Saturday, April 8, 2017
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The New York Islanders head to Prudential Center to play the New Jersey Devils on Saturday, April 8, 2017. The opening line for this game has the Islanders at -160 and the Devils at +140.
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New York comes into this matchup having played 80 games. They have an overall record of 39-29-12 and on the road they have a record of 18-17-5. Currently they are 5th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 233 goals and given up 238 goals for a point differential of -5. The Islanders have an overall record of 6-3-1 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 37-41 and an over/under record of 40-35-5. New Jersey shows up with a record of 28-38-14 including 16-16-8 at home this season. They are 8th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 180 goals and surrendered 236 for a goal differential of -56. The Devils have a record of 2-6-2 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 25-52 while their over/under record sits at 29-31-20.
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Valuable New York Islanders Betting Trends
The New York Islanders are 37-41 straight up
The New York Islanders are 40-35-5 against the over/under
Important New Jersey Devils Betting Trends
The New Jersey Devils are 25-52 straight up
The New Jersey Devils are 29-31-20 against the over/under
Key New York Islanders Injuries
10/10/16 C Mikhail Grabovski Concussion out indefinitely
04/06/17 C Shane Prince Lower Body "?" Saturday vs New Jersey
04/02/17 C Casey Cizikas Hand out indefinitely
04/01/17 C John Tavares Leg out for season
04/01/17 D Travis Hamonic Upper Body out indefinitely
03/29/17 LW Nikolay Kulemin Upper Body out indefinitely
03/23/17 RW Ryan Strome Wrist out indefinitely
Key New Jersey Devils Injuries
04/03/17 D Dalton Prout Suspension 2-game suspension (eligible to return 04/08 vs NY Islanders)
03/18/17 RW Devante Smith-Pelly Lower Body out indefinitely
John Tavares has accumulated 66 total points this season for the Islanders. He has 28 goals this season with 260 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 11%. He has a total of 38 assists on the season and averages 20.4 minutes played per game. Josh Bailey has averaged 18.5 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 8% by scoring 13 goals on 172 shots. He has 41 assists giving him a total of 54 points on the season. Thomas Greiss has 25 wins and 18 losses this season in net for the Islanders. He has had 1,419 shots against him and has given up 124 goals. He has made 1,295 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Taylor Hall has accumulated 53 total points this season for the Devils. He has 20 goals this season with 229 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 9%. He has a total of 33 assists on the season and averages 19.3 minutes played per game. Kyle Palmieri has averaged 17.3 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 14% by scoring 26 goals on 185 shots. He has 27 assists giving him a total of 53 points on the season. Cory Schneider has 20 wins and 26 losses this season in net for the Devils. He has had 1,746 shots against him and has given up 159 goals. He has made 1,587 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Islanders have 90 total points this season. They have scored 233 goals while giving up 238 goals. They have had 230 power play opportunities and have scored 34 goals on those chances for a percentage of 15%. The Islanders have allowed 221 power play opportunities and given up 40 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82%. They average 30 shots per game and as a team are shooting 9.55% for the season to this point. They allow 32 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Devils have a total of 70 points on the season. They have 44 power play goals on 245 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 18%. They have allowed 254 power play opportunities and have given up 51 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 80%. As a team, the Islanders have a total of 180 goals scored while they've given up 236 goals to this point. They average 28 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 8.13%. As a team they give up 31 shots per game and have a save percentage of 91%.
New York has a Corsi percentage of 47.8% as they've attempted 4,495 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 4,915 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 48.2% as they have 3,338 attempts while they've given up 3,582 shots on the defensive end. The Islanders start possessions in the offensive zone 50.3% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 49.7% for the season. They have 2,207 face off wins compared to 2,429 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 47.6%. On defense New York has 2,075 hits and they've blocked 1,333 shots from the opposition.
New Jersey has attempted 3,909 shots at full strength and they've given up 4,444 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 46.8% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 46.8% as they have 3,031 shots while they've given up 3,439 attempts on defense. The Devils have an offensive zone percentage of 46.9% and their defensive zone percentage is 53.1% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 49.3% as they've compiled 2,369 face off wins this season and they have suffered 2,436 face off losses. On defense New Jersey has blocked 1,005 shot attempts and they have 1,605 hits as a unit.
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