Detroit Red Wings vs New York Islanders Prediction, 3/24/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Detroit Red Wings vs New York Islanders
Date: Thursday, March 24, 2022
Location: UBS Arena in Elmont, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Red Wings (+195) Islanders (-245)
The Detroit Red Wings (26-30-7) are hitting the road to UBS Arena on Thursday where they will attempt to beat the New York Islanders (27-25-9). The moneyline on this matchup has the Red Wings at +195 while the Islanders are at -245. The total is set at 6.
The Detroit Red Wings went home feeling good about their game by earning a 6-3 win over the Flyers in their previous contest. Detroit recorded 10 penalty minutes for this game. In addition, they had 1 power play attempt but weren't able to make the most of that try. The Red Wings had a solid offensive performance in this victory. In the game, they earned a goal on 6 out of the 31 shots they tried.
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The Red Wings have had 2,110 shots tried against them and have a save percentage of .890. While at even strength, the Red Wings have surrendered 189 goals while scoring 150 themselves. Detroit Red Wings opponents have earned 171 power play opportunities (27th in the NHL) and have come away with 44 goals in those attempts. For the current campaign, they sit with 59 points and their points percentage sits at .468. Detroit has attempted 1,858 shots and is the owner of a shot percentage of 9.7%. With respect to their goal scoring prowess, the Detroit Red Wings have racked up 181 goals (22nd in the National Hockey League) on the campaign and have given up 233. Detroit is sitting with 171 power play chances and they have scored 31 goals during those advantages, giving them a rate of 18.13%.
The man in net for this game is Alex Nedeljkovic. Nedeljkovic has played in 75 matchups over the course of his hockey career. He has compiled a record of 34-26-10 and he was named the starter in 68 games. The opposition has been able to score 191 goals versus Nedeljkovic in his pro career and his average for goals against per game is 2.70. Nedeljkovic has had 2,188 shot attempts against him and has recorded 1,997 saves. His save percentage is at .913 for his 4,251 minutes in the crease. Over the course of his career, Nedeljkovic has compiled 38 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is at .559.
When they took the ice last, New York squared up with the Senators in a matchup where the Islanders took home the victory by a final score of 3-0. They had 2 power play opportunities in this matchup but weren't able to score a goal. The Islanders tallied 3 goals out of the 27 shots on goal they tried.
For the year, the New York Islanders have a total of 164 goals, 63 points, in addition to a points percentage of .516. They have permitted 160 goals to be scored by of a combination of 135 goals at even strength and 25 goals while they were shorthanded. The Islanders are sitting with 134 goals at even strength and 30 goals (28th in pro hockey) while on the power play. They have a total of 153 power play opportunities and they have earned a power play rate of 19.61%. New York has attempted 1,788 shots (31st in hockey) and has earned a shooting percentage of 9.17%, while allowing the other team 1,942 shots. They have accumulated a penalty kill percentage of 83.11% on their oppositions 148 tries on the power play, and their save percentage sits at 91.8%.
On the other side of the ice you are likely to see Ilya Sorokin defending the net. Sorokin is the owner of a career record of 34-19-10 and has played in 63 contests. Sorokin's rate of quality starts comes out to 69.4% and he has made 43 quality starts in his pro career. He has tallied 1,691 stops out of the 1,830 shots taken, which gives him a save percentage of .924. The opposition is averaging 2.25 goals per game and he has relinquished 139 goals in total. He has been a starter 62 games and his ice time sits at 3,703 mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony's Pick: Take New York (-245)
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