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(30-33-7) Winnipeg Jets vs. New York Islanders (32-25-11)
Date: Thursday March 16th
Time: 7:00PM EST
Venue: Barclays Center in New York
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: New York -145
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: New York -1.5
NHL Betting Total: 6
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Heading to New York, the Winnipeg Jets will look for a win against the Islanders of the Metropolitan Division.
New York, coming off a 3-2 win over the Carolina Hurricanes, are deep in the Wild Card race and will look to continue its push toward the playoffs against the Jets.
Sitting 5th in the Central Division, the Winnipeg Jets are in the Wild Card race but need every point possible right now in order to get to the playoffs. The Jets will look for a win against the Islanders and hope that the offense can carry the team into the postseason.
The offense for Winnipeg has been its strong suit all season. The team sits 6th in the league in goals scored, averaging 2.97 goals per game. Led by rookie Patrik Laine, the Jets are one of the toughest teams to stop in the offensive zone.
Laine has had a phenomenal first season in the NHL. He has 33 goals and 27 assists, including two goals and two assists over his last five games. He has a solid shooting percentage, at 19% on the season and averages about 2.8 shots per game, so he’ll get his chances.
Mark Scheifele is having his best season this year. He has 28 goals and 41 assists, including two goals and two assists over his last five.
New York Islanders
The New York Islanders have been a much stronger team under Doug Weight, who was given the job after the firing of Jack Capuano. Since Weight took over, the Islanders are 15-8-3 and are in the hunt for a Wild Card spot in the Eastern Conference.
The offense has been better, sitting 10th in the NHL in goals scored. The team averages 2.99 goals per game and makes the most of its scoring opportunities.
A lot of those opportunities come from captain John Tavares. He has 25 goals and 33 assists on the year, including two goals and three assists over his last five games.
He’s had some great help from Anders Lee, who has 25 goals and 16 assists on the year. In his last five games, he has two goals and an assist for New York.
NHL Betting Trends:
- Winnipeg is 8-4 ATS in its last 12 games
- The Total has gone OVER in four of New York’s last six games
Free Winnipeg Jets vs. New York Islanders NHL Hockey Prediction:
This won’t be an easy win for either team, considering how well Winnipeg has looked and how tough the Islanders can be on any given night. At home, the advantage goes to New York, however. The Isles get the W in this one.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: OVER
Neither team plays a lot of defense and the goaltending hasn’t been great. With scorers on both sides, this game should hit the Over.
NHL Free Score Prediction: Winnipeg 3 – New York 4
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