Vegas Golden Knights vs. New York Islanders - 2/15/20 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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New York Islanders (33-17-6) at Vegas Golden Knights (29-22-8)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 10:30 pm (T-Mobile Arena)
The Line: Vegas Golden Knights -170 / New York Islanders +153 --- Over/Under: 5.5
The New York Islanders and Vegas Golden Knights meet Saturday in NHL action at the T-Mobile Arena.
The New York Islanders look for a win after winning five of their last eight games. The New York Islanders are averaging three goals per game and are scoring on 19.2 percent of their power play opportunities. Brock Nelson leads New York with 21 goals, Mathew Barzal has 30 assists and Anthony Beauvillier has 107 shots on goal. Defensively, the New York Islanders are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 79.7 percent of their opponents power plays. Semyon Varlamov has given up 84 goals on 987 shots faced and Thomas Greiss has allowed 64 goals on 766 shots. The New York Islanders have allowed three or more goals in seven straight games.
The Vegas Golden Knights look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Vegas Golden Knights are averaging 3.1 goals per game and are scoring on 20.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Max Pacioretty leads Vegas with 26 goals, Mark Stone has 37 assists and Reilly Smith has 149 shots on goal. Defensively, the Vegas Golden Knights are allowing three goals per game and are killing 78 percent of their opponents power plays. Marc-Andre Fleury has given up 115 goals on 1,197 shots faced and Malcolm Subban has allowed 55 goals on 516 shots. The Vegas Golden Knights have allowed three or more goals in 13 of their last 16 games.
The Islanders are 2-5 in their last 7 vs. Pacific, 1-4 in their last 5 games as a road underdog and 0-6 in their last 6 Saturday games. The Golden Knights are 3-7 in their last 10 games as a favorite, 3-7 in their last 10 vs. Eastern Conference and 1-4 in their last 5 home games. The under is 3-1-1 in Islanders last 5 road games. The over is 7-1 in Golden Knights last 8 home games. The favorite is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings. The under is 3-0-1 in the last 4 meetings.
The Vegas Golden Knights haven't had much success in the favorite role, aren't winning at home and they're currently the fourth last profitable team in hockey behind the Senators, Kings and Red Wings. The New York Islanders seem to be climbing out of that slump they were in a few weeks ago, and they're back to being the third most profitable team in the sport. In terms of value, the Islanders and the plus money may be the best bet on the board for Saturday.