Detroit Red Wings vs New York Islanders Predictions, NHL Pick, Odds, Tips 2/21/2020
Game: Detroit Red Wings vs New York Islanders
Date: Friday, February 21, 2020
Location: Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Red Wings (+309) Islanders (-355)
Semyon Varlamov and the New York Islanders (33-20-6, 5th in the Metropolitan Division) play the Detroit Red Wings (15-43-4, 8th in the Atlantic Division) at Nassau Coliseum on Friday, February 21, 2020. The line on this contest has the Red Wings priced at +309 and the Islanders are at -355. The O/U opens at 5.5. The Red Wings are covering 21.7% of the time, having gone 13-47 SU. The Islanders are covering 53.6% of the time, going 30-26 straight up.
The Detroit Red Wings head into this game holding a record of 15 wins and 43 losses, which is good for 8th in the Atlantic Division. So far this year, they have earned a total of 125 goals which is 16th in the East and 31st in the NHL. Their goal differential is -106, which is good for 31st in the NHL. The Red Wings currently have a total of 34 pts, which is 31st in the NHL and 16th in the Eastern Conference. Regarding shots at the opposition, they currently have a total of 1,695 which is 16th in the East and 31st in the NHL. As a team, Detroit has racked up a total of 1,288 hits which has them averaging 20.8 per game. They currently have a total of 674 blocks for the year. Protecting the goal for Detroit is Jonathan Bernier from Pori, Finland. He is 31 years old and has been on the ice a total of 2,056 minutes in net for the campaign. Bernier is surrendering an average of 2.89 goals per contest which has him sitting 20th among East goaltenders and 36th in the NHL among goalies. For the year, he has surrendered 99 goals. He holds a save % of .908 which has him sitting 20th among East goaltenders.
The Detroit Red Wings were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 4 - 3 victory against the Montreal Canadiens their last time out. The Red Wings had a good offensive output in this win. In this matchup, they earned a goal on 4 of the 25 shots they attempted. Moreover, they had 3 power play chances but didn't net one. Detroit ended up with 6 penalty mins while out there on the ice. The Corsi for the Red Wings sat at 39 and the Corsi against was 44 giving them a Corsi percentage of 47.0%. Their Fenwick sat at 27 and the Fenwick against was 32, which means they earned a Fenwick percentage of 45.8%. They took 30 face-off wins at even strength and lost 23 tries to control the puck. Their starts in the offensive zone were rated at 67.6% and they had a PDO of 113.8 for this game. Regarding their opponent, the Montreal Canadiens racked up 22 shots. They ended the game with 6 minutes in the box and they tallied 3 power play opportunities.
The Islanders are the team looking to add points to their total and for the campaign they sit with 33 wins and 20 defeats. With reference to goal differential, they are ranked 10th in the Eastern Conference and 16th in the league with +5. They have a total of 165 goals for this season which has them at 12th in the Eastern Conference. New York has a save % as a team of .914 which has them sitting 6th in the league, which means chances to score may be limited. They have a team shooting percentage of 9.6% putting them at 11th in the East. In net for New York is Semyon Varlamov who is having an average year by allowing 2.55 goals per contest and that ranks him 11th in the Eastern Conference and 16th among goaltenders in the NHL. In the 2,117 mins he has been on the ice, he has allowed 90 goals. He holds a save % of .918, which has him ranking 8th in the Eastern Conference and 15th among goaltenders in the NHL.
The New York Islanders played the Arizona Coyotes in a matchup where the Islanders took the loss by a mark of 2 - 1. For this matchup, New York earned a 51.7% Corsi rating. They got to that percentage by earning a Corsi of 61 while their opponent earned a Corsi of 57. They earned a Fenwick percentage of 48.8% by earning a Fenwick of 41 and the Coyotes having earned a 43 Fenwick at even strength. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game New York played and you could say that they have had better days on the ice. Their PDO was 97.5 and their percentage of oZS was 48.1%. The Islanders scored 1 goal out of the 29 shots on goal they attempted. They had 3 power play opportunities in this one but weren't able to notch a goal. As for the opposition, the Coyotes had 2 power play attempts but weren't able to put the puck in the net. New York conceded 32 shots on goal and the Coyotes ended up with a total of 6 penalty mins.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Detroit (+309)
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