Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Canucks vs Islanders Odds
Weekly NHL betting sees the Vancouver Canucks taking on the New York Islanders Sunday January 17th at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks on all NHL Hockey season long so stay tuned for more FREE NHL hockey predictions.
Vancouver Canucks (18-17-10) vs. New York Islanders (24-15-5)
Date: Sunday, January 17th
Time: 4;00 PM
Venue: Barclays Center, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Prob. Goalies: Miller (VAN) | Halak (NYI)
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The New York Islanders will host the Vancouver Canucks in a Sunday afternoon matchup as the Islanders look for their third-straight win.
With 46 points, the Vancouver Canucks find themselves outside of the playoff picture with the All-Star break right around the corner.
Vancouver has had tough luck this year with a combined 10 losses in overtime or a shootout.
The Canucks, as usual, are led by brothers Henrik and Daniel Sedin, who have combined for 77 points this year.
Other than the Sedin twins, the Canucks’ offense has been awful. Vancouver’s 2.34 GPG is 25th in the NHL, and the team is just 22nd on the power play.
The Canucks have also struggled to string wins together this season, alternating wins and losses in each of their last nine games.
Vancouver comes into this game off a 3-2 win against the Carolina Hurricanes.
Ryan Miller is expected to get the start in this contest. He comes in with a record of 10-12-6, a 2.75 GAA and a save percentage of .910.
It’s been a down year overall for the Canucks, and they’ll have to be at the top of their game if they want to beat one of the Eastern Conference’s finest teams.
After two ugly losses where they were outscored 8-1, the New York Islanders bounced back with two straight wins, outscoring their opponents 8-1.
The Islanders are 2nd place in the Metropolitan Division, but they’re still 16 points behind 1st-place Washington. New York has played solid hockey this year, especially at home where the team is 15-7-2.
The Islanders have been absolutely dominant at home versus Western Conference opponents this season as well.
New York is currently 9-0-1 at home vs. the West, a stat that does not bode well for the struggling Canucks. Led by Kyle Okposo and John Tavares, the Islanders are scoring 2.7 GPG which ranks 11th in the NHL.
The defense has been just as stout, allowing 2.45 GPG which is 10th in the NHL.
Jaroslav Halak is expected to start between the pipes on Sunday. His record is 11-8-3 and he has a GAA of 2.17 and a save percentage of .923.
NHL Hockey Handicapping Trends
- Canucks are 9-9-6 on road this year.
- Canucks are 13-8-6 as an underdog this year.
- Islanders are 15-7-2 at home this year.
- Islanders are 9-0-1 at home vs. Western Conference this year.
- Islanders are 17-8-3 as a favorite this year.
Free NHL Hockey Prediction
The Islanders are starting to play better hockey, and they have an outstanding home record against the Western Conference.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: New York ML
New York is fresh off a big win against its big-time rival, and the team will carry that momentum into this contest where the Islanders should have no problem taking care of business.
NHL Free Score Prediction: New York 4 – Vancouver 2
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