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New York Islanders vs. Ottawa Senators - 3/5/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Ottawa Senators at New York Islanders
Date & Time Tuesday March 5, 2019, 7:00 PM (EST)
Location
Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Uniondale, New York
The Line
The Line: Ottawa Senators +250 / New York Islanders -315 -- Over/Under:
TV Channel
MSG+, TSN5
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The Ottawa Senators and New York Islanders meet Tuesday in NHL action at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum.

The Ottawa Senators could use a win after losing nine of their last 11 games. The Ottawa Senators are averaging three goals per game and are scoring on 20.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Brady Tkachuk leads Ottawa with 14 goals, Thomas Chabot has 34 assists and Chris Tierney has 100 shots on goal. Defensively, the Ottawa Senators are allowing 3.7 goals per game and are killing 78.5 percent of their opponents power plays. Craig Anderson has given up 135 goals on 1,394 shots faced and Marcus Hogberg has allowed 14 goals on 121 shots. The Ottawa Senators have allowed three or more goals in nine of their last 11 games.

The New York Islanders also need a win after losing five of their last eight games. The New York Islanders are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 16.2 percent of their power play opportunities. Anders Lee leads New York with 22 goals, Mathew Barzal has 35 assists and Josh Bailey has 100 shots on goal. Defensively, the New York Islanders are allowing 2.3 goals per game and are killing 80.3 percent of their opponents power plays. Robin Lehner has given up 75 goals on 1,056 shots faced and Thomas Greiss has allowed 67 goals on 926 shots. The New York Islanders have allowed three or more goals in five of their last seven games.

The Senators are 16-38 in their last 54 games as an underdog, 17-52 in their last 69 games as a road underdog and 25-53 in their last 78 overall. The Islanders are 4-1 in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest, 8-3 in their last 11 games as a home favorite and 9-4 in their last 13 home games. The Senators are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings and the over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings. The under is 5-1-1 in Senators last 7 overall. The under is 32-15-4 in Islanders last 51 overall.

The Ottawa Senators are coming off a nice win Sunday as a big road underdog, but they're still a team that's really tough to get behind given this massive losing stretch and inability to play defense. The New York Islanders are in a bit of a slump themselves as the moment, but they're still second in the league in terms of money earned this season. Only the Tampa Bay Lightning have earned more money for their bettors this year. I'll take the Islanders and the PL, as the ML is just insane.

Pick:
New York Islanders -1.5

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