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Islanders vs. Coyotes - 2/24/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Arizona Coyotes (20-33-7) at New York Islanders (39-20-2)
Date & Time Tuesday February 24, 2015, 7:00 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: New York Islanders / Arizona Coyotes --- Over/Under:
TV Channel
FSAZ, MSG+
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NHL | Arizona Coyotes (20-33-7) at New York Islanders (39-20-2)
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The Arizona Coyotes and New York Islanders meet Tuesday at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum.

The Arizona Coyotes look for a win to snap a six-game skid. The Coyotes are averaging 2.2 goals per game and have scored four goals in their last three games. The Arizona Coyotes have zero power play goals in their last four games and have won four straight when scoring at least three goals overall. Oliver Ekman-Larsson leads Arizona with 17 goals, Antoine Vermette has 22 assists and Shane Doan has 132 shots on goal. Defensively, the Coyotes are allowing 3.3 goals per game and have allowed a power play goal in five of their last 10 games. Louis Domingue has allowed four goals on 31 shots faced and Mike Smith has given up 133 goals on 1,278 shots.

The New York Islanders look to get back on track after splitting their last six games. The Islanders are averaging 3.1 goals per game and have scored seven goals in their last three games. The New York Islanders have two power play goals in their last four games and have won seven of their last eight games when scoring at least three goals overall. John Tavares leads New York with 29 goals, Kyle Okposo has 30 assists and Brock Nelson has 149 shots on goal. Defensively, the Islanders are allowing 2.8 goals per game and haven’t allowed a power play goal in six of their last seven games. Jaroslav Halak has allowed 112 goals on 1,248 shots faced and Chad Johnson has given up 48 goals on 419 shots.

The Coyotes are 2-5 in their last 7 games playing on 0 days rest and 5-11 in their last 16 road games. The Islanders are 19-7 in their last 26 home games and 4-1 in their last 5 Tuesday games. The home team is 7-3 in the last 10 meetings.

Not only has the home team dominated this series, but the Islanders are by far the better team here and are catching the Coyotes on the end of a back-to-back. Take the home team here. 

Pick:
New York Islanders

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