Panthers vs. Islanders Prediction
The Panthers have the opportunity to regain sole possession of first place in the Atlantic Division but they'll need to sweep the season series from the Islanders tonight.
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Islanders are -135 money line favorites for tonight's game while the Panthers have odds of +115 to pull off the upset. As for the total, the number currently sits at 5 goals.
The over has been red-hot in this series, cashing in all five of the last five meetings in New York. The over is also 15-5-3 in the last 23 meetings and has hit in four of the Islanders' last five games played on Monday.
On the other side, the over is 4-0-2 in the Panthers' last six games overall and is 4-0 in their last four Eastern Conference matchups. The over is 4-0-2 in their last six games playing on one day of rest and is 5-0-1 in their last six contests after scoring five goals or more in their previous game as well.
Offense hasn't been a problem for Florida of late. The Panthers have scored 15 goals over their last three games while accumulating a 2-0-1 record. Reilly Smith, who is tied with Jaromir Jagr for the team lead with 23 goals, has three goals with six assists in eight games against the Islanders.
MONDAY NHL FREE PICK: PANTHERS/ISLANDERS OVER 5