Both teams enter the interconference matchup on a two-game win streak. The Predators took down the Minnesota Wild last weekend, and then followed it up with a 3-1 victory against the Sharks on Tuesday. Meanwhile, the Islanders enter today’s game coming off two straight shutouts. They blanked the Arizona Coyotes and Golden Knights in back-to-back games.
The Islanders continue their 13-game road trip today. Their first home game in their new stadium, the UBS Arena, is scheduled for November 20th. It would be a huge achievement for the Islanders if they can finish their road trip with a .500 record.
Here are the odds for today’s game, courtesy of WynnBET Sportsbook.
Islanders vs Predators Odds and Total
- Islanders -112
- Predators +102
- Islanders -1.5 (+215)
- Predators +1.5 (-255)
- 5.5 (Over +115/Under -135)
Islanders vs Predators Prediction and Pick
Playing consecutive road games for the first month and a half of the NHL season has to catch up to a team sooner or later. Despite looking strong in their last two outings, the Islanders rank dead last in the NHL in 5-on-5 CORSI% at 43.49% Nashville ranks 13th in that statistic at 50.98%.
The Preds captain, Roman Josi, has got off to a hot start this season, recording nine points through the team’s first seven games. Juuse Saros, Nashville’s goalie, has also got off to a strong start. He has a 2.56 goals against average and a .911 save percentage in six starts. He stopped 28 of 29 shots in his last start.
The Predators look like they’re in a great spot as home underdogs today.