New York Islanders at New Jersey Devils - 3/2/21 NHL Picks and Prediction
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New Jersey Devils (7-8-2) vs New York Islanders (11-6-4)
Game Info: Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Prudential Center)
Betting Odds: New Jersey Devils +125 / New York Islanders -150 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The New York Islanders and the New Jersey Devils meet in NHL action from the Prudential Center on Tuesday night.
The New York Islanders will look to build on their 2-0 win over the Penguins from their last outing. Mathew Barzal leads the Islanders in scoring with 18 points coming on 8 goals and 10 assists while Anders Lee has 14 points with a team-high 9 goals alongside 5 assists while Nick Leddy has 14 points with 14 assists as well for the Isles. J-G Pageau has 13 points with 9 goals and Josh Bailey and Jordan Eberle each have 12 points with Bailey chipping in 10 assists while Eberle has 8 goals. Semyon Varlamov continues to start in goal for the Isles, going 9-6 with 3 shutouts and a 2.17 GAA this season.
The New Jersey Devils will look to bounce back from their 3-2 loss to the Capitals in their last matchup. Pavel Zacha leads the Devils in scoring with 14 points coming on 6 goals and 8 assists while Jack Hughes has 12 points with 4 goals and 8 helpers. Ty Smith’s got 11 points with a team-high 9 assists and Myles Wood has 10 points with 6 assists of his own. MacKenzie Blackwood continues to see the majority of New Jersey’s work in goal, going 5-4 with a 2.58 GAA on the year.
New York is 3-8 in their last 11 road games and 50-24 in their last 74 games against a team with a losing record while the under is 6-1 in their last 7 games as a road favorite. New Jersey is 1-5 in their last 6 games overall and 0-6 in their last 6 home games while the under is 6-1 in their last 7 games against a team with a winning record.
You could potentially lobby for this to be game of the night and it’s early for that but this is going to be awesome between two teams that don’t like each other one bit. With that said, the Devils have had issues on home ice early this season and while they’ll probably get sorted eventually, I would rather not try to fix that if the Islanders are on the other side of the ice. Granted, New York hasn’t been a world beater away from home either, but this is still a well-coached and disciplined Islanders team and I’ll lay the juice with them on the road because it’s not terrible and the Isles are just playing better up to this point.