Ottawa Senators vs New York Islanders 10-26-23

Ottawa Senators vs. New York Islanders 10/26/23 NHL Odds, Picks, and Predictions

Ottawa Senators (3-3-0) vs. New York Islanders (2-2-1)


Ottawa Senators vs. New York Islanders 10/26/23 – This Thursday night, the Ottawa Senators are taking to the road with an equal record and looking to take on New York Islanders with both teams hoping for wins to strengthen their early season standings. Senators boast a mixed start, boasting 3-3-0 while Islanders hold 2-2-1 records; thus this matchup should provide for an exciting contest as both teams strive to find their footing. If you’re searching for top free NHL predictions then look no further.


Ottawa Senators offensive power has been propelled by team leaders Vladimir Tarasenko (3 goals and 5 assists in 6 games), Tim Stutzle and Jake Sanderson – three offensive threats who will test an inconsistent Islanders defense this season.


On the other side of things, New York Islanders have relied on Kyle Palmieri, Noah Dobson and Mathew Barzal’s offensive contributions as a cornerstone for early season success. Together they have earned points that have enabled the Isles to remain competitive against Ottawa Senators despite having power play opportunities at their disposal. The Senators defense will need to remain alert as these Islanders look to take full advantage of any chances presented them.


Ottawa Senators vs. New York Islanders 10/26/23 Game Info

When: Thursday, October 26, 2023 at 7:30 PM ET
Where: UBS Arena
Stream: NHL.TV


Goaltender Joonas Korpisalo vs. Goaltender Ilya Sorokin


Joonas Korpisalo‘s start to the season has certainly been trying. Boasting a 3.63 goals against average over four games, his numbers may suggest otherwise; but looking beyond just numbers alone, Korpisalo has shown moments of brilliance in tight situations, making crucial saves when called upon by his Senators netmindering team. Now faced with facing an Islanders team full of varied offensive threats he will need to step up and deny key Islander players if he hopes to give his Senators team an edge they desperately need.


On the Islanders side of the rink stands Ilya Sorokin, whose form indicates a more reliable presence between the pipes for his team. His goals against average of 3.00 and save percentage of 0.9 over four games has proven pivotal in tight contests for them, providing much-needed security against Tarasenko and Stutzle. If Sorokin maintains his current form, the Senators may find it challenging to score against Sorokin.


NHL Odds/Point Spread: New York Islanders -125, Total Odds: 6


The New York Islanders are slightly favorites in this matchup with a moneyline of -125 reflecting both their home advantage and past performances against the Ottawa Senators. Betting 100 units on them could net you 100 units back if they win! Meanwhile, with an anticipated total score of 6 and given both teams’ offensive capabilities as well as Ottawa’s tendency for games where total score goes OVER total total, bettors may look for opportunities not just with regards to outcome but also on total game total score.


Ottawa Senators Betting Trends


The Senators have shown a tendency towards high-scoring contests recently. Their recent games feature five total OVERs out of six and against Eastern Conference teams four such OVERs have occurred over their last five. Unfortunately for them though, their record against Islanders and road games are alarming – they have lost 7 games on the road while losing 10 out of 13 meetings between these teams – suggesting this might be another challenging matchup for them.


New York Islanders Betting Trends


The Islanders, on the other hand, tend towards lower scoring games with five of their last seven matches going UNDER in total score. At home against Senators they boast an impressive five out of six win record; these trends could indicate an advantage for Islanders when playing at home.


Ottawa Senators vs. New York Islanders 10/26/23 Betting Picks


Based on betting trends and performance of both teams so far, it appears the game leans slightly toward the New York Islanders due to their home advantage and Senators road woes; however, with their powerful offensive potential an upset is never out of the question.


For those looking for elite predictions today, considering the Senators’ tendency for high-scoring games and the set total of 6, the OVER might be a tempting bet, especially with the offensive prowess both teams have shown.

Free Pick and Prediction: New York Islanders 4, Ottawa Senators 3.


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