense, the Panthers are averaging 3.2 goals per game which is 12th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 2nd in the league. In terms of power play goals, the Panthers offense is 8th in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they are 17th in the NHL.
The Panthers come in with an over/under record of 18-29-1. Over the course of the season, they have had 26 games failing to surpass the 6 goal over/under line. The average number of goals in their games is at 5.8 per game.
Islanders Offense Breakdown
On the offensive side, the Islanders are scoring an 2.9 goals per game this season, ranking 23rd in the NHL. When it came to shots on target per game, they are 18th in the league. So far this year, the Islanders are 6-6 in games they have had more shots on goal than their opponent. They are 14-11 in games with fewer shots on goal.
This season, the over/under record for the Islanders’ is 27-18-3. Over the course of the season, they have had 26 games that exceeded the over/under line of 6. On average, their games are averaging 6.3 goals per game.
Florida Team Defense
Defensively, the Panthers are currently 28th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 27.2 shots per game against Florida. They also are 22nd in shutouts, coming in with 2 shutouts.
New York Team Defense
The Islanders defense is currently 2nd in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 34.6 shots per game against New York. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 6th with 4 shutouts.
Panthers vs Islanders Trends
- In their last ten games away from home, the Panthers have a straight up record of 8-2 while going 6-4 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 3 goals per game in these contests.
- Although New York has a straight up record of 6-4 in their last ten home games, they have not held up as well vs the puck line going 5-5. The team averaged 3 goals per game in these games.
- In their last ten games as the betting underdog, the Islanders have a straight up record of 3-7 and an puck line mark of 6-4.
- Spanning across their last ten games as the betting favorite, the Panthers have gone 4-6 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 6-4.
When it comes to a moneyline wager, I’m going with the Islanders to defeat the Panthers while playing at home. Given the current moneyline odds at +111, I’m placing a wager on the Islanders to win outright.
If you’re looking to get a bet down on this matchup, we foresee the Islanders winning the underdog. However, if you’re not as confident in the Islanders straight-up, we’d still recommend placing a bet on them to cover the puck line.
With an over/under line sitting at 6 goals, we like this game to surpass that mark and recommend getting a bet down on the over.
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