New York Islanders vs Florida Panthers Prediction, 10/23/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: New York Islanders vs Florida Panthers
Date: Sunday, October 23, 2022
Location: FLA Live Arena in Sunrise, FL
TV: Bally Sports Florida
Odds/Point Spread: Islanders (+140) Panthers (-167)
The New York Islanders are traveling to FLA Live Arena on Sunday where they will try to beat the Florida Panthers. The moneyline on this game has the Islanders at +140 and the Panthers open at -167. The over/under is 7.
The New York Islanders will be looking to get a win in their next outing after their 4-1 loss against the Devils in the last game they played. New York accounted for 8 mins in the box in this game. They also had 2 chances with extra men on the ice but weren't able to net one. The Islanders had an offensive game that was below their expectations in the defeat. While out there on the ice, they scored on 1 of the 17 shots they put on net.
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When discussing scoring goals, the New York Islanders have accumulated 14 goals (23rd in the NHL) over the course of the season and have allowed 10. For the current campaign, they have tallied 4 points and their points percentage sits at .500. New York has 12 power play opportunities and they have scored 1 goal during those advantages, giving them a rate of 8.33%. While at even strength, the Islanders have allowed the opponent to score 10 goals while getting 13 on the offensive side of the ice. New York has attempted 134 shots and holds a shot percentage of 10.5%. The Islanders have had 123 shots taken against them and have a save percentage of .919. New York Islanders opponents have 15 power play opportunities (20th in the NHL) and have scored 0 goals in those attempts.
The player guarding the cage in this matchup is Ilya Sorokin. The opposition has scored 175 goals versus Sorokin in his pro hockey career and his goals against average is 2.32. Sorokin has been involved in 77 contests over the course of his hockey career. His save percentage is at .924 in his 4,519 minutes guarding the cage. He has amassed an overall record of 40-26-11 and he was named the starter in 76 games. From the beginning of his pro career to now, Sorokin has earned 55 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is at .724. Sorokin has had 2,299 shot attempts taken against him and has garnered 2,124 saves.
In their last contest, Florida went up against the Lightning in a game where the Panthers ended up losing by a mark of 3-2. They had 5 power play chances in this outing but weren't able to score a goal. The Panthers recorded 2 goals of the 38 shots on goal they pursued.
Florida has put up 181 shots (4th in the NHL) and has a shot percentage of 8.84%, while allowing their opponents 159 shots. They have earned a penalty kill rate of 82.61% on the other teams 23 power play opportunities, and their save percentage currently sits at 90.6%. They have recorded 23 power play opportunities and they have accumulated a power play rate of 8.70%. The Panthers have accumulated 14 goals at even strength and 2 goals (19th in the NHL) while having a power play advantage. They have granted a total of 15 goals to be scored by of a combination of 11 goals at even strength and 4 goals while they were shorthanded. During this campaign, the Florida Panthers have accounted for 16 goals, 7 points, as well as a points percentage of .700.
Across the rink you will find Sergei Bobrovsky protecting the net. He has a tally of 16,031 saves out of the 17,500 shots taken against him, which gives him a save percentage of .916. Bobrovsky has a career mark of 338-188-49 and has been in goal for 596 games. He has been a starter 581 games and has played for a total of 34,312 minutes. Bobrovsky's quality start rate is 57.1% and he has 332 quality starting assignments in his pro career. Opponents are averaging 2.57 goals/game and he has yielded 1,469 goals in total.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh's Pick: Take New York (+140)
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