Red Wings vs. Islanders Free Pick
ODDS: Oddsmakers have installed the Red Wings as –168 money line favorites over the Islanders, while the over/under total for this game is currently sitting at 5.5 goals. Detroit enters play with a 26-14-1 overall record and is 11-12 on the road this year, while New York is 14-19-6 overall and 8-9-3 at home.
LINE MOVEMENT: The Wings opened as –180 money line favorites but their odds have dropped significantly to –168. The Islanders opened as +165 money line underdogs but they’re now +148 on the ML, while the over/under total is sitting at 5.5 goals after opening at that same number.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the 1,500-plus wagers placed on tonight’s game, 75% of NHL public bettors currently favor the Red Wings. This information is subject to change, however, so make sure you click on the link provided for the most up-to-date public betting numbers.
NHL FREE PICK: Take the over. According to latest NHL trends, the over is 4-1 in the last five meetings between these two teams when the game is played in New York and 5-2 in the last seven meetings overall. The over is also 7-2 in the Wings’ last nine games versus a team with a losing record and 5-2 in their last seven contests when they’re a road favorite of between –151 and –200. The over is 6-2-1 in the Islanders’ last nine games following a loss of three or more goals, and 8-3-1 in their last 12 contests versus the Central.
TUESDAY NHL FREE PICK: RED WINGS/ISLANDERS OVER 5.5