New York Islanders (29-15-4) at Chicago Blackhawks (17-24-9)
Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 8:30 PM EST (United Center)
Moneyline: New York Islanders -140/ Chicago Blackhawks +120
Puckline: 1.5, Over/Under: 6
ESPN NHL Picks Chicago Blackhawks vs New York Islanders
The Islanders take on the Blackhawks in Chicago for some Tuesday night NHL action.
The Chicago Blackhawks have a rough season thus far (17-24-9), a win tonight would give the team a much-needed morale booster. Fresh off of a high scoring 8-5 win over the Washington Capitals, the team will look to continue the upset streak when they meet with a very solid Islanders team in the United Center. In their last five games, the Blackhawks are 1-4 with two of those losses on home ice. In the first meeting with the Islanders, Chicago had suffered a tough 2-3 loss in overtime play.
With goalie Corey Crawford on injured reserve, the team has struggled on the defensive side of the ice. In the last five games, the Blackhawks have allowed 25 goals with 8 of them coming from their matchup against the Devils.
In order for the Blackhawks to succeed in this game, the team needs to dominate offensively. Star RW Patrick Kane will need to bring his A-game in this one. This season, Kane has led the team in points (70), assists (41) and goals (29). Other Key players to look out for in this game include Jonathan Toews with 24 goals this season, RW Alex Debrincat, Defensive man Erik Gustafson, and Defensive man Dunkan Keith.
New York Islanders
The Islanders are currently on a 5-game winning streak with big wins over the Lightning, Blues, Devils, Capitals, and Ducks. The team is comfortably sitting at the top of the metropolitan division with a 25-15-4 record.
The team is very strong defensively, ranked #1 in goals against only allowing an average of 2.42 goals per game. Over the last five games, the Islanders had only allowed 3 goals and scored 16 goals in those five. The New York Islanders have shown why they are one of the top teams in the NHL on both sides of the ice.
Cover the Spread 365 Betting trends
New York Islanders
NY Islanders is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
NY Islanders is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of NY Islanders’s last 5 games
NY Islanders is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
NY Islanders is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of NY Islanders’s last 10 games on the road
Chicago is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games
Chicago is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chicago’s last 5 games
Chicago is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games at home
Chicago is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Chicago’s last 7 games at home
ESPN NHL Prediction New York Islanders vs Chicago Blackhawks
The New York Islanders are on a hot streak with wins over some of the biggest teams in the league. The Chicago Blackhawks have struggled this season but are hungry for another big win after defeating the Washington Capitals. With the Islanders playing as good as they are on both ends of the ice, look for the Islanders to take the win tonight.
Pick: New York Islanders -1.5