New York Islanders at Detroit Red Wings NHL Picks & Predictions 12/8/2018
Saturday, December 8, 2018
Little Ceasars Arena
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The New York Islanders head to Little Ceasars Arena to take on the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday, December 8, 2018. The opening line for this contest has the Islanders at -109 and the Red Wings at -120.
New York has a record of 13-11-3 this year. They are 3rd in the Metropolitan Division. They've tallied 79 goals and surrendered 81 goals for a point differential of -2. For the year they have an ATS mark of 13-13-0 and an over/under record of 10-14-0. Detroit has a record of 13-12-4 this season. They are 6th in the Atlantic Division. They have scored 86 goals and given up 97 for a goal differential of -11. Their record against the spread is 12-16-0 while their over/under mark is 14-13-0.
Valuable New York Islanders Betting Trends
The New York Islanders are 13-13-0 straight up this year
The New York Islanders are 10-14-0 against the over/under this season
Important Detroit Red Wings Betting Trends
The Detroit Red Wings are 12-16-0 straight up this year
The Detroit Red Wings are 14-13-0 against the over/under this season
Key New York Islanders Injuries
11/15/18 C Casey Cizikas Lower Body IR (11/15)
10/04/18 C John Stevens Undisclosed is out indefinitely
10/04/18 RW Matt Lorito Undisclosed is out indefinitely
10/01/18 LW Andrew Ladd Undisclosed is out indefinitely
Key Detroit Red Wings Injuries
12/06/18 D Danny DeKeyser Upper Body is OUT 4-6 weeks
12/05/18 RW Anthony Mantha Hand IR (12/05)
12/03/18 LW Tyler Bertuzzi Suspension 2-game suspension (eligible to return 12/08 vs NY Islanders)
11/18/18 LW Darren Helm Upper Body is out indefinitely
10/04/18 RW Evgeny Svechnikov Undisclosed is out indefinitely
Josh Bailey has scored 22 total points this year for the Islanders. He has 7 goals this season with 46 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 15%. He has a total of 15 assists on the year and averages 17.5 minutes played per contest. Anders Lee averages 17.6 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 13% by tallying 11 goals on 82 attempts. He has 11 assists, giving him a total of 22 points on the year. Thomas Greiss has 9 wins and 6 losses this season in goal for the Islanders. He has 501 shots against him and he's surrendered 41 goals. He's made 460 stops for a save percentage of 92%.
Andreas Athanasiou has 18 total points this season for the Red Wings. He has 11 goals this year with 79 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 14%. He has a total of 7 assists on the year and averages 16.6 minutes played per contest. Dylan Larkin averages 21.6 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 11% by scoring 11 goals on 102 attempts. He has 15 assists, giving him a total of 26 points on the year. Jimmy Howard has 9 wins and 6 losses this season in net for the Red Wings. He has 661 shots against him and he's given up 53 goals. He's made 608 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Islanders have 29 total points this year, which is 20th in the NHL. They've scored 79 goals while giving up 81 scores, which has them ranked 23rd and 22nd respectively. They have had 82 power play chances and scored 12 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 15%. That is 27th in the league. The Islanders have given up 85 power play opportunities and surrendered 19 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 78%, ranking them 21st when short-handed. They average 28 shots per contest and as a team shoot 10.49% for the year. They allow 32 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 91%, which is 10th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Red Wings are 17th in the league with a total of 30 points this season. They have 15 power play goals on 80 chances for a percentage of 19%. That is 18th in the NHL. They've given up 103 power play opportunities and surrendered 21 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 80%, ranking 16th overall. As a team, the Red Wings are 17th with a total of 86 goals scored while they've given up 97 goals this season, ranking 4th in goals against. They average 29 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 10.21%. As a unit they give up 35 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 91%, putting them 13th overall in the NHL.
New York is 27th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 46.1%, as they've attempted 1,369 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 1,598 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 46.2% as they have 1,020 attempts while they have given up 1,187 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 27th in the league. The Islanders start possessions in the offensive zone 46.7% of the time, which is 29th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 53.3% for the season. That is 3rd overall in the NHL. They have 722 face-off wins compared to 803 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 47.3%. That ranks them 27th in the league. On defense New York has 689 hits and they have blocked 411 shots from the opposition, putting them 11th overall.
The Red Wings are 18th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 49% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 51% for the season, which is 13th in the NHL. They have 977 face-off wins compared to 898 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 52.1%. That is 5th in the league. On defense Detroit has 625 hits and they have blocked 399 shots from the opposition, which is 17th in the league. Detroit is 28th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 46% as they've attempted 1,550 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 1,819 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 45.4% ranks 29th as they have 1,180 attempts while they have given up 1,420 shots on the defensive end.
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