Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Coyotes vs Islanders NHL Odds
Looking for Arizona Coyotes vs. New York Islanders free hockey plays & NHL Odds? NHL betting sees the Coyotes taking on the Islanders on Sunday, March 24th, at the Belmont Park Arena, Elmont, New York. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all NHL Hockey games all season long so stay tuned for more FREE daily NHL hockey predictions like this Coyotes Islanders matchup.
(36-32-6) Arizona Coyotes vs. New York Islanders (42-25-7)
Date: Sunday, March 24th
Time: 3:00 PM
Venue: Belmont Park Arena, Elmont, New York
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: New York-145 | Arizona +120
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: OFF
NHL Betting Total: 5.5
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The slumping Arizona Coyotes will travel to Belmont arena in Elmont, New York, to battle the New York Islanders on Sunday at 3 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. The Coyotes have lost three straight games while also coming out on the losing end in their last meeting versus the Islanders by a 3-1 score.
In all, Arizona has dropped four of their last six games, overall. And while they have not played well on either end of the ice lately, they continue to have a slim chance in which to obtain a wild-card spot for the playoffs.
Nonetheless, if they are to accomplish this, they must certainly play better on both ends as their offense as only scored five goals in the last three outings. On the other hand, the defense permitted just under four goals per game during this time.
Michael Grabner along with Brad Richardson scored goals for the Coyotes versus the Panthers, however, the defense allowed two goals in the final period to allow Florida the victory in the end. The loss was the third in the last four road outings for the Coyotes as they continue to stumble down the stretch.
Point/shot leader in Clayton Keller has scored one goal during their losing stretch and has only 14 total goals on the season. And while their defense remains to be the tip of the spear in their success this year in allowing less than three goals per game, the offense has been atrocious, as pointed out, as they are averaging just 2.6 goals per game on 30 shots per outing.
New York Islanders
The New York Islanders are certainly in the thick of things with in the Eastern Conference as they are one game behind the top-seeded Washington Capitals. However, if they are not able to somehow garner up some momentum moving forward, they will likely be overtaken by a motivated Pittsburgh Penguins team, that currently occupies 3rd place.
The Islanders were shutout in their last outing versus the Montreal Canadiens as they allowed four goals, total, for the contest on 34 shots. Carey Price was perfect in net for the Canadiens as he ended with 28 saves while Robin Lehre was perfect in net with 12 saves on the night for the Islanders.
However, Thomas Grice split time at goalkeeper on this night and allowed the four goals which sealed the victory. The loss was the second road defeat for the Islanders in their last three outings.
They have fared much better at home recently in winning three of their last five, overall. The defense will certainly miss Johnny Boychuk along with goalkeeper Linus Soderstrom Will be out for this contest due to concussion and shoulder injuries.
NHL Betting Trends:
- Coyotes are 0-5 in the last 5 meetings in New York.
- Home team is 7-1 in the last 8 meetings.
- Over is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings in New York.
- Under is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings.
- Favorite is 10-3 in the last 13 meetings.
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Derek Stepan (15 goals) Is probable for this matchup for the Coyotes as they will certainly be needing an offensive punch in which to pull out a victory versus the Islanders. Nonetheless, one should look for a New York to get back on the winning track in this contest as first place in the Eastern Conference is certainly at stake.
Also, the Islanders are ranked in the top 10 as it relates to goals scored per game along with shots for outing. With that being said, look for them to have a tremendous defensive display en route to a 3-1 victory in the end.
NHL Free Score Prediction: Coyotes 1 – Islanders 3
And while both teams enter this contest playing very much shaky, look for New York to come out of its slump versus a Coyotes squad that has not done well at home or on the road throughout the season. With that being said, look for the Islanders to roll in this contest.
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