Red Wings vs Islanders Predictions, Picks, Tips 1/14/2020
Game: Detroit Red Wings vs New York Islanders
Date: Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Location: Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Red Wings (+122) Islanders (-135)
Jimmy Howard and the Detroit Red Wings (12-31-3, 8th in the Atlantic Division) head to Nassau Coliseum on Tuesday where they'll take on the New York Islanders (27-12-4, 3rd in the Metropolitan Division). The Red Wings open this matchup at +122 while the Islanders are priced at -135. The total is set at 6. The Red Wings cover 24.4% of the time, having gone 11-34 SU. New York covers 60.0% of the time, going 24-16 straight up.
The Detroit Red Wings head into this game holding a record of 12 wins and 31 defeats, ranking them 8th in the Atlantic Division. During the year thus far, they have converted a total of 99 goals which ranks 16th in the East and 31st in the league. Their goal differential is -75, ranking them 31st in the league. The Red Wings currently have a total of 27 points, which ranks 31st in the league and 16th in the conference. Regarding shots at the opposition, they currently have a total of 1,285 which ranks 15th in the East and 30th in the league. As a unit, Detroit has earned a total of 961 hits which means they are averaging 20.9 per contest. They currently have a total of 506 blocks for this season. The man in the crease for Detroit is Jimmy Howard from Laval, Quebec. He is 35 years old and has racked up 950 minutes in net for the campaign. Howard is allowing 4.10 GAA which has him ranking 33rd among East goalies and 67th among goalies in the NHL. During this year, he's surrendered 65 goals. His save % is .880 which has him ranking 33rd among East goalies.
The Detroit Red Wings had a rough game after their 5 - 1 defeat against the Buffalo Sabres the last time they stepped on the ice. The Red Wings had a below average offensive performance in the loss. In this matchup, they converted 1 out of the 22 shots they looked to score on. In addition, they had 3 power play opportunities but weren't able to net one. Detroit ended up with 8 penalty minutes in this game. The Corsi for the Red Wings sat at 34 and the Corsi against was 24 telling us they have a Corsi percentage of 58.6%. Their Fenwick was 27 and the Fenwick against sat at 19, which means they had a Fenwick percentage of 58.7%. They earned 21 face-off wins at even strength and lost 22 tries to control the puck. Their offensive zone starts came in at 64.0% and they had a PDO of 93.5 for this one. In terms of their opponent's stats, the Buffalo Sabres earned a total of 27 shots. They finished with 6 penalty mins and they earned a total of 4 power play opportunities.
The Islanders are the team on the other side of the ice and for the campaign they sit with 27 wins and 12 defeats. In terms of goal differential, they are ranked 8th in the Eastern Conference and 12th in the league with +9. They currently have a total of 119 goals for the year which ranks 14th in the conference. New York has a team save percentage of .919 which currently has them ranked 4th in the league, which means scoring chances may be limited. They have a team shooting percentage of 9.5% which puts them at 11th in the East. In net for New York is Semyon Varlamov who is having an ok year by allowing 2.33 goals per contest and that ranks him 4th among Eastern Conference goaltenders and 7th among goaltenders in the NHL. In the 1,548 minutes he has played, he's allowed 60 goals. His save percentage is .923, which has him sitting 4th among Eastern Conference goaltenders and 9th among goaltenders in the NHL.
The New York Islanders squared up with the Boston Bruins in an outing where the Islanders ended up losing by a final score of 3 - 2. In their game, New York earned a 54.1% Corsi rating. They got to that percentage by earning a Corsi of 66 while their opponent earned a Corsi of 56. Their Fenwick percentage was 55.6% with a Fenwick of 50 and the Bruins having a 40 Fenwick. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game New York played and we're sure they will look for better performances in the future. Their PDO was 98.4 and they'll go home having earned an oZS percentage of 48.3%. The Islanders scored 2 goals out of the 37 shots on goal they tried. They had 1 power play opportunity in this one but didn't put one in the back of the net. Concerning the opposition, the Bruins had 2 power play opportunities and were able to tally 1 goal. New York gave way to 33 shots on goal and the Bruins earned 2 penalty mins.
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Josh's Pick: Take New York (-135)
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