New York Islanders vs Detroit Red Wings Prediction, 12/14/2021 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: New York Islanders vs Detroit Red Wings
Date: Tuesday, December 14, 2021
Location: Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, MI
TV: Bally Sports Detroit
Odds/Point Spread: Islanders (-122) Red Wings (+102)
Ilya Sorokin and the New York Islanders (7-11-5) go to Little Caesars Arena on Tuesday where they'll take on the Detroit Red Wings (13-12-3). The Islanders open this game at -122 while the Red Wings are priced at +102. The total is set at 5.5.
The New York Islanders went home feeling good about their game by earning a 4-2 victory over the Devils in their previous outing. The Islanders had a solid offensive outing and it was apparent in the win. In the game, they scored on 4 of the 29 shots they launched. In addition, they had 2 power play opportunities and scored 1 goal. New York amassed 13 mins in the box in this outing.
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New York Islanders opponents have earned 67 power play opportunities (27th in hockey) and have a total of 11 goals in those chances. The Islanders have had 739 shots taken against them and have a save percentage of .908. New York has taken 644 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 7.8%. While playing at even strength, the Islanders have allowed the opponent to score 57 goals while scoring 40 of their own. New York has compiled 62 power play opportunities and they have added 10 goals out of those attempts, giving them a rate of 16.13%. For the year, they have recorded 19 points and their points percentage is sitting at .413. Concerning their scoring capabilities, the New York Islanders have accumulated 50 goals (31st in the NHL) over the course of the season and have given up 68.
The man protecting the net in this game is Ilya Sorokin. The opposition has been able to score 87 goals versus Sorokin in his career and his goals against average per contest is 2.31. Sorokin has played in 39 contests during his pro hockey career. His save percentage sits at .921 for his 2,258 mins guarding the cage. He has compiled a record of 20-12-7 and he was named the starter in 38 games. Over the course of his time in hockey, Sorokin has 25 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .658. Sorokin has had 1,108 shot attempts taken against him and he has 1,021 total saves.
In their last contest, Detroit played the Avalanche in an outing where the Red Wings went home in defeat by a final score of 7-3. The Red Wings scored 3 goals out of the 40 shots on goal they attempted. They had 4 power play opportunities in this contest and scored 1 goal out of those opportunities.
The Red Wings have earned 65 goals at even strength and 12 goals (26th in the NHL) while on the power play. Detroit has taken 810 shots (20th in professional hockey) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 9.51%, while allowing the opposition 937 shots. So far this season, the Detroit Red Wings have 77 goals, 29 points, and a points percentage of .518. They have recorded 74 chances on the power play and they have accumulated a power play rate of 16.22%. They have earned a penalty kill percentage of 76.54% on their opponents 81 power play tries, and their save percentage currently sits at 89.8%. They have permitted 96 goals to be scored by of a combination of 77 goals at even strength and 19 goals while they had less men on the ice.
Across the rink you are likely to see Alex Nedeljkovic in net. He has tallied 1,261 saves out of the 1,367 shots attempted against him, which gives him a rate of .922. Nedeljkovic is the owner of a career record of 25-13-7 and has played in 48 contests. He has made the start in 43 contests and his ice time sits at 2,744 mins. Nedeljkovic's quality start percentage comes out to 60.5% and he has 26 quality starts in his career. His opposition is averaging 2.32 goals/game and he has allowed 106 goals overall.
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Josh's Pick: Take Detroit (+102)
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