Islanders vs. Predators - 2/19/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Nashville Predators (39-12-6) at New York Islanders (38-19-1)
NHL Hockey: Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Nassau Coliseum)
The Line: New York Islanders -119 / Nashville Predators +108 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSSM, MSG+
The Nashville Predators and New York Islanders meet Thursday at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum.
The Nashville Predators have won six straight games and begin a three-game road trip. The Predators are averaging three goals per game and have scored 11 goals per game in their last three games. The Nashville Predators have three power play goals in their last three games and have won eight straight games when scoring at least three goals overall. James Neal leads Nashville with 20 goals, Filip Forsberg has 31 assists and Colin Wilson has 122 shots on goal. Defensively, the Predators are allowing 2.2 goals per game and haven’t allowed a power play goal in five of their last eight games. Pekka Rinne has allowed 84 goals on 1,240 shots faced and Marek Mazanec has given up four goals on 47 shots.
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The New York Islanders hope to keep things rolling with wins in five of their last six games. The Islanders are averaging 3.1 goals per game and have scored 15 goals in their last three games. The New York Islanders have one power play goal in their last five games and have won six of their last seven games when scoring at least three goals overall. John Tavares leads New York with 28 goals, Kyle Okposo has 30 assists and Anders Lee has 127 shots on goal. Defensively, the Islanders are allowing 2.8 goals per game and haven’t allowed a power play goal in their last four games. Jaroslav Halak has allowed 107 goals on 1,193 shots faced and Chad Johnson has given up 46 goals on 392 shots.
The Predators are 7-0 in their last 7 vs. Metropolitan and 28-11 in their last 39 games playing on 1 days rest. The Islanders are 20-7 in their last 27 home games and 41-20 in their last 61 overall. The Predators are 8-2 in the last 10 meetings.
While the Predators have owned the Islanders for quite some time, New York is playing better hockey at the moment and has been on a tear on its home ice. I'll take the home team here for the cheap price.