Islanders vs. Preds: Odds, Players to Watch, TV and more

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New York Islanders

UNIONDALE, NEW YORK – DECEMBER 17: Dante Fabbro #57 of the Nashville Predators skates against the New York Islanders at NYCB Live’s Nassau Coliseum on December 17, 2019 in Uniondale, New York. The Predators defeated the Islanders 8-3.
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The New York Islanders head to the Music City to take on the Nashville Predators. Here’s everything you need to know about the matchup.

The New York Islanders start their four-game Western Conference road trip in Nashville against the Predators.

The Islanders are playing some really good hockey as of late. Since the All-Star break, they have gone a great, 4-1-1. This has definitely made the Islanders a team to watch out for.

The Predators are coming into this game after completing a four-game western Canada road trip where they finished with an even 2-2-0 record.

The Season series

The Islanders and Preds have met only once this year and it was definitely not a good night for the blue and orange. Craig Smith got the Predators on the board in the first period and that was it for scoring in the first.

The Isles started out the second period strong, scoring three goals in the first ten minutes, but that is where the game changed. The Predators then took their game to the Isles and scored seven unanswered goals to win the game 8-3.

The Islanders are looking to split the season series tonight!

Tale of the Tape

IslandersPredators
33-16-6Record26-22-7
2.96Goals-For/GP3.20
2.71Goals-Against/GP3.27
19.2PP%16.8
79.7PK%73.7
29.4Shot-for/GP33.5
31.5Shots-Against/GP30.4

As we can see by the Tale of the Tape the Islanders definitely have the better special teams and better team defense. Defense and special teams may be the difference in tonight’s game!

Betting Odds

The Islanders are underdogs tonight at a +120 money line, courtesy of the Action Network.

With the Islanders playing great hockey as of late and the Predators playing .500 hockey, I would play the underdogs in this one! Getting all two points will be a great start to the Islanders road trip.

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