Panthers vs Islanders Prediction NHL Picks 1/27/24

New York Islanders (20-17-11) vs Florida Panthers (29-14-4)

Game Info: Saturday, January 27, 2024 at 7:30 pm (UBS Arena)

Betting Odds: New York Islanders +135 / Florida Panthers -169 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Florida Panthers and the New York Islanders meet in NHL action from the UBS Arena on Saturday. Can the Islanders stop the slump? Or will Florida leave Long Island with a win? Let’s dive in and find out with our Panthers vs. Islanders Prediction.

Florida Panthers Team Preview

The Florida Panthers come into this game looking to build on a 3-2 shootout win over Pittsburgh last time out. Sam Reinhart leads the Panthers in scoring with 61 points including a team-high 36 goals and 25 assists while Aleksander Barkov has 47 points with 11 goals and 36 assists. Carter Verhaeghe has 49 points with 24 goals and 25 assists while Matthew Tkachuk has 49 points with 34 assists of his own this season. Sergei Bobrovsky has posted a 23-10-2 mark with a 2.51 GAA and .910 save percentage in goal for Florida this season while Anthony Stolarz is 7-4-2 with a 2.12 GAA and a .917 save percentage this season.

Florida Panthers Team Facts

  • The Panthers have lost each of their last five games as favorites following a shootout win.
  • The Panthers have failed to cover the puck line in 12 of their last 13 games as favorites after coming off a shootout.
  • The Panthers have lost the second period in each of their last five games following a shootout win.
  • The 'Over 1.5 Goals Period 3' market has hit in each of the Panthers' last 11 games following a shootout win.

New York Islanders Team Preview

The New York Islanders come into this one looking to bounce back from a 4-3 loss to the Montreal Canadiens in their last matchup. Noah Dobson leads the Islanders in scoring with 51 points with a team-high 45 assists while Mathew Barzal has 50 points with 13 goals and 37 assists of his own and Brock Nelson’s added 38 points with a team-high 21 goals this season. Bo Horvat’s also chipped in 45 points with 20 goals and 25 assists and Kyle Palmieri has 27 points with 12 goals and 15 assists. Ilya Sorokin has posted a 14-12-9 record in goal for the Islanders this season with a 3.17 GAA and a .909 save percentage while Semyon Varlamov is 6-5-2 with a 2.88 GAA and a .914 save percentage this season.

New York Islanders Team Facts

  • The Islanders have won six of their last seven games as underdogs against opponents on a winning streak.
  • The Islanders have covered the puck line in each of their last nine games as underdogs against Eastern Conference opponents.
  • The Islanders have lost the second period in each of their last six games following a road loss.
  • The 'Over 1.5 Goals Period 2' market has hit in each of the Islanders' last 17 games as underdogs against opponents on a winning streak.

Panthers vs. Islanders Prediction

I’m on the Panthers here. I know the back-to-back spot isn’t easy to do, but the Islanders are in a slump, and the new coach bump lasted just one game. Florida’s been rolling for the better part of the season, especially on the road, and have to feel good after rallying to get the win over the Penguins in the shootout. I think the Panthers sweep the back-to-back and leave the Islanders with more questions than answers.

Chris’s Pick Florida -169

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