New Jersey Devils vs New York Islanders Prediction, 5/6/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New Jersey Devils vs New York Islanders
Date: Thursday, May 6, 2021
Location: Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Devils (+210) Islanders (-250)
MacKenzie Blackwood and the New Jersey Devils (18-28-7) go to Barclays Center on Thursday where they'll take on the New York Islanders (31-16-6). The Devils open this contest at +210 while the Islanders are coming in at -250. The O/U is set at 5.5.
The Devils were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 4-3 win over the Bruins in their previous contest. The Devils had a impressive offensive outing in the victory. For the game, they tallied a score on 4 out of the 21 shots they tried. Furthermore, they had 4 chances with the advantage and were able to notch 1 goal. New Jersey amassed 8 penalty minutes for this game. The Corsi for the Devils was sitting at 35 and the Corsi against was 56 which means they had a Corsi rate of 38.5%. Their Fenwick was 26 and the Fenwick against finished at 45, meaning they had a Fenwick percentage of 36.6%. They tallied 15 face-off victories when at even strength and were beaten on 31 opportunities to gain puck control. Their offensive zone starts sat at 28.4% and their PDO was 111.4 in this game.
In reference to their scoring capabilities, the New Jersey Devils have earned 140 goals (22nd in the National Hockey League) this year and have allowed 179. For the season, they sit with 43 points and their points percentage is sitting at .406. New Jersey is sitting with 150 power play opportunities and they have added 22 goals out of those tries, garnering them a percentage of 14.67%. At even strength, the Devils have conceded 138 goals while having 118 on the offensive side of the ice. New Jersey has tried 1,538 shots and has a shot percentage of 9.1%. The Devils have had 1,646 shots attempted against them and hold a save percentage of .891. New Jersey Devils opponents have 139 power play opportunities (25th in the NHL) and have earned 41 goals in those attempts.
The man in net for this game is Mackenzie Blackwood. Opponents have racked up 279 goals against Blackwood in his pro career and his goals against average per game is 2.83. Blackwood has played in 103 contests throughout his professional hockey career. He has a save percentage of .911 in his 5,919 mins guarding the cage. He has earned a mark of 45-40-12 and got the start in 97 games. During his career on the ice, Blackwood has accounted for 52 quality starts and his quality starts percentage sits at .536. Blackwood has had 3,142 shots against him and has gathered 2,863 saves.
In their last contest, New York played the Sabres in an outing where the Islanders went home in defeat by a tally of 4-3. They had 1 opportunity on the power play in this matchup but were not able to net one. The Islanders scored 3 goals out of the 48 shots on goal they attempted. Their PDO was 95 and their percentage of oZS was 68.4%. New York went home with a 58.5% Corsi rating. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that New York played and you could say that they played like a middle of the road team. Their Fenwick percentage was 59.2% by compiling a Fenwick of 58 and the Sabres having a 40 Fenwick.
New York has attempted 1,545 shots (17th in the NHL) and has a shot percentage of 9.32%, while allowing their opponents 1,503 shots. They have earned a penalty kill rate of 83.59% on their oppositions 128 power play tries, and their save percentage is 92.1%. They have a tally of 138 power play opportunities and they have a power play percentage of 18.12%. The Islanders have racked up 119 goals at even strength and 25 goals (25th in the NHL) while on the power play. They have allowed 119 goals to be scored by of a combination of 98 goals at even strength and 21 goals while they had less men on the ice. During this campaign, the New York Islanders have accumulated 144 goals, 68 points, as well as a points percentage of .642.
Across the ice you will find Semyon Varlamov in net. He has gathered 14,484 stops out of the 15,807 shots taken against him, which gives him a save % of .916. Varlamov has compiled a career record of 251-193-60 and has participated in 527 games. He has made the start in 503 games and has played 30,206 minutes. Varlamov's quality start rate is 56.1% and he has qualified for 282 quality starting assignments in his professional career. His opposition is averaging 2.63 goals per game and he has surrendered 1,323 goals altogether.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take New York (-250)
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