Making on a bet on this NHL game featuring the Blackhawks versus the Islanders? The puck drops at 7:30 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on NBCS. The game will be played at UBS Arena in Elmont, NY. This non-conference matchup has an over/under of 5.5 goals, and the Islanders are favored by -1.5 against the Blackhawks.

CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS VS NEW YORK ISLANDERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: New York Islanders -1.5

This game will be played at UBS Arena at 7:30 ET on Tuesday, April 2nd.

WHY BET THE NEW YORK ISLANDERS:

  • Based on projections, we have the Islanders coming out on top by a score of 4-2.
  • Take the Islanders on the moneyline
  • The Islanders should also cover at -1.5

Do the Blackhawks Stand a Chance in Elmont?

At 22-47-5, the Blackhawks are in 15th place in the Western Conference and 8th in the Central Division. On the road this season, Chicago has gone just 7-29-1 and has been the underdog in 69 of their 74 games.

Over their last ten games, the Blackhawks have gone 6-4, and they have won four straight games when they have been favored. In their last five games, Chicago has gone 3-2, and they are 2-1 over their last three contests.

Chicago comes into the game with a puck line record of 33-41 on the year, including going 2-1 against the puck line in their last three games. On the road, the Blackhawks have gone just 11-26 against the puck line this season and 1-2 against the puck line in their last three road games.

So far this year, the Blackhawks have had 11 wins by multiple goals and have gone 31-38 against the puck line as the underdog. In their last 10 road games, Chicago has gone just 3-7 against the puck line.

The average goal total for Chicago’s games is sitting at 5.7. The average over/under line for the season is 6.1. The Blackhawks come in with an over/under record of 29-42-3.

When looking at their past three road matchups, Chicago has an puck line record of 1-2 while averaging 3 per game. The team went 2-1 overall in these games.

In terms of their offensive performance, the Blackhawks are averaging 2.2 goals per game this season, putting them in the 31st spot in the NHL. When it comes to shots on goal per game, they are ranked 30th in the league. In terms of the Blackhawks’ offense during power plays, they are 26th in power play goals and 27th in shorthanded goals.

Chicago’s current leading scorer is Connor Bedard. This season, he has 21 goals, which puts him 100th in the NHL. In addition to his goal scoring, Bedard has 36 assists this season.

Defensively, the Islanders come into the season ranked 3rd in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 32.7 shots per game against New York. For the season, they are ranked 21st in shutouts, coming in with 4 shutouts.

Heading into this matchup vs. New York, goalie Petr Mrazek has started 48 games in this season. His current record is 17-27, and his save percentage stands at 0.955%.

Can New York Lock in a Home Win?

At home this season, the Islanders have gone 16-10-10, and they have been favored in 34 of their 74 games. In the Eastern Conference, New York is 10th and 5th in the Metropolitan Division with a record of 32-27-15. Over their last ten games, the Islanders have gone just 3-7, and they have lost two straight games when favored.

For the year, New York has gone 20-24 against other teams in the Eastern Conference. Overall, the Islanders have 79 points, and they have gone 15-13-6 when favored. Over their last five games, New York has gone 3-2, and they are 2-1 in their last three games.

At home this year, the Islanders have a puck line record of 15-21 and an average scoring margin of -.2 goals per game. So far, they have played 34 games as the favorite and have a puck line record of 9-25 in those games.

Overall, the team’s puck line record is 36-38, and they have 14 wins by multiple goals. In their last ten home games, the Islanders have a puck line record of 4-6.

Games involving New York have an average of 6.3 goals per game this season. Their average over/under line is 6. In terms of their over/under performance, the Islanders come in with a record of 40-30-4.

Across their three previous road games, Chicago has an puck line mark of 1-2. Their straight up record in these matchups was 2-1 while averaging 3 goals per game.

In terms of their offensive performance, the Islanders are averaging 3 goals per game this season, putting them in the 22nd spot in the NHL. When it comes to shots on goal per game, they are ranked 19th in the league. This year, the Islanders have recorded a 12-12 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. For games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 20-15 record.

New York’s current leading scorer is Bo Horvat. This season, he has 30 goals, which puts him 28th in the NHL. In addition to his goal scoring, Horvat has 34 assists this season.

Defensively, the Islanders come into the season ranked 3rd in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 32.7 shots per game against New York. For the season, they are ranked 21st in shutouts, coming in with 4 shutouts.

Goalie Ilya Sorokin comes into the game having made 51 starts this season. So far, his record is 22-19 and he has a save percentage of 1.0%.