Chicago Blackhawks vs NY Islanders Prediction NHL Picks 4/2/24

NY Islanders (31-27-15) vs Chicago Blackhawks (22-47-5)

Game Info: Tuesday, April 2, 2024 at 7:30 pm (UBS Arena)

Betting Odds: NY Islanders -286 / Chicago Blackhawks +220 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Chicago Blackhawks and New York Islanders meet Tuesday in NHL action at the UBS Arena. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s a Blackhawks vs Islanders prediction.

Chicago Blackhawks Betting Preview

The Chicago Blackhawks recently lost to the Senators while beating the Flames and Flyers. The Chicago Blackhawks are averaging 2.22 goals per game and are scoring on 16.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Connor Bedard leads Chicago with 21 goals, Philipp Kurashev has 33 assists and Seth Jones has 157 shots on goal. Defensively, the Chicago Blackhawks are allowing 3.5 goals per game and are killing 77.6 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Petr Mrazek has given up 148 goals on 1,579 shots faced, and Arvid Soderblom has allowed 98 goals on 807 shots.

New York Islanders Betting Preview

The New York Islanders recently lost to the Lightning while beating the Panthers and Flyers. The New York Islanders are averaging 2.95 goals per game and are scoring on 20.2 percent of their power play opportunities. Bo Horvat leads New York with 30 goals, Noah Dobson has 58 assists and Brock Nelson has 232 shots on goal. Defensively, the New York Islanders are allowing 3.3 goals per game and are killing 71.7 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Ilya Sorokin has given up 158 goals on 1,688 shots faced, and Semyon Varlamov has allowed 64 goals on 723 shots.

New York Islanders Player Prop Facts

  • Kyle Palmieri has scored at least one goal in six of the Islanders' last seven night games at UBS Arena.
  • Noah Dobson has recorded at least one assist in five of the Islanders' last six games as favorites against Central Division opponents.
  • Noah Dobson has recorded at least one point in nine of the Islanders' last 10 games as favorites against Central Division opponents.
  • Noah Dobson ranks 2nd in the Metropolitan Division for average time on ice (25:00) this season.

Chicago Blackhawks Player Prop Facts

  • Andreas Athanasiou has recorded at least one assist in each of his last four appearances against Metropolitan Division opponents.
  • Andreas Athanasiou has recorded at least one point in each of his last six appearances against Metropolitan Division opponents.
  • Seth Jones ranks 1st in the Central Division for average time on ice (25:33) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The New York Islanders rank 32nd in the league in penalty kill percentage this season (71.98%).
  • The New York Islanders rank 1st in the league in short handed goals allowed this season (2).
  • The Chicago Blackhawks rank T31st in the league for goals per game this season (2.22).
  • The Chicago Blackhawks rank 29th in the league for goals against per game this season (3.50).

Blackhawks vs Islanders prediction

The Islanders are coming off a couple of nice wins over the Panthers and Flyers, and they need to keep winning to keep their playoff hopes alive. The Blackhawks have been able to find wins here and there lately, but they're still one of the worst teams in the league, with a brutal offense and nothing to play for. There are no excuses for the Islanders as this is a must win game at home. It's that simple. If the Islanders are going to make the rest of this season interesting, these are games they need to take advantage of. Give me the Islanders and the PL for max betting value.

Randy’s Pick NY Islanders -1.5

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