New York Islanders at New Jersey Devils NHL Picks & Predictions 2/24/2018
Saturday, February 24, 2018
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The New York Islanders head to Prudential Center to take on the New Jersey Devils on Saturday, February 24, 2018. The opening line for this contest has the Islanders at +112 and the Devils at -124.
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New York has a record of 29-26-7 this year and away from home they have a record of 13-15-3-1. They are 6th in the Metropolitan Division. They have tallied 206 goals and surrendered 223 goals for a point differential of -17. For the year they have an ATS mark of 29-33-0 and an over/under record of 38-21-0. New Jersey has a record of 31-22-8 including 16-12-3-1 on home ice this year. They are 4th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 183 goals and have given up 187 for a goal differential of -4. Their record against the spread is 31-30-0 while their over/under mark is 32-27-0.
Valuable New York Islanders Betting Trends
The New York Islanders are 29-33-0 straight up this year
The New York Islanders are 38-21-0 against the over/under this season
Important New Jersey Devils Betting Trends
The New Jersey Devils are 31-30-0 straight up this year
The New Jersey Devils are 32-27-0 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)
02/19/18 GO Thomas Greiss Lower Body IR (02/16)
02/08/18 D Scott Mayfield Lower Body IR (02/06)
01/20/18 LW Shane Prince Upper Body IR (01/18)
Key New Jersey Devils Injuries
02/22/18 RW Drew Stafford Undisclosed is "?" Saturday vs NY Islanders
02/16/18 C John Quenneville Knee IR (02/09)
02/09/18 GO Cory Schneider Groin IR (01/22)
01/25/18 LW Marcus Johansson Concussion IR (01/23)
01/22/18 C Brian Gibbons Thumb IR (01/20)
Josh Bailey has scored 62 total points this year for the Islanders. He has 15 goals this season with 108 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 14%. He has a total of 47 assists on the year and averages 18.1 minutes played per contest. Anders Lee averages 17.3 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 19% by tallying 30 goals on 157 attempts. He has 18 assists, giving him a total of 48 points on the year. Jaroslav Halak has 18 wins and 19 losses this season in goal for the Islanders. He has 1,453 shots against him and he's surrendered 130 goals. He's made 1,323 stops for a save percentage of 91%.
Taylor Hall has 64 total points this season for the Devils. He has 26 goals this year with 206 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 13%. He has a total of 38 assists on the year and averages 19.1 minutes played per contest. Nico Hischier averages 16.4 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 10% by scoring 13 goals on 137 attempts. He has 27 assists, giving him a total of 40 points on the year. Keith Kinkaid has 13 wins and 8 losses this season in net for the Devils. He has 660 shots against him and he's given up 68 goals. He's made 592 saves for a save percentage of 90%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Islanders have 65 total points this year, which is 20th in the NHL. They've scored 206 goals while giving up 223 scores, which has them ranked 4th and 1st respectively. They have had 193 power play chances and scored 41 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 21%. That is 9th in the league. The Islanders have given up 180 power play opportunities and surrendered 46 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 74%, ranking them 30th when short-handed. They average 31 shots per contest and as a team shoot 10.68% for the year. They allow 36 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 90%, which is 25th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Devils are 17th in the league with a total of 70 points this season. They have 37 power play goals on 192 chances for a percentage of 19%. That is 20th in the NHL. They've given up 207 power play opportunities and surrendered 37 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82%, ranking 11th overall. As a team, the Devils are 11th with a total of 183 goals scored while they've given up 187 goals this season, ranking 10th in goals against. They average 31 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 9.56%. As a unit they give up 32 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 91%, putting them 22nd overall in the NHL.
New York has a Corsi percentage of 46.9% as they've tried 3,519 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 3,980 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. That ranks them 29th in Corsi percentage. They are 31st in the NHL in Fenwick percentage with 46.2% as they have 2,596 shots while they've given up 3,023 attempts on defense. The Islanders start possessions in the offensive zone 47% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 53% for the year. That puts them 31st and 2nd in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 1,819 face-off wins as opposed to 1,939 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 48.4%. That is 28th overall in the NHL. On defense New York has 1,366 hits and they've blocked 957 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 6th in the league.
The Devils are 24th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 49.1% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 50.9% for the season, which is 10th in the NHL. They have 1,759 face-off wins compared to 1,961 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 47.3%. That is 30th in the league. On defense New Jersey has 1,301 hits and they have blocked 877 shots from the opposition, which is 18th in the league. New Jersey is 21st in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 48.8% as they've attempted 3,389 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 3,559 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 49.6% ranks 17th as they have 2,641 attempts while they have given up 2,682 shots on the defensive end.
Who will win tonight's Islanders/Devils NHL game against the spread? Guy's Pick: Take New York +112
Guy's Pick: Take New York +112
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