Islanders vs. Ducks - 3/28/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Anaheim Ducks (47-22-7) at New York Islanders (44-26-5)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 1:00 pm (Nassau Coliseum)
The Line: New York Islanders -123 / Anaheim Ducks +111 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSW2, MSG+
The Anaheim Ducks and New York Islanders play Saturday afternoon at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum.
The Anaheim Ducks look to keep rolling after winning five of their last seven games. The Ducks are averaging 2.8 goals and have scored eight goals in their last three games. The Anaheim Ducks have one power play goal in their last five games and have won eight of their last 10 games when scoring at least three goals. Corey Perry leads the Ducks with 32 goals, Ryan Getzlaf has 44 assists and Ryan Kesler has 194 shots on goal. Defensively, the Ducks are allowing 2.7 goals and have allowed a power play goal in five of their last six games. Frederik Andersen has allowed 115 goals on 1,326 shots faced and John Gibson has given up 54 goals on 625 shots.
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The New York Islanders need a win after losing six of their last seven games. The Islanders are averaging 2.9 goals and have scored six goals in their last three games. The New York Islanders have one power play goal in their last four games and have won six of their last eight games when scoring at least three goals. John Tavares leads New York with 34 goals, Brock Nelson has 22 assists and Ryan Strome has 164 shots on goal. Defensively, the Islanders are allowing 2.7 goals and haven’t allowed a power play goal in 11 straight games. Jaroslav Halak has allowed 127 goals on 1,486 shots faced and Chad Johnson has given up 54 goals on 488 shots.
The Ducks are 22-8 in their last 30 games playing on 1 days rest and 4-9 in their last 13 vs. Eastern Conference. The Islanders are 0-6 in their last 6 home games and 1-4 in their last 5 vs. Western Conference. The Ducks are 5-2 in the last 7 meetings and the home team is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings.
It's only a matter of time before the Islanders get back on track, especially on their home ice. I'll take New York in this spot for the rather cheap price.