New York Islanders at New Jersey Devils NHL Pick - Game Analysis and Odds

Date: 
February 24, 7:00 PM EST
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Betting Odds

Moneyline: 
Islanders +130 / Devils -140
Total: 
6.5

On Saturday night the Islanders make the short trip to New Jersey to battle the Devils at the Prudential Center. The NHL board lists the Devils as a -140 money line favorite with the O/U line listed at 6.5 goals.

Thursday’s loss to Toronto was the Islanders’ eighth setback in their last 12 games. They are now 10 points behind Washington in the Metro Division standings with 65 total points. New York is 13-15-3 on the road this season and it has lost four of its last six road games. Jordan Eberle gave his team a brief 3-2 lead against the Maple Leafs early in the third period with his 21st goal of the season, but it did not last.

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New Jersey has dropped its last two outings on the heels of a modest four-game winning streak that included a pair of road victories against Philadelphia and Tampa Bay as a solid underdog. The Devils have lost six of their last nine home games as part of a 16-12-3 record at home this season. One of the team’s biggest issues this season has been a goals-against average of 3.0.

Get more details: New York at New Jersey Match-Up

New York at New Jersey Betting Trends

  • New York is 4-2 against the spread in their last 6 games overall.
  • The Islanders are 8-2 straight up in their last 10 road games against the Devils.
  • The game total has gone under in 4 of New York’s last 6 road games.
  • New Jersey is 5-1 against the spread in their last 6 games.
  • The Devils are 4-2 straight up in their last 6 games overall.

New York at New Jersey Prediction 02/23/2018

Given that the Islanders are giving up an average of 3.6 goals a game, this matchup is another strong candidate to go OVER a probable six-goal line.

Free Pick: 
Take the Over

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