Islanders at Golden Knights Prediction - NHL Picks 1/6/24

Vegas Golden Knights (22-12-5) vs New York Islanders (18-10-10)

Game Info: Saturday, January 6, 2024 at 10:00 pm (T-Mobile Arena)

Betting Odds: Vegas Golden Knights -185 / New York Islanders +148 --- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

The New York Islanders and the Vegas Golden Knights meet in NHL action from T-Mobile Arena on Saturday night. Can Vegas break out of their funk? Or will the Islanders add to Vegas’ misery? Let’s dive in and find out with our Islanders vs. Golden Knights Prediction.

New York Islanders Team Preview

The New York Islanders come into this game on the heels of a 5-1 win over Arizona in their last matchup. Mathew Barzal leads the Islanders in scoring with 39 points including 10 goals and 29 assists while Noah Dobson has 38 points with a team-high 32 assists of his own and Brock Nelson’s added 33 points with a team-high 17 goals this season. Bo Horvat’s also chipped in 38 points with 16 goals and 22 assists and Kyle Palmieri has 21 points with 9 goals and 12 assists. Ilya Sorokin has posted a 12-6-8 record in goal for the Islanders this season with a 3.10 GAA and a .912 save percentage while Semyon Varlamov is 6-4-2 with a 2.78 GAA and a .918 save percentage this season.

New York Islanders Team Facts

  • The Islanders have won each of their last three games as underdogs against Pacific Division opponents.
  • The Islanders have covered the puck line in each of their last 14 games as underdogs.
  • The Islanders have won the third period in four of their last five games against opponents on a losing streak.
  • The 'Over 1.5 Goals Period 2' market has hit in each of the Islanders' last 12 games as underdogs.

Vegas Golden Knights Team Preview

The Vegas Golden Knights come into this game looking to rebound from a 4-1 loss to Florida last time out. Jack Eichel leads the Golden Knights in scoring with 40 points including 16 goals and 24 assists while William Karlsson has 32 points with 15 goals. Mark Stone has 38 points with a team-high 26 assists and Jonathan Marchessault also has 27 points with a team-high 17 goals of his own this season. Adin Hill has gone 10-2-2 with a 1.87 GAA and a .935 save percentage while Logan Thompson has gone 11-8-3 with a 2.87 GAA and a .901 save percentage this season.

Vegas Golden Knights Team Facts

  • The Golden Knights have won each of their last seven home games against Metropolitan Division opponents.
  • The underdogs have covered the puck line in each of the last six games between the Islanders and Golden Knights.
  • The Golden Knights have won the second period in each of their last four games as favorites following a loss.
  • The 'Over 1.5 Goals Period 2' market has hit in each of the Golden Knights' last 10 night games.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Vegas Golden Knights rank T1st in the league in short handed goals allowed this season (1).
  • The Vegas Golden Knights rank 27th in the league for Period 1 goals scored per game this season (0.82).
  • The New York Islanders rank 30th in the league in penalty kill percentage this season (72.41%).
  • The New York Islanders rank T1st in the league in short handed goals allowed this season (1).

Islanders vs. Golden Knights Prediction

I’m backing the Islanders here. I just can’t get behind Vegas, even at home, in this current dry spell they’re in, as the offense isn’t working and even if it was, the defense has had lapses more often than not over the slump. Maybe Logan Thompson’s just being overworked, but there’s too much value to pass on with the Islanders to pick up the road win here so give me New York and the plus money.

Chris’s Pick New York Islanders +148

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