Nashville Predators (11-9-2) vs. New York Islanders (15-9)
December 2, 2022 7:30 pm EDT
The Line: New York Islanders -154 / Nashville Predators +128; Over/Under: +5.5
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The Nashville Predators and New York Islanders meet Friday in NHL action at the UBS Arena. The Nashville Predators have won 5 of their last 7 games. The New York Islanders have won 6 of their last 9 games.
The Nashville Predators are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on 16.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Nino Niederreiter leads Nashville with 9 goals, Mikael Granlund has 13 assists and Roman Josi has 86 shots on goal. Defensively, the Nashville Predators are allowing 3.2 goals per game and are killing 80.6 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Juuse Saros has allowed 44 goals on 464 shots faced, and Kevin Lankinen has allowed 14 goals on 180 shots.
The New York Islanders are averaging 3.3 goals per game and are scoring on 23.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Brock Nelson leads New York with 11 goals, Mathew Barzal has 24 assists and Noah Dobson has 70 shots on goal. Defensively, the New York Islanders are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 82.7 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Ilya Sorokin has given up 35 goals on 525 shots faced, and Semyon Varlamov has allowed 22 goals on 261 shots.
The Predators are 3-9 in their last 12 road games and 5-2 in their last 7 overall. The Islanders are 6-1 in their last 7 home games and 4-1 in their last 5 overall. The under is 5-2 in Predators last 7 overall. The under is 4-1 in Islanders last 5 overall. The Predators are 5-0 in the last 5 meetings in New York and 8-0 in the last 8 meetings. The favorite is 16-7 in the last 23 meetings.
The Nashville Predators are showing signs of getting their act together, but now they go on the road where they have a point to prove, and they’re on the end of a back to back. As Ive said time and time again, the Islanders are just one of those teams I back with reasonable prices. You’re going to get a strong effort from the Islanders time and time again and a great defense. Give me the Islanders and the reasonable price at home.