Making on a bet on this NHL game featuring the Blues versus the Islanders? The puck drops at 7:30 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on ESPN+. The game will be played at UBS Arena in Elmont, NY. The over/under for this game is set at 6 goals, and the Islanders are favored by -1.5 vs. the Blues in a non-conference matchup.

ST. LOUIS BLUES 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, March 5th.

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

Will St. Louis Make it Happen on the Road?

Heading into tonight’s game, the Blues are 9th in the Western Conference standings with 67 points and a 32-26-3 record. In the Central Division, St. Louis is in 5th place with an 8-12 record against divisional opponents. On the road this season, the Blues have gone 14-15-2.

Over their last ten games, St. Louis has gone 4-6, and they have won their last two games. As the underdog, the Blues have gone 25-18-3 this season, and they have won their last two games as the underdog.

St. Louis comes into the game with a puck line record this year of 35-26, including going 3-0 vs. the puck line in their last three games. So far, the Blues have 19 wins by more than one goal compared to 13 wins by one goal.

As the underdog, the Blues have a puck line record of 29-17, and they have gone 7-3 vs. the puck line in their last 10 road games. Overall, St. Louis has an average scoring margin of -.2 goals per game.

Games involving St. Louis have an average of 6 goals per game this season. Their average over/under line is 6.3. In terms of their over/under performance, the Blues come in with a record of 25-31-5.

Across their last three road contests, St. Louis has a 2-1 record vs the spread. Their overall mark in these games was 1-2, while averaging 2 goals per game.

On the offensive side, the Blues are scoring an 2.8 goals per game this season, ranking 25th in the NHL. When it came to shots on target per game, they are 26th in the league. This year, the Blues have recorded a 12-9 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. For games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 19-15 record.

The leading scorer for St. Louis’ offense is Pavel Buchnevich. Coming into the game he has 24 goals, ranking 37th in the NHL. Along with his scoring, he has come up with 24 assists so far.

Defensively, the Islanders are currently 2nd in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 33.5 shots per game against New York. They also are 15th in shutouts, coming in with 4 shutouts.

Goalie Joel Hofer gets the start and has made 19 starts this season. His record at this point is 10-10, and his save percentage is 0.583%.

Are New York Ready for a Home Win?

At home this season, the Islanders have gone 14-8-9, and they have won three straight games overall. In the Eastern Conference standings, New York is currently in 9th place and 4th in the Metropolitan Division. So far this year, the Islanders have gone 26-20-14.

As the favorite, New York has gone 12-10-5 this season and 18-17 against Eastern Conference opponents. Over their last three games, the Islanders have gone 3-0 and 5-5 over their last ten games.

At home this season, the Islanders have gone 13-18 vs. the puck line, and they have an average scoring differential of -.2 goals per game. So far, New York has been the underdog in 33 of their games, and their puck line record as the underdog is 24-9. In their last ten games at home, the Islanders have gone 5-5 vs. the puck line.

Coming into this game, the Islanders have won three games in a row vs. the puck line, and they have 17 losses by more than one goal. Overall, New York’s puck line record is 30-30, and they have gone 6-21 vs. the puck line when favored.

Games involving New York have an average of 6.4 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 33-24-3.

In their last three road games, St. Louis has averaged 2 goals per game while allowing 2. The team’s record in this stretch was 1-2 while going 2-1.

In terms of their offensive performance, the Islanders are averaging 3 goals per game this season, putting them in the 23rd spot in the NHL. When it comes to shots on goal per game, they are ranked 22nd in the league. This season, the Islanders have a 9-9 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. In games with fewer shots on goal, they hold a 17-11 record.

New York’s leading goal scorer is Brock Nelson. So far this season, he has 28 goals, placing him 22nd in the NHL. In addition to his goal scoring, Nelson has 21 assists this season.

In terms of defense, the Islanders head into the game ranked 2nd in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 33.5 shots per game against New York. So far, they are 15th in shutouts, achieving 4 shutouts.

Goalie Ilya Sorokin comes into the game having made 43 starts this season. So far, his record is 20-13 and he has a save percentage of 1.0%.