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New York Islanders vs. Detroit Red Wings

New York Islanders (41-22-7, 89 points) @ Red Wings (24-37-10, 58 points)

March 16, 2019, 1:00 PM EST (Little Caesars Arena)

Moneyline: New York Islanders -222/ Detroit Red Wings +180

Puckline: New York Islanders -1.5

Over/Under: 5.5

ESPN NHL Scores: New York Islanders vs. Detroit Red Wings

Starting a new winning streak, the New York Islanders head into Detroit to push their current two-game streak, to three.

Continuing the fall, the Detroit Red Wings are now 1-8-1 in their last ten games with two playoff teams coming to town, to finish off the week.

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After giving up a tough one to the Eastern Conference competition, the Philadelphia Flyers 5-2, the Islanders came back with two crucial wins against the fight Blue Jackets and Canadiens. Considering both teams barely have their heads above water, the Islanders certainly earned those wins.

Barry Trotz, coaching his way to being the Jack Adams winner, is leading the second-best PDO team in the league. At 102.3, the Islanders have gotten excellent goaltending from Thomas Greiss and Robin Lehner. Getting 92.4 oiSV% from those two leads the league is a testament to changes Trotz made on defense and the increased confidence and aggressive play with the goaltenders.

On the offensive side, the Islanders are a top 10 shooting team, in regards to shot percentage. Their best, Mathew Barzal, is shooting 11.2% with 56 points. What you won’t find on this team is a Hart candidate, but you will see balanced scoring from all four lines.

Detroit Red Wings

Surprisingly enough, the Detroit Red Wings won a game, a week ago, with both Dylan Larkin and Mike Green missing ice-time. Detroit’s victory did come against a fellow bottom-feeder in the New York Rangers, so the only thing to gather from that win is that the Red Wings current prospects are better than New York’s.

Ho-hum.

The Detroit Red Wings are 1-8-1 in their last ten games, and there is no reason to expect the team to trend any better, heading into April. The Wings are the 24th ranked possession team and are about to face-off against a team who also struggles, but takes advantage of opportunities.

As a top-5 team in goals against and bottom 6 in goals for, the Red Wings have struggled mightily to keep pace with any outfit and not having their two best forwards (Larkin hurt and Nyquist being traded) they are sure to keep losing.

Cover the Spread 365 NHL Betting Trends

New York Islanders

NY Islanders is 2-5 ATS in its last seven games

New York is 4-1 SU in its last five games

Islanders are 3-6 ATS in its past nine games on the road

Detroit Red Wings

Detroit is 4-2 ATS in its previous six games

Red Wings are 4-8 ATS in its last 12 games

Detroit is 1-12 SU in its last 13 games

Free NHL Predictions: Detroit Red Wings @ Tampa Bay Lightning

The Islanders are a team that takes advantage of chances. If we go back to December 15th, the Islanders won the shot battle 48-21, to put in their most dominant performance of the year. If the Islanders can get that type of production again and get a smidge better performance from their goaltenders (gave up three goals on 21 shots), this could be a 2 or 3 goal win.

For the Wings, the injuries are just going to be too much for them to handle. Larkin is Probable, but the Wings don’t need to win this game, and I don’t imagine they’ll force their future superstar back onto the ice.

Pick: Islanders -222, Over 5.5

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