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Vancouver Canucks vs New York Islanders 1/3/23 NHL Picks, Predictions, Odds

New York Islanders (21-15-2) vs. Vancouver Canucks (16-17-3)
January 3, 2023 10:00 pm EDT
The Line: Vancouver Canucks +105 / New York Islanders -130; Over/Under: +5.5
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The New York Islanders and Vancouver Canucks meet Tuesday in NHL action at the Rogers Arena. The New York Islanders have split their last 8 games. The Vancouver Canucks have split their last 8 games.

The New York Islanders are averaging 3.2 goals per game and are scoring on 18.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Brock Nelson leads New York with 15 goals, Mathew Barzal has 28 assists and Anders Lee has 111 shots on goal. Defensively, the New York Islanders are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 82.1 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Ilya Sorokin has given up 60 goals on 809 shots faced, and Semyon Varlamov has allowed 31 goals on 381 shots.

The Vancouver Canucks are averaging 3.4 goals per game and are scoring on 25.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Bo Horvat leads Vancouver with 26 goals, Quinn Hughes has 29 assists and Elias Pettersson has 107 shots on goal. Defensively, the Vancouver Canucks are allowing 3.8 goals per game and are killing 67.3 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Thatcher Demko has given up 56 goals on 479 shots faced, and Spencer Martin has allowed 68 goals on 598 shots.

The Islanders are 1-5 in their last 6 road games and 5-2 in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest. The Canucks are 1-6 in their last 7 vs. Metropolitan and 13-5 in their last 18 games playing on 2 days rest. The under is 2-0-2 in Islanders last 4 overall. The over is 10-4 in Canucks last 14 vs. Metropolitan. The road team is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings. The favorite is 9-2 in the last 11 meetings.

Both of these teams have been so hit or miss these last couple of weeks, but there’s no doubt the New York Islanders are the better side and have the much better defense. The Islanders are also a team I like backing with favorable prices as they’re well coached, defensive minded and give you a chance every night to cash that ticket. I’ll lay the cheap price.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: New York Islanders -130

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