The Winnipeg Jets (35-21-1) and New York Islanders (29-24-7) meet Wednesday at UBS Arena. Puck drop is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET (ESPN+).
The Jets won as +143 underdogs 4-1 at the New York Rangers Monday. G Connor Hellebuyck made 50 saves and C Mark Scheifele scored 2 goals as Winnipeg ended its 3-game road losing streak. The Jets are 1-4 in their last 5 games vs. Eastern Conference teams.
The Islanders won as +148 underdogs 4-2 at the Pittsburgh Penguins Monday. C Brock Nelson scored 2 goals for the Islanders, who won for just the 2nd time in their last 6 games. New York has won the last 5 meetings vs. Winnipeg.
This is the 1st meeting this season between the teams. New York swept last season’s series 2-0, winning both games by multiple goals as the Over went 1-1.
Jets at Islanders odds
- Moneyline (ML): Jets -105 (bet $105 to win $100) | Islanders -115 (bet $115 to win $100)
- Puck line (PL)/Against the spread (ATS): Jets +1.5 (-260) | Islanders -1.5 (+210)
- Over/Under (O/U): 5.5 (O: +100 | U: -120)
Jets at Islanders projected goalies
Connor Hellebuyck (26-16-1, 2.39 GAA, .926 SV%, 3 SO) vs Ilya Sorokin (19-17-5, 2.43 GAA, .924 SV%, 5 SO)
Hellebuyck faced the Islanders once last season and allowed 4 goals on 37 shots in a 5-2 road loss March 11. The 2020 Vezina Trophy winner is 3-4-0 in 7 career starts vs. New York with a 3.06 GAA and .910 SV% (202 saves against 222 shots). Hellebuyck is 10-9-1 in 20 road starts this season, and has allowed 57 goals on 682 shots, good for a 2.86 GAA and .916 SV%.
Sorokin allowed 0 goals on 24 shots in his only career start vs. Winnipeg in a 2-0 road win Nov. 6, 2021. Sorokin is 12-9-3 in 24 home starts this season, and has allowed 50 goals on 737 shots, good for a 2.08 GAA and .932 SV%.
Jets at Islanders picks and predictions
Islanders 3, Jets 2
BET ISLANDERS (-115).
The last time the Jets defeated the Islanders was a 3-1 road win as -130 favorites Dec. 4, 2018. New York has dominated Winnipeg in recent games and has won 4 straight meetings by multiple goals. The Jets have struggled in away games lately and should let down vs. the Islanders after upsetting the Rangers on the road Monday.
The Jets +1.5 (-260) should hit in a low-scoring game, but Winnipeg is being slightly overvalued on the puck line. Bet the moneyline and/or total instead.
BET UNDER 5.5 (-120).
The Under is 21-5-1 in Winnipeg’s last 27 games vs. Eastern Conference teams and 44-15-4 in the Jets’ last 63 overall. The Under has hit in 6 of New York’s last 7 games vs. the Western Conference and is 4-1-1 in the Islanders’ last 6 overall.