Looking to win big? The Golden Knights and Islanders face off at 7:30 ET on ESPN+. The Islanders are hosting the game at UBS Arena in Elmont, NY. The over/under for this game is set at 6 goals, and the Islanders are the home favorites against the Golden Knights in a non-conference matchup.

VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS 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, January 23rd.

WHY BET THE NEW YORK ISLANDERS:

  • Coming in as 1.5 goal favorites, our projections have the Islanders picking up a 4-3 win.
  • Take the Islanders on the moneyline
  • On the spread, we like Golden Knights (+1.5)

Is a Win at Elmont Possible for the Golden Knights?

Through 47 games, the Golden Knights have a record of 27-14-6, which has them in 5th place in the Western Conference. In the Pacific Division, Vegas is in 2nd place.

On the road this season, the Golden Knights have gone 9-9-4, and they have gone 18-11 against other teams in the Western Conference. Over their last ten games, Vegas has gone 5-5.

On the season, Vegas has gone 24-23 against the puck line, including going 6-4 vs. the puck line over their last ten games. So far, the Golden Knights have been the underdog in 16 of their games, and their puck line record as the underdog is 12-4.

When it comes to their road games, Vegas has a puck line record of 10-12 this season, and their average scoring margin away from home is -.3 goals per game. Over their last ten road games, the Golden Knights have gone 5-5 vs. the puck line.

The average goal total for Vegas’ games is sitting at 6. The average over/under line for the season is 6.2. The Golden Knights come in with an over/under record of 21-26-0.

Although Vegas has a straight up record of 0-3 in their last three road games, they have not held up as well vs the puck line going 1-2. The team averaged 1 goals per game in these games.

The Golden Knights come into the game scoring an average of 3.2 goals per game, putting them 10th in the NHL. Regarding shots targeted at the goal per game, they are 7th in the league. Vegas’ offense is currently ranked 12th in power play goals. When it comes to shorthanded goals, they are 9th in the league.

Vegas’ current leading scorer is Jonathan Marchessault. This season, he has 22 goals, which puts him 19th in the NHL. In addition to his goal scoring, Marchessault has 14 assists this season.

Defensively, the Islanders are currently 2nd in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 35 shots per game against New York. They also are 5th in shutouts, coming in with 4 shutouts.

Heading into this matchup vs. New York, goalie Logan Thompson has started 28 games in this season. His current record is 16-9, and his save percentage stands at 0.883%.

Will the Islanders Defense Show Up at Home?

At home this season, the Islanders have gone 12-5-6, and they are 11-6-4 when favored. In the Eastern Conference standings, New York is in 10th place, and they have gone 7-8 in divisional games.

Over their last ten games, the Islanders have gone just 3-7, and they have lost two straight games when they have been the underdog. So far this season, they have gone 20-15-11 overall, and they have gone 13-13 against Eastern Conference opponents.

At home, the Islanders have gone 9-14 against the puck line this season and are just 3-7 against the puck line in their last ten games. So far, New York has been the favorite in 21 of their games and has gone just 5-16 against the puck line as the favorite.

Overall, the Islanders’ average scoring margin is at -0.4 goals per game, and they have 13 losses by more than one goal. In their last ten home games, the Islanders have gone 6-4 against the puck line.

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 26-17-3.

Across their three previous road games, Vegas has an puck line mark of 1-2. Their straight up record in these matchups was 0-3 while averaging 1 goals per game.

When looking at their offense, the Islanders have an average of 2.9 goals per game this season, positioning themselves 22nd in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are ranked 21st in the league. New York’s offense comes into the game ranked 19th in power play goals. And in terms of shorthanded goals, they are 5th in the NHL.

New York’s leading scorer is Brock Nelson. So far, he has 20 goals which is 27th in the NHL. Nelson also comes into the game with 17 assists.

Defensively, the Islanders come into the season ranked 2nd in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 35 shots per game against New York. For the season, they are ranked 5th in shutouts, coming in with 4 shutouts.

Goalie Ilya Sorokin gets the start and has made 33 starts this season. His record at this point is 14-11, and his save percentage is 1.0%.