Ottawa Senators at New York Islanders - 3/22/22 NHL Picks and Prediction
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New York Islanders (26-25-9) vs Ottawa Senators (22-35-5)
Game Info: Tuesday, March 22, 2022 at 7:30 pm (UBS Arena)
Betting Odds: New York Islanders -323 / Ottawa Senators +250 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The New York Islanders host the Ottawa Senators in Tuesday NHL Action.
The Ottawa Senators come into this road contest with an overall record of 22-35-5. Through 62 games, the Senators are 7th in the Atlantic Division. On the season, they have found the net 162 times, good for a rank of 28th among NHL teams. Heading into the game, Ottawa is the 22nd ranked defensive team, allowing opponents to score at an average rate of 3.27 goals per game. So far, the Senators have a strength of schedule rating of 2nd in the league. When diving into their opponent-adjusted scoring margin, they come into this game as the 25th ranked team in the NHL.
The New York Islanders get set to host the Ottawa Senators with an overall record of 26-25-9. This mark places them 6th in the Metropolitan division. Through 60 games, the Islanders have scored 162 goals, giving them an average of 2.68. This output gives them a rank of 28th among NHL teams. On defense, New York is the 4th ranked unit, giving up 2.67 goals per contest. So far, the Islanders have played the 30th 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.
Coming into this game, the Ottawa Senators leader in points is Brady Tkachuk. In his team's 62 games, he has come up with 20 goals and 24 assists. He has scored his goals on a shooting percentage of 9.3%. However, when on the ice, the Senators are -8 in scoring differential. The team's top overall goal scorer is Joshua Norris. Of his 26 goals, 50.0% have come during power play time. Ottawa's top goalie is Anton Forsberg, who is giving up an average of 2.77 goals per game. In his 31 games played, he has turned in 18 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.
Through 60 games, New York's leading goal scorer is Brock Nelson. With his 27 goals and 12 assists, he is the second in overall points, coming in at 39. On the season, he is turning 21.4% 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 60 games, he has come up with 12 goals on a shooting percentage of 9.9%. 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 2.29 goals per game. In his 41 games played, he has turned in 28 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.
Coming into this game, the Senators have an over-under record of 23-37-2. When playing on the road, the over is hitting less than half the time, going 10-17-2. On the season, 42.0% of Ottawa's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 41.0% of the scoring coming from the Senators. Coming into this game, the Islanders have an over-under record of 27-31-1. When playing at home, the over is hitting less than half the time, going 11-18-1. On the season, 47.0% of New York's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 48.0% of the scoring coming from the Islanders. Even with a line at just 5.5 goals, look for this matchup to finish below the betting line.
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