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(32-23-11) New York Islanders vs. St. Louis Blues (33-27-5)
Date: Saturday March 11th
Time: 5:00 PM
Venue: Scottrade Center in St. Louis, MO
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Blues -115
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NHL Betting Total: 5.5
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Both teams are in the thick of their respective Conference playoff race, with the Islanders currently occupying the final wildcard slot in the East.
St. Louis is currently on the outside looking-in, four points removed from the 3rd place Nashville.
New York Islanders
The Islanders have point in four of their five March games, registering back to back wins entering the game is St. Louis, which will cap off a nine-game road trip.
John Tavares leads his team with 25 goals and 57 points on the season, jelling well with Josh Bailey and Anders Lee on the top line. Bailey and Lee are each having career years playing alongside the superstar, with 49 and 41 points, respectively.
Lee is also tied with Tavares for tops in Isles’ goals.
Nick Leddy quarterbacks the powerplay and has a nice season, with 36 points in 65 games. The Islanders offense on the whole grades out at 8th in goals per game at 3.0.
Thomas Greiss has overtaken the starting job in Brooklyn, registering a .918 SV% and a 2.54 GAA with a 23-13-4 record.
St. Louis Blues
Vladamir Tarasenko is the best offensive player on the St. Louis’ roster, leading both in goals, with 29, and points, with 57.
He has 17 more points than any other current Blues’ player, following the trade of Kevin Shattenkirk to the Washington Capitals.
The Blues do have depth, with Jaden Schwartz, Paul Stastny, Alex Steen and David Perron all having 35+ points on the year. With so much talent on the roster, the Blues have significantly underperformed on the year.
Alex Pietrangelo, Colton Parayko, and youngster Jordan Schmaltz should anchor the defensive group moving forward, along with veteran Jay Bouwmeester.
Captain Pietrangelo has taken over the scoring amongst St. Louis defenders with 33 points, after the removal of Shattenkirk’s 42 from the lineup.
Jake Allen has had a rollercoaster season, but appears to be back on the right track of late, only allowing over three goals in one of his last 10 games.
He has a .908 SV% and a 2.57 GAA on the year overall.
NHL Betting Trends:
- The Islanders rank 8th in goals per game at 3.0 on average
- New York is 6-3-1 in their past 10 games
- New York is 12-15-5 on the road this year
- St. Louis is 5-5-0 in their last 10 games.
- St. Louis has a minus-5 goal differential on the season
- St. Louis is 18-11-4 on home ice
Free New York Islanders vs. St. Louis Blues NHL Hockey Prediction:
The Islanders are capping off a lengthy roadtrip and moving from the Pacific time-zone back to the central.
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They have performed well of late, but overall have a losing record on the road and will face a Blues’ team that has a 18-11-4 record on home ice.
NHL Free Score Prediction: New York 1 – St. Louis 2
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