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Islanders vs. Red Wings - 3/29/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Detroit Red Wings (40-22-12) at New York Islanders (44-27-5)
Date & Time Sunday March 29, 2015, 5:00 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: New York Islanders -136 / Detroit Red Wings +123 --- Over/Under: 5.5
TV Channel
FSDE+, MSG+
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NHL | Detroit Red Wings (40-22-12) at New York Islanders (44-27-5)
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The Detroit Red Wings and New York Islanders meet Sunday at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum.

The Detroit Red Wings look for a win after losing four of their last six games. The Red Wings are averaging 2.9 goals and have scored 12 goals in their last three games. The Detroit Red Wings have two power play goals in their last four games and have split their last six games when scoring at least three goals. Tomas Tatar leads Detroit with 27 goals, Pavel Datsyuk has 35 assists and Gustav Nyquist has 169 shots on goal. Defensively, the Red Wings are allowing 2.6 goals and haven’t allowed a power play goal in five of their last seven games. Jimmy Howard has allowed 112 goals on 1,252 shots faced and Petr Mrazek has given up 53 goals on 612 shots.

The New York Islanders look for a win after losing seven of their last eight games. The Islanders are averaging 2.9 goals and have scored five goals in their last three games. The New York Islanders have one power play goal in their last five games and have won four of their last six when scoring at least three goals. John Tavares leads New York with 34 goals, Ryan Strome has 31 assists and Brock Nelson has 176 shots on goal. Defensively, the Islanders are allowing 2.7 goals and haven’t allowed a power play goal in 12 straight games. Jaroslav Halak has allowed 127 goals on 1,486 shots faced and Chad Johnson has given up 54 goals on 488 shots.

The Red Wings are 1-4 in their last 5 road games and 5-2 in their last 7 vs. a team with a winning record. The Islanders are 0-4 in their last 4 games playing on 0 days rest and 2-6 in their last 8 vs. Eastern Conference. The Red Wings are 2-7 in the last 9 meetings.

I'm not buying any type of chalk with the way the Islanders have played this month. The value is all over the Red Wings, as this is more of a fade from the home team. The Islanders have just been playing brutal hockey as of late. 

Pick:
Detroit Red Wings +123

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