Senators vs Islanders Prediction - NHL Picks 10/26/23

New York Islanders (2-2-1) vs Ottawa Senators (3-3)

Game Info: Thursday, October 26, 2023 at 7:30 pm (UBS Arena)

Betting Odds: New York Islanders -126 / Ottawa Senators +105 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Ottawa Senators will play the New York Islanders on Thursday night at UBS Arena in Elmont, New York. Ottawa has lost two games in a row, while New York has lost three games in a row. 

Senators Preview

The Ottawa Senators are 3-3-0 this season after they lost to the Buffalo Sabres by a score of 6-4 in their last game. Ottawa trailed 5-1 after the second period, but they were able to score three goals in the third to make it close. The Senators out shot Buffalo by a total of 38-24 and went 1-5 on the power play in the loss. Ottawa lost to the Red Wings by a score of 5-2 in the game prior. The Ottawa Senators offense is scoring 4.17 goals per game and they are allowing 3.50 goals against per game, while going 22.2% on the power play and 73.9% on the penalty kill. Vladimir Tarasenko has led the Senators this season with three goals, five assists, and 11 shots on goal. The projected starting goalie for Ottawa is Joonas Korpisalo, who is 1-2-0 this year with a 3.63 goals against average and a .872 save percentage. 

Islanders Preview

The New York Islanders are 2-2-1 this year after they lost to the Colorado Avalanche by a score of 7-4 in their last game. New York led 3-2 in the second period, but Colorado finished the game on a 5-2 run for the win. The Islanders were out shot by a total of 38-32 and won 62.1% of the face-offs in the game. New York has also lost to Buffalo and New Jersey during this three game losing streak. The New York offense is scoring 2.60 goals per game and they are allowing 3.40 goals against per game, while going 12.5% on the power play and 68.8% on the penalty kill. Noah Dobson has led the Islanders this season with one goal, four assists, and 14 shots on goal. The projected starting goalie for New York is Ilya Sorokin, who is 2-1-1 this year with a 3.00 goals against average and a .900 save percentage. 

New York Islanders Team Facts

  • The Islanders have won 14 of their last 15 games as home favorites following a home loss.
  • The Islanders have failed to cover the puck line in each of their last four games as home favorites.
  • The 'Over 1.5 Goals Period 1' market has hit in four of the Islanders' last five night games against opponents on a losing streak.
  • The Islanders have won the first period in five of their last six games following a home loss.

Ottawa Senators Team Facts

  • The Senators have won three of their last four games as underdogs following a home loss.
  • The Senators have covered the puck line in eight of their last 10 games as underdogs following a home loss.
  • The home team has won the third period in six of the Senators' last seven games.
  • The 'Over 1.5 Goals Period 1' market has hit in eight of the Senators' last nine games following a loss.

New York Islanders Player Prop Facts

  • Brock Nelson has scored at least one goal in each of the Islanders' last three home games against Atlantic Division opponents.
  • Mathew Barzal has recorded at least one point in each of his last 10 Thursday night appearances against Eastern Conference opponents at UBS Arena.
  • Noah Dobson has recorded at least one assist in each of the Islanders' last three home games.
  • Mathew Barzal has the equal-most Power Play Points for the Islanders this season (2).

Ottawa Senators Player Prop Facts

  • Vladimir Tarasenko has scored a goal in each of the Senators' last three night games.
  • Tim Stuetzle has recorded at least one point in eight of his last nine appearances against Eastern Conference opponents.
  • Jake Sanderson has recorded an assist in four of his last five appearances against Eastern Conference opponents.
  • Brady Tkachuk has the most multi-goal games for the Senators this season (2).

Matchup/League Facts

  • The New York Islanders ranks 31st in the league in penalty minutes this season (45).
  • The New York Islanders ranks T27th in the league for opponent goals in Period 2 per game this season (1.40).
  • The Ottawa Senators ranks 30th in the league for opponent goals in Period 2 per game this season (1.67).
  • The Ottawa Senators ranks 4th in the league for shots per game this season (33.8).

Pick

Both of these teams come into this game on small losing streaks, but the good news is that someone is going to get the win here. New York has allowed 15 goals in the last three games, which is out of character for them. Ottawa has allowed 11 goals in their last two games after a strong defensive start to the season. The Senators have done a nice job of limiting shots on goal on defense, as they are only allowing 26.3 shots per game. I like Ottawa on the road in this game. 

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