The St. Louis Blues will go to New York where they will take on the Islanders in a cross-conference matchup. Continue reading below to get our best St. Louis Blues vs New York Islanders prediction and much more.
The puck drop for this game is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. eastern from the UBS Arena. This game can be viewed on ESPN+.
The Blues will have to play back-to-back tonight, which, luckily for them, the NHL schedule today keeps them in New York after playing the Rangers last night.
The Islanders are coming off a win against Chicago that allowed them to break a two-game losing streak. Let’s review the important NHL odds as well as NHL picks in this Blues vs Islanders prediction.
Last Game Records
St. Louis Blues
The St. Louis Blues took on the Rangers last night n New York. Both teams were able to score in the first period, with the Rangers getting an extra goal on the board and taking a 1-2 lead into the second period.
Both teams scored in the second period as well. However, the Blues were able to get three across compared to the one from New York.
With a 4-3 lead to start the third, the Blues came out slow and gave up three goals in the third period to lose the game 4-6.
This is a game the Blues should have walked away victoriously. Giving up three goals in the third period without any answer is unacceptable.
New York Islanders
The Islanders took on the Blackhawks on Sunday. This was an odd game, as there were only goals scored by one team in one 20-minute period.
Neither team were able to score in the first, and both were able to get around 10 shots on goal in the period.
In the second, the Islanders were able to get three goals across while also holding the Blackhawks to another zero.
The third period was very similar to the first period, where neither team scored a goal. The Islanders would go on to win 3-0 while outshooting their opponent 40-21.
St. Louis Blues vs. New York Islanders Betting Analysis
Blues Betting Analysis
The St. Louis Blues standings in the Central Division currently has them in sixth place. The best part about the Central Division is the fact that all of the teams seem to be relatively within striking distance.
The Blues are on a four-game losing streak coming into tonight’s contest. They have also lost six of their last 10.
The Blues’ offense is averaging 2.88 goals per game this season, which is 24th in the NHL. In their last five games, the Blues averaged 3.2 goals. In their last five away games, the Blues are averaging 3.0 goals per game.
The biggest struggle for the Blues has been their defense as well as their inability to stop anyone else from scoring. So far this season the Blues are giving up 3.84 goals per game, which is in the bottom five of the league.
In their last five games, the Blues are giving up 5.2 goals per game. In their last five away games, the Blues are giving up 5.4 goals per game.
Islanders Betting Analysis
The Islanders find themselves in third place in the Metropolitan Division standings. They are just a single point behind the Carolina Hurricanes for second place and nine points behind the New Jersey Devils for first place.
The Islanders have won six games in their last 10. In that 10 games, there was a four-game winning streak as well as back-to-back losses mixed in. The Islanders have won three of their last five games.
Islanders Injury Report
The Islanders NHL injury report is looking solid, as they only have a few players with ailments. Cal Clutterbuck is one of the players, who has upgraded to questionable tonight after an injury at the end of November.
Offensively, the Islanders, as a team, are averaging 3.15 goals per game, which is 15th in the NHL. In their last five games, the Islanders averaged 2.6 goals per game. In their last five home games, the Islanders averaged 3.2 goals per game.
The Islanders have found a ton of success with their defense and goaltending this season. On the year, New York is giving up just 2.54 goals per game, which is third in the league.
St. Louis Blues vs. New York Islanders Betting Preview
The Blues come into the game this evening as the underdog in the moneyline with odds around +145. The Blues have been less than impressive on the road this season, which makes this number make sense.
The Islanders are the home moneyline favorite for the game this evening. The Islanders odds are sitting around -165. With their proven dominance in home games, a 9-4 record, this speaks to the huge favorite.
The total goals for this game is sitting at 6 total goals. This is an intriguing number with the way the two teams have been playing on separate sides.
The Islander’s offense mixed with the Blues’ defense could be problematic for the total goals.
The Blues are +1½ with odds around -170. So far this season, the Blues are 9-16 against the spread. The Islanders are -1½ with odds around +150. The Islanders are 16-10 against the spread this season.
St. Louis Blues vs. New York Islanders Betting Prediction
There are two NHL picks in this game that seem like the best bets to take. The first would be the Islanders moneyline and then the over for total goals. In this Blues vs.Islanders predictions, we are taking the NHL stats and NHL odds to formulate the best opportunities.
The Islanders have not only been dominant at home, but the Blues have been bad when playing on the road. The Blues are also 2-2 in the second game of back-to-backs.
Who to Bet On?
With the way the goaltending has been going for St. Louis, mixed with the offensive firepower for the Islanders, the over for total goals is a solid play.
The Blues are giving up 4.0 goals per game in the second game of back-to-backs.
The Islanders moneyline and the over for total goals are the two I Blues vs.Islanders predictions for tonight’s game.
NHL Pick: Islanders (-170)