Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Islanders vs Blue Jackets NHL Odds
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(4-3-0) New York Islanders vs. Columbus Blue Jackets (3-3-0)
Date: Saturday, October 19th
Time: 7:00 PM
Venue: Nationwide Arena, Columbus, OH
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Islanders +104 | -125 Blue Jackets
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: Off
NHL Betting Total: OFF
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The New York Islanders have gotten hot as of late with 3 wins in three straight including one over the Stanley Cup champions.
The Blue Jackets are hanging around at .500, but have not looked quite as impressive as their opponents today as their strength of schedule is not great and they have not really come out and had a statement win yet this year.
New York Islanders
The Islanders were fundamentally sound in their last game against the Jets as they took care of business with a final score of 3-1. Josh Bailey and Matthew Barzal both had multi point games and Semyon Varlomov was solid stopping 32 of 33 shots.
The Islanders now get a pretty sweet spot on the road against a Blue Jackets team I don’t think will quite live up to expectations this year. I would look for Barzal to stay hot here and Thomas Greiss to have a good start in net for the Islanders (Current predicted starter, not confirmed).
Columbus Blue Jackets
For my money I can’t see this Blue Jackets team being very good and think they got a bit exposed against Pittsburgh earlier in the year when they lost 7-2. Every game since then have been 1 score games that could have easily gone against them.
I am also not convinced on Korpisalo is an elite netminder and overall in my opinion the overrating of Columbus has lead to a bit of a misprice here as the bookies have the Blue Jackets as favorite when I think these odds should be flipped.
NHL Betting Trends:
- Islanders are 6-0 in their last 6 overall.
- Islanders are 4-0 in their last 4 games as an underdog.
- Islanders are 60-24 in their last 84 Saturday games.
- Blue Jackets are 2-5 in their last 7 vs. Eastern Conference.
- Blue Jackets are 2-5 in their last 7 vs. a team with a winning record.
Free New York Islanders vs. Columbus Blue Jackets NHL Prediction:
Again this is a mispriced play and so I will go with the road dog here. They have an overall better roster and I have plenty of confidence Greiss will be solid should he be named the starter for this one.
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NHL Free Prediction: Islanders 7 – Blue Jackets 3
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