Canucks vs. Islanders Prediction: NHL Betting Odds

Andrew Rogers | Updated Nov 13, 2018

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Vancouver looks to get back on the winning track as it visits a New York Islanders team that comes into this one having lost three consecutive decisions.

Vancouver
35-36-5-6
AT
November 13, 2018, 7:00 PM ET
Barclays Center
NY Islanders
48-27-2-5
Puckline +1.5 -185
Moneyline +150
Over / Under o +6

54%

Betting Action

46%

Puckline -1.5 +155
Moneyline -185
Over / Under u +6

54%

Betting Action

46%

Whatever momentum the Vancouver Canucks had established prior to their six-game East Coast road trip has been extinguished with three losses through the first four games of the trek. Fortunately for the Canucks, their Tuesday opponent has been running, cold as well.

Canucks vs Islanders Betting Analysis

Oddsmakers have no faith in the Canucks despite the fact they’ve earned at least a point in six of their past seven games. Shootout losses to Detroit and Buffalo and a 2-1 setback to the Rangers have put a damper on the Canucks’ road trip, and they’ve won just one of their past five games against the Islanders. But New York has dropped 10 of 13 against the Western Conference, and has just seven wins in its last 27 games against teams above .500.

The total for this one sits at 6, but there are compelling reasons to favour the under. Vancouver has gone below the total in each of its past seven games on zero days’ rest, though this is just the second time this season they’ve played on back-to-back days. The Islanders are 4-1 to the under in their past five home games and have converted the under in seven of their previous 10 against Pacific Division opponents.

Vancouver Canucks

It’s back to the defensive drawing board for the Canucks, who are still struggling to stop opposing teams from filling the net. Vancouver has allowed an average of 3.6 goals per game so far in November, up slightly from the 3.14 goals-against mark it posted in October. Jacob Markstrom has earned a larger share of the goaltending load ahead of Anders Nilsson, but that might change if Markstrom (3.14 GAA, .900 SV%) continues to struggle.

New York Islanders

It’s still early, but the Islanders can pin at least some of their problems on the performance of the Anthony BeauvillierJordan EberleMathew Barzal line, which has failed to match the production of its opponents. The trio is a combined minus-26 through the first 16 games of the season, while the majority of Islanders carry a positive plus-minus rating. Eberle, in particular, is scuffling with just seven points (four goals, three assists) and a minus-8 rating.

Canucks vs. Islanders Prediction

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