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NHL: Islanders vs. Ottawa Senators Prediction 11/24/2023

The New York Islanders (7-6-5) travel to face off against the Ottawa Senators (8-7-0) on Friday, November 24th. This game will be played at Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa 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 New York Islanders Are Coming Off A Win

This season, the Islanders have a mark of 7-6-5. When going on the road, New York has a record of 3-3-2 record, while they are 4-3-3 at their home arena. At the moment, they hold the 5th spot in the Eastern Metropolitan division and are ranked 10th in the Eastern conference. New York heads into the game with two wins by more than one goal, and lost six games by multiple goals. Their overall puck line record this season is 2-16.

In their previous game, the Islanders hosted the Flyers and game away with a 3-2 win. In all three periods, the Islanders’ offense found the net against the Flyers. In the game, New York managed to score all three goals at even strength. They concluded with 25 shots on goal and committed 14 turnovers.

Although New York secured a straight-up win, they did not cover the puck line, as they were favored by -1.5. The over/under line for the game was 5.5, and it concluded with a combined total of 5 goals.

The Ottawa Senators Are Coming Off A Win

Facing the Islanders, the Senators have a record of 8-7-0 so far. At home, their record is 6-5-0 and 2-2-0 on the road. This record has them sitting 8th in the Eastern Atlantic division and 15th in the Eastern conference. Ottawa’s average scoring margin this season is +.5 leading to an overall puck line record of 6-9. Their scoring margin at home is +.5 and +.8 on the road.

The Senators played host to the Wild in their previous game and emerged with a 2-1 win. Offensively, the Senators couldn’t find the net in the first two periods, but they made a comeback with one goal in the third period. All two goals came at even strength. They finished with 31 shots on goal and had 3 turnovers.

Despite being the underdog, Ottawa managed to secure a win against the puck line in the game. With a combined total of 3 goals, the game concluded below the over/under line of 6.5.

New York Offense BreakdownNew York Islanders

In terms of their offensive performance, the Islanders are averaging 2.6 goals per game this season, putting them in the 29th spot in the NHL. When it comes to shots on goal per game, they are ranked 20th in the league. New York’s offense is currently ranked 21st in power play goals. When it comes to shorthanded goals, they are 11th in the league.

The Islanders come in with an over/under record of 8-9-1. Over the course of the season, they have had 9 games failing to surpass the 6 goal over/under line. The average number of goals in their games is at 5.8 per game.

Ottawa Offense Breakdown

When looking at their offense, the Senators have an average of 3.7 goals per game this season, positioning themselves 20th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are ranked 29th in the league. This season, the Senators have a 6-4 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. In games with fewer shots on goal, they hold a 2-3 record.

This season, the over/under record for the Senators’ is 8-4-3. Over the course of the season, they have had 11 games that exceeded the over/under line of 6. On average, their games are averaging 7.1 goals per game.

New York Team Defense

Defensively, the Islanders are currently 4th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 34.9 shots per game against New York. They also are 2nd in shutouts, coming in with 3 shutouts.

Ottawa Team Defense

The Senators’ defense comes into the game with a ranking of 30th in takeaways and an average of 5.8 takeaways per contest. They hold 32nd place in the NHL for goals allowed, with an average of 3.2 goals given up per game.

Islanders vs Senators Trends

  • New York has a 1-2 record in their last three road games. In this stretch, they averaged 3 goals per game while allowing 4. The team also performed well vs the puck line at 3-0.
  • The Senators are 3-0 puck line in their last three home games and 2-1 straight-up.
  • The Senators have played well in their last five games as the betting underdog, going 3-2 straight up and 4-1 against the spread.
  • Going back to their previous five games as the favorite, New York has an puck line mark of 1-4 while going 2-3 straight up.

Islanders vs Senators Prediction

When making a moneyline pick, my choice is the Senators to come out with a win against the Islanders while playing at home. Considering the moneyline odds at -126, I’m placing my bet on the Senators to win outright.

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