New York Islanders vs Winnipeg Jets Prediction - 02/22/23
- Lm Tipster
- Feb 22, 2023, 3:22:59 AM
|Time||7:00 p.m. EST|
|Jets money line||+102|
|Jets spread||+1.5 (-265)|
|Islanders money line||-113|
|Islanders spread||-1.5 (+225)|
|Over / under||5.5|
2021-2022 season stats
|Winnipeg Jets||New York Islanders|
|Home / road record||15-13-1||17-10-3|
|Goals per game||3.14||2.92|
|Goals allowed per game||2.60||2.77|
|Shots per game||32.5||33.6|
|Shots allowed per game||29.5||31.8|
|Over / under record||14-36-6||27-29-4|
The Winnipeg Jets and the New York Islanders are set to face each other in what is expected to be an exciting game between two teams that are looking to build on their strong seasons. The Jets currently hold a 35-21-1 record and sit in second place in the Central Division, while the Islanders have a 29-24-7 record and have recently climbed to the middle of the Metropolitan Division standings after securing two wins in their last three games.
Both teams are looking to continue their climb in their respective divisions and secure a spot in the playoffs. With the upcoming game between these two teams, fans can expect to witness an intense battle as both teams aim to gain an advantage over the other.
The Winnipeg Jets are heading into their upcoming game against the New York Islanders on a high note, following a 4-1 victory against the Rangers on the road. The win was an impressive display of the Jets' strengths, with Mark Scheifele scoring twice and goaltender Connor Hellebuyck making an impressive 50 saves to secure the win. In addition to Scheifele's double, Kyle Connor and Pierre-Luc Dubois also found the back of the net, highlighting the team's depth and ability to score from different lines. Connor, Josh Morrissey, and Mason Appleton all had two assists for the Jets, further emphasizing the team's collaborative effort and strong teamwork on the ice. This win at Madison Square Garden was a significant achievement for the Jets, who have a strong record of 6-3-0 in their past nine visits to the iconic venue. The team's familiarity with the arena, combined with their impressive form, made for a dominant performance that showcased the team's skill and determination.
Prior to their win against the Rangers, the Jets had suffered two consecutive defeats in the first two games of their four-game road trip.
The Jets have been having a great season so far, with their offense stepping up and scoring an impressive 3.14 goals per game. Kyle Connor, Pierre-Luc Dubois, and Mark Scheifele have been the driving force behind the team's success, scoring a combined total of 84 goals and 88 assists to lead the top two lines. However, it's not just the top two lines that have been producing results; the rest of the offense has also stepped up, with Blake Wheeler, Cole Perfetti, and Adam Lowry combining for 30 goals and 67 assists.
On the defensive side, the Jets have been carrying the load, allowing only 2.60 goals per game. The team has only conceded 11 goals in their last five games, a testament to the strength and consistency of their defensive unit. Josh Morrissey and Brenden Dillon have been key to the team's success, combining for 7.5 defensive point shares and 168 blocked shots. Meanwhile, Neal Pionk, Dylan DeMelo, and Nate Schmidt have added depth to the defensive unit, with a combined 9.1 defensive point shares. In addition, goaltender Connor Hellebuyck has been outstanding this season, boasting a .926 save percentage and a 2.39 goals-against average on 1372 shots, with 27.6 goals saved above average.
New York Islanders
The New York Islanders have been having a promising season so far, with a record of 29-24-7, but they have been struggling with their offense. The team has only managed to score an average of 2.92 goals per game, which is well below the league average. While Brock Nelson, Anders Lee, and Zach Parise have been the driving force behind the team's offense, with a combined total of 63 goals and 59 assists, the rest of the Islanders' skaters have been struggling to contribute. With only five active players having scored eight goals or more, the Islanders' offense has been very top-heavy, making it easier for opponents to limit their scoring opportunities.
Despite their offensive struggles, the Islanders' defense has been a bright spot for the team this season. The team has allowed only 2.77 goals per game on average, which is one of the best in the league. In their last game, the Islanders only conceded two goals, further highlighting the strength and resilience of their defensive unit. Ryan Pulock and Scott Mayfield have been critical to the team's success, combining for 6.1 defensive point shares and 214 blocked shots, making them one of the top defensive pairings in the league. Meanwhile, Adam Pelech, Alexander Romanov, and Sebastian Aho have added depth to the defensive unit, with a combined 8.0 defensive point shares.
The Islanders' goaltender, Ilya Sorokin, has been a standout performer this season, with an impressive .924 save percentage and a 2.43 goals-against average on 1314 shots. He has made 24.1 goals saved above average, which is among the highest in the league. Sorokin has shown remarkable consistency and skill, making crucial saves at crucial moments to keep the Islanders in the game.
The Islanders' defense has been key to their success this season, with the team relying on their defensive prowess to keep them in games. However, the Islanders will need to find a way to improve their offense if they want to make a deep run in the playoffs. With the trade deadline approaching, the Islanders may be looking to add some scoring power to their roster to help balance out their offense and create more scoring opportunities. As the Islanders prepare to face the Jets, they will be looking to continue their impressive form on defense and improve their offense to secure a crucial win.
INJURIES: No injuries listed.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Winnipeg's last 5 games.
Winnipeg are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games.
Winnipeg are 0-5 SU in their last 5 games against NY Islanders.
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Winnipeg's last 17 games on the road.
Winnipeg are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference conference.
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Winnipeg's last 15 games against an opponent in the Metropolitan Division division.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Islanders' last 6 games.
NY Islanders are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Islanders' last 6 games against Winnipeg.
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of NY Islanders' last 13 games at home.
NY Islanders are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games when playing at home against Winnipeg.
The Jets gave signs of life on the offensive side as they scored 4 goals in their last game against the Rangers who are one of the hottest teams in the league. They held them to only 1 goal so that talks about how good the Jets have been on defense.
On the other hand, the Islanders are also coming off a win against the Penguins, but they have lost 3 of their last 5 games and 2 of those losses came in overtime. However, the Islanders have a good record at home and are allowing less than 2.5 goals there so expect a tight game and with the under cashing big time for both teams I think that's the best play.
PICK: Under 5.5 (-110)
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