Islanders vs. Red Wings - 1/25/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Detroit Red Wings (24-16-8) at New York Islanders (25-15-6)
NHL Hockey: Monday, January 25, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Barclays Center)
The Line: New York Islanders -136 / Detroit Red Wings +123 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSDT, MSG+
The Detroit Red Wings and New York Islanders meet Monday night at the Barclays Center.
The Detroit Red Wings look for consistency after splitting their last eight games. The Detroit Red Wings are averaging 2.4 goals per game and are scoring on 17.1 percent of their power plays. Dylan Larkin leads Detroit with 15 goals, Henrik Zetterberg has 23 assists and Tomas Tatar has 102 shots on goal. Defensively, the Detroit Red Wings are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 80.6 percent of their power play chances. Petr Mrazek has allowed 62 goals on 913 shots faced and Jimmy Howard has given up 49 goals on 531 shots. Mrazek has allowed three goals in his last three games.
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The New York Islanders look for a victory after winning six of their last 10 games. The New York Islanders are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 17.8 percent of their power plays. Brock Nelson leads New York with 18 goals, Kyle Okposo has 23 assists and John Tavares has 136 shots on goal. Defensively, the New York Islanders are allowing 2.4 goals per game and are killing 87.9 percent of their power play chances. Jaroslav Halak has allowed 52 goals on 690 shots faced and Thomas Greiss has given up 47 goals on 648 shots. Halak has allowed four goals in his last three games.
The Red Wings are 1-4 in their last 5 vs. a team with a winning record and 6-1 in their last 7 road games. The Islanders are 9-4 in their last 13 home games and 14-3 in their last 17 Monday games. The Red Wings are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in New York and 2-8 in the last 10 meetings overall.
The Islanders have had the Red Wings number over the years, beating them in eight of the last 10 meetings. When you add the fact New York is in better form than Detroit right now, and you have to like the home team for the reasonable price.