Islanders vs. Avalanche Prediction
The New York Islanders have lost six of their last nine games heading into a difficult matchup tonight at the Colorado Avalanche. Does New York have a shot at building off a win in its last game with another victory tonight?
Monday, December 17, 2018
Pepsi Center at 9PM ET
TV: ALT (COL)
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Avalanche are a -173 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Islanders are a +150 underdog, while the total is set at 6 goals. As of Monday afternoon, 78 percent of public bets are pouring in on host Colorado. Check out our NHL Public Betting Page for the latest information.
Islanders edge Red Wings
New York snapped a two-game losing skid with a 4-3 shootout win at home over the Red Wings Saturday night. The lone score in the shootout came via Mathew Barzal as he sent the hosts to the win. After the Islanders (15-12-4) fell behind 1-0 in the first period, Anthony Beauvillier evened it up with a goal on assists from Barzal and Josh Bailey. Detroit added another goal to take a 2-1 lead through 20 minutes. New York scored twice in the third to grab a 3-2 lead, with the equalizer coming via Barzal on the power play with Anders Lee and Nick Leddy assisting. Casey Cizikas gave the Islanders the lead on a goal assisted by Cal Clutterback and Matt Martin. Detroit proceeded to even the score at 3-3 with 1:03 left to force overtime. Thomas Greiss made 18 saves on 21 shots in the win.
Avs score six goals in win
Colorado secured a 6-4 victory at home Saturday night over the Stars to improve to 18-9-6 on the season. The Avalanche grabbed a 3-0 advantage through one period and held off a rally in which Dallas cut it to a 4-3 game early in the third. Mikko Rantanen paced the Colorado offense with two goals plus an assist. Gabriel Landeskog also scored two goals. Nathan McKinnon contributed a goal and three assists. Matt Calvert also scored a goal. Semyon Varlamov made 38 saves on 42 shots to notch the victory.
NHL Betting Trends
The Islanders are 0-7 in their last seven games versus the Central Division. New York is 1-8 in its last nine Monday games.
The over is 6-0 in the last six Avalanche games. Colorado is 4-0 in its last four home games versus the Islanders.
There are a lot of factors working against New York here, several of which are right above in the betting trends. The Islanders haven't found a way to win in Colorado lately and are struggling in general, with a narrow shootout win all that is keeping them from a three-game losing streak. I can't endorse the underdogs tonight.
NHL DAILY PREDICTION: COLORADO AVALANCHE -173