|NHL Devils vs. Islanders Picks & Predictions for Sunday, February 3, 2013|
|Written by Anthony Rome|
|Sunday, 03 February 2013 13:40|
Devils vs. Islanders Free Pick
ODDS: According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Islanders are -125 money line favorites versus the Devils, who are +105 on the ML. The over/under total, meanwhile, is currently sitting at 5.5 goals with the over having odds of +120 and the under being installed with -140 odds.
LINE MOVEMENT: The Islanders opened as -115 money line favorites but their line has been bet up to -125, while the Devils have gone from +106 to either +105, +110 or +115 depending on what sports book you view. As for the total, it has stayed at 5.5.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the wagers that have currently been placed on this game, 58% of bettors favor the Islanders. 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 Devils are 5-1 in their last six trips to New York and 4-1 in their last five meetings with the Islanders overall. New Jersey is also 10-4 in its last 14 games versus the Atlantic, 8-1 in its last nine games playing on no rest and 6-0 in its last six games following a loss of three or more goals. The Islanders, meanwhile, are 28-76 in their last 104 games versus the Atlantic, 5-16 in their last 21 games on Sunday and 1-4 in their last five games after scoring five or more goals in their previous contest. Look for Johan Hedberg to give the Devils a spark today in goal. He posted a shutout among his three vicotires versus the Islanders last season and generally has success versus New York. The Devils’ streak ends today against an Islanders team that they’ve beaten five of the last six meetings on the road.
SUNDAY NHL FREE PICK: NEW JERSEY DEVILS +105