In their last head-to-head meeting of the regular season, the New York Islanders and the Arizona Coyotes clash at Gila River Arena. The action will get underway at 4 p.m. ET on Monday, February 17, and you are able to catch this East-West matchup live on Fox Sports Arizona.
New York Islanders vs. Arizona Coyotes Odds
Arizona heads into the game as the favorite with a moneyline of -135. The line for New York is standing at +115 and the Over/Under (O/U) has been set at 5 goals (-140 for the over, +120 for the under).
New York is 33-24 straight up (SU) and has earned 5.9 units for moneyline bettors this year. Through 57 regular season matches, 30 of its games have gone under the total, while 24 have gone over and just three have pushed. As the road team in 2019-20, the Isles are 15-13 SU.
New York has converted on just 18.6 percent of its power play opportunities this season, a figure that’s ranked 23rd in the NHL. On the other hand, its penalty kill is ranked 16th in the league, and the team’s successfully killed off 79.9 percent of all penalties.
New York, as a collective unit, has been penalized just 3.4 times per game in the 2019-20 season, 2.8 per game over its past five contests total, and 3.2 per game over its last five games as the visiting team. The team has been forced to stave off opponent power plays just 7.3 minutes per game over their last 10 outings.
With a .917 save percentage and 26.3 saves per game, Semyon Varlamov (18-18-4) has been the primary option in goal for New York this year. If it decides to rest him, however, New York might roll with Thomas Greiss (16-12-2), who has a .916 save percentage and 2.65 goals against average this year.
Mathew Barzal and Brock Nelson will both look to continue their strong seasons for the visiting Islanders. Barzal (48 points) is up to 18 goals and 30 assists, and has recorded two or more points 13 times. Nelson has 21 goals and 24 assists to his nameand has notched a point in 29 games.
Arizona is 29-32 straight up (SU) and has lost 7.3 units for moneyline bettors this year. Through 61 regular season contests, 34 of its games have gone under the total, while 26 have gone over and just one has pushed. This year, the team’s 14-15 SU at home.
Arizona has converted on 19.4 percent of its power play opportunities this season, a mark that’s right around league average. On the other hand, its penalty kill is ranked sixth overall, and it’s successfully killed off 83.4 percent of all opponent power plays.
Arizona players have been whistled for penalties only 3.1 times per game this season, 3.6 per game over their last five match ups total, and 2.8 per game over their last five home outings. The team’s had to kill penalties just 6.8 minutes per game over their last 10 outings.
Antti Raanta has stopped 27.9 shots per game as the primary option in the crease for Arizona. Raanta has 12 wins, 17 losses, and three OT losses to his credit and has registered a mediocre 2.76 goals against average and a .917 save percentage this year.
Taylor Hall (14 goals, 32 assists) will lead the attack for the Coyotes.
New York Islanders vs. Arizona Coyotes Free Picks
Prediction: SU Winner – Islanders, O/U – Under
- New York is 3-2 in games decided by a shootout this season while Arizona is 5-4 in shootouts.
- The total has gone under in four of Arizona’s last five games.
- New York has managed 23.6 shot attempts per game over its last five road games while Arizona is averaging 32.0 shots per game over its last five at home.
- Six of New York’s last ten games have been decided by two goals or more. The team is 4-2 in those games.
- New York skaters have given out the most hits in the league (28.5 per game).