New York Islanders vs. San Jose Sharks Player Props, Picks and Predictions – Thursday, Mar. 07

Nov 24, 2023; San Jose, California, USA; San Jose Sharks center Tomas Hertl (48) during the first period against the Montreal Canadiens at SAP Center at San Jose
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We have your New York Islanders vs. San Jose Sharks prop betting and game preview needs covered as the New York Islanders hit the road to face the San Jose Sharks.

The New York Islanders (27-20-14) are set to face off against the San Jose Sharks (15-39-7) in a clash that pits a surging team against one in a slump. With the Islanders on a four-game winning streak and the Sharks mired in an eight-game losing streak, this matchup presents a tale of two cities with contrasting fortunes.

New York Islanders vs. San Jose Sharks Odds Info

Moneyline: New York Islanders -250 (BetMGM) / San Jose Sharks +220 (Bet365)

Puck Line: +1.5 – New York Islanders -105 (Bet365) / San Jose Sharks -115 (Bet365)

Total: 5.5 – +116 (FanDuel) / -142 (FanDuel)

Game Info

Date: Thursday, Mar. 07

Time: 10:30 PM

Location: SAP Center at San Jose – San Jose, CA


New York Islanders Betting Trends

  • On the road this season, the New York Islanders have 12 wins and 17 losses.
  • As the favorite this season, the New York Islanders have 13 wins and 15 losses.
  • This season, the New York Islanders have hit 37 overs and 24 unders.

San Jose Sharks Betting Trends

  • At home this season, the San Jose Sharks have 9 wins and 21 losses.
  • As the underdog this season, the San Jose Sharks have 15 wins and 46 losses.
  • This season, the San Jose Sharks have hit 28 overs and 33 unders.

Historic Head-to-Head Stats and Analysis

Over the last two seasons, the New York Islanders and the San Jose Sharks have faced off three times, with the Islanders emerging victorious in two of those encounters while the Sharks claimed one win. The visiting team has had the upper hand, winning two out of the three games. When it comes to betting statistics, the Islanders have also been more successful against the spread, covering it in two games compared to the Sharks’ one. In terms of the over/under market, bettors would have found the over hitting twice, indicating higher-scoring games, while the under hit once. The most recent game between these two teams ended with a 5-4 victory for the Islanders, where they had a slight edge in shots on goal, 39 to the Sharks’ 37, and a higher power play percentage, converting two of their three opportunities. The Sharks, despite their efforts, failed to capitalize on their power play chances.

The most recent game, played on December 5, 2023, was a tightly contested affair with the New York Islanders narrowly defeating the San Jose Sharks with a score of 5-4. The Islanders’ victory was characterized by a strong offensive display, with goals from Brock Nelson, Mike Reilly, Ryan Pulock, Kevin Labanc, and William Eklund. The Sharks’ Julien Gauthier and Tomas Hertl also found the back of the net, with Hertl scoring twice, including a crucial game-tying goal late in the third period. Despite the loss, the Sharks’ Kaapo Kahkonen saved 35 of the 39 shots he faced, ending the game with a save percentage of 0.897. The Islanders’ Ilya Sorokin, on the other hand, saved 32 out of 37 shots for a save percentage of 0.865. The game’s outcome was influenced by the Islanders’ ability to capitalize on power plays and maintain a slight advantage in shots on goal.

New York Islanders vs. San Jose Sharks Predictions

The Islanders are hitting their stride at the right time, having won their last four games and climbing within striking distance of a playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. Their offense has been led by center Brock Nelson, who tops the team with 28 goals, and defenseman Noah Dobson, who has been a revelation with a team-high 56 assists. Mathew Barzal continues to be a point-per-game player, leading the team with 65 points. The Islanders’ recent success can be attributed to their improved play under coach Patrick Roy, as they’ve shown resilience and a knack for timely scoring.

Conversely, the Sharks are in the midst of a downward spiral, having lost their last eight games. Despite the struggles, winger Fabian Zetterlund has been a bright spot, leading the team with 16 goals, while center Mikael Granlund has contributed with a team-high 38 points. The Sharks’ defense has been porous, and their inability to convert on power plays has been a significant factor in their losing streak. They’ll be looking to turn things around against the Islanders, but it will require a significant effort from both their stars and role players alike.

This game will likely hinge on the Islanders’ ability to continue their offensive production against a Sharks team that has struggled defensively. The Sharks will need to find a way to contain the Islanders’ top scorers and generate offense of their own if they hope to snap their losing streak. With the Islanders’ recent form and the Sharks’ ongoing struggles, the key matchup to watch will be whether the Sharks’ defense can step up to challenge the Islanders’ potent attack.

New York Islanders vs. San Jose Sharks Pick

The New York Islanders have been on an upward trajectory, stringing together four consecutive wins and showcasing a strong offensive front led by Brock Nelson and Mathew Barzal. Their recent performances under coach Patrick Roy have demonstrated a team that’s not only resilient but also clutch in critical moments. The Islanders’ ability to capitalize on power plays and maintain a slight advantage in shots on goal has been a key factor in their recent victories. Given their current form and the Sharks’ defensive woes, the Islanders are poised to continue their winning streak.

On the other hand, the San Jose Sharks are in a slump, with an eight-game losing streak that has exposed their defensive vulnerabilities and lack of scoring depth. While the Sharks have had moments of offensive brilliance from players like Fabian Zetterlund and Mikael Granlund, they have struggled to convert these into wins. The historical head-to-head favors the Islanders, and considering the current momentum and the Sharks’ inability to capitalize on their chances, it’s reasonable to expect the Islanders to extend their winning streak. The odds and recent trends suggest that a moneyline bet on the New York Islanders is the right pick for this game.

The Pick: New York Islanders -250 (BetMGM)

New York Islanders vs. San Jose Sharks 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
Noah Dobson Assists 0.5 7/10 -135 +105 1.0 1.10
Brock Nelson Points 0.5 7/10 -195 +150 1.1 1.17
Noah Dobson Points 0.5 7/10 -190 +145 1.0 1.11
Mathew Barzal Assists 0.5 7/10 -140 +110 0.7 0.80
Bo Horvat Shots On Goal 2.5 7/10 -175 +135 3.5 3.57
Mike Reilly Shots On Goal 1.5 7/10 -166 +130 1.8 1.91