New York Islanders vs. Detroit Red Wings - 12/2/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Game: New York Islanders vs Detroit Red Wings
Date: Monday, December 2, 2019
Location: Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, MI
Odds/Point Spread: Islanders (-200) Red Wings (+180)
Semyon Varlamov and the New York Islanders (17-5-2, 2nd in the Metropolitan Division) travel to Little Caesars Arena on Monday where they'll meet the Detroit Red Wings (7-19-3, 8th in the Atlantic Division). The Islanders open this matchup at -200 while the Red Wings are coming in at +180. The O/U opens at 5.5. The Islanders are covering 68.2% of the time, having gone 15-7 SU. Detroit is covering 24.1% of the time, going 7-22 straight up.
The New York Islanders head into this game holding a record of 17 victories and 5 defeats, which puts them at 2nd in the Metropolitan Division. During the season thus far, they have racked up a total of 69 goals which is good for 13th in the East and 28th in the league. Their goal differential is +11, which puts them at 7th in the league. The Islanders currently have a total of 36 points, which is good for 4th in the league and 3rd in the conference. When talking about shots at the opposing goalie, they currently have a total of 680 which is good for 16th in the Eastern Conference and 31st in the league. As a group, New York currently has a total of 572 hits which means they have an average of 23.8 per contest. They currently have a total of 326 blocks for the season. Protecting the goal for New York is Semyon Varlamov from Kuybyshev, USSR. He is 31 years old and has played a total of 745 minutes in goal for the season. Varlamov is surrendering an average of 2.50 goals against average which puts him at 6th among Eastern Conference goalies and 12th in the NHL among goalies. Over the course of this year, he has given up 31 goals. He holds a save percentage of .918 which puts him at 5th among Eastern Conference goalies.
The New York Islanders went home feeling good about their game by earning a 2 - 0 victory against the Columbus Blue Jackets in their last game. The Islanders didn't have their best offensive outing in the victory. In this game, they earned a goal on 2 of the 27 shots they put on net. Furthermore, they had 1 power play opportunity but weren't able to score. New York had 2 penalty mins for this game. The Corsi for the Islanders was 39 and the Corsi against was 52 which means they earned a Corsi percentage of 42.9%. Their Fenwick was 31 and the Fenwick against sat at 39, telling us they have a Fenwick percentage of 44.3%. They won 17 face-off wins and lost 24 tries to control the puck. Their offensive zone starts were rated at 46.7% and they had a PDO of 108.7 for this matchup. In terms of their opponent's stats, the Columbus Blue Jackets put up 39 shots. They ended the game with 0 penalty mins and they had 1 power play attempt.
The Red Wings will be the team across the ice and for the year they have 7 wins and 19 losses. In terms of goal differential, they are ranked 16th in the conference and 31st in the NHL with -52. They have earned a total of 62 goals for the year which ranks 16th in the Eastern Conference. Detroit has a team save percentage of .880 which is good for 31st in the NHL, which means there could be plenty of chances to score if they attack the goal. They are shooting 7.3% ranking them 16th in the Eastern Conference. In net for Detroit is Jonathan Bernier who is having a bad year by giving up 3.30 goals per contest and that places him 21st among Eastern Conference goaltenders and 43rd in the NHL among goalies. In the 946 minutes he's been on the ice, he has surrendered 52 goals. He's earned a save percentage of .894, which ranks him 22nd among Eastern Conference goaltenders and 43rd in the NHL among goalies.
The Detroit Red Wings played the Washington Capitals in an outing where the Red Wings took the loss by a tally of 5 - 2. For this matchup, Detroit had a 55.2% Corsi rating. They ended up with that by earning a Corsi of 37 while the opposition had a Corsi of 30. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 57.4% by notching a Fenwick of 27 and the Capitals ending the game with a 20 Fenwick. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Detroit played and it could be said that this team has had better games. Their PDO at even strength was 84.2 and they'll go home having earned an oZS percentage of 53.3%. The Red Wings scored 2 goals out of the 27 shots on goal they took. They had 4 power play attempts in this outing and were able to notch 1 out of those opportunities. In discussing the opposition, the Capitals had 3 power play opportunities and were able to tally 1 goal. Detroit allowed 34 shots on goal and the Capitals earned 8 minutes in the box.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Detroit (+180) and under the total goals
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