New Jersey Devils vs New York Islanders NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 3/2/21

New Jersey Devils vs New York Islanders NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 3/2/21 Photo by Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports

New York Islanders (11-6-4) at New Jersey Devils (7-8-2)

NHL Hockey: Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Prudential Center)

The Line: New Jersey Devils +125 / New York Islanders -150 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The New York Islanders and New Jersey Devils meet Tuesday in NHL action at the Prudential Center.

The New York Islanders look for a win after splitting their last six games. The New York Islanders are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 25 percent of their power play opportunities. Anders Lee leads New York with nine goals, Nick Leddy has 13 assists and Mathew Barzal has 54 shots on goal. Defensively, the New York Islanders are allowing 2.3 goals per game and are killing 81.5 percent of their opponents power plays. Semyon Varlamov has given up 35 goals on 462 shots faced and Ilya Sorokin has allowed 11 goals on 125 shots.

The New Jersey Devils need a win after losing five of their last six games. The New Jersey Devils are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 16 percent of their power play opportunities. Miles Wood leads New Jersey with six goals, TY Smith has nine assists and Jack Hughes has 48 shots on goal. Defensively, the New Jersey Devils are allowing 2.9 goals per game and are killing 62.3 percent of their opponents power plays. Mackenzie Blackwood has allowed 26 goals on 324 shots faced and Scott Wedgewood has allowed 14 goals on 141 shots.

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The Islanders are 3-8 in their last 11 road games and 4-1 in their last 5 games as a favorite. The Devils are 0-6 in their last 6 home games and 1-5 in their last 6 overall. The under is 5-2-1 in Islanders last 8 overall. The under is 4-1 in Devils last 5 home games. The Islanders are 11-5 in the last 16 meetings in New Jersey and 19-7 in the last 26 meetings. The favorite is 17-7 in the last 24 meetings.

The New York Islanders are a team I continue to back dating back to last season and they continue to pile up the victories wit them being one of the best defensive clubs in the league. The New Jersey Devils just can't get out of their own way and playing at home hasn't helped much. The Devils have been horrible in the underdog role these last couple of years as well. I'll lay the juice with the Islanders. 

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Randy’s Pick New York Islanders -150

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