Florida Panthers vs. New York Islanders - 11/12/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New York Islanders (5-7-2) at Florida Panthers (6-7-1)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, November 12, 2016 at 7:00 pm (BB&T Center)
The Line: Florida Panthers / New York Islanders --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: MSG+, FSFL
The New York Islanders and Florida Panthers clash Saturday night in a NHL matchup at the BB&T Center.
The New York Islanders are desperate for a victory here after losing six of their last eight games. The Islanders are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 10.5 percent of their power play opportunities. John Tavares leads New York with five goals, Dennis Seidenberg has four assists and Brock Nelson has 28 shots on goal. Defensively, the New York Islanders are allowing three goals per game and are killing 75.9 percent of their opponents power plays. Jaroslav Halak has given up 28 goals on 289 shots faced and Thomas Greiss has allowed 13 goals on 143 shots. The New York Islanders have lost eight of their nine games this season when allowing three or more goals.
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The Florida Panthers also need a feel good victory after losing six of their last nine games. The Panthers are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 18.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Jonathan Marchessault leads Florida with seven goals, Vincent Trocheck has two assists and Colton Sceviour has 27 shots on goal. Defensively, the Florida Panthers are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 82.1 percent of their opponents power plays. Roberto Luongo has given up 21 goals on 253 shots faced and James Reimer has allowed 14 goals on 148 shots. The Florida Panthers have lost seven of their eight games when allowing three or more goals.
The Islanders are 0-6 in their last 6 road games and 21-47 in their last 68 Saturday games. The Panthers are 3-7 in their last 10 vs. Eastern Conference and 5-2 in their last 7 Saturday games. The Islanders are 6-13 in the last 19 meetings in Florida and 5-2 in the last 7 meetings overall.
The Islanders continue to be fade material on the road, as they've now lost six straight outside of New York. When you have two struggling teams, you usually give the advantage to the home team to find a way to win. This bet is just easier given the Islanders struggles on the road overall.