Money Line Pick
A pair of 29-win teams take to the ice at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, as the Vancouver Canucks and New York Islanders will both be looking for a 30th win of the season. The Canucks have lost six of their last 10 head-to-head match-ups against the Islanders. Vancouver has built up some strong meaningful victories in recent games, as they have won four-straight games. New York has lost three of their last four games, but this is their first game since January 21st, giving them plenty of rest prior to this match-up. The road has been unkind to Vancouver, and that along with the rest for the Islanders makes taking New York on the money line the safe bet here.
Over Under Pick
If you like goals this might be the game for you, as the Vancouver Canucks have been one of the many kings of the goal-scoring category. So much so that they are 8th in the NHL in goal scoring average. The Islanders average might be below three goals per game, but that is almost worthless, as they have averaged over three goals per game in their last 10 head-to-head meetings with the Canucks. Even though five of Vancouver’s last six games have had under totals, this match-up features a 5.5-goal total, and at that number, a bet on the over has to be on your ticket.