Islanders vs. Panthers - 3/14/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Florida Panthers (38-21-9) at New York Islanders (37-21-8)
NHL Hockey: Monday, March 14, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Barclays Center)
The Line: New York Islanders -130 / Florida Panthers +118 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSFL, MSG+, TVA
The Florida Panthers and New York Islanders meet Monday night at the Barclays Center.
The Florida Panthers look for consistency after splitting their last 12 games. The Florida Panthers are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 16.7 percent of their power plays. Jaromir Jagr leads Florida with 23 goals, Reilly Smith has 20 assists and Aleksander Barkov has 131 shots on goal. Defensively, the Florida Panthers are allowing 2.4 goals per game and are killing 81.5 percent of their power play chances. Roberto Luongo has allowed 120 goals on 1,524 shots faced and Al Montoya has given up 37 goals on 475 shots. Luongo has allowed 10 goals in his last three games.
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The New York Islanders hope to keep rolling after winning 10 of their last 15 games. The New York Islanders are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 19.5 percent of their power plays. John Tavares leads New York with 26 goals, Frans Nielsen has 25 assists and Brock Nelson has 138 shots on goal. Defensively, the New York Islanders are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 85.4 percent of their power play chances. Jaroslav Halak has allowed 80 goals on 984 shots faced and Thomas Greiss has given up 65 goals on 908 shots. Greiss has allowed six goals in his last three games.
The Panthers are 1-4 in their last 5 road games and 9-2 in their last 11 vs. Metropolitan. The Islanders are 5-0 in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest and 7-3 in their last 10 overall. The Panthers are 4-0 in the last 4 meetings.
These two teams are even in my eyes, other than the fact the Panthers have beaten the Islanders in each of the last five meetings. So, in a game that could go either way, I like the value of the Panthers and the plus money.