New York Islanders at Winnipeg Jets 12/31/2014 Free NHL Picks & Predictions
by Guy Bruhn - 12/30/2014
Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at 5:00 PM ET
MTS Centre in Winnipeg
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The New York Islanders, who have won 10 of their 18 games away from home this season, will be visiting the Winnipeg Jets on Wednesday night. In their first meeting of the season, the Jets were able to beat the Islanders 4-3 on the road.
On Monday night, the Islanders gave up three goals in the third period of their game against the Washington Capitals, but they were still able to come away with a 4-3 overtime win. They were 2-for-7 on the power play in that win and ended up with a 39-26 shooting advantage.
The Islanders have one of the worst penalty kills in the league, but they are in the top 10 in the league in scoring. Center John Tavares has scored 15 goals this season and is currently tied for the team lead in points with 32. Netminder Jaroslav Halak has a 19-6-0 record this year with three shutouts and a .917 save percentage.
The Jets had their two-game winning streak snapped on Monday when the Minnesota Wild beat them 3-2 in Winnipeg. The Jets lost despite going 2-for-3 on the power play and finishing with 30 shots on goal.
Through 37 games, the Jets have one of the better defenses in the league, but they are scoring less than 2.5 goals per game. Right wing Blake Wheeler has scored 11 goals this season and is tied for the team lead in points with 27.
New York Islanders Betting Trends
New York Islanders are 24-12-0 Against the Spread
New York Islanders are 18-18-0 against the Over/Under
Winnipeg Jets Betting Trends
Winnipeg Jets are 19-18-0 Against the Spread
Winnipeg Jets are 16-19-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
New York Islanders
12/30/14 RW Michael Grabner Lower Body is upgraded to "?" Wednesday vs. Winnipeg
10/07/14 D Matt Carkner Back out indefinitely
12/29/14 LW Evander Kane Lower Body out indefinitely
12/19/14 D Tobias Enstrom Foot out 3-4 weeks
12/18/14 D Mark Stuart Knee expected to miss 1-2 months
12/16/14 D Jacob Trouba Wrist out 6 weeks
12/04/14 D Zach Bogosian Foot expected to miss 4-6 weeks
Guy's Pick: Take Winnipeg
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