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Islanders vs. Senators - 12/2/14 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Ottawa Senators (10-9-4) at New York Islanders (17-7-0)
Date & Time Tuesday December 2, 2014, 7:00 PM (EST)
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The Line
The Line: New York Islanders -172 / Ottawa Senators +156 --- Over/Under: 5.5
TV Channel
RDS, MSG+
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The Ottawa Senators and New York Islanders play Tuesday night at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum.

The Ottawa Senators have lost four of their last five games and continue to sink in the Atlantic. The Senators are averaging 2.6 goals per game and have scored six goals in their last three games. The Ottawa Senators have scored four power play goals in their last five games and have lost eight straight games when scoring less than three goals. Clarke MacArthur leads Ottawa with eight goals, Erik Karlsson has 11 assists and Kyle Turris has 60 shots on goal. Defensively, the Senators are allowing 2.7 goals per game and have allowed a pp goal in six of their last eight games. Craig Anderson has allowed 32 goals on 474 shots faced and Robin Lehner has given up 29 goals on 336 shots. This wraps up a five-game road trip for the Senators.

The New York Islanders have won six of their last seven games and are climbing up quick in the Metropolitan division. The Islanders are averaging three goals per game and have scored eight goals in their last three games. The New York Islanders have scored two pp goals in their last four games and have won eight straight games when scoring at least three goals. John Tavares and Brock Nelson have combined for 20 goals, Kyle Okposo has 16 assists and Frans Nielsen has 59 shots on goal. Defensively, the Islanders are allowing 2.7 goals per game and haven’t allowed a pp goal in five of their last seven games. Jaroslav Halak has allowed 34 goals on 461 shots faced and Chad Johnson has given up 29 goals on 228 shots.

The Senators are 14-2 in their last 16 games playing on 2 days rest and 1-4 in their last 5 road games. The Islanders are 4-0 in their last 4 games playing on 2 days rest and 6-0 in their last 6 home games. The Senators are 22-8-3 in the last 33 meetings in New York and 44-17-6 in the last 67 meetings overall.

How can you not like the Senators at this price? Ottawa has owned New York nearly every time they've played and has been automatic when playing on two days rest. I'll gladly take the road team here based on the value. 

Pick:
Ottawa Senators +156

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