Minnesota Wild at New York Islanders NHL Picks & Predictions 2/19/2018
Monday, February 19, 2018
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The Minnesota Wild travel to Barclays Center to play the New York Islanders on Monday, February 19, 2018. The opening line for this game has the Wild at -120 and the Islanders at +109.
Minnesota has a record of 31-20-7 this season and on the road they have a record of 11-15-1-1. They are 5th in the Central Division. They've scored 172 goals and given up 166 goals for a point differential of +6. For the season they have an ATS record of 31-26-0 and an over/under record of 30-25-0. New York is 29-25-6 including 16-10-4-1 at home this season. They are 5th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 200 goals and surrendered 214 for a goal differential of -14. Their record against the spread is 29-31-0 while their over/under record is 36-21-0.
Valuable Minnesota Wild Betting Trends
The Minnesota Wild are 31-26-0 straight up this year
The Minnesota Wild are 30-25-0 against the over/under this season
Important New York Islanders Betting Trends
The New York Islanders are 29-31-0 straight up this year
The New York Islanders are 36-21-0 against the over/under this season
Key Minnesota Wild Injuries
02/07/18 D Jonas Brodin Hand is out indefinitely
Key New York Islanders Injuries
12/18/17 D Calvin de Haan Shoulder IR (12/16)
11/08/17 LW Nikolay Kulemin Shoulder IR (11/06)
02/08/18 D Scott Mayfield Lower Body IR (02/06)
01/20/18 LW Shane Prince Upper Body IR (01/18)
Jason Zucker has accumulated 40 total points this season for the Wild. He has 22 goals this year with 145 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 15%. He has a total of 18 assists on the season and averages 17 minutes played per game. Eric Staal averages 18 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 17% by scoring 26 goals on 151 shots. He has 26 assists, giving him a total of 52 points on the season. Devan Dubnyk has 23 wins and 11 losses this season in net for the Wild. He has 1,212 shots against him and he's given up 99 goals. He's made 1,113 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Josh Bailey has scored 62 total points this year for the Islanders. He has 15 goals this season with 99 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 15%. He has a total of 47 assists on the season and averages 18 minutes played per game. Anders Lee averages 17.3 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 19% by scoring 29 goals on 151 shots. He has 17 assists, giving him a total of 46 points on the season. Jaroslav Halak has 18 wins and 18 losses this year in goal for the Islanders. He has 1,390 shots against him and he's surrendered 122 goals. He's made 1,268 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wild have 68 total points this season, which ranks them 13th in the NHL. They are 15th in the league in goals scored with 170 while they've given up 163 goals, ranking them 22nd overall. They have had 173 power play opportunities and have scored 37 goals on those chances for a percentage of 21%. That is 9th in the NHL. The Wild have allowed 203 power play opportunities and have given up 39 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%, putting them 16th in the league when short-handed. They average 24 shots per game and as a team shoot 12.49% for the season. They allow 32 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 91%. That puts them 14th in the league in stopping the puck.
Useful Team Statistics
The Islanders are 19th in the NHL with a total of 64 points this year. They have 41 power play goals on 187 opportunities for a percentage of 22%. That ranks them 6th in the league as a power play unit. They've allowed 176 power play opportunities and have given up 46 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 74%. That is 30th in the NHL. As a team, the Islanders are 2nd in the league with 200 goals scored while they've given up 214 goals, which is 1st overall. They average 31 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 10.76%. As a team they give up 35 shots per game and have a save percentage of 90%. That is 26th in the NHL.
Minnesota has a Corsi percentage of 46% as they've tried 2,963 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 3,477 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. That ranks them 31st in Corsi percentage. They are 29th in the NHL in Fenwick percentage with 46.9% as they have 2,282 shots while they've given up 2,579 attempts on defense. The Wild start possessions in the offensive zone 48.1% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 51.9% for the year. That puts them 27th and 7th in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 1,714 face-off wins as opposed to 1,702 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 50.2%. That is 15th overall in the NHL. On defense Minnesota has 963 hits and they've blocked 898 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 8th in the league.
The Islanders are 31st in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 46.7% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 53.3% for the season, which is 3rd in the NHL. They have 1,756 face-off wins compared to 1,876 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 48.3%. That is 28th in the league. On defense New York has 1,309 hits and they have blocked 923 shots from the opposition, which is 5th in the league. New York is 29th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 46.6% as they've attempted 3,382 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 3,869 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 45.9% ranks 31st as they have 2,500 attempts while they have given up 2,946 shots on the defensive end.
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