New York Islanders vs New Jersey Devils Prediction, 3/14/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New York Islanders vs New Jersey Devils
Date: Sunday, March 14, 2021
Location: Prudential Center in Newark, NJ
Odds/Point Spread: Islanders (-162) Devils (+142)
Prudential Center is the venue where MacKenzie Blackwood and the New Jersey Devils (8-12-3) will take on the New York Islanders (17-6-4) on Sunday. The Islanders open this game at -162 while the Devils are coming in at +142. The total is set at 5.5.
The Islanders had a good night with a 5-3 win against the Devils in their last outing. The offensive zone starts for them sat at 41.2% and their PDO was 104.2 in this one. They recorded 19 face-off wins when at even strength and were beaten on 16 opportunities to control the puck. Their Fenwick was 40 and the Fenwick against finished at 25, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 61.5%. The Corsi for the Islanders came in at 50 and the Corsi against when all was said and done was 41 meaning they had a Corsi percentage of 54.9%. New York accounted for 10 penalty minutes in this matchup. Furthermore, they had 5 power play attempts but didn't net one. The Islanders had a good offensive output in the victory. While out there on the ice, they tallied a score on 5 of the 33 shots they attempted.
New York Islanders opponents have earned 63 power play tries (30th in pro hockey) and have notched 11 goals in those chances. The Islanders have had 739 shots tried against them and hold a save percentage of .920. New York has taken 812 shots and has a shooting percentage of 9.7%. While playing at even strength, the Islanders have allowed 48 goals while earning 63 when they are on offense. New York has tallied 73 power play opportunities and they have notched 16 goals out of those attempts, garnering them a rate of 21.92%. For the current season, they have 38 points and their points percentage comes in at .704. In the matter of their scoring, the New York Islanders have earned 79 goals (13th in the National Hockey League) on the season and have conceded 59.
The player protecting the goal in this game is Ilya Sorokin. For his career, Sorokin is sitting with 5 quality starts and his quality starts percentage sits at .625. His save percentage currently is at .906 for his 481 minutes played. Sorokin has had 191 shots against him and has accrued 173 total saves. The opposition has scored 18 goals versus Sorokin in his pro hockey career and his goals against average per game is 2.25. He has accumulated an overall mark of 5-2-1 and got the start in 8 games. Sorokin has been in net for 8 games over the course of his NHL career.
In their loss to the Islanders, New Jersey had a 45.1% Corsi rating. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that New Jersey played and you could say that they didn't play great, but weren't awful either. Their Fenwick rate came in at 38.5% by amassing a Fenwick of 25 and the Islanders ending the game with a 40 Fenwick. Their PDO was 96 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 58.8%. The Devils recorded 3 goals of the 22 shots on goal they attempted. They had 1 opportunity on the power play in this contest but weren't able to score a goal.
New Jersey has attempted 680 shots (29th in professional hockey) and has a shooting percentage of 8.53%, while allowing the opposition 712 shots. They have accumulated a penalty kill percentage of 67.14% on their oppositions 70 power play chances, and their save percentage is 89.6%. They have earned 66 opportunities on the power play and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 12.12%. The Devils have earned 50 goals at even strength and 8 goals (30th in the NHL) while having a power play advantage. They have granted a total of 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. This season, the New Jersey Devils have accumulated 58 goals, 19 points, and a points percentage of .413.
On the other side of the ice you will find Mackenzie Blackwood protecting the net. Blackwood has accumulated a career mark of 37-31-9 and has participated in 83 contests. Blackwood's quality start percentage comes out to 55.8% and he has made 43 quality starting assignments in his NHL career. He has a tally of 2,301 saves out of 2,520 shots taken, which gives him a save percentage of .913. The opposition is averaging 2.79 goals per game and he has surrendered 219 goals in total. He has made the start in 77 games and has been on the ice for 4,716 minutes.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take New Jersey (+142) and under 5.5 goals
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