New Jersey Devils vs. New York Islanders - 1/7/20 NHL Pick, Odds & Prediction
New York Islanders at New Jersey Devils
Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at 7:00 PM (Prudential Center)
NYI -130 O:U 5.5
The New York Islanders go to Newark, New Jersey, to face off against the New Jersey Devils on Saturday at the Prudential Center. The Islanders are on a two-game losing streak, losing to the Toronto Maple Leafs in their most recent game, and to the New Jersey Devils themselves to begin their losing streak. Before the loss to the New Jersey Devils, the Islanders were on a two-game winning streak, defeating the Washington Capitals and the Minnesota Wild.
The New York Islanders have had an outstanding season so far, resulting in a 25-12-3 record. The Islanders are third in the Metropolitan Division, falling one spot from second to third place, as the Pittsburgh Penguins have jumped the Islanders in the standings, and the Capitals are still at the top of the division.
The New Jersey Devils are coming off of a loss to the Colorado Avalanche in their most recent games. The loss snapped a three-game winning streak, defeating the New York Islanders themselves, Boston Bruins, and the Ottawa Senators. The Devils have been very lucky as they have won each game by one goal in their winning streak.
The New Jersey Devils are 15-20-6 on the season, and despite their winning streak, they have done terrible this season. The Devils have 36 points so far and are last in the Metropolitan Division. The Devils have the third-worst offense in the NHL, only averaging a low 2.54 goals per game.
New York is 18-22 ATS this season
Over is 15-23-1 for the Islanders this season
New Jersey is 17-24 ATS this season
Over is 22-18-1 for the Devils this season
Despite the recent success that the New Jersey Devils have had, I think that the New York Islanders are the much superior team. I do believe that the Devils might make it close with the Islanders, as they just recently defeated the Islanders last week. Still, ultimately I think that the talent of the New York Islanders wins out, and they win this game, getting revenge on the Devils and getting back to their winning ways. Final Score Prediction, New York Islanders win 5-3.