Canucks vs Islanders Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 2/1/2020
Game: Vancouver Canucks vs New York Islanders
Date: Saturday, February 1, 2020
Location: Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Canucks (+127) Islanders (-140)
Semyon Varlamov and the New York Islanders (29-15-5, 3rd in the Metropolitan Division) play the Vancouver Canucks (29-18-4, 1st in the Pacific Division) at Barclays Center on Saturday, February 1, 2020. The Canucks open this contest at +127 while the Islanders are priced at -140. The over/under has been set at 5.5. The Canucks are covering 54.2% of the time, having gone 26-22 SU. New York covers 56.5% of the time, going 26-20 straight up.
The Vancouver Canucks head into this game holding a record of 29 victories and 18 losses, which puts them at 1st in the Pacific Division. Thus far in the season, they have racked up a total of 167 goals which ranks them 3rd in the Western Conference and 8th in the league. Their goal differential is +16, which puts them at 10th in the league. The Canucks have compiled a total of 62 pts, which ranks them 9th in the league and 3rd in the West. When talking about shots toward the net, they have compiled a total of 1,599 which ranks them 7th in the conference and 15th in the league. As a team, Vancouver has earned a total of 914 hits which has them averaging 17.9 per contest. They have compiled a total of 650 blocks for the season. Protecting the net for Vancouver is Jacob Markstrom from Gavle, Sweden. He is 30 years old and has racked up 2,072 mins protecting the net this year. Markstrom is conceding 2.69 GAA which puts him at 9th in the West and 22nd in the NHL. So far this season, he's surrendered 93 goals. He's earned a save percentage of .917 which puts him at 10th in the West.
The Vancouver Canucks went home feeling good about their game by earning a 5 - 2 victory over the San Jose Sharks in their previous contest. The Canucks had a solid offensive output in this win. In this game, they converted 5 of the 25 shots they attempted. They also had 3 power play opportunities and netted 1 goal out of those tries. Vancouver had a total of 4 penalty minutes in this game. The Corsi for the Canucks sat at 37 and the Corsi against was 60 which means they earned a Corsi percentage of 38.1%. Their Fenwick sat at 30 while the Fenwick against sat at 45, telling us they have a Fenwick percentage of 40.0%. They took 33 face-off wins at even strength and lost 18 of the face-offs. Their offensive zone starts were rated at 41.9% and they had a PDO at even strength of 112.9 in this one. Concerning opponent stats, the San Jose Sharks put up 40 shots. They had a total of 6 penalty minutes and they earned a total of 2 power play opportunities.
The Islanders will be looking to add points to their total and for the current year they sit with 29 victories and 15 defeats. When looking at goal differential, they are currently sitting 9th in the East and 12th in the NHL with +10. They currently have a total of 140 goals for this year which has them ranked at 12th in the Eastern Conference. New York has a team save percentage of .916 which has them 4th in the NHL, which means chances to score may be limited. They have a team shooting percentage of 9.8% putting them at 9th in the East. In net for New York is Semyon Varlamov who is having a marginal campaign by surrendering 2.59 goals per game and that has him ranked 12th in the Eastern Conference and 18th in the NHL among goalies. In the 1,716 mins he's been on the ice this season, he has allowed 74 goals. He holds a save percentage of .915, which puts him at 10th in the Eastern Conference and 20th in the NHL among goalies.
The New York Islanders went up against the New York Rangers in an outing where the Islanders ended up with the win by a final score of 4 - 2. In their game, New York wound up with a 38.8% Corsi rating. That percentage was had by having a Corsi of 33 and the team opposite of them having a Corsi of 52. They had a Fenwick percentage of 35.9% by notching a Fenwick of 23 and the Rangers having earned a 41 Fenwick at even strength. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game New York had and it was an excellent showing for this outing. Their PDO at even strength was 114.3 and their percentage of oZS was 46.4%. The Islanders converted 4 goals out of the 18 shots on goal they took. They had 2 power play chances in this game and scored 2 out of those chances. Regarding the opposition, the Rangers had 5 power play attempts and were able to tally 2 goals. New York allowed 42 shots on goal and the Rangers earned 4 minutes in the box.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take New York (-140)
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