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New Jersey Devils vs New York Islanders 01/21/2021 Betting Previews, Spread and Game Analysis
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New Jersey Devils vs New York Islanders 01/21/2021 – The New Jersey Devils and the New York Islanders knew all along that competition within the stacked East Division would be tighter than they could think. And three games into their respective seasons, it seems that both teams have gotten the taste of what they have already expected. The archrivals test their mettle on Thursday at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale at 07:00 PM Eastern Time, each coming off huge victories from their previous outings. The Islanders are tagged as slight favorites at home with a -179 price to win according to the latest NHL Betting Lines. The match will be available on NHL.tv for streaming and on AT&T TV.
New Jersey Devils vs New York Islanders 01/21/2021
When: Thursday, January 21, 7:00 PM ET
Where: Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, New York
TV: AT&T TV
New Jersey Devils vs New York Islanders 01/21/2021 Betting Odds:
New Jersey Devils
New Jersey Devils are gunning to make it three in a row when the team visits the Islanders two days after prevailing against the Rangers in yet another one-goal game. The Devils earned a hard-fought victory on Tuesday, 4-3, to follow-up a 2-1 win against the Bruins three days prior. Jack Hughes provided the spark for the team as his first two goals of the season proved to be the difference in the game against the Rangers. The 19-year-old currently leads the team with six points and is looking to stretch his stellar play to help his team establish an early cushion inside the powerhouse MassMutual East Division.
Players to watch: J. Hughes C (G 0, A 3, PTS 3), T. Smith D (G 1, A 1, PTS 2), M. Wood LW (G 2, A 0, PTS 2).
New York Islanders
The Islanders will be well-rested when they enter their home ice on Thursday. After performing an escape act to squeak past the Boston Bruins on Monday, New York hopes to establish a winning run when they face the Devils. Jean-Gabriel Pageau aims to carry over his heroics from the close call against the Bruins where he scored the lone goal of the match with 4:09 left. The latest victory is huge for the Islanders, especially after they were shutout by the Rangers in their second meeting on Saturday. They are currently at the fourth spot in the division with four points whilst the Devils sit at third with five. Every single win counts, especially with the intensity of competition in the East where every matchup could go either way.
Players to watch: N. Leddy D (G 0, A 2, PTS 2), A. Lee C (G 2, A 0, PTS 2), C. Clutterbuck RW (G 0, A 1, PTS 1).
New Jersey Devils vs New York Islanders Betting Predictions
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of New Jersey’s last 14 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of NY Islanders’ last 5 games.
Devils vs Islanders Betting Picks
The Devils were lucky enough to post two wins in a row from two tightly contested games. But the Islanders will deny them from pushing it to three straight. New York will take advantage of the current state of the visitors, who will be caught up with fatigue after three straight games of nip-and-tuck action. Book the Islanders’ third win of the season.
Score Prediction: Devils 1, Islanders 3.