The New York Islanders, spearheaded by Mathew Barzal and Brock Nelson, are ready to take the ice against Jakob Silfverberg, Ryan Getzlaf, and the Anaheim Ducks at the Honda Center in an East-West showdown. The puck drops at 10 p.m. ET on Monday, November 25, and you’ll be able to view it live on Prime Ticket.
New York Islanders vs. Anaheim Ducks Odds
Playing the role of underdogs will be the Islanders (-130), while the Ducks are favored offering moneyline odds of +110, and the Over/Under (O/U) has been set at 6 goals (-105 for the over, -115 for the under).
New York is 16-5 straight up (SU) and has earned 10.4 units for moneyline bettors this season. Through 21 regular season outings, 11 of its games have gone over the total, while 10 have gone under and none have pushed. This 2019-20 Islanders team is 6-2 SU on the road.
New York has converted on 20.4 percent of its power play opportunities this year, a figure that’s right around league average. Its penalty kill is ranked 13th overall, and it’s successfully killed off 83.1 percent of its penalties..
Averaging 28.2 saves per game with a .934 save percentage, Thomas Greiss (9-2) has been the primary option in goal for New York this year. If New York chooses to rest him, however, the team may turn to Semyon Varlamov (7-4-2 record, .913 save percentage, 2.63 goals against average).
Anaheim is 10-14 straight up (SU) and has lost 5.2 units for moneyline bettors this year. 14 of its games have gone over the total, while 10 have gone under and none have pushed. It’s 6-6 SU at home this year.
The Ducks have converted on just 10.9 percent of their power play chances this season, a mark that places them in the bottom overall among NHL teams. On the other hand, its penalty kill is ranked 22nd overall, and it’s successfully killed off 76.8 percent of all opponent power plays.
John Gibson has stopped 29.2 shots per game as the top netminder in goal for the Ducks. Gibson has seven wins, 11 losses, and one overtime loss to his name and has maintained a fairly-weak .908 save percentage and 3.02 goals against average this year.
New York Islanders at Anaheim Ducks Betting Predictions
NHL Pick: SU Winner – Ducks, O/U – Over
70.0 percent of Anaheim’s wins have come by two or more goals (the team is 7-8 overall in games decided by at least two scores) while 43.8 percent of New York’s wins have come by two goals or more (7-2 overall in such games).
The Ducks are 1-5 when they serve fewer penalty minutes than their opponent and 4-7 in games where they’re in the box for fewer than 10 total penalty minutes.
New York could have an advantage if this one comes down to the wire. The team’s an impressive 9-3 in one-goal games, while Anaheim is 3-6 in such games.
For both of these clubs, the over has hit in four of their last five matchups.
New York skaters have averaged 7.8 giveaways over its last five home games, an improvement from its season average of 15.9 giveaways per game (ranked 31st in the league).
Anaheim has averaged 14.2 giveaways over its last five home games, a rise over its season average of 10.9 giveaways per game (ranked 17th in the league).
New York skaters have accounted for the most hits in the league (29.4 per game).