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New York Islanders vs Florida Panthers 08/05/2020 NHL Odds, Previews and Predictions

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New York Islanders vs Florida Panthers 08-05-2020 NHL Odds Previews and Predictions

New York Islanders vs Florida Panthers 08/05/2020 – The New York Islanders will go for the kill on Wednesday noon as they lock horns with the Florida Panthers anew for Game 3 of their best-of-five qualifying series.  The third encounter will be held still inside the Scotiabank Arena in Toronto and will be shown live on NBC. Online streaming is also available on NHL.TV and SofaScore. NHL Betting Picks predict a clean series sweep for the Islanders, who are tagged with a -117 price as favorites. The reeling Panthers, meanwhile, will try to buck a +103 underdog price. 

New York Islanders vs Florida Panthers 08/05/2020

When: Wednesday, August 5, 2:30 PM ET

Where: Scotiabank Arena, Toronto, Ontario

TV: NBCSN

Stream: NHL.TV

New York Islanders vs Florida Panthers 08/05/2020 Betting Odds:

Team PUCKLINE TOTAL ML
New York Islanders -1.5 (+248) 5.5 o (+116) -117
Florida Panthers +1.5 (-323) 5.5 u (-143) +103
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New York Islanders

New York Islanders have put the pressure on the Panthers as they built a commanding 2-0 lead after their 4-2 victory in Game 2 on Tuesday. Momentum will definitely be on New York’s side as Game 3 is set immediately on Wednesday. A lot of credit has to be given to goalie Semyon Varlamov, who has allowed just three goals in two games, and Jordan Eberle, who notched two goals in Game 2 alone. But despite holding the edge, the Isles should still expect a tough Game 3. As they say, the toughest part is closing out a series. 

Players to watch: Matthew Barzal (GP 68, G 19, A 41, PTS 60), Brock Nelson (GP 68, G 26, A 28, PTS 54), Anders Lee (GP 68, G 20, A 23, PTS 43). 

Florida Panthers

The backs of the Panthers are against the wall. Unfortunately for them, they will not be given the benefit to recuperate from Tuesday’s painful loss. Bruised and battered, Florida has no choice but to continue fighting for its dear life against a confident New York side. But hope’s not lost for the Panthers despite the disadvantage. After all, Game 2 showed that they can put the fight on New York by leading twice in the game. Quick adjustments are expected for Game 3 and they sure are hoping to flip the switch to keep the series alive. 

Players to watch: Jonathan Huberdeau (GP 69, G 23, A 55, PTS 78), Aleksander Barkov (GP 66, G 20, A 42, PTS 62), Mike Hoffman (GP 69, G 29, A 30, PTS 59).

New York Islanders vs Florida Panthers Betting Predictions

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Islanders

The total has gone UNDER in 10 of NY Islanders’ last 15 games.
NY is 2-7 SU in their last 9 games.
Islanders are 6-0 SU in their last 6 games against Florida.
NY is 0-7 SU in their last 7 games on the road.
NY is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against Florida.

Panthers

The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Florida’s last 7 games.
Florida is 2-6 SU in their last 8 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Florida’s last 6 games against NY Islanders.
Florida is 1-8 SU in their last 9 games at home.
Florida is 1-4 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against NY Islanders.

Islanders vs Panthers Betting Picks

The Islanders have the Panthers on the ropes, and you can sense their will to finish the latter off. The Isles will not take any chances. Book a series sweep and give the Playoff ticket to New York as the Panthers pack their things for their trip back home to Florida. 

Score Prediction: Islanders 5, Panthers 3.