New York Islanders at Detroit Red Wings NHL Picks & Predictions 4/7/2018
Saturday, April 7, 2018
Little Ceasars Arena
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The New York Islanders travel to Little Ceasars Arena to play the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday, April 7, 2018. The opening line for this game has the Islanders at +122 and the Red Wings at -135.
New York has a record of 34-37-10 this season and on the road they have a record of 15-19-6-2. They are 7th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 260 goals and given up 293 goals for a point differential of -33. For the season they have an ATS record of 34-47-0 and an over/under record of 49-29-0. Detroit is 30-39-12 including 16-16-8-1 at home this season. They are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 214 goals and surrendered 251 for a goal differential of -37. Their record against the spread is 30-51-0 while their over/under record is 35-44-0.
Valuable New York Islanders Betting Trends
The New York Islanders are 34-47-0 straight up this year
The New York Islanders are 49-29-0 against the over/under this season
Important Detroit Red Wings Betting Trends
The Detroit Red Wings are 30-51-0 straight up this year
The Detroit Red Wings are 35-44-0 against the over/under this season
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)
04/05/18 C Casey Cizikas Upper Body is "?" Saturday vs Detroit
04/05/18 D Johnny Boychuk Undisclosed is out for season
04/05/18 LW Tanner Fritz Illness is "?" Saturday vs Detroit
02/24/18 C Alan Quine Ankle IR (02/22)
01/20/18 LW Shane Prince Upper Body IR (01/18)
Key Detroit Red Wings Injuries
04/05/18 RW Luke Glendening Upper Body is out for season
03/23/18 D Mike Green Back is out for season
Josh Bailey has accumulated 70 total points this season for the Islanders. He has 18 goals this year with 149 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 12%. He has a total of 52 assists on the season and averages 17.9 minutes played per game. Anders Lee averages 17.2 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 19% by scoring 39 goals on 203 shots. He has 22 assists, giving him a total of 61 points on the season. Jaroslav Halak has 20 wins and 26 losses this season in net for the Islanders. He has 1,744 shots against him and he's given up 161 goals. He's made 1,583 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Anthony Mantha has scored 47 total points this year for the Red Wings. He has 24 goals this season with 184 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 13%. He has a total of 23 assists on the season and averages 17.3 minutes played per game. Henrik Zetterberg averages 19.5 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 6% by scoring 10 goals on 177 shots. He has 44 assists, giving him a total of 54 points on the season. Jimmy Howard has 22 wins and 27 losses this year in goal for the Red Wings. He has 1,770 shots against him and he's surrendered 160 goals. He's made 1,610 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Islanders have 78 total points this season, which ranks them 22nd in the NHL. They are 8th in the league in goals scored with 260 while they've given up 293 goals, ranking them 1st overall. They have had 248 power play opportunities and have scored 57 goals on those chances for a percentage of 23%. That is 6th in the NHL. The Islanders have allowed 234 power play opportunities and have given up 62 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 74%, putting them 31st in the league when short-handed. They average 31 shots per game and as a team shoot 10.27% for the season. They allow 36 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 90%. That puts them 28th in the league in stopping the puck.
Useful Team Statistics
The Red Wings are 26th in the NHL with a total of 72 points this year. They have 40 power play goals on 233 opportunities for a percentage of 17%. That ranks them 25th in the league as a power play unit. They've allowed 257 power play opportunities and have given up 57 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 78%. That is 22nd in the NHL. As a team, the Red Wings are 27th in the league with 214 goals scored while they've given up 251 goals, which is 10th overall. They average 30 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 8.73%. As a team they give up 32 shots per game and have a save percentage of 90%. That is 22nd in the NHL.
New York has a Corsi percentage of 47.4% as they've tried 4,620 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 5,137 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. That ranks them 29th in Corsi percentage. They are 29th in the NHL in Fenwick percentage with 46.7% as they have 3,406 shots while they've given up 3,894 attempts on defense. The Islanders start possessions in the offensive zone 46.9% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 53.1% for the year. That puts them 31st and 1st in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 2,375 face-off wins as opposed to 2,487 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 48.8%. That is 24th overall in the NHL. On defense New York has 1,803 hits and they've blocked 1,243 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 9th in the league.
The Red Wings are 17th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 49.9% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 50.1% for the season, which is 12th in the NHL. They have 2,419 face-off wins compared to 2,533 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 48.8%. That is 22nd in the league. On defense Detroit has 1,590 hits and they have blocked 1,156 shots from the opposition, which is 22nd in the league. Detroit is 22nd in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 48.5% as they've attempted 4,428 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 4,698 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 49.1% ranks 20th as they have 3,417 attempts while they have given up 3,542 shots on the defensive end.
Who will win tonight's Islanders/Red Wings NHL game against the spread? Josh's Pick: Take Detroit -135
Josh's Pick: Take Detroit -135
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