Islanders vs Devils Prediction NHL Picks Today 10/20
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- Oct 19, 2023, 11:33:52 PM
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NHL Predictions: New York Islanders vs. New Jersey Devils
Get ready for an exciting NHL showdown as the New York Islanders take on the New Jersey Devils. The Devils are looking to bounce back from a slow start to the season, while the Islanders are eager to build on their recent performance. Join us as we break down this matchup and provide expert insights and betting odds.
The game is set to take place on October 20, 2023, at the UBS Arena in Elmont, New York, with a 4:30 PM start time. The Devils are favored with a line of NJ -115, and the over/under is set at 6 goals.
New York Islanders
The New York Islanders have had a great start to the season, winning their first 2 games even as they have scored an average of 1.50 goals per game. Kyle Palmieri leads the team in points with 2, including 1 goal and 1 assist. The Islanders will be looking to find their scoring touch against the Devils.
Defensively, the Islanders have allowed an average of only 1.00 goals per game. Goalie I. Sorokin will try to continue his clean net supporting the team's defense and secure a win.
The Islanders are fortunate to have no injured players listed, giving them a relatively healthy lineup for this game.
New Jersey Devils
The New Jersey Devils have shown offensive prowess, averaging 3.30 goals per game. Jack Hughes leads the team in points with 5, including 2 goals and 3 assists. Their power play has been effective, converting on 27.3% of their opportunities.
Defensively, the Devils have allowed an average of 3.00 goals per game. While their offense has been strong, their defense will be tested against the Islanders. Goalies Aaron Schmid and Vitek Vanecek will need to step up to secure the win.
The Devils have Tomas Nosek listed as day-to-day, which may impact their lineup for this game. However, they are relatively healthy overall.
In this matchup, we anticipate an offensive showdown. Both teams have shown the ability to score goals, and the over/under is set at 6.5 goals. Betting on the over is the best bet for this game.
Expect both the Islanders and the Devils to bring their offensive firepower, resulting in a high-scoring game that exceeds 6.5 goals. This bet offers great value for those looking to capitalize on the scoring potential of both teams.
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Pick: Over 6.5 Goals