Columbus Blue Jackets vs New York Islanders Prediction, 11/12/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Columbus Blue Jackets vs New York Islanders
Date: Saturday, November 12, 2022
Location: UBS Arena in Elmont, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Blue Jackets (+188) Islanders (-230)
The Columbus Blue Jackets (4-9-0) are on their way to UBS Arena on Saturday where they will attempt to beat the New York Islanders (9-6-0). The line on this matchup has Columbus at +188 while New York is sitting at -230. The total is 6.
The Columbus Blue Jackets were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 5-2 win over the Flyers their last time out. Columbus tallied 7 penalty minutes in this outing. The Blue Jackets had a good offensive performance and it was apparent in the win. They also had 2 opportunities with more players on the ice but weren't able to score. In the outing, they scored on 5 of the 29 shots they attempted.
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Columbus Blue Jackets opponents have 38 power play opportunities (29th in the NHL) and have scored 8 goals in those attempts. The Blue Jackets so far have had 460 shots attempted against them and hold a save percentage of .876. Columbus has tried 397 shots and has a shot percentage of 8.8%. At even strength, the Blue Jackets have conceded 49 goals while having 33 on offense. Columbus has compiled 35 power play chances and they have notched 2 goals out of those attempts, giving them a rate of 5.71%. For the current campaign, they have scored 8 points and their points percentage is .308. In reference to scoring goals, the Columbus Blue Jackets have notched 35 goals (31st in pro hockey) on the year and have allowed 57.
The player between the pipes for this game is Elvis Merzlikins. Merzlikins has been in goal for 128 contests throughout his pro hockey career. He has earned a mark of 50-49-20 and got the start in 117 games. The opposition has been able to score 352 goals versus Merzlikins in his NHL career and his average for goals against per game is 2.99. Merzlikins has seen 3,912 shot attempts taken against him and has amassed 3,560 total saves. His save percentage currently is at .910 for his 7,056 mins on the ice. Over the course of his pro career, Merzlikins has accounted for 59 quality starts and his quality starts percentage sits at .504.
In their last outing, New York squared up with the Coyotes in an outing where the Islanders ended up losing by a mark of 2-0. The Islanders notched 0 goals out of the 24 shots on goal they took. They had 3 power play chances in this outing but weren't able to notch a goal.
During this campaign, the New York Islanders are sitting with 49 goals, 18 points, in addition to a points percentage of .600. They have allowed 38 goals to be scored by way of 31 goals at even strength and 7 goals while they were shorthanded. The Islanders have racked up 41 goals at even strength and 8 goals (23rd in professional hockey) while having a power play advantage. They have recorded 45 power play opportunities and they have earned a power play percentage of 17.78%. New York has taken 469 shots (10th in the league) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 10.45%, while allowing the other team 490 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 85.71% on their oppositions 49 power play chances, and their save percentage is 92.2%.
On the other side of the ice you are going to see Ilya Sorokin in the crease. Opponents are averaging 2.30 goals/game and he has relinquished 190 goals in total. Sorokin's quality start percentage sits at 73.5% and he has qualified for 61 quality starting assignments in his career. He has started in 83 contests and has played for a total of 4,948 mins. Sorokin has compiled a career mark of 45-28-11 and has been in net for 85 contests. He has a tally of 2,342 saves out of the 2,532 shots taken against him, which gives him a save % of .925.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony's Pick: Take New York (-230)
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