New York Islanders vs. Florida Panthers Game Preview

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Josh Bailey, Anders Lee, and the New York Islanders will face off against Evgenii Dadonov, Keith Yandle, and the Florida Panthers at the BB&T Center for an Eastern Conference showdown. The opening face-off is at 7 p.m. ET on Saturday, November 10, and fans at home can witness it live on Fox SportsNet Florida.

New York Islanders at Florida Panthers Odds

Florida heads into the game as the heavy favorite with a moneyline of -175. The line for New York sits at +155 and the oddsmakers have set the Over/Under (O/U) at 6 goals. The odds for betting the total stand at -110 for the over and -110 for the under.

New York is 8-7 straight up (SU) and has earned 4.9 units for moneyline bettors this season. Through 15 regular season contests, eight of its games have gone under the total, while six have gone over and just one has pushed. The Isles are 5-4 SU on the road in 2018-19.

New York has converted on 18.4 percent of its power play opportunities this year, a mark that’s right around league average. Additionally, its penalty kill is ranked 18th out of 31 teams, and it has successfully killed off 79.2 percent of its penalties..

With a .924 save percentage and 28.8 saves per game, Robin Lehner (4-4-1) has been the best option in goal for New York this year. If New York decides to rest him, however, head coach Barry Trotz might go with Thomas Greiss (6-3-1), who has a .940 save percentage and 1.98 goals against average this year.

On the other bench, Florida is 4-8 straight up (SU) and has lost 6.5 units for moneyline bettors thus far. Six of its contests have gone under the total, while five have gone over and just one has pushed. It’s 1-4 SU at home thus far.

The Panthers have converted on just 20.4 percent of their power play opportunities this year, a figure that’s right around league average. On the other hand, its penalty kill is ranked 28th overall, and it’s successfully killed off 70.7 percent of all opponent power plays.

James Reimer (20.3 saves per game) has been the primary selection in goal for the Panthers. Reimer has two wins, six losses, and one overtime loss to his credit and has maintained a pedestrian 3.36 goals against average and a subpar .885 save percentage this season.

New York Islanders at Florida Panthers Betting Predictions

NHL Pick: SU Winner – Panthers, O/U – Over

Betting Notes

  • The Islanders are 2-3 SU in games where they serve more penalty minutes than their opponent while the Panthers are 0-2 SU when they serve more minutes than the opposition.
  • Florida is 1-2 in games decided by a shootout this season while New York is 1-1 in shootouts.
  • The total has gone under in four of Florida’s last five outings.
  • New York skaters have accounted for the league’s eighth-most hits per game (23.3).