Columbus Blue Jackets vs New York Islanders 3/29/22 NHL Picks, Predictions, Odds

The New York Islanders and Columbus Blue Jackets meet Tuesday in NHL action at the Nationwide Arena. The New York Islanders look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Columbus Blue Jackets look to snap a three-game losing streak.

The New York Islanders are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 20.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Brock Nelson leads New York with 31 goals, Mathew Barzal has 30 assists and Noah Dobson has 160 shots on goal. Defensively, the New York Islanders are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 82.9 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Ilya Sorokin has given up 97 goals on 1,326 shots faced, and Semyon Varlamov has allowed 63 goals on 721 shots.

The Columbus Blue Jackets are averaging 3.2 goals per game and are scoring on 19.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Patrik Laine leads Columbus with 25 goals, Jakub Voracek has 43 assists and Zach Werenski has 196 shots on goal. Defensively, the Columbus Blue Jackets are allowing 3.7 goals per game and are killing 77.8 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Elvis Merzlikins has allowed 137 goals on 1,421 shots faced, and Joonas Korpisalo has allowed 78 goals on 634 shots.

The Islanders are 19-7 in their last 26 games as a favorite and 1-4 in their last 5 road games. The Blue Jackets are 3-8 in their last 11 Tuesday games and 1-4 in their last 5 overall. The over is 8-3 in Islanders last 11 road games. The over is 38-16-5 in Blue Jackets last 59 overall. The Islanders are 2-6 in the last 8 meetings in Columbus.

The New York Islanders are still a tough team to figure out due to their inconsistency, but I believe they’re the more talented team here overall, and they have been great recently in the favorite role. The Columbus Blue Jackets are coming off a rough week, and they simply don’t win enough in the underdog role. I’ll take a shot with the Islanders and the reasonable price.

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