Ottawa Senators at New York Islanders 12/2/2014 Free NHL Picks & Predictions
by Guy Bruhn - 12/1/2014
Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at 7:00 PM ET
Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale
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The Ottawa Senators will visit the Nassau Veteran’s Memorial Coliseum on Tuesday to take on the New York Islanders. Ottawa comes into the game with 10-9-4 record and 24 points, which is second to bottom in the Atlantic Division. The Islanders are coming off a win after going 4-1 in the five games prior. The Islanders are 17-7-0 with 34 points. New York is tied with Pittsburgh, Tampa Bay and Montreal at the top of the Eastern Conference.
The New York Islanders have been one of the top scoring teams in the NHL with 3 goals per game. John Tavaras anchors the offense with 10 goals and 13 assists. In the win over New Jersey on Saturday, Cal Clutterbuck picked up the game winning, with his third of the season. Jaroslav Halak, the team’s top goaltender turned away 34 of 35 shot attempts. On the season, Halak is 12-4 giving up 2.13 goals per game.
The Ottawa Senators are coming off a 4-1 loss at the hands of the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday. In the loss, the Senators saw David Legwand score his third of the season to start the game, but were held scoreless from there. Ottawa’s goaltender Robin Lehner allowed 4 goals on 32 shots. On the season, Lehner is 5-4-1, but has allowed over 2.8 goals per game. The Senators are led in scoring by defenseman Erik Karlsson, with 11 assists and 6 goals.
Ottawa Senators Betting Trends
Ottawa Senators are 10-13-0 Against the Spread
Ottawa Senators are 9-11-0 against the Over/Under
New York Islanders Betting Trends
New York Islanders are 17-7-0 Against the Spread
New York Islanders are 13-11-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
12/01/14 RW Bobby Ryan Finger "?" Tuesday vs. NY Islanders
11/12/14 D Marc Methot Back out another 3 weeks
New York Islanders
11/29/14 D Johnny Boychuk Upper Body "?" Tuesday vs Ottawa
11/29/14 D Lubomir Visnovsky Upper Body "?" Tuesday vs Ottawa
11/28/14 RW Michael Grabner Hernia out indefinitely
10/07/14 D Matt Carkner Upper Body out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take New York
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