Florida Panthers vs New York Islanders NHL Betting Tips 11/9/2019
Saturday, November 9, 2019
Barclays Center is the venue where Semyon Varlamov and the New York Islanders (11-3-1, 2nd in the Metropolitan Division) will play the Florida Panthers (7-3-5, 5th in the Atlantic Division) on Saturday. The odds on this game have the Panthers coming in at +109 and the Islanders are at -120. The O/U opens at 6. The Panthers cover 42.9% of the time, having gone 6-8 SU. New York covers 71.4% of the time, going 10-4 straight up.
The Florida Panthers head into this matchup with a record of 7 victories and 3 defeats, which is good for 5th in the Atlantic Division. During the year thus far, they have earned a total of 54 goals which ranks them 6th in the conference and 9th in the league. Their goal differential is +1, which is good for 18th in the league. The Panthers have compiled a total of 19 pts, which ranks them 14th in the league and 6th in the East. When it comes to shots at the opposing goalie, they have compiled a total of 523 which ranks them 8th in the East and 14th in the league. As a team, Florida has a total of 205 hits which means they have an average of 13.7 per contest. They have compiled a total of 144 blocks for the year. Looking after the net for Florida is Sergei Bobrovsky from Ogdensburg, New York. He is 31 years old and has played a total of 703 minutes protecting the net this year. Bobrovsky is surrendering an average of 3.50 GAA which has him placed 21st in the Eastern Conference and 40th in the NHL among goaltenders. During this season, he has given up 41 goals. He has a save % of .878 which has him placed 26th in the Eastern Conference.
The Florida Panthers had a rough game after their 5 - 4 loss against the Washington Capitals in their last contest. The Panthers had a good offensive performance in the defeat. In this outing, they finished 4 out of the 36 shots they put on goal. Moreover, they had 5 power play chances and scored 1 goal out of those opportunities. Florida earned a total of 8 penalty minutes for this matchup. The Corsi for the Panthers was 41 and the Corsi against was 31 which earned them a Corsi percentage of 56.9%. Their Fenwick was 31 and the Fenwick against sat at 22, telling us they have a Fenwick percentage of 58.5%. They took 16 face-off wins and were beaten on 23 of the face-offs. Their offensive zone starts were rated at 44.0% and they had a PDO of 95.7 in this one. Concerning opponent stats, the Washington Capitals put up 31 shots. They finished with a total of 10 minutes in the box and they had 4 power play attempts.
The Islanders will be the team on the other side of the ice and for the campaign they sit with 11 victories and 3 losses. When talking about goal differential, they are sitting 4th in the East and 6th in the league with +12. They currently have a total of 46 goals for the season which is good for 9th in the conference. New York has a save % as a team of .928 which has them ranked 1st in the league, meaning chances to score may be scarce. They have a team shooting percentage of 11.3% ranking them 3rd in the Eastern Conference. In goal for New York is Semyon Varlamov who is having an average year by allowing 2.37 goals per contest and that places him 4th among East goalies and 9th in the NHL among goaltenders. In the 456 mins he's played, he has surrendered 18 goals. He holds a save % of .924, which has him sitting 4th among East goalies and 9th in the NHL among goaltenders.
The New York Islanders squared up with the Pittsburgh Penguins in a game where the Islanders ended up losing by a mark of 4 - 3. While out there on the ice, New York wound up with a 34.7% Corsi rating. They wound up with that percentage by having a Corsi of 34 while their opponent had a Corsi of 64. They earned a Fenwick percentage of 32.9% by notching a Fenwick of 24 and the Penguins ending the game with a 49 Fenwick at even strength. These Corsi statistics are telling of the type of game that New York had and you can say they had a mediocre outing. They had a PDO at even strength of 100.0 and their oZS percentage was 54.8%. The Islanders netted 3 goals out of the 23 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 1 power play attempt in this game but weren't able to put one in the back of the net. As for the opposition, the Penguins had 2 power play attempts but weren't able to put the puck in the net. New York conceded 39 shots on goal and the Penguins had a total of 2 minutes in the box.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take Florida (+109) and over 2.5 total goals
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