Looking to win big? The Islanders and Blues face off at 8:00 ET on ESPN+. The Blues are hosting the game at Enterprise Center in St. Louis, MO. The Islanders are favored by -1.5 goals in this non-conference showdown. The game’s over/under is currently at 6.5 goals.

NEW YORK ISLANDERS VS ST. LOUIS BLUES BETTING PICK

The Pick: St. Louis Blues +1.5

This game will be played at Enterprise Center at 8:00 ET on Thursday, February 22nd.

WHY BET THE ST. LOUIS BLUES:

  • Despite being 1.5 goal underdogs, we predict the Blues to come out on top with a final score of 4-3.
  • We like the Blues on the moneyline (-109)
  • The Blues are also our pick on the spread at +1.5

Can New York Pull Out the Win as Road Favorites?

Heading into today’s game, the Islanders are in 10th place in the Eastern Conference and 5th in the Metropolitan Division. They have an overall record of 23-18-14 and have gone 16-16 against other Eastern Conference teams.

On the road this season, New York has gone 10-11-5 and has won their last two games away from home. When favored, the Islanders have gone 12-9-5 this season.

On the road this season, the Islanders have a puck line record of 15-11 and an average scoring margin of -0.5 goals per game. So far, they have 15 losses by more than one goal.

Overall, New York’s puck line record is 27-28, and they have gone 2-1 against the puck line in their last three games. As the favorite, the Islanders have a puck line record of just 6-20.

This season, New York’s games are averaging 6.4 goals per game. Their average over/under line is 6. The Islanders currently have an over/under record of 31-21-3.

New York has played well in their previous three road games, going 2-1 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 3 goals per game while allowing 3. The team also performed well vs the puck line at 2-1.

On the offensive side, the Islanders are scoring an 3 goals per game this season, ranking 22nd in the NHL. When it came to shots on target per game, they are 21st in the league. This season, the Islanders are 7-7 when getting more shots on goal than their opponents. And in games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 16-11 record.

New York’s current leading scorer is Brock Nelson. This season, he has 24 goals, which puts him 27th in the NHL. Along with his scoring, he has come up with 21 assists so far.

St. Louis defense takes on the Islanders ranked 10th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 31.7 shots per game against St. Louis. They also are 19th in shutouts, with 3 shutouts.

Entering the game, goalie Semyon Varlamov has started 16 games this season. His current record stands at 6-6, and his save percentage is 0.538%.

Can St. Louis Deliver Being Underdogs at Home?

With a record of 29-24-2, the Blues are currently 8th in the Western Conference and 4th in the Central Division. At home this season, St. Louis has gone 16-11-1, and they have lost two straight games on home ice. As the underdog, the Blues have gone 22-16-2 this season.

Over their last ten games, the Blues have gone 6-4, and they have gone 2-3 in their last five games and 1-2 in their last three games. In games against other Western Conference teams, St. Louis has gone 17-15 this season.

Heading into the game, the Blues have an overall puck line record of 31-24 and have gone 6-4 against the puck line in their last ten games. So far this season, St. Louis has gone 17-11 vs. the puck line at home and 25-15 as the underdog.

Across their last ten home games, the Blues have gone just 5-5 against the puck line and have gone 2-3 in their last five games overall. So far this season, St. Louis has had 17 wins by multiple goals and has an average scoring margin of -.2 goals per game.

The average goal total for St. Louis’ games is sitting at 6.1. The average over/under line for the season is 6.3. The Blues come in with an over/under record of 23-27-5.

In their last three road games, New York has averaged 3 goals per game while allowing 3. The team’s record in this stretch was 2-1 while going 2-1 vs. the spread.

When looking at their offense, the Blues have an average of 2.9 goals per game this season, positioning themselves 25th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are ranked 26th in the league. St. Louis’ offense is currently ranked 24th in power play goals. When it comes to shorthanded goals, they are 3rd in the league.

St. Louis’ leading goal scorer is Jake Neighbours. So far this season, he has 19 goals, placing him 63rd in the NHL. Neighbours also comes into the game with 7 assists.

Defensively, the Blues are currently 10th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 31.7 shots per game against St. Louis. They also are 19th in shutouts, coming in with 3 shutouts.

Goalie Jordan Binnington gets the start and has made 37 starts this season. His record at this point is 19-15, and his save percentage is 0.943%.