Detroit Red Wings Vs. New York Islanders Odds, Picks, and Predictions (3/24/22)

On Tuesday evening, the Detroit Red Wings at home beat the Philadelphia Flyers 6-3.  Jakub Vrana tallied two goals while new acquisition Oskar Sundqvist had a goal and an assist in his Red Wing debut after coming over from St. Lois on Monday.  Alex Nedeljkovic made 30 saves in the victory for Detroit, who had lost seven of their last eight games.  The Red Wings are 26-30-7 with 59 points, fifth in the Atlantic Division.  The New York Islanders, playing at home, shutout the Ottawa Senators 3-0 on Tuesday.  Semyon Varlamov made 24 saves for his first shutout of the season and 35th in his NHL career.  Scott Mayfield and Anders Lee each had a goal and assist in the contest as the Islanders are 6-1-1 in their past eight games.  New York is 27-25-9 with 63 points, sixth in the Metropolitan Division.

Detroit Red Wings Vs. New York Islanders Betting Odds

Detroit is 17-70 in their last 87 games as a road underdog.  Over is 6-1 in the Red Wings last seven games when their opponent allows two goals or less in their previous game; the Islanders did not surrender a goal to the Senators on Tuesday.  Over is 6-1-1 in Detroit’s last eight games following a win.  The Red Wings are 3-7 in the last 10 meetings with the Islanders.  New York is 5-0 in their last five home games.  Over is 4-1 in the Islanders last five contests when their opponent scores five goals or more in their previous game.  Over is 7-1 in New York’s last eight games following a win.  The home team is 4-0 in the last four meetings between the Red Wings and Islanders.

Detroit Red Wings Odds

Dylan Larkin leads the Red Wings in scoring this season with 61 points (27 goals and 34 assists).  Detroit’s captain has four game winning goals and five power play goals this season.  Tyler Bertuzzi is second on the team in scoring with 52 points (25 goals and 27 assists).  He had a goal and two assists vs. Philadelphia on Tuesday.  He’s second on the team in plus/minus at +5 and leads Detroit in game winning goals with five this campaign.  Lucas Raymond has played in 63 games this season and he’s tied for the league lead in scoring among rookies with 48 points (20 goals and 28 assists).  The 19-year-old is averaging 18:09 of ice time per game and has 15 points on the power play (five goals and 10 assists).  Adam Erne, Detroit’s tough left wing has delivered a team leading 117 hits in 62 games this season.
Defenseman Moritz Seider leads Detroit in assists with 37, he has 42 points on the year.  In 63 games in 2021-22, he’s the team leader in blocked shots with 128.  Seider is averaging 23:00 of ice time per game and has delivered 102 hits on the campaign, second on the team.  Filip Hronek is the second leading scorer among Red Wing defensemen with 31 points (five goals and 26 assists).  He’s averaging 22:08 of ice time per game, blocked 66 shots and delivered 46 hits on the season.  Nick Leddy, averaging 21:32 of ice time per game was traded on Monday to the St. Louis Blues.  Marc Staal leads the Red Wings in plus/minus at +11.  He has 13 points on the campaign while averaging 17:01 of ice time per game.
Alex Nedeljkovic has started 41 games this season for Detroit.  In 2021-22, he’s 17-19-6 with a .904 save percentage and a 3.15 GAA.  Backup Thomas Greiss has started 21 contests for Detroit this year.  He’s 8-10-1 with a .887 save percentage and a 3.77 GAA.

New York Islanders Odds

Brock Nelson leads New York in goals with 27 and points with 42.  The center had three assists in the win over Ottawa on Tuesday.  He leads the club in game winning goals in 2021-22 with seven.  Nelson is a +2 and has 10 points (seven goals and three assists) on the power play this season for New York.  Matthew Barzal is second on the Islanders in scoring with 40 points (12 goals and 28 assists).  He has 12 points on the power play and averaging 18:14 of ice time per game this year.  In his ninth season, Islanders captain, Anders Lee has scored 24 goals, seven on the power play and averaging 16:39 of ice time per game.  In his 14th season, Josh Bailey has 30 points (six goals and 24 assists) while averaging 16:57 of ice time per game.  Anthony Beauvillier has scored 28 points on the season (nine goals and 19 assists).  He’s scored four power play goals and averaging 16:52 of ice time per game.  Zach Parise, in his first season as an Islander has 25 points in 61 games (nine goals and 16 assists).  He has scored two game winning goals and chipped in five assists on the power play in 2021-22.

Noah Dobson is leading New York’s defensive group in scoring with 36 points (10 goals and 26 assists) and is a +7.  He has four assists in his last five games.  Additionally, he leads the team with 115 blocked shots and averaging 21:04 of ice time per game.  Adam Pelech leads the Islanders in plus/minus at +23 this season.  He’s third on the team in blocked shots with 92 and leads the defensive unit in takeaways with 29.  In his seventh season, Pelech has 18 points on the campaign (three goals and 15 assists) and averaging 21:17 of ice time per game.  Scott Mayfield is second on the team in blocked shots with 109 and averaging 19:57 of ice time per game. 

Ilya Sorkin has started 41 games for the Islanders this season.  The New York netminder is 21-13-7 with a .927 save percentage and a 2.29 GAA.  Sorokin has six shutouts this season, second in the league.  Semyon Varlamov is 3-0-1 in his is past four starts after starting the season 3-13-1.  Overall, he has a .917 save percentage and a 2.67 GAA.

Detroit Red Wings Vs. New York Islanders Picks & Prediction

Detroit is scoring 2.9 goals per game, 20th in the league and taking 29.5 shots per game, 25th overall.  Over is 4-1 in the Red Wings last five contests vs. Eastern Conference foes.  Defensively the Red Wings are allowing 3.7 goals per game, ranked 30th overall and 33.5 shots per game, 27th in the league.  New York is scoring 2.7 goals per game, ranking them 24th in the NHL and attempting 29.3 shots per game, 27th overall.   The
Islanders are 5-1 in their last six games as a favorite.  On the defensive side, the Islanders are allowing 2.6 goals per game which is fifth in the NHL and yielding 31.8 shots a game, 21st overall.  I’ll take New York in this contest winning the game by 1.5 goals.
Scott is graduate of Hofstra University and has worked in the sports media for over 20 years as a Producer and Writer. His dream is to see the New York Jets one day hoist the Vince Lombardi Trophy. He lives outside of Chicago with his wife and two children.

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