Islanders vs. Devils Prediction
ODDS: According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Devils are -145 money line favorites versus the Islanders, who are +125 on the ML. The over/under total is currently sitting at 5.5 goals and the Canadian Line has New York at +1.5 (-240) and New Jersey at -1.5 (+200).
LINE MOVEMENT: The Devils opened as -161 money favorites but the line has dropped to -145, while the Islanders have gone from +148 to +125. The total, meanwhile, has stayed at 5.5 goals.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the wagers that have currently been placed on this game, 66% of bettors favor the Devils. This information is subject to change, however, so click on the link provided for the most updated public betting stats.
NHL FREE PICK: Take New Jersey. According to latest NHL trends, the Islanders are 2-10 in their last 12 trips to New Jersey and 0-4 in their last four games versus the Devils. The Islanders are also 20-48 in their last 68 games on Thursday, 27-76 in their last 103 games versus Atlantic, and 1-4 in their last five road games versus a team with a home winning percentage of a greater than .600. On the other side, New Jersey is 5-0 in its last five games versus the Atlantic, 13-4 in its last 17 home games and 6-2 in its last eight games versus the Eastern Conference. New York has also dropped four straight and eight of its last 10 games versus New Jersey, which should rebound after a couple of losses.
THURSDAY NHL FREE PICK: NEW JERSEY DEVILS -145