Coyotes vs Islanders Prediction - NHL Picks 10/17/23

New York Islanders (1-0) vs Arizona Coyotes (1-0)

Game Info: Tuesday, October 17, 2023 at 7:30 pm (UBS Arena)

Betting Odds: New York Islanders -263 / Arizona Coyotes +205 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Arizona Coyotes and New York Islanders face off on Tuesday in an NHL showdown at UBS Arena. 

Islanders Look for Second Straight Win

The Islanders really struggled in the first game, but in the last game against the Buffalo Sabres, they looked better. At the end of the first period they were up 2-0 and they ended up securing the 3-2 victory. Brock Nelson scored one goal and added another assist. Ilya Sorokin saved 26 of the 28 shots that he faced. In this game, the Islanders are going to need to find success early with the offense. In Game 1 the offense wasn’t good enough, and that wil lneed to change here. 

Islanders Betting Trends

  • The Islanders have lost each of their last three games as favorites following a win.
  • The Islanders have failed to cover the puck line in eight of their last nine games as home favorites following a home win.
  • The Islanders have won the first period in four of their last five night games at UBS Arena.
  • The 'Over 1.5 Goals Period 2' market has hit in 16 of the Islanders' last 18 games following a home win.

Coyotes on Tired Legs

The Coyotes are going to have tired legs heading into this game after their game on Monday night. The Coyotes only managed one run against the New York Rangers and that led to the 2-1 defeat. Clayton Keller scored the only goal for the Coyotes but the defense let them down in the third period giving a goal. In this game the offense is going to need to find a way to get going early. 

Coyotes Betting Trends

  • The favorites have won 14 of the Coyotes' last 15 games.
  • The underdogs have covered the puck line in four of the Coyotes' last five games.
  • The Coyotes have lost the second period in seven of their last eight night games against Metropolitan Division opponents.
  • The 'Over 1.5 Goals Period 3' market has hit in each of the Coyotes' last five games following a road loss.

Shane’s Free Pick

Tired Legs are going to really hurt the Coyotes here. The Islanders in the last game only gave up two goals, and their defense is going to lockdown here. Look for the Coyotes to score only a goal or two and that won’t be enough for them to get the job done. Back the Islanders on the puck line to secure the victory. 

Shane’s Pick Islanders -1.5

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