Blues vs New York Islanders NHL Betting Prediction

NHL Blues vs New York Islanders Prediction 3/5/2024

The St. Louis Blues (32-26-3) travel to face off against the New York Islanders (26-20-14) on Tuesday, March 5th. This game will be played at UBS Arena in Elmont and televised on ESPN+. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Puck drop is set for 7:30 ET.

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The St. Louis Blues Are Coming Off A Win

Heading into today’s game, the Blues are 9th in the Western Conference and 5th in the Central Division with an overall record of 32-26-3. In the Western Conference, the Blues have gone 18-17 this season, and they are 14-15-2 on the road.

Over their last ten games, St. Louis has gone 4-6, and they have won two straight games as the underdog. For the season, the Blues have been the underdog in 46 of their 61 games, and they have gone 25-18-3 in those games.

On the season, the Blues have an average scoring margin of -.2 goals per game, and they have gone 35-26 against the puck line. So far, St. Louis has won 19 games by multiple goals and 13 by just one goal.

As the underdog, the Blues have gone 29-17 against the puck line, including a current streak of three straight wins. On the road, their puck line record is 16-15, and their average scoring margin is -.6 goals per game.

Facing the Flyers in their last game, the Blues won by a score of 2-1. The Blues offense struggled in the first and third periods versus the Flyers, but they did score one time in the second period. All two goals came at even strength. They finished with 25 shots on goal and had 7 turnovers.

St. Louis was the underdog going into the game and picked up a win against the puck line. The over/under line for the game was 6, and it concluded with a combined total of 3 goals.

The New York Islanders Are Coming Off A Win

At home this season, the Islanders are 14-8-9, and they have won three straight games. In the Eastern Conference, they are in 9th place and 4th in the Metropolitan Division. Overall, New York has a record of 26-20-14. In games where they have been favored, the Islanders are 12-10-5.

Over their last ten games, the Islanders have gone 5-5, and they have won three straight games as the underdog. In the Eastern Conference, they have a record of 18-17, and in division games, they are 8-9. For the year, New York has accumulated 66 points.

As the favorite, the Islanders have gone just 6-21 vs. the puck line this season. So far, they have 10 wins by multiple goals and have gone 30-30 against the puck line overall.

New York comes into the game with an average scoring margin of -.4 goals per game. In their last three games, the Islanders have gone 3-0 vs. the puck line and 6-4 in their last 10 games.

The Islanders recently hosted the Bruins and emerged victorious with a 5-1 win. Offensively, the Islanders registered three goals during the first period and two times in the second period. Of New York’s five goals, one came while in power play. They ended the game with 26 shots on goal and had eight giveaways.

Going into the game, New York was the underdog, giving them a win vs. the puck line. With a combined total of 6 goals, the teams exceeded the over/under line of 5.5 goals set for the game.

St. Louis Offense Breakdown

The Blues come into the game scoring an average of 2.8 goals per game, putting them 25th in the NHL. Regarding shots targeted at the goal per game, they are 26th in the league. In terms of power play goals, the Blues offense is 24th in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they are 3rd in the NHL.

The Blues’ over/under record this season is 25-31-5. For the season, they have had 26 games failing to surpass this game’s over/under line of 6. Overall, their games are averaging 6 goals per game.

Islanders Offense Breakdown

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In terms of their offensive performance, the Islanders are averaging 3 goals per game this season, putting them in the 23rd spot in the NHL. When it comes to shots on goal per game, they are ranked 22nd in the league. New York’s offense is currently ranked 19th in power play goals. When it comes to shorthanded goals, they are 7th in the league.

This season, the over/under record for the Islanders’ is 33-24-3. Over the course of the season, they have had 31 games that exceeded the over/under line of 6. On average, their games are averaging 6.4 goals per game.

St. Louis Team Defense

St. Louis defense takes on the Islanders ranked 8th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 31.9 shots per game against St. Louis. They also are 13th in shutouts, with 4 shutouts.

New York Team Defense

The Islanders defense is currently 2nd in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 33.5 shots per game against New York. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 15th with 4 shutouts.

Blues vs Islanders Trends

  • In their last three road games, St. Louis has averaged 2 goals per game while allowing 2. The team’s record in this stretch was 1-2 while going 2-1.
  • Through their last ten home contests, the Islanders offense has averaged 3 goals per game while allowing an average of 3. New York posted an overall record of 4-6 while going 5-5 ATS.
  • In their last three games as the betting underdog, the Islanders have a strong straight up record of 3-0. In addition, their puck line record was 3-0 in these scenarios.
  • Going back to their last ten games as the favorite, the Blues have a straight up record of 5-5. But, their mark vs the puck line was just 5-5.

Blues vs Islanders Prediction

For a moneyline bet, I’m backing the Islanders to secure a victory over the Blues at home. With the moneyline currently set at -167, I’m locking in my bet on the Islanders straight-up.

For a puck line pick, we are going with the Islanders to win and cover. Look for the Islanders to win this one by multiple goals over the Blues.

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.

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