Florida Panthers at New York Islanders - 4/19/22 NHL Picks and Prediction

Florida Panthers at New York Islanders - 4/19/22 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

New York Islanders (35-31-9) vs Florida Panthers (54-15-6)

Game Info: Tuesday, April 19, 2022 at 7:30 pm (UBS Arena)

Betting Odds: New York Islanders +138 / Florida Panthers -175 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The New York Islanders host the Florida Panthers in Tuesday NHL Action.

The Florida Panthers come into this road contest with an overall record of 54-15-6. Through 75 games, the Panthers are 1st in the Atlantic Division. On the season, they have found the net 317 times, good for a rank of 1st among NHL teams. Heading into the game, Florida is the 10th-ranked defensive team, allowing opponents to score at an average rate of 2.85 goals per game. So far, the Panthers have a strength of schedule rating of 30th in the league. When diving into their opponent-adjusted scoring margin, they come into this game as the 1st ranked team in the NHL.

The New York Islanders get set to host the Florida Panthers with an overall record of 35-31-9. This mark places them 5th in the Metropolitan division. Through 75 games, the Islanders have scored 208 goals, giving them an average of 2.75. This output gives them a rank of 25th among NHL teams. On defense, New York is the 6th ranked unit, giving up 2.72 goals per contest. So far, the Islanders have played the 28th toughest schedule in the league. And, when taking into account New York's scoring margin relative to the quality of their competition, they come in with a power ranking of 19th in the NHL.

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Through 75 games, the Florida Panthers' leading goal scorer is Aleksander Barkov. With his 48 assists, he is the second in overall points, coming in at 82. On the season, he is turning 17.3% of his shots into goals. In addition, the Panthers have benefited from the strong play of Jonathan Huberdeau, who is the team's overall leader in points. In Florida's 75 games, he has come up with 30 goals on a shooting percentage of 14.1%. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of 38. Florida's top goalie is Sergei Bobrovsky, who is giving up an average of 2.66 goals per game. In his 49 games played, he has turned in 29 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.

Through 66 games, the New York's goal and overall scoring leader is Brock Nelson, with 56 points. He has reached his mark of 34 goals, on a shooting percentage of 21.8%. So far, 26.0% of his goals have come during power play time. Behind him is Mathew Barzal, who has 37 assists to go along with his 14 goals. However, when on the ice the Islanders are -14 in scoring differential. New York's top goalie is Ilya Sorokin, who is giving up an average of 2.31 goals per game. In his 48 games played, he has turned in 35 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.

In Florida's 75 games, the over has hit in over half of their games, going 44-27-4. So far, taking the over when the Panthers are playing away from home, has been a good bet with an over-under record of 18-17-2. On the season 69.0% of Florida's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 59.0% of the scoring coming from the Panthers. Coming into this game, the Islanders have an over-under record of 35-38-1. When playing at home, the over is hitting less than half the time, going 14-20-1. On the season, 49.0% of New York's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 48.0% of the scoring coming from the Islanders. Look for this matchup to fall below the line of 6 goals, as New York has the defense capable of shutting down an explosive Panthers offense.

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