Columbus Blue Jackets vs New York Islanders Prediction, 12/29/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Columbus Blue Jackets vs New York Islanders
Date: Thursday, December 29, 2022
Location: UBS Arena in Elmont, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Blue Jackets (+180) Islanders (-220)
The Columbus Blue Jackets (10-21-2) are headed to UBS Arena on Thursday where they will compete against the New York Islanders (20-14-2). The odds on this game have Columbus at +180 and New York opens at -220. The total has been set at 6.
The Columbus Blue Jackets will be looking to get a win in their next outing after their 5-2 loss to the Blackhawks their last time out. Columbus had 21 penalty minutes for this matchup. In addition, they had 4 power play chances and scored 1 goal. The Blue Jackets offense left a lot to be desired in the defeat. For the outing, they converted 2 of the 29 shots they tried.
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Columbus Blue Jackets opponents have totaled 104 power play tries (25th in the NHL) and have scored 23 goals in those chances. The Blue Jackets have seen 1,173 shots attempted against them and have earned a save percentage of .886. Columbus has attempted 970 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 9.2%. At even strength, the Blue Jackets let the opposition score 111 goals while earning 75 themselves. Columbus skates onto the rink with 90 power play opportunities and they have tallied 14 goals out of those attempts, giving them a percentage of 15.56%. For the current season, they have earned 22 points and their points percentage sits at .333. When discussing their goal scoring prowess, the Columbus Blue Jackets have earned 89 goals (29th in the NHL) on the year and have allowed 134.
Protecting the goal for this matchup will be Joonas Korpisalo. Korpisalo has been involved in 195 games throughout his hockey career. He has a win-loss record of 80-72-22 and he has started in 175 games. Opponents have scored 544 goals against Korpisalo in his pro career and his goals against average is 3.06. Korpisalo has seen 5,541 shot attempts against him and he has 4,997 saves. He has a save percentage of .902 during his 10,653 minutes played. Over the course of his career, Korpisalo has 81 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .463.
In their last outing, New York went up against the Penguins in an outing where the Islanders got the victory by a tally of 5-1. They had 3 attempts on the power play in this game but weren't able to score a goal. The Islanders recorded 5 goals of the 42 shots on goal they took.
New York has taken 1,130 shots (12th in the league) and has earned a shot percentage of 10.35%, while allowing the opposition 1,145 shots. They have accumulated a penalty kill percentage of 81.82% on their oppositions 110 power play tries, and their save percentage currently sits at 91.5%. They have a tally of 109 opportunities on the power play and they have earned a power play rate of 18.35%. The Islanders have earned 97 goals at even strength and 20 goals (27th in the NHL) while on the power play. They have permitted 97 goals to be scored by way of 77 goals at even strength and 20 goals while they were shorthanded. Over the course of the season, the New York Islanders have 117 goals, 42 points, as well as a points percentage of .583.
Across the ice you are going to see Ilya Sorokin in net. He has tallied 2,735 saves out of 2,960 shots attempted against him, which gives him a save % of .924. Sorokin is sitting with a lifetime mark of 51-35-12 and has been in net for 100 games. He has made the start in 97 games and has racked up 5,794 mins. Sorokin's rate of quality starts sits at 70.1% and he has 68 quality starting assignments in his career. His opponents are averaging 2.33 goals/game and he has surrendered 225 goals altogether.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh's Pick: Take Columbus (+180)
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