The Detroit Red Wings and New York Islanders meet Thursday in NHL action at the UBS Arena. The Detroit Red Wings need a win after losing nine of their last 12 games. The New York Islanders look for a win after winning six of their last eight games.
The Detroit Red Wings are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 18.1 percent of their power play opportunities. Dylan Larkin leads Detroit with 27 goals, Moritz Seider has 37 assists and Lucas Raymond has 143 shots on goal. Defensively, the Detroit Red Wings are allowing 3.7 goals per game and are killing 74 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Alex Nedeljkovic has given up 134 goals on 1,400 shots faced, and Thomas Greiss has allowed 71 goals on 628 shots.
The New York Islanders are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 19.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Brock Nelson leads New York with 27 goals, Mathew Barzal has 28 assists and Noah Dobson has 152 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 93 goals on 1,267 shots faced, and Semyon Varlamov has allowed 55 goals on 663 shots.
The Red Wings are 19-71 in their last 90 road games and 59-127 in their last 186 overall. The Red Wings are 19-71 in their last 90 road games and 59-127 in their last 186 overall. The over is 12-4-1 in Red Wings last 17 overall. The over is 4-1-1 in Islanders last 6 home games. The Red Wings are 0-4 in the last 4 meetings in New York and 3-7 in the last 10 meetings.
The Detroit Red Wings have been fade material on the road for years now, and nothing changes with them here given their current form. The New York Islanders have been a tough team to figure out this season, but they’re showing signs of putting things together as of late and have played their best recent hokey at home. The Islanders need to take advantage of free points like this. Give me the home team and the PL for max betting value.