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St. Louis Blues vs New York Islanders Prediction 2-22-24 Picks

New York Islanders (23-18-14) vs. St. Louis Blues (29-24-2)
February 22, 2024 8:00 pm EDT
The Line: St. Louis Blues -114 / New York Islanders -109; Over/Under: +6
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The New York Islanders need a win after losing 6 of their last 9 games. The St. Louis Blues need a win after losing 3 of their last 4 games. Let’s preview this game and give out a New York Islanders vs St. Louis Blues prediction.

New York Islanders Betting Preview

The New York Islanders recently lost to the Kraken and Rangers, while beating the Penguins. The New York Islanders are averaging 2.98 goals per game and are scoring on 23.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Brock Nelson leads New York with 24 goals, Noah Dobson has 51 assists and Mathew Barzal has 166 shots on goal. Defensively, the New York Islanders are allowing 3.33 goals per game and are killing 71.3 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Ilya Sorokin has given up 124 goals on 1,366 shots faced, and Semyon Varlamov has allowed 45 goals on 511 shots.

St. Louis Blues Betting Preview

The St. Louis Blues are coming off losses to the Predators and Maple Leafs. The St. Louis Blues are averaging 2.91 goals per game and are scoring on 17.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Robert Thomas leads St. Louis with 19 goals, Torey Krug has 26 assists, and Pavel Buchnevich has 139 shots on goal. Defensively, the St. Louis Blues are allowing 3.11 goals per game and are killing 78.8 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Jordan Binnington has allowed 109 goals on 1,185 shots faced, and Joel Hofer has given up 49 goals on 558 shots.

New York Islanders vs St. Louis Blues prediction

The New York Islanders still can’t get out of their own way as their defense continues to let them down, and I have even less trust in them on the road. The St. Louis Blues are coming off a rough week, but they’ve shown far and away more signs of life overall, and they’re at their best at home, where they’re 16-11-1 on the season. You can argue the Blues should be bigger favorites here, especially at home. I can’t get behind the Islanders with confidence. Give me the Blues.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: St. Louis Blues -114

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