The New York Islanders (19-14-10) travel to face off against the Winnipeg Jets (28-10-4) on Tuesday, January 16th. This game will be played at Canada Life Centre in Winnipeg and televised on ESPN+. Both the Islanders and Jets will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Puck drop is scheduled for 8:00 ET.
New York Islanders vs Winnipeg Jets
The New York Islanders Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
On the season, the Islanders are 10th in the Eastern Conference with a record of 19-14-10. In the Metropolitan Division, they are in 5th place. Over their last ten games, New York has gone 3-7, and they have lost two straight games.
When playing on the road this season, the Islanders have gone 8-9-4, and they have lost three straight games away from home. As the underdog, New York has gone 9-8-7 this season, and they have lost two straight games when they are the underdog.
On the road this season, the Islanders have a puck line record of 13-8, and their average scoring margin is -.6 goals per game. So far, New York has been the underdog in 24 of their games, and their puck line record as the underdog is 17-7.
Overall, the Islanders have dropped their last two games vs. the puck line, and they have 13 losses this year by more than one goal. In their last ten games, New York’s puck line record is 4-6.
After suffering a 5-0 loss on the road to the Wild, the Islanders are looking to bounce back today. The Wild defense proved to be too much for New York’s offense, resulting in being shutout. During the game, the Islanders’ offense had 2 turnovers and took 21 shots on goal while being shutout.
As the underdog, New York suffered both a straight-up and loss vs. the puck line. With a combined total of 5 goals, the game concluded below the over/under line of 6.
The Winnipeg Jets Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
At home this season, the Jets have gone 15-6-2, and they have been favored in 29 of their 42 games. In the Western Conference standings, Winnipeg is in 2nd place, and they lead the Central Division by one game over the Blues.
Over their last ten games, the Jets have gone 8-2, and they are 4-1 in their last five games. Against other Western Conference teams, Winnipeg has gone 17-10 this season.
At home this season, the Jets have a puck line record of 14-9 and an average scoring margin of +1.0 goals per game. Overall, Winnipeg has gone 25-17 on the puck line, including going 5-5 in their last ten games.
So far, the Jets have 21 wins by multiple goals compared to just seven losses by multiple goals. In their last ten games at home, Winnipeg has a puck line record of 7-3.
Coming off a 2-0 loss at home to the Flyers, the Jets are hoping to bounce back today. Winnipeg couldn’t crack the Flyers defense, and didn’t score a single goal. During the game, the Jets’ offense had 7 turnovers and took 35 shots on goal while being shutout.
Winnipeg took a loss vs. the puck line in the game, going into the game favored by -1.5. The game finished below the over/under line of 5.5 with a combined total of 2 goals.
New York Offense Breakdown
For their offensive performance, the Islanders come in averaging 3 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 have a 6-4 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. In games with fewer shots on goal, they hold a 13-10 record.
The Islanders come in with an over/under record of 25-16-2. Over the season, there have been 24 games that have surpassed the 6 over/under line. Their games, on average, are at 6.4 goals per game.
Winnipeg Offense Breakdown
On the offensive side, the Jets are scoring an 3.3 goals per game this season, ranking 10th in the NHL. When it came to shots on target per game, they are 17th in the league. Winnipeg’s offense is currently ranked 23rd in power play goals. When it comes to shorthanded goals, they are 18th in the league.
The Jets come in with an over/under record of 15-22-5. Over the course of the season, they have had 21 games failing to surpass the 6 goal over/under line. The average number of goals in their games is at 5.6 per game.
New York Team Defense
In terms of defense, the Islanders head into the game ranked 2nd in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 34.9 shots per game against New York. So far, they are 5th in shutouts, achieving 4 shutouts.
Winnipeg Team Defense
Defensively, the Jets are currently 25th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 28.7 shots per game against Winnipeg. They also are 16th in shutouts, coming in with 2 shutouts.
Islanders vs Jets Trends
- In their last five games away from home, the Islanders have a straight up record of 1-4 while going 2-3 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 2 goals per game in these contests.
- Across their last five home contests, Winnipeg has been good against the puck line posting a mark of 3-2. Their overall mark in these games was 4-1, while averaging 3 goals per game.
- As the betting underdog, the Jets have an puck line mark of just 7-3 in their last ten games. Winnipeg posted a straight up mark of 5-5 in these matchups.
- As the betting favorite, the Islanders have an puck line mark of just 2-3 in their last five games. New York posted a straight up mark of 2-3 in these matchups.
For those seeking a straight moneyline bet, the Jets are the top choice. Nonetheless, with a payout of -186, you might want to use this bet as a part of a parlay to get better odds.
If you’re looking for a puck line bet, I’d suggest going with the Islanders to cover. Even in the event of a Jets victory, this game is expected to be closely fought, and the Islanders should cover the puck line.
If you’re looking at the over/under line set at 6 goals, our prediction is that this game will exceed that mark, and we strongly advise placing a bet on the over.
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