Jets vs Islanders Prediction NHL Picks 3/23/24

New York Islanders (29-25-15) vs Winnipeg Jets (44-20-5)

Game Info: Saturday, March 23, 2024 at 1:00 pm (UBS Arena)

Betting Odds: New York Islanders -111 / Winnipeg Jets -111 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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In this article, we will formulate a Jets vs Islanders betting prediction for this NHL showdown on Saturday, March 23rd at the Capital One Arena. We will take a look at: 

-The Winnipeg Jets recent form and recent player performance

-The New York Islanders recent form and recent player performance

-A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for today’s game between the Jets and Islanders. 

Jets Look to Bounce Back

The Jets in the last game faced off against the New Jersey Devils and it wasn’t a good game. The offense scored only one goal and they ended up losing by three goals. Nikolaj Ehlers had a strong game putting up one goal. The Jets are averaging 3.1 goals while their defense is giving up 2.36 goals per game The defense is ranked 1st in the league. Mark Scheifele had a strong game putting up 22 goals and adding 41 assists. 

Islanders Defense Has Struggled

The Islanders defense has struggled heading into this game, and they have lost six games in a row. In the last game against the Red Wings, the defense gave up six goals, and they ended up losing three goals. Mathew Barzal had a strong game, putting up a goal and seven shots on goal. The Islanders are averaging 2.97 goals, while their defense is giving up 3.3 goals per game. Barzal has been the top player, scoring 21 goals and adding 49 assists so far this season.

New York Islanders Player Prop Facts

  • Kyle Palmieri has scored at least one goal in each of the Islanders' last four home games.
  • Noah Dobson has recorded at least one assist in seven of the Islanders' last eight home games.
  • Mathew Barzal has recorded at least one point in 13 of his last 14 appearances with the Islanders as home underdogs.
  • Anders Lee has scored two goals against the Jets this season - equal-most against any opponent.

Winnipeg Jets Player Prop Facts

  • Kyle Connor has scored a goal in four of the Jets' last five games against Metropolitan Division opponents.
  • Mark Scheifele has recorded at least one assist in eight of his last nine appearances with the Jets as favorites.
  • Mark Scheifele has recorded at least one point in each of his last nine appearances with the Jets as favorites.
  • Dylan DeMelo ranks 1st in the Western Conference for Plus/Minus (+38) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The New York Islanders rank 32nd in the league in penalty kill percentage this season (71.72%).
  • The New York Islanders rank 1st in the league in short handed goals allowed this season (2).
  • The Winnipeg Jets rank 1st in the league for goals against per game this season (2.36).
  • The Winnipeg Jets rank 26th in the league in penalty kill percentage this season (76.56%).

Jets vs Islanders Betting prediction

The Jets defense is ranked 1st in the league, and they are going to need to step up in a big way here. The Islanders are averaging 2.97 goals per game, and they have been awful heading into this game. The Islanders defense has also been an issue, and they are going to really struggle to get the offense going here. This game is going to be a 3-1 or 4-2 type of finish. Back the Jets on the puck line. 

Shane’s Pick Winnipeg Jets ML

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