New York Islanders vs Columbus Blue Jackets Prediction, Pick and Preview, March 29 (3/29): NHL

New York Islanders vs Columbus Blue Jackets Prediction, Pick and Preview, March 29 (3/29): NHL

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Odds
Time 7:00 p.m. EST
Islanders money line -145
Islanders spread -1.5 (+175)
Blue Jackets money line +125
Blue Jackets spread +1.5 (-210)
Over / under 6
 
2021-2022 season stats
  New York Islanders Columbus Blue Jackets
Record 28-27-9 32-29-5
Road / home record 11-14-5 18-13-3
Streak L2 L3
Goals per game 2.70 3.21
Goals allowed per game 2.69 3.70
Shots per game 29.1 30.0
Shots allowed per game 32.2 35.4
PP % 20.5% 19.2%
PK % 17.20% 22.51%
Over / under record 29-34-1 41-20-5
 
Preview

The New York Islanders hit the road and will visit the Columbus Blue Jackets on Tuesday.  This is the third time these teams face off this season, thye're 1-1.

NEW YORK ISLANDERS 

The Islanders have lost 3 of their last 5 games and are 11-14-5 on the road with a 28-27-9 overall ranking sixth in the Metropolitan. The Islanders are 7-6-2 against opponents from the Metropolitan. New York is last in the Eastern Conference shooting 29.1 shots per game.

Mathew Barzal leads the Islanders with 30 total assists and has 42 points. Brock Nelson has nine goals and five assists over the last 10 games for New York.

In their last 10 games the Islanders are 6-4, averaging 3.1 goals, 5.4 assists, 3.2 penalties and seven penalty minutes while allowing 2.5 goals per game with a .929 save percentage.

COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS

The Blue Jackets have lost 4 of their last 5 games and are 18-16 at home this season with a 32-29-5 record overall ranking 5th in the Metropolitan Division. The Blue Jackets are 17-20-1 in Eastern Conference games. Columbus is ninth in the Eastern Conference with 30.0 shots per game and is averaging 3.2 goals.

Patrik Laine has 49 total points for the Blue Jackets, 25 goals and 24 assists. Oliver Bjorkstrand has four goals over the last 10 games for Columbus.

In their last 10 games the Blue Jackets are 4-6, averaging 2.9 goals, 5.3 assists, 4.4 penalties and 9.1 penalty minutes while giving up 4 goals per game with an .879 save percentage.

BETTING TRENDS

NY Islanders are 6-3 SU in their last 9 games against Columbus.

NY Islanders are 5-1 as favorites.

Columbus are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games.

The total has gone OVER in 7 of Columbus' last 8 games at home.

Prediction

The Islanders haven't been good on the road this season but they're 5-1 as favorites and 6-3 in the last 9 head to head vs Columbus. The Blue Jackets have lost 4 of their last 5 games and they barely beat the Islanders at home earlier this season while the Isles beat them 6-0 in NY. New York has the better defense and should win this game by 2 goals at least but we'll take the money line just in case.

PICK: Islanders ML (-145)

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