On Saturday, the New York Islanders head west to T-Mobile Arena to battle the Vegas Golden Knights. The Islanders hope to keep pace with Washington and Pittsburgh in the Metropolitan. Vegas is 5 points behind Pacific leader Vancouver. Will the Golden Knights turn back the Islanders? Or, will NYI get the win in Sin City? Check out NHL odds, analysis, and a free pick for Islanders vs Golden Knights!
2020 Islanders vs Golden Knights NHL Odds, Preview, and Pick
- When: Saturday, Feb. 15 at 10:30 pm ET
- Where: T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, NV
- TV: ESPN +
- Moneyline Odds: TBD
- Over/Under Odds: TBD
Why New York Islanders are a good bet to win
The match versus Vegas will be the Islanders’ second in a 4-match road trip. New York battles Nashville on Feb. 13. On Valentine’s Day, they hop on a plane to Vegas. The Islanders beat the Golden Knights 3-2 in the last head-to-head matchup. Although the flight from Tennessee to Nevada isn’t a breeze, it’s not so bad that NYI will be dead tired on Saturday. Not only that but New York is 4-1 SU in their last 5 before the road trip. They can beat Vegas.
- Goals For: 2.9
- Shots For: 29.5
- Power Plays: 19.4%
- Face-Offs: 50.1%
- Goals Against: 2.7
- Shots Against: 31.4
- Penalty Kills: 79.5%
- Shutouts: 2
Why Vegas Golden Knights are a good bet to win
Although the Golden Knights aren’t sharp, they start a 5-game homestand on Feb. 13. The Knights battle St. Louis, get Feb. 14 off, and then host the Islanders. No matter what happens against the Blues, Vegas should be ready for NYI. While the Islanders must travel, the Golden Knights get into their cars and drive home after their Feb. 13 game. That gives Vegas a huge advantage. Not only that but they had their chances versus the Islanders in the last head-to-head. They couldn’t capitalize. Things should be different in the rematch.
- Goals For: 3.1
- Shots For: 34.3
- Power Plays: 20.9%
- Face-Offs: 49.5%
- Goals Against: 3.0
- Shots Against: 30.1
- Penalty Kills: 79%
- Shutouts: 2
NHL Betting Trends for New York Islanders vs Vegas Golden Knights
- NY Islanders are 4-1 SU in their last 5
- Islanders are 5-5 SU in their last 10
- New York Islanders are 5-5 SU in their last 10 road games
- The average total in the Islanders last 6 games is 7 goals
- Vegas Golden Knights are 1-3 SU in their last 4
- Golden Knights are 4-6 SU in their last 10
- Vegas is 0-4 SU in their last 4 at home
- The average total in Vegas’ last 8 games is 7 goals
Islanders vs Knights NHL Betting Analysis
The New York Islanders got the win against the Knights in the last game. But NYI didn’t dominate. In fact, the Islanders required overtime to beat Vegas. In addition, Vegas outshot the Islanders 33-31.
It’s important to bring up the last matchup because New York won that game on their home ice. On Saturday, they must beat the Golden Knights at T-Mobile Arena. Vegas won’t let that happen. The Knights play 9 of their next 10 at home. That’s a big deal. They know that if they can get on a winning streak, they should close the gap between the Cannucks and them. The Islanders won’t possess their usual energy after fighting the Preds on Thursday night. Back the Golden Knights to take advantage.
NHL Free Pick: Vegas Golden Knights moneyline