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NHL Anaheim Ducks vs Islanders Prediction 12/13/2023

The Anaheim Ducks (10-17-0) travel to face off against the New York Islanders (13-7-7) on Wednesday, December 13th. This game will be played at UBS Arena in Elmont and televised on BSSC. The Islanders are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Ducks are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Jets. Puck drop is set for 7:30 ET.

Anaheim Ducks vs New York Islanders

The Anaheim Ducks Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

This season, the Ducks have an overall record of 10-17-0. On the road, Anaheim holds a 5-7-0 mark, and they are 5-10-0 when playing at home. Their current record places them 8th in the Western Pacific division and 15th in the Western conference. Anaheim’s average scoring margin for the season is -0.8, resulting in an overall puck line record of 15-12. When playing at home their scoring margin is -0.5, whereas in away games, they are at -1.1.

Coming off a 4-2 loss at home to the Jets, the Ducks are hoping to bounce back today. The first period saw the Ducks being held without a goal, but they turned things around offensively by scoring one time in the second period and one goal in the third. Anaheim’s one power-play goals contributed to their total of 2 goals. Their offensive performance came with 27 shots on goal and six giveaways.

As the underdog, Anaheim suffered both a straight-up and loss vs. the puck line. A total of 6 goals were scored in the game, resulting in a push on the over/under.

The New York Islanders Are Coming Off A Win

This season, the Islanders have put together an overall record of 13-7-7. When playing on the road, New York has gone 6-4-2, while their home record stands at 7-3-5. Their current record places them 2nd in the Eastern Metropolitan division and 6th in the Eastern conference. New York’s average scoring margin for the season is -0.1, resulting in an overall puck line record of 14-13. When playing at home their scoring margin is -0.2, whereas in away games, they are at -0.1.

The Islanders recently hosted the Maple Leafs and emerged victorious with a 4-3 win. Looking at the Islanders offense vs. the Maple Leafs, they managed to score two goals in the opening period and one time in the second period. In the game, New York managed to score all four goals at even strength. They concluded with 29 shots on goal and committed 11 turnovers.

Going into the game, New York was the underdog, giving them a win vs. the puck line. With a combined total of 7 goals, the teams exceeded the over/under line of 6 goals set for the game.

Anaheim Offense Breakdown

For their offensive performance, the Ducks come in averaging 2.6 goals per game this season, which is 29th in the NHL. In the category of shots on goal per game, they are 25th in the league. Looking at how the Ducks’ offense is performing during power plays, they are 16th in power play goals and 16th in shorthanded goals.

This season, the Ducks’ have an over/under record of 12-14-1. Throughout the season, they have played 13 games that did not exceed the 6 over/under line. On average, their games are averaging 6 goals per game.

New York Offense Breakdown

On offense, the Islanders are averaging 3 goals per game which is 22nd in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 24th in the league. This season, the Islanders are 3-2 when getting more shots on goal than their opponents. And in games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 10-5 record.

So far, the Islanders have an over/under record of 15-11-1. Coming into the game, they have played 15 games that went beyond the 6 over/under line. Their games, on average, had 6.3 goals per game.

Anaheim Team Defense

Coming into the game, the Ducks’ defense is 22nd in takeaways at 6.2 takeaways per contest. Overall, they are giving up 3.2 goals per game which is 17th in the NHL.

New York Team Defense

New York defense takes on the Ducks ranked 3rd in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 35.9 shots per game against New York. They alsso are 2nd in shutouts, with 4 shutouts.

Ducks vs Islanders Trends

  • Across their five previous road games, Anaheim has an puck line mark of 1-4. Their straight up record in these matchups was 0-5 while averaging 1 goals per game.
  • Across their ten previous home games, New York has an puck line mark of 8-2. Their straight up record in these matchups was 5-5 while averaging 3 goals per game.
  • Looking back on the team’s last ten games as the underdog, the Islanders have a straight up record of 6-4. Their record vs the puck line in these games was 9-1.
  • As the betting favorite, the Ducks have an puck line mark of just 3-7 in their last ten games. Anaheim posted a straight up mark of 6-4 in these matchups.

Ducks vs Islanders Prediction

If you’re looking for a straight moneyline bet, then the Islanders are the way to go. However, with a payout of -236, you might consider using this bet as a leg of a parlay.

For my recommended choice in the puck line, I’m leaning towards the Ducks to cover. Even if the Islanders secure a straight-up win, this game is expected to be tightly contested, and the Ducks should cover the puck line.

For those looking at the over/under line set at 6 goals, our expectation is that this game will surpass that mark, and we suggest making a bet on the over.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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