Minnesota Wild at New York Islanders
|Date & Time||Sunday February 10, 2019, 3:00 PM (EST)|
Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Uniondale, New York
The Line: Minnesota Wild +118 / New York Islanders -139 -- Over/Under: 5
The Minnesota Wild and New York Islanders meet Sunday in NHL action at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum.
The Minnesota Wild could use a victory here after splitting their last 10 games. The Minnesota Wild are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 20.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Zach Parise leads Minnesota with 21 goals, Mikael Granlund has 32 assists and Ryan Suter has 92 shots on goal. Defensively, the Minnesota Wild are allowing 2.9 goals per game and are killing 82.2 percent of their opponents power plays. Devan Dubnyk has given up 109 goals on 1,243 shots faced and Alex Stalock has allowed 36 goals on 332 shots. The Minnesota Wild have allowed three or less goals in seven of their last 10 games.
The New York Islanders look for another victory after winning nine of their last 13 games. The New York Islanders are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 15.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Anders Lee leads New York with 18 goals, Mathew Barzal has 32 assists and Josh Bailey has 87 shots on goal. Defensively, the New York Islanders are allowing 2.3 goals per game and are killing 80.1 percent of their opponents power plays. Robin Lehner has given up 56 goals on 818 shots faced and Thomas Greiss has allowed 59 goals on 795 shots. The New York Islanders have allowed three or less goals in each of their last 13 games.
The Wild are 5-2 in their last 7 games as an underdog, 1-4 in their last 5 games playing on 0 days rest and 1-4 in their last 5 overall. The Islanders are 8-0 in their last 8 games playing on 0 days rest, 6-1 in their last 7 home games and 6-1 in their last 7 games as a favorite. The over is 4-1-1 in Wild last 6 road games. The under is 24-8-1 in Islanders last 33 overall. The favorite is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings and the over is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings.
The Minnesota Wild are obviously worth a look in the underdog role, especially with some of their recent victories. However, the New York Islanders are playing too well to bet against right now, and they've done some of their best recent work on the end of back to backs. It doesn't seem like anything is bothering the Islanders at the moment and the defense has shown up night in and night out. With the Islanders at home and the cheap price, you can't go wrong riding the hot hand in this spot.