Detroit Red Wings vs New York Islanders 12/14/21 NHL Picks, Predictions, Odds

The New York Islanders and the Detroit Red Wings meet in NHL action from Little Caesars Arena on Tuesday night.

The New York Islanders come into this one looking to add to a 4-2 win over the New Jersey Devils in their last game. Mathew Barzal leads New York with 17 points split between 5 goals and a team-high 12 assists while Brock Nelson has 11 points with a team-high 9 goals and Oliver Wahlstom also has 8 goals this season as part of his 13-point total. Adam Pelech also has a team-best +7 plus/minus rating for the Isles this season. Ilya Sorokin has gone 7-6-4 with a 2.50 GAA and a .925 save percentage while Semyon Varlamov is 0-5-1 with a 3.29 GAA and an .884 save percentage in goal for New York.

The Detroit Red Wings will look to bounce back from a 7-3 loss at the hands of the Colorado Avalanche last time out. Lucas Raymond leads the Red Wings in scoring with 24 points including 14 assists along with a team-high 10 goals while Dylan Larkin has 22 points with 10 goals of his own and 12 assists and Tyler Bertuzzi also has 9 assists with 9 goals for 18 points and a team-high +9 plus/minus rating this season. Moritz Seider also leads Detroit with 16 assists so far this season. Alex Nedeljkovic is 8-6-3 with a 2.81 GAA and a .915 save percentage in goal for Detroit while Thomas Greiss is 5-6 with a 3.67 GAA and an .889 save percentage this season.

New York is 1-5 in their last 6 road games and 2-12 in their last 14 games overall while the under is 5-1 in their last 6 games played on 2 days rest. Detroit is 46-105 in their last 151 games overall and 8-20 in their last 28 Tuesday games while the over is 5-0 in their last 5 games overall.

I get the case that could be made either way here, but I’m starting to like the over in this one. The Red Wings have allowed 18 goals in their last three games and in most outings, that would break through the over by itself averaging six goals against per game. The Islanders have also had their issues but I think both sides do enough to get us well over the number here

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