Nashville Predators vs. New York Islanders - 2/13/20 NHL Pick, Odds & Prediction

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New York Islanders at Nashville Predators

Thursday, February 13, 2020 at 8:00 PM (Bridgestone Arena)

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The New York Islanders and Nashville Predators meet Thursday in NHL action at the Bridgestone Arena.

The New York Islanders look for a win after winning four of their last five games. The New York Islanders are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 19.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Brock Nelson leads New York with 21 goals, Mathew Barzal has 30 assists and Anthony Beauvillier has 107 shots on goal. Defensively, the New York Islanders are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 79.5 percent of their opponents power plays. Semyon Varlamov has given up 82 goals on 969 shots faced and Thomas Greiss has allowed 61 goals on 758 shots. The New York Islanders have allowed three or more goals in six straight games.

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The Nashville Predators look for a win after splitting their last 12 games. The Nashville Predators are averaging 3.2 goals per game and are scoring on 16.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Filip Forsberg leads Nashville with 18 goals, Roman Josi has 41 assists and Ryan Ellis has 90 shots on goal. Defensively, the Nashville Predators are allowing 3.3 goals per game and are killing 73.7 percent of their opponents power plays. Pekka Rinne has given up 94 goals on 896 shots faced and Juuse Saros has allowed 76 goals on 767 shots. The Nashville Predators have allowed three or more goals in six of their last eight games.

The Islanders are 17-5 in their last 22 Thursday games, 1-4 in their last 5 games as an underdog and 4-1 in their last 5 overall. The Predators are 4-0 in their last 4 games playing on 2 days rest, 1-4 in their last 5 games as a home favorite and 1-5 in their last 6 home games. The over is 5-1-1 in Islanders last 7 overall. The under is 4-1 in Predators last 5 overall. The Islanders are 3-8 in the last 11 meetings in Nashville and 0-4 in the last 4 meetings.

The Nashville Predators have won each of the last four meetings against the Islanders and six of the last eight overall. However, the Predators haven't been able to take advantage of home ice the way we're used to seeing and that defense can be exposed. The New York Islanders are also showing signs of getting back to their winning ways. It may be easy to forget it wasn't that long ago when the Islanders were head and shoulders the most profitable team in the sport. Give me the road dog.

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