New York Islanders vs New Jersey Devils 03/14/2021 Odds, Picks and Predictions
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
New York Islanders vs New Jersey Devils 03/14/2021 – The Islanders and the Devils will be swapping places when they play their second straight face-off on Sunday. The former was able to protect home ice on Thursday by virtue of a 5-3 victory – their sixth straight at the Nassau Coliseum and seventh overall. The Devils, who now have lost two straight, will look to count on the same home advantage as the battle switches over to the Prudential Center in Newark. The surging Islanders will be favorites on the road based on the latest hockey gambling odds as the hosts are pegged at +142. The match begins at 05:00 PM Eastern Time with the TV broadcast schedule set on ESPN+ and streaming on NHL.TV.
New York Islanders vs New Jersey Devils 03/14/2021
When: Sunday, March 14, 5:00 PM ET
Where: Prudential Center, Newark, New Jersey
New York Islanders vs New Jersey Devils 03/14/2021 Betting Odds:
New York Islanders
The New York Islanders can’t be stopped. The team has made it seven in a row to keep their dominance at the top of the East Division. The current winning surge must be attributed at large to the team’s recently concluded five-game homestand, which it obviously swept. Judging from their 12-0-2 record at the Nassau Coliseum, it appears that beating the Islanders is nearly impossible. Such, somehow, has not been the case when the team plays outside New York. A 5-6-2 road record flaunts the squad’s apparent vulnerability, which the Devils could exploit. One positive takeaway New York could rely on, however, is the fact that their last win on the road also came at the Prudential Center where they squeaked past the Devils, 2-1, on March 2.
Players to watch: M. Barzal C (G 9, A 14, PTS 23), A. Lee C (G 12, A 7, PTS 19), J. Pageau C (G 9, A 8, PTS 17).
New Jersey Devils
If not for their close 1-0 win over the Boston Bruins on March 7, then the Devils would have been on an eight-game losing skid. Still, it’s a woeful stretch for them. The present struggles have pulled New Jersey down to the second to the last spot in the East with eight wins in 23 games for 19 points, just three above last-placed Buffalo Sabres. The thought that they’ll be playing the Islanders at home sounds favorable for the Devils, but the actual numbers do not seem to agree. The team has just recorded two wins in 12 games at home; in fact, it has fared better on the road as shown in their 6-3-2 register away from New Jersey. The gap between them and the Islanders is insurmountable that effort must be complemented by luck and strategy in order to overcome the opponent.
Players to watch: P. Zacha C (G 6, A 10, PTS 16), J. Hughes C (G 6, A 8, PTS 14), M. Wood LW (G 8, A 4, PTS 12).
New York Islanders vs New Jersey Devils Betting Predictions
The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Islanders’ last 6 games.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of New Jersey’s last 6 games.
Islanders vs Devils Betting Picks
Make it eight straight wins. The Islanders will impose their dominance on the Devils as they live up to the huge faves tag given by the top betting sites. New York may experience some hiccups during the course of the match, but their composure and confidence will be enough to keep the Devils at bay. Count another impressive win for the best team in the East.
Score Prediction: Islanders 6, Devils 3.