New York Islanders vs. Colorado Avalanche - 1/6/20 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

New York Islanders vs. Colorado Avalanche - 1/6/20 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Catalina Fragoso-USA TODAY Sports

Colorado Avalanche (25-13-4) at New York Islanders (25-12-3)

NHL Hockey: Monday, January 6, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Nassau Coliseum)

The Line: New York Islanders -102 / Colorado Avalanche -112 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Colorado Avalanche and New York Islanders meet Monday in NHL action at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum.

The Colorado Avalanche need a win after losing five of their last eight games. The Colorado Avalanche are averaging 3.7 goals per game and are scoring on 20.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Nathan MacKinnon leads Colorado with 25 goals, Cale Makar has 23 assists and Gabriel Landeskog has 68 shots on goal. Defensively, the Colorado Avalanche are allowing three goals per game and are killing 78.9 percent of their opponents power plays. Philipp Grubauer has allowed 68 goals on 762 shots and Pavel Francouz has allowed 37 goals on 505 shots. The Colorado Avalanche have allowed three or less goals in six of their last nine games.

The New York Islanders also need a win after losing six of their last nine games. The New York Islanders are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 19.6 percent of their power play opportunities. Mathew Barzal leads New York with 16 goals, Brock Nelson has 16 assists and Anthony Beauvillier has 74 shots on goal. Defensively, the New York Islanders are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 81.3 percent of their opponents power plays. Semyon Varlamov has given up 57 goals on 714 shots faced and Thomas Greiss has allowed 43 goals on 534 shots. The New York Islanders have allowed three or less goals in four straight games.

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The Avalanche are 6-1 in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest, 6-1 in their last 7 vs. Eastern Conference and 7-2 in their last 9 road games. The Islanders are 5-1 in their last 6 games as an underdog, 0-4 in their last 4 home games and 2-5 in their last 7 overall. The over is 6-1 in Avalanche last 7 overall. The under is 14-5-1 in Islanders last 20 overall. The Avalanche are 1-10 in the last 11 meetings in New York and 1-4 in the last 5 meetings. The home team is 18-5-1 in the last 24 meetings. The over is 10-0-1 in the last 11 meetings in New York and 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.

The New York Islanders have won four of the last five meetings against the Avalanche and have scored no less than four goals in four of those meetings. The Colorado Avalanche are playing some of their best hockey as of late on the road and the Islanders have cooled off drastically from their scorching month of December. With that said, we're getting a cheap price with the Islanders at home, the team that's still second in terms of money earned for bettors. I'll take my chances.

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Randy’s Pick New York Islanders -102

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