New York
Islanders
Stadium Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
2-0-0 Overall | 2-0-0 METROPOLITAN 1st
TEAM STATSGFGAPOWER PLAY
Islanders63 0%
Schedule
Preseason
Mon  9/16
@
Flyers
W3-1
Tue  9/17
vs
Flyers
W / OT3-2
Fri  9/20
@
Red Wings
7:30pm
Sat  9/21
@
Devils
7:00pm
Mon  9/23
vs
Red Wings
7:00pm
Tue  9/24
@
Rangers
NHL7:00pm
Sat  9/28
vs
Rangers
7:00pm
Team Outlook and Scouting Report

SEASON FORECASTS AND FUTURES PICKS

They are one of 4 teams with 40/1, 2.4% odds to win the Cup. Our projection recommends not betting on them to win it all. Their 0.5% chance is #18 in the league. In simulations, they win the East 1.6% of the time and are not a good value at 20/1, 4.8%. The Islanders are averaging 89.4 points per sim which makes them a decent bet to come under 91.5. At -120 the Islanders are not a good value to make the playoffs with a 42.4% chance. Their odds of winning their division are 7/1, 12.5%. They win the division in 5.6% of simulations. Their average wins per simulation puts them at #9 in the East.

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REGULAR SEASON RECAP AND UPCOMING GAMES

Their 48-27-7 record last season was way ahead of what was expected of them. Their expected win percentage was just 49%. In terms of money line profit, they were one of the best teams at +1391. They were not good on puck lines going 42-40 (-686 loss). More of their games came in under (51) than went over (27). Based on computer simulations they only have a 41% chance to beat the Capitals in their next game. The table below shows their upcoming games, their simulation based win percentage and their recent head to head record (WL, ATS, OU).

TEAM STATISTICAL STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES

Their record should be slightly better. Since 10/2/2018 their average goal differential is +0.36 (includes playoff games) which ranks #4 in the league, but their rank based on points (per game) is #5. This is a relatively better road team than a home team. They are the #8 ranked team in goal differential in road games, vs #11 in home games.

OFFENSIVE STATS PER GAME (League Rank):

DEFENSIVE STATS PER GAME (Lower # is Better):

TEAM FANTASY LEADERS

The table below show the most valuable fantasy players on the team led by Semyon Varlamov who is projected to be the #13 Goalie. The Better Option column shows the player directly above him and the Better Than column shows the player directly below him in the projected position rankings.

Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateEXPCOLLEGE
44 Aho, Sebastian D5-1017002/17/1996No College
12 Bailey, Josh LW6-121210/02/1989No College
51 Bardreau, Cole C5-1018507/22/1993No College
13 Barzal, Mathew C6-018705/26/1997No College
18 Beauvillier, Anthony LW5-1118206/08/1997No College
20 Bellows, Kieffer LW6-019906/10/1998No College
8 Bernier, Steve RW6-322403/31/1985No College
60 Bibeau, Felix C6-018603/31/1999No College
75 Bolduc, Samuel D6-420912/09/2000No College
61 Bourque, Ryan C5-1017601/03/1991No College
55 Boychuk, Johnny D6-222701/19/1984No College
10 Brassard, Derick LW6-120209/22/1987No College
62 Brown, Erik LW6-219409/30/1995No College
80 Buitenhuis, Evan G6-219307/01/1993No College
38 Burroughs, Kyle D6-019707/12/1995No College
63 Carpenter, Robert LW5-1120008/16/1996No College
53 Cizikas, Casey C5-1119502/27/1991No College
15 Clutterbuck, Cal RW5-1121611/18/1987No College
50 Coreau, Jared G6-622011/05/1991No College
76 Coskey, Cole RW6-019806/01/1999No College
28 Dal Colle, Michael LW6-320406/20/1996No College
45 Dobson, Noah D6-317701/07/2000No College
49 Durandeau, Arnaud LW5-1117501/14/1999No College
57 Eansor, Scott C5-918501/03/1996No College
7 Eberle, Jordan RW5-1118705/15/1990No College
11 Fritz, Tanner C5-1119208/20/1991No College
33 Gibson, Christopher G6-118812/27/1992No College
1 Greiss, Thomas G6-223201/29/1986No College
34 Helgeson, Seth D6-422110/08/1990No College
4 Hickey, Thomas D6-018302/08/1989No College
70 Hitchcock, Ryan LW5-1017603/30/1996No College
26 Ho-Sang, Joshua RW6-017301/22/1996No College
74 Holmstrom, Simon RW6-119305/24/2001No College
43 Hutton, Grant D6-320507/25/1995No College
52 Jenkins, Blade LW6-120108/11/2000No College
66 Jobst, Mason C5-818502/17/1994No College
32 Johnston, Ross LW6-523502/18/1994No College
48 Koivula, Otto LW6-421909/01/1998No College
47 Komarov, Leo RW5-1120901/23/1987No College
67 Kubiak, Jeff C6-321101/18/1994No College
14 Kuhnhackl, Tom RW6-219601/21/1992No College
16 Ladd, Andrew LW6-319212/12/1985No College
2 Leddy, Nick D6-020703/20/1991No College
27 Lee, Anders LW6-323107/03/1990No College
37 Lorito, Matt LW5-917107/03/1990No College
65 MacKinnon, Ryan D6-019009/05/1994No College
71 MacLean, Kyle LW6-218404/29/1999No College
17 Martin, Matt LW6-322005/08/1989No College
24 Mayfield, Scott D6-522310/14/1992No College
36 McDonald, Colin RW6-221909/30/1984No College
72 Murray, Justin D6-018008/22/1998No College
29 Nelson, Brock C6-321210/15/1991No College
68 Neumann, Brett C5-817102/15/1999No College
73 Newkirk, Reece C5-1117202/20/2001No College
3 Pelech, Adam D6-321808/16/1994No College
6 Pulock, Ryan D6-221710/06/1994No College
42 Quenneville, David D5-819303/13/1998No College
21 Sbisa, Luca D6-320401/30/1990No College
64 Schilkey, Nick RW5-1017405/12/1994No College
35 Skarek, Jakub G6-319211/10/1999No College
30 Soderstrom, Linus G6-519608/23/1996No College
56 St. Denis, Travis RW5-717009/17/1992No College
58 Stevens, John C6-119505/04/1966No College
25 Toews, Devon D6-119102/21/1994No College
59 Turcotte, Yanick LW6-019606/25/1996No College
39 Vande Sompel, Mitchell D5-1019402/11/1997No College
40 Varlamov, Semyon G6-220504/27/1988No College
54 Wahlstrom, Oliver RW6-120806/13/2000No College
46 Wilde, Bode D6-219801/24/2000No College
41 Wotherspoon, Parker D6-018908/24/1997No College