Islanders vs Stars Prediction NHL Picks - 2/26/24

Dallas Stars (35-16-8) vs New York Islanders (23-20-14)

Game Info: Monday, February 26, 2024 at 8:00 pm (American Airlines Center)

Betting Odds: Dallas Stars -189 / New York Islanders +150 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The New York Islanders and Dallas Stars face off on Monday in an NHL showdown at the American Airlines Center. Let’s look at the betting matchup and give a free Islanders vs Stars prediction.

Islanders Suddenly Struggling

The Islanders are suddenly struggling and they have lost two games in a row. Over the last two games the offense has scored two goals while the defense has given up eight goals. In the last game against the Tampa Bay Lightning, they were defeated 4-2. Noah Dobson did have a strong game, finishing with two assists. The islanders are averaging 2.91 goals while their defense is giving up 3.35 goals per game. The offense is ranked 23rd in the league while the defense is ranked 25th. Mathew Barzal has scored 17 goals and added 43 assists. The Islanders will meet the Red Wings and Bruins after this one.

Stars Defense Looks for Another Good Game

The Stars faced off against the Carolina Hurricanes on Sunday, and they were able to secure a 2-1 victory. Jake Oettinger was in goal and he saved 20 of the 21 shots that he faced. The Stars on the season is averaging 3.61 goals while their defense is giving up 3.0 goals per game. The offense is ranked 4th in the league, while the defense is ranked 12th. Jason Robertson has been the top player putting up 19 goals and adding another 38 assists. 

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Dallas Stars Player Prop Facts

  • Matt Duchene has scored a goal in each of the Stars' last four home games.
  • Matt Duchene has recorded at least one point in each of the Stars' last nine games as favorites against Metropolitan Division opponents.
  • Jamie Benn has recorded an assist in each of the Stars' last four games.
  • Jason Robertson ranks T1st in the Western Conference for shootout goals (3) this season.

New York Islanders Player Prop Facts

  • Bo Horvat has scored a goal in each of his last four appearances against the Stars.
  • Brock Nelson has recorded at least one point in each of the Islanders' last six games against the Stars.
  • Noah Dobson has recorded at least one assist in four of the Islanders' last five games against the Stars.
  • Noah Dobson ranks 2nd in the Metropolitan Division for average time on ice (25:31) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Dallas Stars rank 4th in the league for goals per game this season (3.61).
  • The Dallas Stars rank 7th in the league in penalty kill percentage this season (82.42%).
  • The New York Islanders rank 32nd in the league in penalty kill percentage this season (71.43%).
  • The New York Islanders rank 25th in the league for goals against per game this season (3.35).

Islanders vs Stars Betting Prediction 

The Stars defense really looked good in the last game, and they are going to continue that here. The Stars gave up only one goal, and their defense is going to step up again here. The Stars are averaging 3.61 goals, and they are going to step up again here. The Islanders defense isn’t going to be better here, and that will be the difference, as the Stars will get the job done. Back the Stars on the money line. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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