Detroit Red Wings vs New York Islanders Prediction, 3/4/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Detroit Red Wings vs New York Islanders
Date: Saturday, March 4, 2023
Location: UBS Arena in Elmont, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Red Wings (+165) Islanders (-200)
The Detroit Red Wings (28-24-9) are hitting the road to UBS Arena on Saturday where they will take on the New York Islanders (31-25-8). The moneyline on this matchup has the Red Wings at +165 while the Islanders are coming in at -200. The total comes in at 6.
The Detroit Red Wings were on the losing side of the ice with a 5-4 defeat to the Kraken their last time out. Detroit amassed 15 mins in the box in this matchup. The Red Wings had a impressive offensive performance in the defeat. Furthermore, they had 3 power play opportunities but weren't able to score a goal. While out there on the ice, they converted 4 of the 29 shots they put on goal.
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Concerning their goal scoring prowess, the Detroit Red Wings have notched 184 goals (23rd in pro hockey) on the year and have allowed 198. For the current campaign, they have 65 points and their points percentage sits at .533. Detroit is sitting with 215 power play opportunities and they have notched 43 goals out of those attempts, garnering them a percentage of 20.00%. While at even strength, the Red Wings have allowed 157 goals while getting 141 on offense. Detroit has taken 1,751 shots and has a shooting percentage of 10.5%. The Red Wings so far have had 1,886 shots attempted against them and hold a save percentage of .895. Detroit Red Wings opponents have amassed 183 power play tries (19th in the NHL) and have come away with 41 goals in those attempts.
The man protecting the goal in this game is Ville Husso. Throughout his time in hockey, Husso has 52 quality starts and his quality starts rate is .531. His save percentage is at .908 for his 5,882 minutes in the crease. Husso has seen 3,024 shot attempts taken against him and has accrued 2,746 saves. The opposition has notched 278 goals against Husso in his NHL career and his goals against average is 2.84. He has compiled an overall record of 57-28-13 and he was named the starter in 98 games. Husso has participated in 102 matchups over the course of his NHL career.
When they were on the ice last, New York went up against the Wild in an outing where the Islanders got the tie by a score of 1-1. They had 1 power play attempt in this one but weren't able to notch a goal. The Islanders converted 1 goal out of the 40 shots on goal they attempted.
The Islanders have tallied 154 goals at even strength and 30 goals (28th in hockey) while on the power play. New York has taken 1,953 shots (17th in professional hockey) and has a shot percentage of 9.42%, while allowing the other team 2,029 shots. For the year, the New York Islanders have earned a total of 184 goals, 70 points, as well as a points percentage of .547. They have granted a total of 171 goals to be scored by of a combination of 139 goals at even strength and 32 goals while they had less men on the ice. They have a total of 178 power play chances and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 16.85%. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 82.51% on their opponents 183 power play opportunities, and their save percentage sits at 91.6%.
For the opposition you are likely to see Ilya Sorokin between the pipes. Sorokin has amassed a career record of 59-42-17 and has played in 120 games. Sorokin's quality start rate comes in at 70.1% and he has 82 quality starts in his hockey career. He has compiled 3,331 saves out of the 3,605 shots attempted, which gives him a percentage of .924. His opposition is averaging 2.35 goals per contest and he has yielded 274 goals in total. He has been a starter 117 contests and has been on the ice for 7,000 mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony's Pick: Take Detroit (+165)
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