Vancouver Canucks vs. New York Islanders Player Props, Picks and Predictions – Tuesday, Jan. 09

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 Vancouver Canucks vs. New York Islanders prop betting and game preview needs covered as the Vancouver Canucks hit the road to face the New York Islanders.

The Vancouver Canucks (26-11-3) are set to face off against the New York Islanders (18-11-10) in a highly anticipated matchup. With the Canucks leading the Pacific Division and the Islanders fighting for a strong position in the Metropolitan Division, this game could have significant playoff implications.

Vancouver Canucks vs. New York Islanders Odds Info

Moneyline: Vancouver Canucks +102 (BetRivers) / New York Islanders -124 (BetRivers)

Puck Line: -1.5 – Vancouver Canucks -245 (BetRivers) / New York Islanders +195 (BetRivers)

Total: 6.5 – -118 (DraftKings) / +100 (BetRivers)

Game Info

Date: Tuesday, Jan. 09

Time: 07:30 PM

Location: UBS Arena – Elmont, NY


Vancouver Canucks Betting Trends

  • This season, the Vancouver Canucks have hit 26 overs and 14 unders.
  • On the road this season, the Vancouver Canucks have hit 16 overs and 5 unders.
  • As the underdog this season, the Vancouver Canucks have hit 13 overs and 5 unders.

New York Islanders Betting Trends

  • This season, the New York Islanders have hit 25 overs and 14 unders.
  • At home this season, the New York Islanders have hit 12 overs and 8 unders.
  • As the favorite this season, the New York Islanders have hit 8 overs and 9 unders.

Historic Head-to-Head Stats and Analysis

Over the last two seasons, the Vancouver Canucks and the New York Islanders have faced each other three times, with the Canucks winning two of those encounters and the Islanders claiming victory once. These matchups have seen the visiting team come out on top twice, while the home team has secured a win in one instance. When it comes to betting statistics, the Islanders have proven to be the better bet against the spread, covering it in two of the three games, while the Canucks have covered the spread once. Interestingly, all three games have been high-scoring affairs, with the total score surpassing the over-under line each time. The games have been characterized by a strong offensive display, with a total of 26 goals scored across the three meetings. The Canucks have shown a particularly potent power play, scoring five power play goals in these matchups, while the Islanders have demonstrated their strength at even strength, netting eight goals in that situation. The goaltending has seen fluctuating save percentages, with the highest being 0.923 by Ilya Sorokin of the Islanders and the lowest at 0.821 by Spencer Martin of the Canucks.

The most recent game between the two teams took place on November 15, 2023, and ended with a 4-3 victory for the Vancouver Canucks in an overtime thriller. The game began with the Islanders taking a 2-0 lead in the first period, but the Canucks fought back with two goals in the second period to narrow the score to 3-2. The Canucks then tied the game in the third period, pushing the contest into overtime where Quinn Hughes scored the winning goal. The Canucks displayed a remarkable comeback, overcoming a two-goal deficit to clinch the win. The Islanders, despite the loss, had a strong showing on the power play, scoring two of their three goals with the man advantage. The game statistics reveal that the Canucks had a higher number of shots on goal at 43 compared to the Islanders’ 33, and both teams had a similar save percentage, with the Canucks’ Thatcher Demko at 0.909 and the Islanders’ Ilya Sorokin at 0.907. Vancouver’s power play was particularly effective, contributing three goals to their total score.

Vancouver Canucks vs. New York Islanders Predictions

The Vancouver Canucks are riding a wave of success, coming into the game on a 2-game winning streak and boasting the second-best record in the Western Conference. Their offensive firepower is led by right winger Brock Boeser, who has netted 25 goals this season, and center J.T. Miller, who leads the team with 54 points. The Canucks’ defense, anchored by Quinn Hughes, has been formidable, contributing to the team’s strong divisional lead. Vancouver’s ability to win games in regulation has been a key factor in their success, and they’ll look to continue that trend against the Islanders.

The New York Islanders, on the other hand, are looking to bounce back from a recent loss and climb higher in the Eastern Conference standings. Center Mathew Barzal leads the team with 40 points, while defenseman Noah Dobson has been a crucial playmaker with 32 assists. The Islanders have shown resilience at home with a 10-4-6 record, and they will need to leverage that home-ice advantage to contain the Canucks’ high-scoring offense. The Islanders’ performance in the power play and at even strength will be critical components in this matchup.

This game is not just a battle between two playoff-contending teams but also a showcase of star talent. Key player matchups to watch include the Islanders’ Brock Nelson, who leads the team with 17 goals, against the Canucks’ goaltender, who will need to be sharp to keep Nelson and the Islanders at bay. With both teams having a lot to play for, fans can expect a competitive and intense game with potential playoff atmosphere.

Vancouver Canucks vs. New York Islanders Pick

The decision to pick ‘Over’ for the Vancouver Canucks vs. New York Islanders game is supported by both teams’ trends towards high-scoring games this season. The Canucks have hit the over 26 times, and the Islanders have done so 25 times, indicating a propensity for games involving these teams to feature plenty of goals. Additionally, the historic head-to-head data reinforces this trend, with all three previous encounters surpassing the over-under line. The Canucks’ potent power play and the Islanders’ strength at even strength suggest that both teams have the offensive capabilities to contribute to a high-scoring affair once again.

Furthermore, the most recent matchup between these two teams resulted in a 4-3 victory for the Canucks, with a total of 7 goals scored. Given that both teams have maintained strong offensive performances since then, and considering the Islanders’ home record and the Canucks’ success on the road, there’s a strong likelihood that we’ll see a similar outcome. While the Islanders will be looking to tighten their defense after a loss, the Canucks’ high-scoring nature and the Islanders’ ability to respond at home make the ‘Over’ a compelling pick for this game.

The Pick: Over 6.5 +100 (BetRivers)

Vancouver Canucks vs. New York Islanders Player Prop Picks

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

Vancouver Canucks

Player Name Prop Line Over Rate Over Odds Under Odds Last 10 Average Projection
Quinn Hughes Assists 0.5 7/10 -145 +114 1.0 0.98
Quinn Hughes Points 0.5 7/10 -220 +170 1.1 1.05
Ilya Mikheyev Shots On Goal 1.5 7/10 -150 +120 2.1 2.10
Elias Pettersson Shots On Goal 2.5 7/10 -160 +124 4.1 4.23

New York Islanders

Player Name Prop Line Over Rate Over Odds Under Odds Last 10 Average Projection
Brock Nelson Shots On Goal 2.5 8/10 -130 +100 3.3 3.25