New York Islanders (5-10-5) vs. Ottawa Senators (7-15-1)
December 7, 2021 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Ottawa Senators +110 / New York Islanders -130; Over/Under: -5.5
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The New York Islanders and the Ottawa Senators meet in NHL action from the Canadian Tire Centre on Tuesday night.
The New York Islanders will be out to snap a ten-game losing streak after a 3-2 loss to the Islanders in their last game. Mathew Barzal leads New York with 13 points split between 5 goals and 8 assists while Brock Nelson has 11 points with a team-high 9 goals and Oliver Wahlstom also has 7 goals this season. Adam Pelech also has a team-best +3 plus/minus rating for the Isles this season. Ilya Sorokin has gone 5-6-4 with a 2.49 GAA and a .925 save percentage while Semyon Varlamov is 0-4-1 with a 3.17 GAA and an .888 save percentage in goal for New York.
The Ottawa Senators would like to add to their three-game winning streak after a 3-2 win over the Devils in their last game. Drake Batherson leads the Sens in scoring with 20 points including a team-high 12 assists while Josh Norris has 17 points with a team-high 10 goals and 7 assists. Brady Tkachuk has 18 points with 8 goals and 10 assists and Connor Brown has 12 points. Filip Gustavsson’s gone 3-6-1 in goal for Ottawa, putting up a 3.64 GAA and an .899 save percentage while Anton Forsberg is 4-4 with a 3.79 GAA and a .895 save percentage.
New York is 0-5 in their last 5 road games and 0-5 in their last 5 games as a favorite while the under is 5-1 in their last 6 games overall. Ottawa is 5-15 in their last 20 games overall and 2-8 in their last 10 home games while the over is 13-3 in their last 16 games against the Metropolitan division.
If the Islanders were winning games, I wouldn’t be so hesitant to look their way laying juice on the road against Ottawa. However, this is an Islanders team that was losing 10 straight coming into this week’s action and a change of venue hasn’t cured what’s ailing New York. I think you could argue this is where the streak stops, but until I see it, I’m not believing it. Give me Ottawa here.