Winnipeg Jets vs New York Islanders NHL Betting Prediction

NHL Winnipeg Jets vs New York Islanders Prediction 3/23/2024

The Winnipeg Jets (44-20-5) travel to face off against the New York Islanders (29-25-15) on Saturday, March 23rd. This game will be played at UBS Arena in Elmont and televised on ESPN+. Both the Jets and Islanders will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Puck drop is scheduled for 1:00 ET.

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The Winnipeg Jets Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

When playing on the road this season, the Jets have gone 21-11-3, and they have gone 44-20-5 overall, which has them in 3rd place in the Central Division and 4th in the Western Conference. Over their last ten games, Winnipeg has gone 6-4, and they have gone 35-10-3 when favored this season.

So far against the Eastern Conference, the Jets have gone 25-15, and they have gone 16-6 against their division rivals. In their last five games, Winnipeg has gone 3-2, and they have gone 9-10-2 when playing as the underdog.

Winnipeg comes into the game with a puck line record of 37-32 and a road puck line record of 18-17. Their average scoring margin on the road is +.4 goals per game, and they have 32 wins by multiple goals.

Over their last 10 road games, the Jets have gone 5-5 against the puck line, and their puck line record for the season is 25-23 when favored. Overall, they have 48 games as the favorite and have a scoring margin of +1.2 goals per game in those contests.

Coming off a 4-1 loss on the road to the Devils, the Jets are hoping to bounce back today. Offensively, the Jets did not score in the first or third periods vs. the Devils but found the net one time in the second period. Winnipeg’s’s lone goal during the game occurred at even strength. They ended with 19 shots on goal in total.

Winnipeg went into the game favored by -1.5, giving them a loss vs. the puck line. With a combined total of 5 goals, the game concluded below the over/under line of 6.

The New York Islanders Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

At home this season, the Islanders have gone 15-9-10, and in the Eastern Conference, they sit in 10th place. Overall, New York is 29-25-15 and has 73 points. Over their last 10 games, the Islanders have gone 4-6, and they have lost three straight games. As the underdog this season, New York has gone 14-13-9, and they have gone 0-5 in their last five games.

Over the course of the season, the Islanders have scored 191 goals and allowed 203. In the Eastern Conference, New York is in 5th place in the Metropolitan Division. Against other teams from the Eastern Conference, the Islanders have gone 18-22, and they have gone 0-3 over their last three games.

At home this season, the Islanders have gone just 14-20 against the puck line, and their average scoring margin for the year is -.4 goals per game. So far, the team’s puck line record sits at 33-36, and they have gone just 9-24 against the puck line as the favorite.

Through their first 36 games as the underdog, New York has gone 24-12 against the puck line, and their average scoring differential when not favored is -.7 goals per game. The Islanders have dropped their last six games against the puck line and have gone just 4-6 against the puck line in their last 10 games.

The Islanders aim to bounce back following their 6-3 loss on the road to the Red Wings. The first period saw the Islanders being held without a goal, but they turned things around offensively by scoring one time in the second period and two goals in the third. New York’s one power-play goals contributed to their total of 3 goals. Their offensive performance came with 36 shots on goal and two giveaways.

New York took a loss against the puck line, going into the game as the favorites with a -1.5-point advantage. The teams surpassed the over/under line, which was set at 6.5 goals, with a combined total of 9 goals.

Winnipeg Offense Breakdown

On offense, the Jets are averaging 3.1 goals per game which is 15th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 18th in the league. The Jets went 20-10 in games where they had more shots than their opponents. However, in games with fewer shots on goal, their record was 23-10.

This season, the Jets have an over/under record of 27-35-7. Throughout the season, they have played 35 games that went over the 5.5 over/under line. The average number of goals in their games is 5.5 per game.

Islanders Offense Breakdown

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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 21st in the league. New York’s offense is currently ranked 17th in power play goals. When it comes to shorthanded goals, they are 6th in the league.

So far, the Islanders have an over/under record of 38-27-4. Coming into the game, they have played 43 games that went beyond the 5.5 over/under line. Their games, on average, had 6.3 goals per game.

Winnipeg Team Defense

Winnipeg defense takes on the Islanders ranked 15th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 29.5 shots per game against Winnipeg. They also are 4th in shutouts, with 6 shutouts.

New York Team Defense

In terms of defense, the Islanders head into the game ranked 4th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 32.7 shots per game against New York. So far, they are 19th in shutouts, achieving 4 shutouts.

Jets vs Islanders Trends

  • Winnipeg has played well in their previous three road games, going 2-1 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 3 goals per game while allowing 2. The team also performed well vs the puck line at 2-1.
  • Through their last five home contests, the Islanders offense has averaged 3 goals per game while allowing an average of 3. New York posted an overall record of 2-3 while going 2-3 ATS.
  • As the betting underdog, the Islanders have an puck line mark of just 0-3 in their last three games. New York posted a straight up mark of 0-3 in these matchups.
  • Winnipeg has done well both straight up and vs the puck line when favored to win the game, going 2-1 SU and 2-1 puck line in their last three games.

Jets vs Islanders Prediction

When making a moneyline pick, my choice is the Islanders to come out with a win against the Jets while playing at home. Considering the moneyline odds at +110, I’m placing my bet on the Islanders to win outright.

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

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.

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