Vegas Golden Knights (26-14-5) vs. New York Islanders (19-15-11)
Vegas Golden Knights vs. New York Islanders 1/23/24 – At UBS Arena on Tuesday January 23, 2024 is set for an exciting NHL regular season matchup between the Vegas Golden Knights and New York Islanders in a highly-anticipated regular-season contest, offering sports enthusiasts and bettors alike a comprehensive analysis, predictions and betting recommendations for both sides entering this matchup with respective records of 26 wins, 14 losses, 5 overtime losses. New York Islanders boast 19 wins 15 losses 11 overtime losses. Let’s break down and explore these key components and trends so we can make informed decisions regarding NHL no-cost picks this time!
Vegas Golden Knights have proven an intimidating force this season under Mark Stone’s direction, boasting 15 goals, 30 assists, 45 points from 44 games played (Stone being just one example!), an intimidating offensive lineup featuring Jonathan Marchessault (19 goals 13 assists 45 appearances ; Chandler Stephenson chipping in 7 goals and 16 assists from 41 appearances), along with numerous others that will present significant difficulties to New York Islander defense players.
On the opposite side, New York Islanders possess numerous offensive weapons as well. Mathew Barzal has led their charge with 12 goals, 34 assists and 46 points over 44 games played – his ability to create scoring chances is paramount here; Noah Dobson also contributes significantly on offense with 6 goals and 39 assists while Bo Horvat adds further offensive depth – both players will help push through Golden Knights defense to ensure an Islanders win!
Vegas Golden Knights vs. New York Islanders 1/23/24 Game Info
|Tuesday, January 23, 2024, at 7:30 PM ET
Goaltender Logan Thompson vs. Goaltender Alex Lyon
Logan Thompson of the Vegas Golden Knights will face Alex Lyon of the New York Islanders for this goaltender battle between pipes. After 28 games this season and 15 wins and 9 losses and 3 overtime losses for himself as Vegas, Thompson holds an overall goals-against average of 2.64 with an astounding save percentage of 0.91; making key saves will be essential in restricting NY Islander offensive opportunities.
Alex Lyon has made 33 appearances over 33 games and earned 13 wins, 11 losses, and 9 overtime losses with an overall goals-against average of 3.21 and save percentage of 0.908. Both goaltenders possess game-altering saves capabilities that could determine this matchup’s outcome.
NHL Odds/Point Spread: TBD, Total Odds: TBD
Betting odds for this matchup have yet to be set (TBD), while its total points have also not been finalized. As game day nears, keeping tabs on betting odds could offer insight into bookmakers’ perception of this contest and could reveal additional valuable insight from bookies’ perspective of this particular contest.
Vegas Golden Knights Betting Trends
The Vegas Golden Knights have shown some inconsistency recently, going 3-3 over their past five matches and posting an even worse record against the spread against this span (1-4 record against spread in last 5 games; 9-12 overall); however, nine out of 24 home games exceeded total points mark and one of five recent contests saw totals go over at one time or another (which may explain their struggles vs spread).
New York Islanders Betting Trends
The New York Islanders have experienced their fair share of ups and downs recently, going 2-3 in their last five games. Like the Golden Knights, they’ve struggled against the spread, posting an identical record during this span; on the road though they had more favorable numbers at 13-10 against spread compared to total points being over by three out of their last five contests, while at home 13 of 22 games exceeded total points limits altogether.
Vegas Golden Knights vs. New York Islanders 1/23/24 Betting Picks
At stake in this highly anticipated showdown between the Vegas Golden Knights and New York Islanders are several crucial variables. For one thing, Vegas boasts an effective offensive lineup led by Mark Stone and Jonathan Marchessault; for their part Mathew Barzal and Noah Dobson are relied upon by New York to produce scoring opportunities.
Logan Thompson and Alex Lyon both possess game-altering goaltending ability, making their matchup crucial for victory or defeat in goaltending matches. Betting trends suggest inconsistency within each squad’s respective rosters against spread betting odds.
Given both teams’ formidable offensive arsenals and potential for high-scoring contests, an over/under bet could provide bettors looking for premium play predictions with some compelling propositions. Also keep an eye out for moneyline odds as soon as they’re released as this can provide valuable insight into best premium expert picks for this matchup.
Free Pick and Prediction: Vegas Golden Knights 4, New York Islanders 3