Anaheim Ducks at New York Islanders - 3/13/22 NHL Picks and Prediction

Anaheim Ducks at New York Islanders - 3/13/22 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports

New York Islanders (23-24-8) vs Anaheim Ducks (27-24-9)

Game Info: Sunday, March 13, 2022 at 7:30 pm (UBS Arena)

Betting Odds: New York Islanders -164 / Anaheim Ducks +132 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The New York Islanders host the Anaheim Ducks in Sunday NHL Action.

The Anaheim Ducks come into this road contest with an overall record of 27-24-9. Through 60 games, the Ducks are 6th in the Pacific Division. On the season, they have found the net 176 times, good for a rank of 18th among NHL teams. Heading into the game, Anaheim is the 23rd ranked defensive team, allowing opponents to score at an average rate of 3.12 goals per game. So far, the Ducks have a strength of schedule rating of 20th in the league. When diving into their opponent-adjusted scoring margin, they come into this game as the 21st ranked team in the NHL.

The New York Islanders get set to host the Anaheim Ducks with an overall record of 23-24-8. This mark places them 6th in the Metropolitan division. Through 55 games, the Islanders have scored 148 goals, giving them an average of 2.67. This output gives them a rank of 29th among NHL teams. On defense, New York is the 4th ranked unit, giving up 2.71 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 20th in the NHL.

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Through 55 games, the Anaheim Ducks goal and overall scoring leader is Troy Terry with 49 points. He has reached his mark of 28 goals, on a shooting percentage of 22.6%. So far, 29% of his goals have come during power play time. Behind him is Trevor Zegras, who has 27 assists to go along with his 16 goals. However, when on the ice the Ducks are -18 in scoring differential. Anaheim's top goalie is John Gibson, who is giving up an average of 3.0 goals per game. In his 42 games played, he has turned in 23 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.

Through 55 games, New York's leading goal scorer is Brock Nelson. With his 23 goals and 11 assists, he is the second in overall points, coming in at 34. On the season, he is turning 20.2% 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 55 games, he has come up with 12 goals on a shooting percentage of 10.4%. However, when on the ice, the Islanders are -5 in scoring differential. New York's top goalie is Ilya Sorokin, who is giving up an average of 2.32 goals per game. In his 38 games played, he has turned in 25 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.

On the season, the New York Islanders have a per-game scoring differential of -0.11. Things haven't gone any better at home, as they losing home games by an average of -0.5 goals. Heading into their game with the Anaheim Ducks, the Islanders have a 3-2 record over their past five contests. In these games, they have scored 20 goals, accounting for 62.0% of the overall scoring. A key to this recent success is the fact that they have outscored their usual output of 2.67 goals per game 4 times. Look for the Islanders to pick up a win over an Anaheim team who is struggling defensively.

 

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Joe’s Pick New York Islanders-164

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