Thursday, December 29, 2016
Xcel Energy Center
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The New York Islanders travel to Xcel Energy Center to play the Minnesota Wild on Thursday, December 29, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Islanders at +186 and the Wild at -207. The over/under has been set at 5.
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New York comes into this matchup having played 34 games. They have an overall record of 14-14-6 and on the road they have a record of 3-7-2. Currently they are 7th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 94 goals and given up 105 goals for a point differential of -11. The Islanders have an overall record of 5-4-1 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 13-20 and an over/under record of 18-12-4. Minnesota shows up with a record of 22-8-4 including 12-3-0 at home this season. They are 2nd in the Central Division. They've scored 105 goals and surrendered 68 for a goal differential of +37. The Wild have a record of 10-0-0 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 21-12 while their over/under record sits at 11-16-7.
Josh Bailey has accumulated 21 total points this season for the Islanders. He has 5 goals this season with 69 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 7%. He has a total of 16 assists on the season and averages 19 minutes played per game. John Tavares has averaged 20 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 10% by scoring 10 goals on 98 shots. He has 14 assists giving him a total of 24 points on the season. Jaroslav Halak has 5 wins and 8 losses this season in net for the Islanders. He has had 611 shots against him and has given up 57 goals. He has made 554 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Eric Staal has accumulated 28 total points this season for the Wild. He has 11 goals this season with 92 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 12%. He has a total of 17 assists on the season and averages 19 minutes played per game. Ryan Suter has averaged 27 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 8% by scoring 5 goals on 63 shots. He has 14 assists giving him a total of 19 points on the season. Devan Dubnyk has 17 wins and 6 losses this season in net for the Wild. He has had 784 shots against him and has given up 41 goals. He has made 743 saves for a save percentage of 95%.
The Islanders have 34 total points this season. They have scored 94 goals while giving up 105 goals. They have had 95 power play opportunities and have scored 13 goals on those chances for a percentage of 14%. The Islanders have allowed 114 power play opportunities and given up 22 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%. They average 30 shots per game and as a team are shooting 9.32% for the season to this point. They allow 33 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 91%.
The Wild have a total of 48 points on the season. They have 17 power play goals on 96 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 18%. They have allowed 101 power play opportunities and have given up 14 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 86%. As a team, the Islanders have a total of 105 goals scored while they've given up 68 goals to this point. They average 29 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 10.51%. As a team they give up 31 shots per game and have a save percentage of 94%.
New York has a Corsi percentage of 45% as they've attempted 1,842 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 2,254 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 46.1% as they have 1,373 attempts while they've given up 1,607 shots on the defensive end. The Islanders start possessions in the offensive zone 49.2% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 50.8% for the season. They have 972 face off wins compared to 1,016 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 48.9%. On defense New York has 862 hits and they've blocked 647 shots from the opposition.
Minnesota has attempted 1,852 shots at full strength and they've given up 1,969 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 48.5% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 48.8% as they have 1,382 shots while they've given up 1,448 attempts on defense. The Wild have an offensive zone percentage of 49.6% and their defensive zone percentage is 50.4% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 52.1% as they've compiled 1,090 face off wins this season and they have suffered 1,003 face off losses. On defense Minnesota has blocked 521 shot attempts and they have 555 hits as a unit.
New York Islanders Betting Trends
The New York Islanders are 13-20 straight up
The New York Islanders are 18-12-4 against the over/under
Minnesota Wild Betting Trends
The Minnesota Wild are 21-12 straight up
The Minnesota Wild are 11-16-7 against the over/under
New York Islanders Injuries
12/27/16 D Adam Pelech Upper Body "?" Thursday vs Minnesota
12/18/16 C Casey Cizikas Upper Body out indefinitely
10/10/16 C Mikhail Grabovski Concussion out indefinitely
Minnesota Wild Injuries
10/10/16 D Victor Bartley Tricep out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Minnesota -207
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