Red Wings vs. Islanders - 2/6/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New York Islanders (26-17-6) at Detroit Red Wings (25-18-8)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 2:00 pm (Joe Louis Arena)
The Line: Detroit Red Wings -115 / New York Islanders +104 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
TV: MSG+, FSDT
The New York Islanders and Detroit Red Wings meet Saturday night at the Joe Louis Arena.
The New York Islanders look for consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The New York Islanders are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 17.9 percent of their power plays. Brock Nelson leads New York with 20 goals, John Tavares has 19 assists and Frans Nielsen has 122 shots on goal. Defensively, the New York Islanders are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 87.1 percent of their power play chances. Jaroslav Halak has allowed 58 goals on 738 shots faced and Thomas Greiss has given up 47 goals on 648 shots. Halak has allowed eight goals in his last three games.
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The Detroit Red Wings need a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Detroit Red Wings are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on 17.9 percent of their power plays. Dylan Larkin leads Detroit with 17 goals, Henrik Zetterberg has 25 assists and Tomas Tatar has 110 shots on goal. Defensively, the Detroit Red Wings are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 79.3 percent of their power play chances. Petr Mrazek has allowed 67 goals on 965 shots faced and Jimmy Howard has given up 54 goals on 563 shots. Mrazek has allowed five goals in his last three games.
The Islanders are 4-11 in their last 15 vs. Atlantic and 1-4 in their last 5 Saturday games. The Red Wings are 4-1 in their last 5 Saturday games and 0-5 in their last 5 home games. The Islanders are 5-1 in the last 6 meetings in Detroit and 8-3 in the last 11 meetings overall.
While the Red Wings have had issues against the Islanders as of late, they should still have the advantage at home against a New York team that's struggling just as bad as they are. I'll take the home team and cheap price.