New York Islanders vs Colorado Avalanche 3/7/22 NHL Picks, Predictions, Odds

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The Colorado Avalanche and New York Islanders meet Monday in NHL action at the UBS Arena. The Colorado Avalanche look for a win after winning six of their last nine games. The New York Islanders need a win after losing eight of their last 12 games.

The Colorado Avalanche are averaging 3.9 goals per game and are scoring on 22.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Gabriel Landerskog leads Colorado with 30 goals, Nazem Kadri has 48 assists and Mikko Rantanen has 189 shots on goal. Defensively, the Colorado Avalanche are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 78 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Darcy Kuemper has allowed 92 goals on 1,116 shots faced, and Pavel Francouz has allowed 28 goals on 366 shots.

The New York Islanders are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on 17.2 percent of their power play opportunities. Brock Nelson leads New York with 20 goals, Mathew Barzal has 25 assists and Noah Dobson has 127 shots on goal. Defensively, the New York Islanders are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 82.4 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Ilya Sorokin has given up 87 goals on 1,130 shots faced, and Semyon Varlamov has allowed 43 goals on 490 shots.

The Avalanche are 9-2 in their last 11 road games and 39-13 in their last 52 overall. The Islanders are 0-7 in their last 7 games following a win and 6-15 in their last 21 vs. Western Conference. The over is 5-2-1 in Avalanche last 8 overall. The over is 5-2 in Islanders last 7 overall. The Avalanche are 1-11 in the last 12 meetings in New York.

The Colorado Avalanche have been the best team in the league all year, and their consistency makes them tough to bet against regardless of who or where they’re playing. With that said, this is a lot of juice to lay on the road against a New York Islanders team that shows flashes every once in a while. New York has also been a house of horrors for the Avs, and the home team has won 21 of the last 27 meetings between these clubs. Massive plus money, I’ll take a stab with the Islanders.

Author: Lucy Green