New York Islanders at Minnesota Wild NHL Picks & Parlay 10/26/2017
Thursday, October 26, 2017
Xcel Energy Center
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The New York Islanders head to Xcel Energy Center to take on the Minnesota Wild on Thursday, October 26, 2017. The opening line for this contest has the Islanders at +122 and the Wild at -135.
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New York has a record of 5-3-1 this year and away from home they have a record of 2-3-0. They are 3rd in the Metropolitan Division. They've tallied 29 goals and surrendered 27 goals for a point differential of +2. For the year they have an ATS mark of 5-4-0 and an over/under record of 4-5-0. Minnesota has a record of 2-3-2, including 0-1-1 on home ice this year. They are 7th in the Central Division. They've scored 22 goals and have given up 23 for a goal differential of -1. Their record against the spread is 2-5-0 while their over/under mark is 5-1-0.
Valuable New York Islanders Betting Trends
The New York Islanders are 5-4-0 straight up this year
The New York Islanders are 4-5-0 against the over/under this season
Important Minnesota Wild Betting Trends
The Minnesota Wild are 2-5-0 straight up this year
The Minnesota Wild are 5-1-0 against the over/under this season
Key New York Islanders Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Minnesota Wild Injuries
10/24/17 LW Zach Parise Back is out indefinitely
10/13/17 C Charlie Coyle Fibula IR (10/12)
10/13/17 RW Nino Niederreiter Ankle IR (10/12)
Player SpotlightThomas Greiss has 2 wins and 1 loss this season in goal for the Islanders. He has 133 shots against him and he's surrendered 11 goals. He's made 122 stops for a save percentage of 92%. Anders Lee has scored 7 total points this year for the Islanders. He has 5 goals this season with 22 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 23%. He has a total of 2 assists on the year and averages 17.4 minutes played per contest. Josh Bailey averages 17.1 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 23% by tallying 3 goals on 13 attempts. He has 4 assists, giving him a total of 7 points on the year.
Eric Staal has 5 total points this season for the Wild. He has 3 goals this year with 25 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 12%. He has a total of 2 assists on the year and averages 19 minutes played per contest. Devan Dubnyk has 1 win and 3 losses this season in net for the Wild. He has 159 shots against him and he's given up 16 goals. He's made 143 saves for a save percentage of 90%. Chris Stewart averages 13.7 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 43% by scoring 6 goals on 14 attempts. He has 2 assists, giving him a total of 8 points on the year.
Useful Team StatisticsThe Islanders have given up 28 power play opportunities and surrendered 6 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 79% this season. That is 21st in the league. They average 31 shots per contest and as a team shoot 10.39% for the year. They allow 34 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 92%, ranking them 11th in the NHL at stopping the puck. The Islanders are 10th overall with 11 total points this year. They are 9th in the league with 29 goals and 10th in goals allowed with 27. They've had 28 power play chances and scored 2 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 7%. That is 31st in the NHL.
Useful Team Statistics
As a team, the Wild are 26th with a total of 22 goals scored while they are 24th with 23 goals surrendered this season. They average 30 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 10.53%. As a unit they give up 34 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 91%, putting them 16th in the league. The Wild have a total of 6 points this season, which is 27th in the NHL. They have had 6 power play goals on 22 chances for a percentage of 27%. That is 5th overall. They've given up 30 power play opportunities and surrendered 7 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 77%, ranking 26th when short-handed.
New York has a Corsi percentage of 49.3% as they've tried 531 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 545 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. That ranks them 19th in Corsi percentage. They are 25th in the NHL in Fenwick percentage with 48.1% as they have 383 shots while they've given up 413 attempts on defense. The Islanders start possessions in the offensive zone 49.2% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 50.8% for the year. That puts them 25th and 10th in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 242 face-off wins as opposed to 278 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 46.5%. That is 27th overall in the NHL. On defense New York has 203 hits and they've blocked 132 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 10th in the league.
The Wild are 12th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 52% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 48% for the season, which is 21st in the NHL. They have 241 face-off wins compared to 205 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 54%. That is 2nd in the league. On defense Minnesota has 140 hits and they have blocked 97 shots from the opposition, which is 29th in the league. Minnesota is 30th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 46.4% as they've attempted 362 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 419 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 46% ranks 28th as they have 274 attempts while they have given up 322 shots on the defensive end.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction? Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Minnesota -135 and under 5.5 total goals Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Minnesota -135 and under 5.5 total goals
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