Saturday NHL Free Pick
(The Spread) - The New York Islanders are trying to salvage one victory on their current five-game road trip and will play game number four on the swing Saturday against the Florida Panthers.View Current NHL Odds
New York begins play Saturday with a 27-33-7 overall record and an 11-18-7 mark on the road. The Islanders are 14th out of 15 games in the Eastern Conference with 66 points. Florida enters with a 29-33-9 record and are 15-15-7 at home.
Oddsmakers and online sports book Bodog.com have made the Panthers -130 favorites, while the Islanders are listed as +110 underdogs. The over-under is set at 5.5.
According to the latest trends, the favorite is 4-1 in the last five meetings. The home team is 21-8-2 in the last 31 meetings. The Islanders are 4-12 in the last 16 meetings, while they are also 0-8 in the last eight meetings in Florida.
New York Islanders vs. Florida Panthers, 7:00PM EST (View Matchup)
NHL Free Pick: The New York Islanders will be desperate to get a win on this road trip as it has included two overtime losses among the three games. They will also be looking at snapping a rough stretch in Florida with losses in the last eight meetings there. This will be Florida's seventh consecutive home game, but the last before it embarks on a road trip. Look for the Islanders' focus to be tuned in a little more than the Panthers'. Take New York +110.
NHL SATURDAY FREE PICK: NEW YORK ISLANDERS +110