Winnipeg Jets at New York Islanders - 3/11/22 NHL Picks and Prediction

Winnipeg Jets at New York Islanders - 3/11/22 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by James Carey Lauder-USA TODAY Sports

New York Islanders (21-24-8) vs Winnipeg Jets (25-22-10)

Game Info: Friday, March 11, 2022 at 7:30 pm (UBS Arena)

Betting Odds: New York Islanders -125 / Winnipeg Jets +101 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The New York Islanders host the Winnipeg Jets in Friday NHL Action.

The Winnipeg Jets come into this road contest with an overall record of 25-22-10. Through 57 games, the Jets are 6th in the Central Division. On the season, they have found the net 174 times, good for a rank of 17th among NHL teams. Heading into the game, Winnipeg is the 18th ranked defensive team, allowing opponents to score at an average rate of 3.05 goals per game. So far, the Jets have a strength of schedule rating of 10th in the league. When diving into their opponent-adjusted scoring margin, they come into this game as the 19th ranked team in the NHL.

The New York Islanders get set to host the Winnipeg Jets with an overall record of 21-24-8. This mark places them 6th in the Metropolitan division. Through 53 games, the Islanders have scored 137 goals, giving them an average of 2.57. This output gives them a rank of 32nd among NHL teams. On defense, New York is the 4th ranked unit, giving up 2.77 goals per contest. So far, the Islanders have played the 31st toughest schedule in the league. And, when taking into account New York's scoring margin relative to the quality of their competition, they come in with a power ranking of 22nd in the NHL.

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Through 57 games, the Winnipeg Jets goal and overall scoring leader is Kyle Connor with 64 points. He has reached his mark of 34 goals, on a shooting percentage of 13.6%. So far, 18.0% of his goals have come during power play time. Behind him is Mark Scheifele, who has 28 assists to go along with his 21 goals. However, when on the ice, the Jets are -19 in scoring differential. Winnipeg's top goalie is Connor Hellebuyck, who is giving up an average of 2.97 goals per game. In his 48 games played, he has turned in 28 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.

Through 53 games, New York's leading goal scorer is Brock Nelson. With his 21 goals and 10 assists, he is the second in overall points, coming in at 31. On the season, he is turning 19.6% 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 53 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 2.38 goals per game. In his 37 games played, he has turned in 24 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.

In Winnipeg's 57 games, they have an above .500 record against the spread, going 32-25. So far, the Jets have been a good bet on the road as they have covered in 18 of their 29 road games. Heading into their game with the New York Islanders, the Jets have a 3-2 record over their past five contests. In these games, they have scored 24 goals, accounting for 56% of the overall scoring. A key to this recent success is the fact that they have outscored their usual output of 3.04 goals per game 3 times. Look for the Jets to pick up a road win over the Islanders as they continue their strong offensive play.


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Joe’s Pick Winnipeg +101

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