Who should be your NHL Betting Pick Between Islanders vs. Canadiens?

Who should be your Betting Pick Between Islanders & Canadiens?

Written by on February 27, 2018

With the New York Islanders and Montreal Canadiens both struggling heading into their Wednesday night matchup, NHL betting enthusiasts everywhere need to know, which team is offering the best value at the latest NHL odds when they square off in their mid-week matchup. Thankfully, that’s where I come in, I’ve done all of the legwork, now you can make your pick and simply cash in.Let’s find out where the value in this under the radar matchup lies!

NY Islanders vs. Montreal Canadiens NHL Betting Preview & Pick

  • When: Wednesday, February 28, 2018, 7:00 PM ET
  • Where: Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec
  • TV: TSN
  • Radio: 88.7 FM (New York) / 690 AM (Montreal)
  • Live Stream: NHL.tv
  • NHL Betting Odds: TBA

Team Records

  • All: NY Islanders 29-27-7 / Montreal Canadiens 23-29-10
  • Home: NY Islanders 16-11-4 / Montreal Canadiens 15-10-8
  • Away: NY Islanders 13-16-3 / Montreal Canadiens 8-19-2
  • ATS: NY Islanders 31-32 / Montreal Canadiens 24-38
  • Over/Under: NY Islanders 38-22-3 / Montreal Canadiens 26-34-2

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Recent Head to Head (Last 10 Games)

  • Record: NY Islanders 3-7-0 / Montreal Canadiens 7-2-1
  • Score: NY Islanders 2.50 / Montreal Canadiens 29.60
  • Shots: NY Islanders 30.00 / Montreal Canadiens 29.60
  • Power Play Goals: NY Islanders 4 / Montreal Canadiens 9
  • Number of Power Plays: NY Islanders 31 / Montreal Canadiens 27
  • Power Play Percentage: NY Islanders 12.90 / Montreal Canadiens 33.33
  • Penalty Kill Percentage: NY Islanders 66.67 / Montreal Canadiens 87.10

Why Consider Betting on the Islanders?

Why should you consider betting on New York? Because New York has won three straight over Montreal and has been lighting the lamp consistently. While the Islanders are coming off a low-scoring 2-1 loss against New Jersey on Saturday and have dropped three in a row prior to this affair, New York has also scored an identical three goals in each of their previous four games.Islanders forward Andrew Ladd talked about his team’s second loss of the week after leading heading into the third period.“Absolutely, especially a third-period loss,” Ladd said. “It’s deflating. We had a real opportunity to start moving up. You give up a game like that and it knocks you back a little bit. It’s frustrating. I don’t know any other way to say it. We have to find a way to pick ourselves up and keep going.”Islander coach Doug Weight said his team had chances to go up 2-0 and failed to capitalize.“It’s a tough way to lose,” the coach said. “We have to find a way to get results and to keep digging. We are still in the neighborhood. It’s a real humbling, tough loss.”

Team Statistics

Offense
  • Goals: 3.29
  • Shots: 31.11
  • PP/PK Percentage: 21.03
Defense
  • Goals: 3.57
  • Shots: 35.98
  • PP/PK Percentage: 25.41

Why Consider Betting on the Canadiens?

Why bet on the Canadiens in this contest? Because they are completely and utterly desperate, that why! Montreal has lost two straight and eight of their last nine games overall including their 1-0 shootout loss to Philadelphia on Monday night. The defeat was Montreal’s second straight in a shootout following their 4-3 overtime loss to Tampa Bay on Saturday.“Every shutout is special for a goaltender but I’d rather take the win.”Philadelphia moved into the top spot in the Metropolitan Division over Washington, which lost at Columbus. The Flyers have earned points in 12 straight games (10-0-2).Backup goalie Charlie Lindgren made 33 saves for Montreal, which has lost eight of nine. The Canadiens have been shut out nine times this year, tying a franchise record.The Canadiens should come as solid NHL Betting favorites against the Islanders.Both teams scored one goal after five shootout rounds before Couturier beat Lindgren in the sixth. Lindgren got credit for his second shutout in his 12th career game.“He’s one of those guys who right from the get-go, he’s come in here and made saves,” Canadiens right winger Brendan Gallagher said of Lindgren. “He has a tendency of making big saves at crucial times in games to keep you in it. You appreciate that because it bails you out at times. Definitely a good player.”

Team Statistics

Offense
  • Goals: 2.53
  • Shots: 33.76
  • PP/PK Percentage: 20.97
Defense
  • Goals: 3.10
  • Shots: 31.55
  • PP/PK Percentage: 22.96

Latest NHL Betting Trends

  • Islanders are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games
  • Islanders are 2-5 SU in their last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of NY Islanders’s last 7 games
  • Canadiens are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games
  • Canadiens are 1-8 SU in their last 9 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of Montreal’s last 12 games when playing at home against NY Islanders

Expert Analysis and Prediction

Despite the fact that Montreal is playing awful hockey, I’m going to advise you to back them to pick up a rare win in this contest simply because they’re playing at home against a team that really isn’t much better than they are.The Islanders are 13-16-3 away from home while Montreal has gone 15-10-8 on their home ice. The Islanders are an uninspiring 2-5 in their last 7 overall and just 1-4 in their last 5 road games.While Montreal has gone just 7-20 in their last 27 games overall, the Canadiens are also an encouraging 4-1 in their last 5 home games against a team with a losing road record. With the Islanders going 4-10 in the last 14 meetings against Montreal, again, I say back the home team in this one!Pick: New York Islanders 2 – Montreal Canadiens 3