New York Islanders at New Jersey Devils - 3/13/21 NHL Picks and Prediction
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New Jersey Devils (8-12-3) vs New York Islanders (17-6-4)
Game Info: Saturday, March 13, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Prudential Center)
Betting Odds: New Jersey Devils +142 / New York Islanders -157 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The New York Islanders and New Jersey Devils meet Saturday in NHL action at the Prudential Center.
The New York Islanders look to build on their seven-game winning streak. The New York Islanders are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 21.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Anders Lee leads New York with 12 goals, Nick Leddy has 16 assists and Mathew Barzal has 72 shots on goal. Defensively, the New York Islanders are allowing 2.2 goals per game and are killing 82.5 percent of their opponents power plays. Semyon Varlamov has given up 39 goals on 546 shots faced and Ilya Sorokin has allowed 18 goals on 191 shots.
The New Jersey Devils need a win after losing seven of their last eight games. The New Jersey Devils are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on 12.1 percent of their power play opportunities. Miles Wood leads New Jersey with eight goals, Pavel Zacha has 10 assists and Jack Hughes has 57 shots on goal. Defensively, the New Jersey Devils are allowing 3.2 goals per game and are killing 67.1 percent of their opponents power plays. Mackenzie Blackwood has allowed 40 goals on 400 shots faced and Scott Wedgewood has allowed 19 goals on 211 shots.
The Islanders are 6-13 in their last 19 Saturday games and 7-0 in their last 7 overall. The Devils are 18-37 in their last 55 home games and 1-7 in their last 8 overall. The over is 4-1 in Islanders last 5 overall. The over is 4-1 in Devils last 5 overall. The Islanders are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in New Jersey and 21-7 in the last 28 meetings. The favorite is 19-7 in the last 26 meetings.
The New York Islanders are a team I've blindly backed dating back to last season and they're getting tougher and tougher to ignore with them riding a seven-game winning streak. The New Jersey Devils still can't get out of their own way and the offense continues to struggle. The Islanders have beaten the Devils twice this month and have won three of the four meetings this season overall. I'll lay the juice with the Islanders, a team I'm not stepping in front of anytime soon.