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Islanders, Devils Set to Renew Rivalry

Streaking Islanders Face Devils in New Jersey

The New York Islanders might not have enough time to sneak into the playoff race, but they are making a run at it. New York will be in New Jersey on Sunday for a matchup with the struggling Devils.

The Islanders have won three straight games to move up to fifth in the Metropolitan Division. New Jersey has had a pretty difficult NHL season, and it has 54 pointsr.

New York Islanders vs New Jersey Devils Picks

You can usually throw the records out when these rivals take the ice. The NHL betting lines at BetUS Sportsbook have the New York Islanders as the moneyline favorites at -145 in this matchup.

Let’s check the latest news, stats, injury reports, and NHL odds for New York Islanders vs New Jersey Devils . We have plenty of predictions for you to consider.

New York Needs More Offense

The New York Islanders continue to struggle to score goals, but they are an elite defensive team. New York is scoring j2.76 goals per game, but it has been trending in the right direction.

Center Mathew Barzal leads the team with 34 assists, and he will need to play well in this game. Brock Nelson is the best goal-scorer for this team as he leads the way with 32 goals and 49 total points.

The Islanders have a pair of great goaltenders in Ilya Sorokin and Semyon Varlamov, and that has allowed them to hold teams to 2.6 goals per game. Barzal spoke about the goaltenders recently, saying, “It’s consistent with him and (Ilya) Sorokin. Nothing really surprises us. They’re both elite goalies.”

The Islanders have outscored their opponents 12-5 during this current winning streak, and that momentum can carry over into Sunday.

Devils Playing Disastrous Defense

The New Jersey Devils have struggled in many different areas, but the defensive issues are the biggest reason for the poor record. New Jersey is giving up 3.68 goals per game, and they have struggled to get consistent goaltending.

New Jersey has actually killed off 81% of its penalties, but the Devils haven’t been good at even strength. The Devils will try to speed up the tempo in this game to score goals, but they have to get some stops.

Jesper Bratt has been a terrific offensive player for the Devils as he leads the team with 43 goals and 65 total points. New Jersey has not been good on the power play, but this team is usually able to generate some offense.

Islanders vs. Devils Head-to-Head

This will be the fourth meeting between the Metropolitan Division rivals. New York has gone 2-1 against New Jersey, including winning each of the last two games.

The Devils have actually outscored the Islanders 8-7, but the first meeting was a 4-0 win for New Jersey.

Islanders vs. Devils Game Information

  • Game: New York Islanders (31-27-9) at New Jersey Devils (24-38-6)
  • Location: Prudential Center, Newark, New Jersey
  • Day/Time: Sunday, April 3, 4 p.m. ET
  • Live Stream: NHL TV

Islanders vs. Devils Betting Lines

Islanders vs. Devils Prediction

NHL online betting is always a bit difficult when the game features a pair of rivals battling it out. Everything in this game points to the Islanders being the better team, but the Devils will show up and play as well.

The Islanders want to slow this game down, but the Devils are always looking to score. New Jersey just continues to struggle to get some stops, and that’s going to play a role in this matchup.

Don’t expect much separation on Sunday, but the Islanders will eventually take control. Bet the New York Islanders moneyline as they pick up another impressive road win.

Pick: New York Islanders -145

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