New York Islanders vs New Jersey Devils Prediction, 3/13/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New York Islanders vs New Jersey Devils
Date: Saturday, March 13, 2021
Location: Prudential Center in Newark, NJ
Odds/Point Spread: Islanders (-157) Devils (+142)
Semyon Varlamov and the New York Islanders (17-6-4) are headed to Prudential Center on Saturday where they'll meet the New Jersey Devils (8-12-3). The Devils open this matchup at +142 while the Islanders are priced at -157. The over/under is set at 5.5.
The Islanders were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 5-3 win against the Devils their last time out. Their starts in the offensive zone came in at 41.2% and their PDO was 104.2 for this one. They accounted for 19 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 16 opportunities to take control of the puck. Their Fenwick came in at 40 and the Fenwick against was 25, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 61.5%. The Corsi for the Islanders came in at 50 and the Corsi against when this game finished was 41 which means they had a Corsi rate of 54.9%. New York recorded 10 mins in the box in this contest. Additionally, they had 5 power play opportunities but weren't able to score a goal. The Islanders had a great offensive game plan going into this one and it showed in this victory. For the outing, they were able to notch a goal on 5 out of the 33 shots they attempted.
New York Islanders opponents have amassed 63 power play opportunities (29th in pro hockey) and have come away with 11 goals in those chances. The Islanders have had 739 shots attempted against them and have a save percentage of .920. New York has tried 812 shots and has a shooting percentage of 9.7%. While at even strength, the Islanders have allowed the opponent to score 48 goals while scoring 63 when they are on offense. New York has accumulated 73 power play chances and they have tallied 16 goals out of those attempts, giving them a percentage of 21.92%. For the season, they sit with 38 points and their points percentage is sitting at .704. With respect to their scoring capabilities, the New York Islanders have earned 79 goals (13th in hockey) for the year and have given up 59.
Protecting the goal for this matchup will be Semyon Varlamov. Opponents have scored 1,294 goals against Varlamov in his pro hockey career and his average for goals against per game is 2.65. Varlamov has been in goal for 512 games throughout his hockey career. He has a save percentage of .916 during his 29,341 minutes played. He has compiled an overall mark of 244-187-59 and he has started in 489 games. For his professional hockey career, Varlamov has 274 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .560. Varlamov has seen 15,385 shot attempts against him and has accrued 14,091 total saves.
In their loss to New York, the Devils PDO was 96 and their oZS percentage was 58.8%. They had 1 attempt on the power play in this outing but didn't put one in the back of the net. They had a Fenwick percentage of 38.5% by earning a Fenwick of 25 and the Islanders having notched a 40 Fenwick. The Devils earned 3 goals out of the 22 shots on goal they tried. New Jersey went home with a 45.1% Corsi rate. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game New Jersey played and you can say they had a mediocre outing.
Over the course of the season, the New Jersey Devils have accounted for 58 goals, 19 points, in addition to a points percentage of .413. They have allowed 74 goals to be scored by of a combination of 51 goals at even strength and 23 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Devils have accumulated 50 goals at even strength and 8 goals (30th in professional hockey) while having more men on the ice. They have earned 66 opportunities on the power play and they have accumulated a power play rate of 12.12%. New Jersey has tried 680 shots (28th in pro hockey) and has a shooting percentage of 8.53%, while allowing the other team 712 shots. They have accumulated a penalty kill percentage of 67.14% on their opponents 70 power play opportunities, and their save percentage comes in at 89.6%.
Across the ice you will find Mackenzie Blackwood protecting the goal. The opposition is averaging 2.79 goals per game and he has surrendered 219 goals altogether. Blackwood's percentage of quality starts comes out to 55.8% and he has 43 quality starts in his pro career. He has started in 77 games and has played 4,716 minutes. Blackwood has amassed a lifetime mark of 37-31-9 and has participated in 83 games. He has tallied 2,301 stops out of 2,520 shots taken, which gives him a percentage of .913.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take New Jersey (+142) and under 5.5 goals
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