New York Islanders (17-12-4) at Vegas Golden Knights (19-15-2)
NHL: Thursday, December 20th, 2018 at 10:00 p.m. ET (T-Mobile Arena)
Line and Odds: Golden Knights -1.5 / Islanders +1.5 Over/Under 6
Free NHL Pick Vegas Golden Knights vs. New York Islanders
A red-hot Islanders travel west to Las Vegas to square off with the Golden Knights at T-Mobile Arena. A match-up of teams in the middle of the playoff hunt. Who will win as an Eastern conference team squares of with a Western Conference team?
The Islanders enter this game on a solid winning streak as they have won their last three games in a row. New York is also 5-5 in their last 10 games. They picked up a huge win two games ago in Colorado over the Avalanche. The Islanders are led by Josh Bailey who has 27 points on the season with seven goals and 27 assists. The top goal scorer for New York is Anders Lee who has 12 goals. Thomas Greiss (12-6-1) and Robin Lehner (5-6-3) man the net for the New York Islanders. Defender Thomas Hickey is on Injured Reserve along with center Brock Nelson being questionable at day-to-day. The Islanders are third in the Metropolitan Division with 38 points on the season and look like a playoff team at this point in the season.
The Golden Knights come into this one off of a four-game road trip in which they went 2-2 including losing their last game in Columbus. Vegas is led by Jonathan Marchessault who has 27 points on 12 goals and 15 assists on the season. Center William Karlsson leads the team in goals with 13. Marc-Andre Fleury (19-10-2) and a struggling Malcolm Subban (0-5-0) man the net for the Golden Knights. Vegas is fourth in the Pacific Divison with 40 points on the season. Vegas has three players dealing with injuries Ryan Reeves and Colin Miller are both listed as day-to-day, while Max Pacioretty is on Injured Reserve.
Cover the Spread 365 NHL Trends
NY Islanders is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of NY Islanders’s last 6 games.
NY Islanders is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Islanders’s last 5 games on the road.
Vegas is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games.
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Vegas’s last 12 games.
Vegas is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home.
New York Islanders vs. Vegas Golden Knights Free NHL Prediction
The Islanders and Golden Knights have only met three times in the history of the Knights short existence. New York has won two of those three meetings. Vegas was able to win the first meeting between the teams this season 3-2 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. The last time these teams squared off in Las Vegas, the Islanders came out on top 2-1 last January. This game has an under written all over it. This should be a good game to watch.