New York Islanders vs Dallas Stars NHL Betting Prediction

NHL New York Islanders vs Dallas Stars Prediction 2/26/2024

The New York Islanders (23-20-14) travel to face off against the Dallas Stars (35-16-8) on Monday, February 26th. This game will be played at American Airlines Center in Dallas and televised on ESPN+. The Stars are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Islanders are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Lightning. Puck drop is set for 8:00 ET.

Islanders vs Stars

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The New York Islanders Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

When playing on the road this season, the Islanders have gone 10-12-5. Over their last ten games, New York has gone just 3-7 and they come into this game having lost two straight games. So far this season, the Islanders have gone 23-20-14 and they are in 12th place in the Eastern Conference. Against other Eastern Conference teams, New York has gone 16-17.

As the underdog this season, the Islanders have gone 11-10-9 and they have been the underdog in 30 of their 57 games. In their last five games, New York has gone just 1-4 and they are 7th in the Metropolitan Division. Against Metropolitan Division teams, the Islanders have gone 8-9.

On the season, the Islanders have an average scoring margin of -.5 goals per game, and they have gone 27-30 against the puck line. So far, New York has had 17 losses by more than one goal compared to just 15 wins by multiple goals.

As the underdog, the Islanders have a puck line record of 21-9, and their average scoring margin in those games is -.7 goals per contest. In their last ten road games, the team’s puck line record is just 3-7, and they have gone 15-12 against the puck line on the road this season.

Following a 4-2 loss at home to the Lightning, the Islanders are eager to bounce back. In the first and second periods, the Islanders couldn’t find the net on offense, but they managed to score two goals in the third period. Out of New York’s two goals, one were scored during power plays. They concluded the game with 34 shots on goal and had seven giveaways.

New York entered as the underdog and suffered both a straight-up loss and did not cover the puck line. The game finished below the over/under line of 6.5 with a combined total of 6 goals.

The Dallas Stars Are Coming Off A Win

At home this season, the Stars have a record of 17-8-3, and they have been favored in 51 of their 59 games. Over their last 10 games, Dallas has gone 5-5, and they have gone 35-16-8 overall. In the Western Conference, the Stars are in 2nd place and 1st in the Central Division. Against other teams in the Western Conference, Dallas has gone 19-13.

Over their last five games, the Stars have gone just 1-4, and they have gone 1-2 in their last three games. So far this season, Dallas has been favored in 32 of their 51 games as the favorite, and they have gone 32-13-6 in those games.

On the season, the Stars have an average scoring margin of +.6 goals per game. In their 51 games as the favorite, their scoring margin is at +.8 goals per game. So far this year, Dallas has 16 wins by more than one goal.

So far this season, the Stars have a puck line record of 23-36. In their last ten home games, Dallas has a puck line record of 3-7. Their average scoring margin at home is +.7 goals per game.

In their most recent matchup, the Stars played against the Hurricanes and won with a score of 2-1. Scoring-wise, the Stars put up one goal during the first period and one time in the second period. All two goals came at even strength. They finished with 16 shots on goal and had 8 turnovers.

Entering the game as the underdog, Dallas came away with a victory against the puck line. The game ended below the over/under line of 6, with a combined total of 3 goals.

New York Offense Breakdown

On the offensive side, the Islanders are scoring an 2.9 goals per game this season, ranking 23rd in the NHL. When it came to shots on target per game, they are 20th in the league. New York’s offense comes into the game ranked 19th in power play goals. And in terms of shorthanded goals, they are 7th in the NHL.

The Islanders’ over/under record this season is 31-23-3. For the season, they have had 30 games that surpassed this game’s over/under line of 6. Overall, their games are averaging6.4 goals per game.

Stars Offense Breakdown

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The Stars come into the game scoring an average of 3.6 goals per game, putting them 3rd in the NHL. Regarding shots targeted at the goal per game, they are 12th in the league. In terms of the Stars’ offense during power plays, they are 17th in power play goals and 2nd in shorthanded goals.

The Stars come in with an over/under record of 35-23-1. Over the season, there have been 35 games that have surpassed the 6 over/under line. Their games, on average, are at 6.7 goals per game.

New York Team Defense

New York defense takes on the Stars ranked 2nd in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 33.9 shots per game against New York. They also are 14th in shutouts, with 4 shutouts.

Dallas Team Defense

Defensively, the Stars come into the season ranked 14th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 29.8 shots per game against Dallas. For the season, they are ranked 25th in shutouts, coming in with 2 shutouts.

Islanders vs Stars Trends

  • Although New York has a straight up record of 2-3 in their last five road games, they have not held up as well vs the puck line going 2-3. The team averaged 2 goals per game in these games.
  • Through their last three home games, Dallas has an puck line record of just 1-2. However, their overall record was 2-1 while averaging 4 goals per game.
  • In their last ten games as the betting underdog, the Stars have a straight up record of 4-6 and an puck line mark of 9-1.
  • The last ten games that New York was favored, they have an puck line mark of 1-9 while going 2-8 straight up.

Islanders vs Stars Prediction

If you’re looking for a straight moneyline bet, then the Stars are the way to go. However, with a payout of -175, you might consider using this bet as a leg of a parlay.

If you’re looking for my recommendation on the puck line, I suggest taking the Islanders to cover. Even if the Stars manage to win outright, this game is expected to remain competitive, and the Islanders should cover the puck line.

With an over/under line sitting at 6 goals, we like this game to surpass that mark and recommend getting a bet down on the over.

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