Ottawa Senators (15-18-4) at New York Islanders (18-13-4)
NHL: Friday, December 28th, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. ET (Barclays Center)
Line and Odds: Islanders -1.5 Over/Under 6
Free NHL Pick New York Islanders vs. Ottawa Senators
A pair of Eastern Conference teams squares off as the struggling Ottawa Senators from the Atlantic Divison travel to the Barclays Center to face off with the New York Islanders from the Metropolitan Divison. Who will come out o top in this one?
The (15-18-4) Ottawa Senators return to action from the Christmas break off of two losses. Their last game was a 4-0 loss to the Washington Capitals. The Senators are led by Mark Stone who leads the team in points with 40 and is also the goal leader this season with 16. Thomas Chabot leads the team in assists with 27 on the season. The goal duties have been a struggle for Ottawa as Craig Anderson (14-13-3) and Mike McKenna (1-3-1) handle the goalie duties. Ottawa is at the bottom of the Atlantic Divison with 34 points. Ottawa has three wins in their last 10 games. They look like a team that will continue to struggle the rest of the season.
New York Islanders
The Islanders (18-13-4) come into this game off of the holiday break and also picked up a huge road win in Dallas in their last game. The Islanders look ready to make a strong playoff push as they currently sit fourth in Metropolitan Divison with 40 points and are four points back of the Pittsburgh Penguins. The Islanders have won four of their last five games. They are led on offense by Mathew Barzal who leads the team in points and assists with 29 points and 24 assists. Anders Lee is the top goal scorer for New York as he has registered 13 goals on the season. Thomas Greiss (12-7-1) and Robin Lehner (6-6-3) man the net for the Islanders this season. The injuries continue to mount as the Islanders have five players that are currently day-to-day or on Injured Reserve.
Cover the Spread 365 NHL Trends
Ottawa is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games.
Ottawa is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road.
The total has gone OVER in 14 of Ottawa’s last 18 games on the road.
Ottawa is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games when playing NY Islanders.
NY Islanders is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of NY Islanders’s last 14 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of NY Islanders’s last 7 games at home.
NY Islanders is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games when playing Ottawa.
Ottawa Senators vs New York Islanders Free NHL Prediction
The Senators and Islanders in the last 10 meetings head-to-head both teams have five wins over the other. The Islanders have won two of the last three meetings when these teams squared off. The last two games between the teams had goal totals that were over. That won’t play much into this addition as either team scoring average stands out in a large way. This game should be under. The Islanders at home are hard not to pass on.