Nashville Predators vs New York Islanders NHL Betting Prediction

NHL Predators vs New York Islanders Prediction 4/6/2024

The Nashville Predators (44-28-4) travel to face off against the New York Islanders (34-27-15) on Saturday, April 6th. This game will be played at UBS Arena in Elmont 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 Nashville Predators Are Coming Off A Win

As the 6th place team in the Western Conference, the Predators have a record of 44-28-4 and have earned 92 points this season. On the road, Nashville has gone 22-12-3 and has lost two straight games away from home. Against other teams in the Western Conference, the Predators have a record of 27-21.

Over their last ten games, Nashville has gone 7-3 and have a record of 2-3 in their last five games. As the underdog, the Predators have gone 21-17-3 this season and have been the underdog in 41 of their games. In their last three games, Nashville has gone 1-2.

On the season, the Predators have gone 42-34 against the puck line, including a road mark of 23-14. So far, they have 27 wins by multiple goals compared to 17 by just one goal.

Entering this game, Nashville has dropped two straight games vs. the puck line on the road and has an average scoring margin of +.3 goals per contest as the visiting team. Overall, the Predators have gone 15-20 against the puck line as the underdog.

Facing the Blues in their last game, the Predators won by a score of 6-3. Facing off against the Blues’ defense, the Predators offense scored in all three periods. Two of Nashville’s six goals came while in power play, while they scored one time when shorthanded. They finished the game with 31 shots on goal.

Nashville also picked up a win against the puck line, coming into the game favored by -1.5. With a combined total of 9 goals, the teams exceeded the over/under line of 6 goals set for the game.

The New York Islanders Are Coming Off A Win

At home this season, the Islanders have gone 17-10-10 and are currently on a three-game win streak. In their last ten games, New York has gone 5-5, and they have gone 4-1 in their last five games. Over the course of the year, the Islanders have gone 34-27-15, and their record against Eastern Conference opponents is 21-24. In the Eastern Conference standings, the Islanders are in 7th place, and in the Metropolitan Division, they are in 3rd place.

Heading into tonight’s game, the Islanders have been favored in 36 of their 76 games, and they have gone 17-13-6 in those games. Over their last three games, New York has won all three games, and they have won two straight games as the favorite.

At home, the Islanders have gone 15-22 against the puck line this season, and they are 4-6 against the puck line in their last ten games at home. So far, New York has an average scoring margin of -0.2 goals per game at home, and they have gone 10-26 against the puck line as the favorite.

Overall, the Islanders have gone 37-39 against the puck line this year, and they have 19 wins by just one goal. In their last ten games, New York has gone 4-6 against the puck line, and they are 2-1 against the puck line in their last three games.

The Islanders are coming off a 4-2 road win over the Blue Jackets. In the 3rd period, the Islanders found the net two times against the Blue Jackets after their two goals in the first period. New York’s one power-play goals contributed to their total of 4 goals. Their offensive performance came with 41 shots on goal and one 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. The game ended with 6 goals, resulting in a push on the over/under line.

Nashville Offense Breakdown

The Predators come into the game scoring an average of 3.3 goals per game, putting them 13th in the NHL. Regarding shots targeted at the goal per game, they are 10th in the league. In terms of power play goals, the Predators offense is 12th in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they are 9th in the NHL.

This season, the Predators have an over/under record of 35-35-6. Throughout the season, they have played 46 games that went over the 5.5 over/under line. The average number of goals in their games is 6.3 per game.

Islanders Offense Breakdown

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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 18th in the league. This season, the Islanders are 14-12 when getting more shots on goal than their opponents. And in games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 20-15 record.

The Islanders’ over/under record this season is 40-31-5. For the season, they have had 46 games that surpassed this game’s over/under line of 5.5. Overall, their games are averaging6.3 goals per game.

Nashville Team Defense

Nashville defense takes on the Islanders ranked 13th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 30.4 shots per game against Nashville. They also are 14th in shutouts, with 4 shutouts.

New York Team Defense

New York defense takes on the Predators ranked 3rd in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 32.5 shots per game against New York. They also are 22nd in shutouts, with 4 shutouts.

Predators vs Islanders Trends

  • Through their last three road games, Nashville has an puck line record of just 1-2. However, their overall record was 1-2 while averaging 3 goals per game.
  • Across their three previous home games, New York has an puck line mark of 1-2. Their straight up record in these matchups was 2-1 while averaging 2 goals per game.
  • Spanning across their last ten games as the betting underdog, the Islanders have gone 6-4 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 6-4.
  • Spanning across their last three games as the betting favorite, the Predators have gone 1-2 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 1-2.

Predators vs Islanders Prediction

When it comes to a moneyline wager, I’m going with the Islanders to defeat the Predators while playing at home. Given the current moneyline odds at -110, I’m placing a wager on the Islanders to win outright.

When making a puck line pick, we’re backing the Islanders to win and cover. Watch for the Islanders to win this game by multiple goals over the Predators.

When considering the over/under line, which is currently at 5.5 goals, we believe that this game will go over that threshold, and we recommend wagering on the over.

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

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