New York Islanders vs. Detroit Red Wings - 1/14/20 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

New York Islanders vs. Detroit Red Wings - 1/14/20 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Detroit Red Wings (12-31-3) at New York Islanders (27-13-4)

NHL Hockey: Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Nassau Coliseum)

The Line: New York Islanders / Detroit Red Wings --- Over/Under:

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The Detroit Red Wings and New York Islanders meet Tuesday in NHL action at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum.

The Detroit Red Wings need a win after losing nine of their last 12 games. The Detroit Red Wings are averaging 2.2 goals per game and are scoring on 15.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Tyler Bertuzzi leads Detroit with 16 goals, Dylan Larkin has 19 assists and Anthony Mantha has 95 shots on goal. Defensively, the Detroit Red Wings are allowing 3.8 goals per game and are killing 73.7 percent of their opponents power plays. Jimmy Howard has given up 65 goals on 543 shots faced and Jonathan Bernier has allowed 77 goals on 806 shots. The Detroit Red Wings have allowed three or more goals in nine of their last 12 games.

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The New York Islanders look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The New York Islanders are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 19.1 percent of their power play opportunities. Mathew Barzal leads New York with 16 goals, Brock Nelson has 16 assists and Anthony Beauvillier has 78 shots on goal. Defensively, the New York Islanders are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 80 percent of their opponents power plays. Semyon Varlamov has given up 57 goals on 746 shots faced and Thomas Greiss has allowed 46 goals on 569 shots. The New York Islanders have allowed three or more goals in eight of their last 11 games.

Will add trends once they're released. 

The New York Islanders have won six of the last eight meetings against the Red Wings, and that includes a 4-1 road victory about a month ago. The Detroit Red Wings hold very little betting value when they're losing at this percentage and the defense doesn't seem to get better no matter where they play. Backing the New York Islanders on their home ice is really the only option in this contest. 

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Randy’s Pick New York Islanders

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