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Florida Panthers vs New York Islanders 08/01/2020 NHL Picks, Odds and Hockey Previews

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Florida Panthers vs New York Islanders 08-01-2020 NHL Picks Odds and Hockey Previews

Florida Panthers vs New York Islanders 08/01/2020 – The National Hockey League returns from the nationwide sports lockdown and they are putting the Florida Panthers against the New York Islanders against each other for this qualifying round. This series is set to start on August 1, Saturday and it will happen at the Scotiabank Arena way north in Toronto, Ontario. It will be Fox Sports Florida that will be covering the game on television while the live stream will be through SofaScore and NHL.TV. In this matchup, the New York Islanders are owning the higher seed and they are picked by the NHL Vegas Odds to prevail in this first game over the Florida Panthers.

Florida Panthers vs New York Islanders 08/01/2020

When: Saturday, August 1, 4:00 PM ET

Where: Scotiabank Arena, Toronto, Ontario

TV: Fox Sports Florida

Stream: NHL.TV

Florida Panthers vs New York Islanders 08/01/2020 Betting Odds:

Team PUCKLINE TOTAL ML
Florida Panthers +1.5 (-280) 5.5 o (-110) +115
New York Islanders -1.5 (+240) 5.5 u (-110) -138
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Florida Panthers

The Florida Panthers finished the regular season with a record of 35-26 record and before the lockdown, they won their last two games against the Montreal Canadians and St. Louis Hawks. Prior to that, the Panthers were on a four-game losing streak. In their last match against the Islanders, they lost by two points, 1-3. The only goal for the team came from Mike Hoffman in the second period. In order for the Panthers to have a good chance to upset the Islanders, they would look to their top scorer Jonathan Huberdeau and Aleksander Brakov to step up and keep the defense alert and busy.

Players to watch: J.Huberdeau LW, GP 69, G 23, A 55, PTS 78, A. Barkov C, GP 66, G 20, A 42, PTS 62, M. Hoffman LW, GP 69, G 29, A 30, PTS 59. 

New York Islanders

After having a good start of the season, the New York Islanders ended the season on a slump and lost their last seven games. Their record fell down to 35-23 and they were one of the top teams in the conference before that losing streak happened. During their last battle with the Panthers, they were on their game as they prevailed 3-1 and the defense was clicking. Devon Toews surprised everyone during that match with a goal but other scorers were center Matthew Barzal and Anders Lee. Brock Nelson didn’t score in that match but expect him to score in this series.

Players to Watch: M. Barzal C, GP 68, G 19, A 41, PTS 60, B. Nelson C, GP 68, G 26, A 28, PTS 54, A. Lee LW, GP 68, G 20, A 23, PTS 43. 

Florida Panthers vs New York Islanders Betting Predictions

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Panthers

The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Florida’s last 5 games.
Florida is 6-12 SU in their last 18 games.
Panthers are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games against NY Islanders.
Florida is 5-2 SU in their last 7 games on the road.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Florida’s last 5 games when playing on the road against NY Islanders.

Islanders

The total has gone UNDER in 9 of NY’s last 13 games.
Islanders are 0-7 SU in their last 7 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of NY’s last 8 games against Florida.
Islanders are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games at home.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of NY’s last 5 games when playing at home against Florida.

Panthers vs Islanders Betting Picks

The Panthers are coming in as the underdogs against the Islanders as seen by Best Sports Book Online. The long layoff helped the Islanders to recuperate and channel into themselves on that late losing streak and looked good during the scrimmages. They are expected to come in strong and eventually take the victory from the Panthers in this first game.

Moneyline: The Panthers are at +105 in this match while the ML handed to the Islanders is at -115.

Spread: It is 1.5 points in this game across the spread with the Panthers are at +1.5 while the Islanders own the -1.5.

Total: The total handed to this match is 5.5 points with the Islanders going under and the Panthers are over.

Score Prediction: 5-3, Islanders win.