New Jersey Devils vs New York Islanders Prediction, 1/13/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: New Jersey Devils vs New York Islanders
Date: Thursday, January 13, 2022
Location: UBS Arena in Elmont, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Devils (+146) Islanders (-178)
UBS Arena is where the New York Islanders (10-12-6) will meet the New Jersey Devils (14-17-5) on Thursday. The moneyline on this game has New Jersey at +146 while New York opens at -178. The over/under has been set at 6.
The New Jersey Devils will look for better times on the ice after their 4-3 loss against the Blue Jackets in the last game they played. The Devils had an average offensive output in the loss. In the matchup, they finished 3 of the 30 shots they launched. They also had 3 power play tries but didn't convert them into a score. New Jersey tallied 6 mins in the box for this matchup.
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New Jersey Devils opponents have recorded 103 power play opportunities (15th in the league) and have come away with 19 goals in those attempts. The Devils have had 1,110 shots taken against them and have a save percentage of .890. New Jersey has tried 1,136 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 9.2%. When at even strength, the Devils have surrendered 103 goals while notching 90 themselves. New Jersey comes into tonight with 97 power play chances and they have added 14 goals during those advantages, garnering them a percentage of 14.43%. For the current season, the have a total of 33 points and their points percentage sits at .458. Pertaining to their goal scoring prowess, the New Jersey Devils have accumulated 104 goals (17th in the league) for the year and have allowed 122.
The player in the crease for this game is Mackenzie Blackwood. Opponents have tallied 351 goals against Blackwood in his pro career and his goals against average is 2.90. Blackwood has been in net for 127 matchups throughout his hockey career. His save percentage sits at .909 in his 7,260 mins between the pipes. He has compiled an overall record of 55-49-15 and he started in 120 games. In his professional hockey career, Blackwood has tallied 62 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .517. Blackwood has had 3,848 shot attempts against him and has garnered 3,497 saves.
Their last time out, New York played the Oilers in a matchup where the Islanders got the victory by a mark of 3-2. The Islanders had 3 goals out of the 29 shots on goal they tried. They had 2 power play opportunities in this game and scored 1 goal out of those opportunities.
New York has taken 799 shots (32nd in the NHL) and has earned a shot percentage of 8.01%, while allowing the opposition 909 shots. They have a penalty kill percentage of 81.58% on the other teams 76 power play opportunities, and their save percentage sits at 91.5%. They have a tally of 75 opportunities on the power play and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 18.67%. The Islanders have earned 50 goals at even strength and 14 goals (30th in professional hockey) while on the power play. They have allowed 77 goals to be scored by of a combination of 63 goals at even strength and 14 goals while they had less men on the ice. During this campaign, the New York Islanders have earned a total of 64 goals, 26 points, as well as a points percentage of .464.
For the opposition you are going to see Ilya Sorokin in goal. The opposition is averaging 2.31 goals per contest and he has relinquished 94 goals altogether. Sorokin's quality start rate sits at 68.3% and he has accumulated 28 quality starting assignments in his hockey career. He has started in 41 contests and his ice time sits at 2,445 minutes. Sorokin is the owner of a career record of 21-13-8 and has been in goal for 42 games. He has accounted for 1,106 saves out of 1,200 shots tried, giving him a percentage of .922.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take New Jersey (+146)
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