New York vs San Jose Sharks NHL Betting Prediction

NHL New York vs San Jose Sharks Prediction 3/7/2024

The New York Islanders (27-20-14) travel to face off against the San Jose Sharks (15-40-7) on Thursday, March 7th. This game will be played at SAP Center in San Jose and televised on NBCS. The Islanders are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Sharks are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Stars. Puck drop is set for 10:30 ET.

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The New York Islanders Are Coming Off A Win

Despite being in 9th place in the Eastern Conference, the Islanders are favored in this game and have won four straight games. On the road, New York has a record of 12-12-5 and has won two straight games away from home. In games against other Eastern Conference teams, the Islanders have gone 18-17 this season.

Overall, New York has a record of 27-20-14 and has gone 5-5 in their last ten games. Against teams in the Metropolitan Division, the Islanders are 8-9 this season. For the year, they have been favored in 28 of their 61 games and have a record of 13-10-5 when favored.

As the Islanders head into this game, they have gone 6-4 against the puck line in their last ten games and 31-30 on the season. When playing on the road, New York has gone 17-12 against the puck line.

So far, the Islanders have gone 24-9 against the puck line as the underdog, and they have 11 wins by multiple goals. Across their last three games, New York has gone 3-0 against the puck line, and their average scoring margin on the road is -.5 goals per game.

In their recent matchup, the Islanders hosted the Blues and came away with a 4-2 victory. During the first period, the Islanders started slow, but they turned things around by scoring two times in the second period and two goals in the third. In the game, New York managed to score all four goals at even strength. They concluded with 33 shots on goal and committed 14 turnovers.

New York secured a win against the puck line, entering the game as the favorites with a -1.5 goal advantage. The game finished with a 6 goals which resulted an a push on the over/under.

The San Jose Sharks Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

At home this year, the Sharks have gone 9-19-3 and have lost six straight games. In the Western Conference, San Jose is in 15th place and has a record of 8-27 against other Western teams. Overall, the Sharks have gone 15-40-7 and have lost two straight games.

As the underdog, San Jose has gone 15-40-7 this season and has lost two straight games when not favored. In the Pacific Division, the Sharks are in 8th place and have gone 6-14 against divisional opponents. Over their last ten games, San Jose has gone just 1-9.

San Jose enters the game with an overall puck line record of 29-32 and 10 of their 14 home losses have come by more than one goal. So far, they have an average scoring margin of -1.8 goals per game and have gone 3-0 against the puck line in their last three games.

As the underdog, the Sharks have a puck line record of 29-32 this season, and they have dropped 32 games by more than one goal. In their last ten home games, San Jose has gone 5-5 against the puck line.

After suffering a 7-6 loss at home to the Stars, the Sharks are looking to bounce back today. Facing off against the Stars’ defense, the Sharks offense scored in all three periods. San Jose’s two power-play goals contributed to their total of 6 goals. Their offensive performance came with 20 shots on goal and five giveaways.

Although they didn’t win, San Jose did cover the puck line as the underdogs in the game. The combined total of 13 goals exceeded the over/under line, which was set at 6 goals for the game.

New York Offense Breakdown

On the offensive side, the Islanders are scoring an 3 goals per game this season, ranking 23rd in the NHL. When it came to shots on target per game, they are 22nd in the league. The New York offense is ranked 19th in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they find themselves at 7th in the NHL.

The Islanders come in with an over/under record of 33-24-4. Over the season, there have been 31 games that have surpassed the 6 over/under line. Their games, on average, are at 6.3 goals per game.

Sharks Offense Breakdown

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In terms of their offensive performance, the Sharks are averaging 2.2 goals per game this season, putting them in the 31st spot in the NHL. When it comes to shots on goal per game, they are ranked 32nd in the league. The Sharks went 1-2 in games where they had more shots than their opponents. However, in games with fewer shots on goal, their record was 13-37.

The Sharks come in with an over/under record of 27-31-3. Over the course of the season, they have had 30 games failing to surpass the 6 goal over/under line. The average number of goals in their games is at 6.2 per game.

New York Team Defense

New York defense takes on the Sharks ranked 2nd in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 33.3 shots per game against New York. They also are 15th in shutouts, with 4 shutouts.

San Jose Team Defense

Defensively, the Sharks are currently 1st in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 35.3 shots per game against San Jose. They also are 30th in shutouts, coming in with 1 shutouts.

Islanders vs Sharks Trends

  • The Islanders are 2-1 puck line in their three last road games and 2-1 straight-up.
  • Across their five previous home games, San Jose has an puck line mark of 1-4. Their straight up record in these matchups was 0-5 while averaging 2 goals per game.
  • Through their last three games as the betting underdog, the Sharks have a strong record vs the puck line going 3-0. Their straight up mark in these contests is 0-3.
  • The last five games that New York was favored, they have an puck line mark of 2-3 while going 2-3 straight up.

Islanders vs Sharks Prediction

When it comes to a straight moneyline bet, look no further than the Islanders. Nevertheless, given the payout of -261, you could also think about incorporating this bet into a parlay.

When it comes to my suggested pick for the puck line, I’d advise taking the Sharks to cover. Even in the event of a Islanders victory, this matchup is likely to remain closely contested, and the Sharks 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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