The New York Islanders and Winnipeg Jets meet Sunday in NHL action at the Canada Life Centre. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The New York Islanders Betting Preview
The New York Islanders are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 16.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Brock Nelson leads New York with 26 goals, Mathew Barzal has 37 assists and Anders Lee has 163 shots on goal. Defensively, the New York Islanders are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 82.1 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Ilya Sorokin has given up 104 goals on 1,368 shots faced, and Semyon Varlamov has allowed 53 goals on 594 shots.
The Winnipeg Jets Betting Preview
The Winnipeg Jets are averaging 3.1 goals per game and are scoring on 21.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Mark Scheifele leads Winnipeg with 34 goals, Josh Morrissey has 48 assists and Kyle Connor has 205 shots on goal. Defensively, the Winnipeg Jets are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 84.3 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Connor Hellebuyck has given up 109 goals on 1,420 shots faced, and David Rittich has allowed 35 goals on 402 shots.
Islanders vs Jets Trends
The Islanders are 2-7 in their last 9 road games and 1-4 in their last 5 Sunday games. The Jets are 24-9 in their last 33 home games and 1-4 in their last 5 overall. The under is 15-7-1 in Islanders last 23 overall. The under is 45-15-5 in Jets last 65 overall. The Islanders are 8-1 in the last 9 meetings in Winnipeg and 6-0 in the last 6 meetings.
Randy’s Free Pick
The New York Islanders are solid defensively and have owned the Jets over the years, but I’d need more plus money to give them a look here on the road, where they’ve had issues. The Winnipeg Jets have been money making machines on the road dating back to last season, and they’ve been the slightly more consistent team overall. Price is reasonable. Give me the Jets.