New York Islanders vs. Nashville Predators - 10/15/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Nashville Predators (3-0-0) at New York Islanders (1-1-1)
NHL Hockey: Thursday, October 15, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Barclays Center)
The Line: New York Islanders -120 / Nashville Predators +109 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSSM, MSG+
The Nashville Predators and New York Islanders square off Thursday night at the Barclays Center.
The Nashville Predators look to remain unbeaten by picking up their second road victory. The Nashville Predators are averaging 2.3 goals per game and are scoring on 28.6 percent of their power plays. Roman Josi leads Nashville with two goals, Seth Jones has two assists and Craig Smith has six shots on goal. Defensively, the Nashville Predators are allowing 0.7 goals per game and are killing 90 percent of their power play chances. Pekka Rinne has given up two goals on 80 shots faced. Rinne has allowed one or less goals in his three starts this season.
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The New York Islanders look to get a game above a .500 record with a victory here. The New York Islanders are averaging 2.3 goals per game and are scoring on 20 percent of their power plays. John Tavares leads New York with two goals, Johnny Boychuk has two assists and Brock Nelson has 10 shots on goal. Defensively, the New York Islanders are allowing three goals per game and are killing 76.9 percent of their power play chances. Thomas Greiss has allowed five goals on 59 shots faced and Jean-Francois Berube has given up four goals on 34 shots. Greiss has allowed two or less goals in six of his last eight outings.
The Predators are 6-0 in their last 6 vs. Eastern Conference and 1-5 in their last 6 road games. The Islanders are 1-6 in their last 7 vs. Western Conference and 2-5 in their last 7 overall. The Predators are 2-5 in the last 7 meetings in New York and the home team is 10-3 in the last 13 meetings.
It's hard to bet against Rinne and the Predators right now, as they're playing great defensively and the goaltender has been on a roll right out of the gate. The Islanders are still trying to find their footing right now. I'll side with the slight plus money here.