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New York Islanders vs. Las Vegas Golden Knights - 10/30/17 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Las Vegas Golden Knights (8-1-0) at New York Islanders (6-4-1)
Date & Time Monday October 30, 2017, 7:00 PM (EDT)
Location
The Line
The Line: New York Islanders -160 / Las Vegas Golden Knights +145 --- Over/Under: 5.5
TV Channel
MSG+
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The Vegas Golden Knights go on the road to tangle with the New York Islanders in a Monday NHL tilt. 

The Vegas Golden Knights go on the road for the first time since the opening week of the season. Vegas has been a surprise in the early stages of the year and continued to surpass expectations with a 7-0 rout of the Colorado Avalanche on Friday night. 

This one appeared to be a defensive struggle with a scoreless first but the Golden Knights took control with four 2nd priod goals scored in rapid fashion by Oscar Lindberg, David Perron, James Neal and Cody Eakin. Vegas continued the assault in the third on goals from Erik Haula, Jonathan Marchessault and William Carter.

Avalanche net minder Semyon Varlamov was charged with all seven goals on 21 shots while rookie Oscar Dansk improved to 3-0 with a 32 save performance as Vegas improved to 8-1. 

The New York Islanders have been playing well over the past few weeks and hope to continue that trend when the upstart Vegas Golden Knights come to town on Monday. New York has won four of five after upending the Nashville Predators on the road Friday. 

The explosive Islanders attack saw John Tavares post a hat trick with Jordan Eberle scoring twice. Ryan Pulock also lit the lamp for the Isles and Anthony Beauvillier added a pair of helpers to support the 29 save performance of Jaroslav Halak.

The Predators scoring came from Craig Smith and Filip Forsberg while Mattias Ekhom logged two helpers. Juusee Saros gave up all six goals for Nashville and dropped to 0-3 overall.

Golden Knights are 4-0 in their last 4 vs. a team with a winning record and Golden Knights are 5-0 in their last 5 overall and over is 5-0 in Golden Knights last 5 after allowing 2 goals or less in their previous game. Over is 5-0 in Islanders last 5 overall and over is 4-0 in Islanders last 4 vs. Western Conference and Islanders are 8-1 in their last 9 when their opponent scores 5 goals or more in their previous game. 

I’m going with the Islanders right now with the Golden Knights going on the road for the first time since opening week…

Pick:
NY Islanders -160

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