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New York Islanders vs Florida Panthers 08/07/2020 NHL Picks, Predictions & Previews

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New York Islanders vs Florida Panthers 08-07-2020 NHL Picks Predictions & Previews

New York Islanders vs Florida Panthers 08/07/2020 – The Florida Panthers bucked elimination after scoring a 3-2 victory over the New York Islanders in Game 3 of the best-of-five encounter last Wednesday. Game 4 is set on Friday with the Isles hoping to turn things around and finish off the series inside the Scotiabank Arena in Toronto. The match is scheduled at 12:00 noon Eastern Time and will be broadcasted live on NBC. Simultaneous streaming is also available on NHL.TV and SofaScore. A tight affair is predicted to take place based on the latest NHL Odds with the Islanders barely getting the favorite tag at -120 over the Panthers, who are priced as slight underdogs at -102.

New York Islanders vs Florida Panthers 08/07/2020

When: Friday, August 7, 12:00 PM EST

Where: Scotiabank Arena, Toronto, Ontario

TV: NBCSN

Stream: NHL.TV

New York Islanders vs Florida Panthers 08/07/2020 Betting Odds:

Team PUCKLINE TOTAL ML
New York Islanders  -1.5 (+256) 5.5 o (+124) -120
Florida Panthers +1.5 (-333) 5.5 u (-154) -102
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New York Islanders

It was a nightmare on penalties for the New York Islanders in Game 3 as pressure appeared to take its toll on the team’s aim to clinch the series. Coach Barry Trotz being disappointed was an understatement as the team wasted the chance to sweep the Panthers. Trotz rued his players’ lack of discipline during the game – something that has not been a total concern for New York for the majority of the year. The team went 0-3 on the power play as opposed to Florida’s 2-5. As they brace for Game 4, the Islanders will need to rediscover their defensive identity to avoid having themselves battle a decider sans the momentum.

Players to watch: R. Pulock D (G 1, A 2, PTS 3), D. Toews D (G 0, A 3, PTS 3), A. Beauvillier LW (G 1 A 2, PTS 3).

Florida Panthers

With their backs against the wall, the Panthers battled to live to fight another day. Florida’s composure has to be lauded in the win, but it was the Isles’ mishaps that seemed to place the victory inside the Panthers’ bag. They may have won Game 3 but they remain at a disadvantage heading to Friday’s showdown. Still down 1-2, Florida will need to be wary of New York’s bounce back prowess and not depend on the Isles making the same mistakes to force sudden death. 

Players to watch: M. Hoffman LW (G 2, A 2, PTS 4), K. Yandle D (G 0, A 3, PTS 3), A. Barkov C (G 1, A 2, PTS 3).

New York Islanders vs Florida Panthers Betting Predictions

Trends

Islanders

Islanders are 17-8 in their last 25 vs. Atlantic.
New York Islanders are 3-7 in their last 10 after scoring 2 goals or less in their previous game.
Islanders are 2-5 in their last 7 games as a favorite.
Over is 4-1 in Islanders last 5 when their opponent allows 2 goals or less in their previous game.
Over is 4-1 in Islanders last 5 after scoring 2 goals or less in their previous game.

Panthers

Islanders are 2-5 in their last 7 overall.
Panthers are 2-5 in their last 7 after allowing 2 goals or less in their previous game.
Islanders are 2-5 in their last 7 games following a win.
Under is 6-1-1 in Panthers last 8 overall.
Under is 4-1 in Panthers last 5 when their opponent scores 2 goals or less in their previous game.

Islanders vs Panthers Betting Picks

If there is one takeaway from their Game 3 loss, it’s that the Islanders allowed themselves to be defeated by their own woes. Besides, this series was really for New York to lose. Don’t expect them to commit the same mistakes as they did the last time around. Wednesday’s clash will be the last match of the series and the Islanders will do it in convincing fashion.

Score Prediction: Islanders 4 Panthers 1.