New York Islanders at New Jersey Devils - 3/14/21 NHL Picks and Prediction
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New Jersey Devils (8-13-3) vs New York Islanders (18-6-4)
Game Info: Sunday, March 14, 2021 at 5:00 pm (Prudential Center)
Betting Odds: New Jersey Devils +142 / New York Islanders -162 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The New York Islanders and New Jersey Devils meet Sunday in NHL action at the Prudential Center.
The New York Islanders look to build on their eight 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 eight of their last nine 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 21-6 in their last 27 games playing on 0 days rest and 7-0 in their last 7 overall. The Devils are 8-2 in their last 10 Sunday 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.
Those who have followed along for a while know we've been blindly backing the New York Islanders dating back to the bubble, and they're about as hot as ever right now. The New Jersey Devils are a scrappy bunch that competes, but eventually they have to start cashing tickets or else they don't provide much value. I'm not stepping in front of the Islanders, especially here when you consider they've won four of the five meetings already this season against the Devils. I'll lay the juice to avoid getting burned on the PL.