Blues vs Islanders Prediction NHL Picks 3/5/24

New York Islanders (26-20-14) vs St. Louis Blues (32-26-3)

Game Info: Tuesday, March 5, 2024 at 7:30 pm (UBS Arena)

Betting Odds: New York Islanders -165 / St. Louis Blues +140 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The St. Louis Blues will play the New York Islanders on Tuesday night at UBS Arena in Elmont, New York. St. Louis is on a two game winning streak, while New York has won three games in a row. Let’s take a look at the betting matchup and the Blues vs Islanders prediction.

Blues Preview

The St. Louis Blues are 32-26-3 this year after they defeated the Flyers in a shootout by a score of 2-1 in their last game. St. Louis tied the game at one in the second period and they picked up the win in a shootout. The Blues were out shot by a total of 41-25 and went 0-3 on the power play in the game. St. Louis defeated the Wild by a score of 3-1 in the game prior to Philadelphia, but they did lose the three games before that. The Blues are scoring 2.87 goals per game and they are allowing 3.08 goals against per game, while going 17.6% on the power play and 79.4% on the penalty kill. Robert Thomas has led St. Louis with 20 goals, 49 assists, and 123 shots on goal. The projected starting goalie for St. Louis is Joel Hofer, who is 10-10-0 this year with a 2.88 goals against average and a .911 save percentage. 

Islanders Preview

The New York Islanders are 26-20-14 this season after they defeated the Bruins by a score of 5-1 in their last game. New York scored the first five goals in this game and they were able to coast to the victory. The Islanders out shot Boston by a total of 26-23 and went 1-3 on the power play in the game. New York defeated Detroit by a score of 5-3 and Dallas by a score of 3-2 in the two games prior to Boston. The Islanders are scoring 2.98 goals per game and they are allowing 3.28 goals against per game, while going 22.6% on the power play and 71.7% on the penalty kill. Mathew Barzal has led New York with 18 goals, 46 assists, and 183 shots on goal. The projected starting goalie for New York is Ilya Sorokin, who is 20-13-11 this season with a 3.06 goals against average and a .910 save percentage. 

New York Islanders Team Facts

  • The Islanders have lost each of their last six games following a home win.
  • The Islanders have failed to cover the puck line in 12 of their last 13 games as home favorites following a home win.
  • The Islanders have lost the second period in each of their last six night games against Central Division opponents.
  • The 'Over 1.5 Goals Period 2' market has hit in each of the Islanders' last 10 games at UBS Arena against opponents on a winning streak.

St. Louis Blues Team Facts

  • The Blues have won each of their last three games as underdogs after coming off overtime.
  • The Blues have failed to cover the puck line in six of their last seven night games following an overtime win.
  • The 'Over 1.5 Goals Period 3' market has hit in each of the Blues' last 13 games following a shootout win.
  • The Blues have lost the second period in five of their last six games as underdogs following an overtime win.

New York Islanders Player Prop Facts

  • Brock Nelson has scored a goal in four of the Islanders' last five home games.
  • Mathew Barzal has recorded an assist in each of the Islanders' last six games at UBS Arena.
  • Noah Dobson has recorded at least one point in each of the Islanders' last 10 home games.
  • Bo Horvat ranks T2nd in the Metropolitan Division for shootout goals (2) this season.

St. Louis Blues Player Prop Facts

  • Robert Thomas has scored a goal in three of the Blues' last four games on the second leg of a back-to-back.
  • Robert Thomas has recorded at least one assist in 12 of the Blues' last 15 games as underdogs.
  • Robert Thomas has recorded at least one point in each of the Blues' last four games on the second leg of a back-to-back.
  • Alexei Toropchenko has the equal-most Shorthanded Goals for the Blues this season (2).

Matchup/League Facts

  • The New York Islanders rank 31st in the league for shots against per game this season (33.7).
  • The New York Islanders are one of only two teams to lose 15+ games when tied or leading after Period 2 this season.
  • The St. Louis Blues rank T2nd in the league in short handed goals this season (11).
  • The St. Louis Blues rank 30th in the league in penalty minutes this season (444).

Blues vs Islanders Betting Prediction

New York had been up and down all season and really played pretty inconsistently, but they have won three games in a row against three very good teams and are trying to make a playoff push. The Islanders are 14-8-9 at home, while St. Louis is below .500 on the road. The Blues did play on Monday against the Flyers, so they will be on a back to back here. Both teams are scoring fewer than 3.00 goals per game, but this is a rough spot for St. Louis. The Islanders are playing their best hockey of the season and the Blues already struggle on the road, not to mention the back to back. Take New York here. 

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