New York Islanders at Colorado Avalanche - 3/1/22 NHL Picks and Prediction

New York Islanders at Colorado Avalanche - 3/1/22 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

Colorado Avalanche (39-10-4) vs New York Islanders (20-21-8)

Game Info: Tuesday, March 1, 2022 at 9:00 pm (Ball Arena)

Betting Odds: Colorado Avalanche -275 / New York Islanders +220 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Colorado Avalanche host the New York Islanders in Tuesday NHL Action.

The New York Islanders Islanders come into this road contest with an overall record of 20-21-8. Through 49 games, the Islanders are 6th in the Metropolitan Division. On the season, they have found the net 125 times, good for a rank of 30th among NHL teams. Heading into the game, New York Islanders is the 4th ranked defensive team, allowing opponents to score at an average rate of 2.69 goals per game. So far, the Islanders have a strength of schedule rating of 32nd in the league. When diving into their opponent-adjusted scoring margin, they come into this game as the 23rd ranked team in the NHL.

The Colorado Avalanche get set to host the New York Islanders Islanders with an overall record of 39-10-4. This mark places them 1st in the Central division. Through 53 games, the Avalanche have scored 213 goals, giving them an average of 3.96. This output gives them a rank of 2nd among NHL teams. On defense, Colorado is the 11th ranked unit, giving up 2.81 goals per contest. So far, the Avalanche have played the 30th toughest schedule in the league. And, when taking into account Colorado's scoring margin relative to the quality of their competition, they come in with a power ranking of 3rd in the NHL.

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Through 49 games, the New York Islanders Islanders' leading goal scorer is Brock Nelson. With his 9 assists, he is the second in overall points, coming in at 28. On the season, he is turning 20.4% of his shots into goals. In addition, the Islanders have benefited from the strong play of Mathew Barzal, who is the team's overall leader in points. In New York's 49 games, he has come up with 12 goals on a shooting percentage of 10.6%. However, when on the ice, the Islanders are -4 in scoring differential. New York's top goalie is Ilya Sorokin, who is giving up an average of 2.37 goals per game. In his 35 games played, he has turned in 23 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.

Coming into this game, the Colorado Avalanche leader in points is Nazem Kadri. In Colorado's 53 games, he has come up with 22 goals and 44 assists. He has scored his goals on a shooting percentage of 12.9%. The team's top overall goal scorer is Gabriel Landeskog. Of his 28 goals, 21.0% have come during power play time. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of +22. Colorado's top goalie is Darcy Kuemper, who is giving up an average of 2.46 goals per game. In his 37 games played, he has turned in 22 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.

In terms of betting, the Islanders are covering the spread in less than half their games, with an ATS record of just 19-25. These struggles against the spread are also taking place on the road, as they have covered just 9 of their 21 road games. On the season, the New York Islanders Islanders have a per-game scoring differential of -0.24. Things haven't gone any better on the road as they are losing road games by an average of -0.44 goals. On the other side, Colorado is 4-1 over their past 5 games, accounting for 57% of the scoring during this stretch. Look for the Avalanche to have no problem with the Islanders.

 

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Joe’s Pick Avalanche -275

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