New York Islanders vs. Detroit Red Wings Player Props, Picks and Predictions – Thursday, Mar. 21

Oct 14, 2023; Elmont, New York, USA; New York Islanders center Bo Horvat (14) controls the puck in the second period against the Buffalo Sabres at UBS Arena.
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We have your New York Islanders vs. Detroit Red Wings prop betting and game preview needs covered as the New York Islanders hit the road to face the Detroit Red Wings.

The Detroit Red Wings (35-28-6) are set to host the New York Islanders (29-24-15) in a crucial Eastern Conference showdown. With both teams vying for a playoff spot, this matchup at Little Caesars Arena is pivotal for their postseason aspirations.

New York Islanders vs. Detroit Red Wings Odds Info

Moneyline: New York Islanders -110 (DraftKings) / Detroit Red Wings -110 (DraftKings)

Puck Line: -1.5 – New York Islanders -258 (DraftKings) / Detroit Red Wings +210 (BetRivers)

Total: 6.0 – +100 (BetRivers) / -122 (BetRivers)

Game Info

Date: Thursday, Mar. 21

Time: 06:00 PM

Location: Little Caesars Arena – Detroit, MI


New York Islanders Betting Trends

  • On the road this season, the New York Islanders have 14 wins and 20 losses.
  • As the underdog this season, the New York Islanders have 14 wins and 22 losses.
  • This season, the New York Islanders have hit 41 overs and 27 unders.

Detroit Red Wings Betting Trends

  • At home this season, the Detroit Red Wings have 20 wins and 16 losses.
  • As the favorite this season, the Detroit Red Wings have 14 wins and 9 losses.
  • This season, the Detroit Red Wings have hit 39 overs and 30 unders.

Historic Head-to-Head Stats and Analysis

Over the course of the last two seasons, the New York Islanders and the Detroit Red Wings have faced off a total of five times, with the Islanders securing three victories to the Red Wings’ two. The home team has had a slight edge in these matchups, winning three out of the five games. When it comes to betting statistics, the Islanders have also come out on top, beating the spread in three of the encounters, while the Red Wings have done so twice. The total score has tended to lean towards the lower end, with the under hitting in three of the games and the over only being surpassed in two. In terms of goalkeeping, Ilya Sorokin of the Islanders has been a consistent presence in net, featuring in four of the five games, while the Red Wings have seen a rotation including Alex Lyon, Ville Husso, and Magnus Hellberg. The Islanders have shown a tendency to spread their scoring across the team, with multiple players contributing to their wins, whereas the Red Wings have occasionally relied on standout performances from individuals such as Olli Maatta and Patrick Kane.

The most recent game between the two teams took place on February 29, 2024, and ended with a 5-3 victory for the New York Islanders. The Islanders demonstrated their offensive capabilities with Brock Nelson scoring twice, and additional goals from Casey Cizikas, Mathew Barzal, and Pierre Engvall. Despite the Red Wings’ efforts, which included two goals from Olli Maatta and a tying goal from Patrick Kane, the Islanders managed to pull ahead and secure the win. The game was characterized by a back-and-forth scoring dynamic, especially in the third period where the lead changed hands multiple times before the Islanders ultimately clinched the victory. The Islanders’ performance in the third period was particularly notable, as they scored three times to ensure their win, showcasing their ability to close out games strongly.

New York Islanders vs. Detroit Red Wings Predictions

The Red Wings, currently holding the eighth spot in the Eastern Conference, are coming into this game with a mix of recent results, including a morale-boosting comeback victory in their last outing. The team’s offense has been sparked by the likes of Dylan Larkin and Lucas Raymond, who lead the team in goals and points, respectively. Detroit’s defense, however, will need to tighten up as they face an Islanders squad that boasts the offensive talents of Bo Horvat and Mathew Barzal, the latter leading his team with 69 points.

On the flip side, the Islanders find themselves in the tenth spot in the Eastern Conference, just behind the Red Wings. They are looking to snap a five-game losing streak that has seen them struggle to convert chances and close out games. The Islanders will rely heavily on their top scorer, Horvat, and defenseman Noah Dobson, who has been a key playmaker with 57 assists this season. Their recent form suggests a need for urgency, and a win against the Red Wings could be the spark they need to reignite their playoff push.

This game is not just about the star players, as both teams have depth that could prove decisive. The Red Wings will hope their home advantage at Little Caesars Arena plays a role, while the Islanders aim to improve their road record. With both teams fighting for their playoff lives, expect a tightly contested game with playoff intensity. Key matchups to watch include the battle of the centers between Larkin and Horvat, as well as the performance of the goaltenders, who will be under pressure to perform in this high-stakes encounter.

New York Islanders vs. Detroit Red Wings Pick

Given the current trends and the urgency of the situation, the New York Islanders moneyline bet appears to be the more compelling choice. Despite their recent five-game losing streak, the Islanders have historically had the upper hand against the Red Wings, winning three out of their last five encounters. Moreover, the Islanders’ top players like Mathew Barzal and Bo Horvat have consistently delivered on the score sheet, and they are due for a strong performance to break out of their slump. The Islanders also have a tendency to spread their scoring, which could be crucial in a game that’s likely to be tightly contested.

On the other hand, while the Red Wings have the home-ice advantage and have shown resilience in their recent comeback win, their inconsistency and defensive vulnerabilities could be exploited by an Islanders team desperate to get back on track. The Islanders’ need to snap their losing streak and the potential return of key players to form makes them a promising pick, especially when considering the even moneyline odds offered by DraftKings. This game presents a perfect opportunity for the Islanders to turn their fortunes around and climb back into the playoff race.

The Pick: New York Islanders -110 (DraftKings)

New York Islanders vs. Detroit Red Wings Player Prop Picks

Here are the players who have hit over their current prop line in at least 7 of their last 10 games.

New York Islanders

Player Name Prop Line Over Rate Over Odds Under Odds Last 10 Average Projection
Bo Horvat Points 0.5 7/10 -175 +135 1.2 1.20
Brock Nelson Points 0.5 7/10 -145 +114 1.3 1.34

Detroit Red Wings

Player Name Prop Line Over Rate Over Odds Under Odds Last 10 Average Projection
Shayne Gostisbehere Points 0.5 8/10 +120 -150 0.8 0.80
Shayne Gostisbehere Assists 0.5 7/10 +140 -180 0.7 0.80
Shayne Gostisbehere Shots On Goal 1.5 7/10 -140 +110 1.5 1.63