Islanders vs. Canucks - 1/17/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Vancouver Canucks (18-17-10) at New York Islanders (24-15-5)
NHL Hockey: Sunday, January 17, 2016 at 4:00 pm (Barclays Center)
The Line: New York Islanders -180 / Vancouver Canucks +162 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
TV: RSNP, MSG+
The Vancouver Canucks and New York Islanders play Sunday afternoon at the Barclays Center.
The Vancouver Canucks look for another win after winning six of their last 10 games. The Vancouver Canucks are averaging 2.4 goals per game and are scoring on 17.7 percent of their power plays. Daniel Sedin leads Vancouver with 19 goals, Henrik Sedin has 28 assists and Jannik Hansen has 74 shots on goal. Defensively, the Vancouver Canucks are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 79.6 percent of their power play chances. Ryan Miller has allowed 79 goals on 875 shots faced and Jacob Markstrom has given up 38 goals on 488 shots. Miller has allowed 10 goals in his last three games.
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The New York Islanders look for a nice home win after splitting their last six games. The New York Islanders are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 18 percent of their power plays. Brock Nelson leads New York with 18 goals, John Tavares has 16 assists and Frans Nielsen has 126 shots on goal. Defensively, the New York Islanders are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 87.3 percent of their power play chances. Jaroslav Halak has allowed 49 goals on 634 shots faced and Thomas Greiss has given up 47 goals on 648 shots. Halak has allowed eight goals in his last three games.
The Canucks are 6-15 in their last 21 games playing on 1 days rest and 0-6 in their last 6 Sunday games. The Islanders are 4-0 in their last 4 games playing on 2 days rest and 9-3 in their last 12 home games. The Canucks are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in New York and 5-1 in the last 6 meetings overall.
Vancouver has kind of had New York's number as of late and is starting to find some success overall. The Islanders have been hit or miss lately and certainly don't deserve big juice in this spot. I'll take a shot with the plus money.