Brock Nelson, Mathew Barzal, and the New York Islanders will do battle against J.T. Miller, Elias Pettersson, and the Vancouver Canucks at Rogers Arena in a cross-continent tilt. The match will get going at 10 p.m. ET on Tuesday, March 10, and you are able to witness it live on Sportsnet Pacific.
New York Islanders vs. Vancouver Canucks Odds
New York (+110) is playing the role of underdog to Vancouver (-130), and the sportsbooks have set the Over/Under (O/U) at 6 goals. The odds for betting the total sit at -105 money on the over and -115 for the under.
Netting 0.5 units for moneyline bettors, Vancouver is 35-33 straight up (SU) overall this year. That winning percentage, the third-best in the Pacific Division in this young season, is a welcome improvement over the 35-47 record from the 2018-19 season campaign. Through 68 regular season outings, 38 of its games have gone over the total, while 27 have gone under and just three have pushed. The team’s 21-13 SU at home this season.
The Canucks have converted on 23.4 percent of their power play chances this year, a figure that places them in the top-10 among NHL teams. On the other hand, their penalty kill is ranked 17th overall, and they’ve successfully killed off 80.2 percent of all penalties.
Boasting a .918 save percentage and 30.3 saves per game, Jacob Markstrom (23-20-4) has been the top goalkeeper for Vancouver this season. If the Nucks, however, decide to give him a breather, the team may turn to Thatcher Demko (13-13-13 record, .904 save percentage, 3.03 goals against average).
New York has lost 1.8 units for moneyline bettors thus far and is currently 35-32 straight up (SU). Through 67 regular season contests, 37 of its games have gone under the total, while 27 have gone over and just three have pushed. The Islanders are 15-17 SU as the road team this season.
The Islanders have converted on just 17.6 percent of their power play opportunities this season, a figure that places them in the bottom-10 overall among NHL teams. On the other hand, its penalty kill unit is ranked 15th overall and it’s successfully killed off 80.8 percent of all opponent power plays.
Semyon Varlamov (2.59 goals against average and .915 save percentage) has been the primary option in goal for New York. Varlamov is averaging 25.9 saves per game and owns a 20-24-5 record.
New York Islanders vs. Vancouver Canucks Betting Predictions
Free NHL Tip: SU Winner – Canucks, O/U – Over
The Canucks are 3-3 in games that go to shootout. The Islanders are 3-2 in shootouts.
For both of these clubs, the game went over the total in three of their past five matchups.
New York has managed 26.6 shot attempts per game over its last five road games while Vancouver has been attempting 31.8 shots per game over its last five at home.
Over Vancouver’s last ten outings, seven of them have been decided by two or more goals (the team is 2-5 in those games).
New York skaters have accounted for the most hits in the league (28.0 per game).