Anaheim Ducks vs. New York Islanders - 10/11/17 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New York Islanders (1-1-1) at Anaheim Ducks (1-1-1)
NHL Hockey: Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at 10:00 pm (Honda Center)
The Line: Anaheim Ducks -133 / New York Islanders +108 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: MSG+, FSW2
The New York Islanders and Anaheim Ducks meet Wednesday in NHL action at the Honda Center.
The New York Islanders look for their first road victory of the season to build on their 1-1-1 start. The New York Islanders are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on zero percent of their power play opportunities. John Tavares leads New York with two goals, Jordan Eberle has two assists and Casey Cizikas has nine shots on goal. Defensively, the New York Islanders are allowing 3.3 goals per game and are killing 83.3 percent of their opponents power plays. Jaroslav Halak has given up three goals on 40 shots faced and Thomas Greiss has allowed seven goals on 61 shots. The New York Islanders have allowed three or more goals in eight of their last 16 games.
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The Anaheim Ducks could also use a nice victory here after a 1-1-1 start to the NHL season. The Anaheim Ducks are averaging 2.3 goals per game and are scoring on zero percent of their power play opportunities. Corey Perry leads Anaheim with two goals, Andrew Cogliano has two assists and Rickard Rakell has 12 shots on goal. Defensively, the Anaheim Ducks are allowing three goals per game and are killing 76.9 percent of their opponents power plays. John Gibson has given up nine goals on 96 shots faced. The Anaheim Ducks have allowed two or more goals in eight of their last 11 games. Nick Ritchie and Ondrej Kase are questionable with injuries.
The Islanders are 4-1 in their last 5 road games, 1-4 in their last 5 vs. Western Conference and 7-2 in their last 9 overall. The Ducks are 18-8 in their last 26 home games, 0-4 in their last 4 games playing on 1 days rest and 1-4 in their last 5 overall. The Islanders are 4-0 in the last 4 meetings, the road team is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings and the under is 4-1-1 in the last 6 meetings.
The Islanders have won the last four meetings against the Ducks and five of the last six overall. The Islanders lack of defense does have me worried in spots like this, but the Ducks are just a beat up hockey team that's likely going to struggle until guys are able to return. Right now the Ducks have seven players who are either out or questionble for this game. I'll take the Islanders and the plus money here as more of a fade from Anaheim.