New York Islanders vs Florida Panthers 10/16/2021 Spread, Game Analysis and Tips
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
New York Islanders vs Florida Panthers 10/16/2021 – The New York Islanders will play the second of a record-breaking 13-game road trip when they visit the Florida Panthers on Saturday night at FLA Live Arena. Despite being this early into the new season, the Islanders are already faced with a daunting task, but the team is up for the challenge as they are even tagged as favorites on the road at -125 by the top online betting sites for NHL. The match will begin at 06:00 Eastern Time with the hosts pegged at +105. Fans can catch the game live on ESPN+ with live streaming likewise available on NHL.TV.
New York Islanders vs Florida Panthers 10/16/2021
When: Saturday, October 16, 6:00 PM ET
Where: FLA Live Arena, Sunrise, Florida
New York Islanders vs Florida Panthers 10/16/2021 Betting Odds:
New York Islanders
The Islanders have been in the league for 49 long years, but never did they play on a grueling 13-game road trip – until this season. It’s a new challenge for the storied franchise, but the squad is well ready for it. The start of the trip, however, is off to a rather shaky start as New York fell to the Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday, 6-3. Perhaps it was just opening night jitters, and the team looks to flip the switch come Saturday night in Florida.
Players to watch: M. Barzal C (G 17 A 28 PTS 45), J. Bailey C (G 8 A 27 PTS 35), B. Nelson C (G 18 A 15 PTS 33).
Opening night at home and the Panthers pulled off a thrilling win in overtime against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Thursday. Florida will try to make it two in a row when they host the Islanders on Saturday night whilst trying to defy a slight underdog tag in the betting odds. Carter Verhaeghe and Aaron Ekblad connived on offensive end as Sergei Bobrovsky provided the much needed lift with 43 saves. The win was something to celebrate about, but the Panthers are also aware that a lot of things in their game still have to improve, hence must be addressed when they face the bounce-back searching Islanders.
Players to watch: J. Huberdeau LW (G 20 A 41 PTS 61), A. Barkov C (G 26 A 32 PTS 58), M. Weegar D (G 6 A 30 PTS 36).
New York Islanders vs Florida Panthers Betting Predictions
NY Islanders are 2-5 SU in their last 7 games.
Florida are 9-4 SU in their last 13 games.
Islanders vs Panthers Betting Picks
The Panthers will be looking for a second win in a row at home to start the season, but the Islanders will be out to spoil the party. The places will be swapped as New York is set to barge into the win column at the expense of Florida. Wagers in ice hockey betting are expected to surge in this game, which is expected to offer nothing but high-caliber matches on ice.
Score Prediction: (Islanders 5, Panthers 3).