New York Islanders vs Anaheim Ducks NHL Betting Prediction

NHL New York Islanders vs Anaheim Ducks Prediction 3/10/2024

The New York Islanders (28-20-14) travel to face off against the Anaheim Ducks (23-37-3) on Sunday, March 10th. This game will be played at Honda Center in Anaheim and televised on ESPN+. 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 Stars. Puck drop is set for 8:00 ET.

Islanders vs Ducks

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The New York Islanders Are Coming Off A Win

On the season, the Islanders have gone 28-20-14, putting them in 4th place in the Metropolitan Division and 9th in the Eastern Conference. They have won five straight games and have gone 6-4 in their last ten.

When playing on the road this season, New York has gone 13-12-5 and have won three straight games. As the favorite, the Islanders have gone 14-10-5 this year and have won two straight games when favored.

So far this season, the Islanders have been the underdog in 33 of their 62 games and have gone 24-9 against the puck line in those games. Overall, they have 32 wins against the puck line compared to 30 losses.

Over their last ten games, the Islanders have gone 7-3 against the puck line, and their average scoring margin on the road this year is -.3 goals per game. In their last three games, they have gone 3-0 against the puck line, and they have 12 wins by multiple goals compared to 16 wins by just one goal.

The Islanders most recently took on the Sharks and secured a win with a score of 7-2. Offensively, the Islanders’ offense scored in each period against the Sharks. Out of New York’s seven goals, one were scored during power plays. They concluded the game with 33 shots on goal and had nine giveaways.

New York came in as the favorites with a -1.5 goal advantage and, as a result, recorded a win against the puck line. With a combined total of 9 goals, the teams exceeded the over/under line of 6 goals set for the game.

The Anaheim Ducks Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

At home this season, the Ducks have gone 10-22-1 and are 7th in the Pacific Division. In the Western Conference, Anaheim is 14th with 49 points and a record of 23-37-3. Over their last ten games, the Ducks are 4-6, and they have gone 3-2 in their last five games. As the underdog, Anaheim has a record of 20-32-3 this year.

Overall, the Ducks have gone 5-11 against Pacific Division opponents and 10-23 against teams in the Western Conference. In games where they are the underdog, Anaheim has gone 20-32-3. For the season, the Ducks have been the underdog in 55 of their 63 games.

On the season, the Ducks have been the underdog in all but eight of their games, and their puck line record is 34-29. So far, they have 13 wins by one goal and 10 wins by multiple goals.

Overall, their average scoring margin is -.9 goals per game, and their average scoring margin at home is also -.9 goals per game. Across their last ten games at home, their puck line record is 4-6, and their overall puck line record is 16-17 at home.

The Ducks are looking to bounce back from a 6-2 loss at home to the Stars. On offense, the Ducks were held scoreless in the first period, but found the net one time in the second period and ended with one goal in the third. Out of Anaheim’s two goals, one were scored during power plays. They concluded the game with 27 shots on goal and had 10 giveaways.

Anaheim entered as the underdog and suffered both a straight-up loss and did not cover the puck line. The teams surpassed the over/under line, which was set at 6.5 goals, with a combined total of 8 goals.

New York Offense Breakdown

For their offensive performance, the Islanders come in averaging 3.1 goals per game this season, which is 21st in the NHL. In the category of shots on goal per game, they are 22nd in the league. This season, the Islanders are 11-9 when getting more shots on goal than their opponents. And in games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 17-11 record.

The Islanders’ over/under record this season is 34-24-4. For the season, they have had 32 games that surpassed this game’s over/under line of 6.5. Overall, their games are averaging6.4 goals per game.

Ducks Offense Breakdown

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When looking at their offense, the Ducks have an average of 2.6 goals per game this season, positioning themselves 30th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are ranked 29th in the league. Anaheim’s offense comes into the game ranked 22nd in power play goals. And in terms of shorthanded goals, they are 8th in the NHL.

This season, the Ducks’ have an over/under record of 29-31-3. Throughout the season, they have played 34 games that did not exceed the 6.5 over/under line. On average, their games are averaging 6.2 goals per game.

New York Team Defense

The Islanders defense is currently 6th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 33.2 shots per game against New York. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 17th with 4 shutouts.

Anaheim Team Defense

Entering the game, the Ducks’ defense ranks 28th in takeaways, averaging 5.9 takeaways per contest. In the NHL, they currently stand at 5th in terms of goals allowed, giving up an average of 3.3 goals per game.

Islanders vs Ducks Trends

  • Across their ten previous road games, New York has an puck line mark of 5-5. Their straight up record in these matchups was 5-5 while averaging 3 goals per game.
  • Across their last three home contests, Anaheim has a 2-1 record vs the spread. Their overall mark in these games was 1-2, while averaging 1 goals per game.
  • Spanning across their last five games as the betting underdog, the Ducks have gone 3-2 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 2-3.
  • In their last five games as the betting favorite, the Islanders have a straight up record of 2-3 and an puck line mark of 2-3.

Islanders vs Ducks Prediction

If you’re looking for a moneyline pick, my choice is the Ducks to take down the Islanders at home. With the moneyline currently at +168, I’m placing my bet on the Ducks straight-up.

If you’re looking to get a bet down on this matchup, we foresee the Ducks winning the underdog. However, if you’re not as confident in the Ducks straight-up, we’d still recommend placing a bet on them to cover the puck line.

If you’re looking at the over/under line set at 6.5 goals, our prediction is that this game will exceed that mark, and we strongly advise placing a bet on the over.

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

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