Islanders vs. Blackhawks: How to Watch, Odds, Picks & Predictions

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Tuesday’s NHL games include the New York Islanders (32-27-15) hosting the Chicago Blackhawks (22-47-5) at UBS Arena. The Blackhawks are big underdogs (+205 on the moneyline) against the Islanders (-250) ahead of the game, which begins at 7:30 PM ET on ESPN+, NBCS-CHI, and MSGSN2.

You can see the Blackhawks-Islanders matchup on ESPN+, NBCS-CHI, and MSGSN2.

Islanders vs. Blackhawks Game Info & Odds

  • When: Tuesday, April 2, 2024 at 7:30 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN+, NBCS-CHI, and MSGSN2
  • Where: UBS Arena in Elmont, New York
  • TV Channel: ESPN+, NBCS-CHI, and MSGSN2
  • Favorite: Islanders (-250)
  • Underdog: Blackhawks (+205)
  • Over/under: 6

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Islanders and Blackhawks Betting Trends

  • New York and its opponent have gone over 6 combined goals in 45 of 74 games this season.
  • Chicago and its opponent have combined to score over 6 goals in 37 of 72 games this season.
  • The teams average 5.2 goals per game combined, 0.8 fewer than this game’s total.
  • Opponents of these teams average 6.8 goals per game combined, 0.8 more than this game’souting’s total.
  • The Islanders have won 15 of their 35 games when favored on the moneyline this season (42.9%).
  • This season the Blackhawks have been an underdog 67 times, and won 17, or 25.4%, of those games.

Islanders Stats & Insights

  • The Islanders are ranked 22nd in the league with 219 goals this season, an average of 3.0 per contest.
  • The Islanders are ranked 24th in NHL play in goals against this season, having allowed 244 total goals (3.3 per game).
  • Their goal differential (-25) ranks them 26th in the NHL.
  • The Islanders shoot 9.9% as a team, ranked 17th-best in the league.
  • The Islanders have shut out opponents four times, averaging 21.6 hits and 18.5 blocked shots per game this season.
  • In their past 10 matchups, the Islanders have gone 3-6-1 to earn 60.0% of the possible points.
  • They are scoring at a 2.3 goals-per-game average (23 total) during that time.
  • Over on the defensive end, the Islanders have allowed 3.4 goals per game (34 total) over those 10 outings.

Blackhawks Stats & Insights

  • The Blackhawks have the league’s 31st-ranked scoring offense (164 total goals, 2.2 per game).
  • The Blackhawks have allowed 259 total goals (3.5 per game) to rank 29th.
  • They have a -95 goal differential, which ranks 31st in the league.
  • The 8.2% shooting percentage the Blackhawks have compiled ranks 32nd in the league.
  • The Blackhawks have one shutout win this season.
  • Over the past 10 contests, the Blackhawks have gone 6-4-0 (80.0% of possible points).
  • They have put up 34 goals during that span.
  • On the defensive end, the Blackhawks have allowed 31 goals (3.1 per game) over those 10 outings.

Islanders Key Players to Watch

  • A major offensive player this season for New York, Mathew Barzal has scored 75 points in 73 games (23 goals and 52 assists).
  • Noah Dobson has 66 points (0.9 per game), scoring nine goals and adding 57 assists.
  • Ilya Sorokin (22-19-11) has a goals against average of 3.1 on the season, and 1534 saves. His .906 save percentage ranks 31st in the league.

Islanders Player Props

  • Mathew Barzal Points Prop: 0.50 (Over Odds: -230, Under Odds: +175)
  • Mathew Barzal Assists Prop: 0.50 (Over Odds: -115, Under Odds: -115)
  • Noah Dobson Points Prop: 0.50 (Over Odds: -130, Under Odds: +100)
  • Noah Dobson Assists Prop: 0.50 (Over Odds: +105, Under Odds: -135)
  • Bo Horvat Points Prop: 0.50 (Over Odds: -175, Under Odds: +135)
  • Bo Horvat Assists Prop: 0.50 (Over Odds: +120, Under Odds: -150)

Blackhawks Key Players to Watch

  • Connor Bedard is a top offensive contributor for his club with 57 points (1.0 per game). He has scored 21 goals and 36 assists in 60 games (playing 19:41 per game).
  • Chicago’s Philipp Kurashev has racked up 50 total points (0.7 per game), with 16 goals and 34 assists.
  • Petr Mrazek has a 17-27-4 record this season, with a .906 save percentage (31st in the league). In 51 games, he has 1429 saves, and has given up 148 goals (3.0 goals against average).

Blackhawks Player Props

  • Nick Foligno Points Prop: 0.50 (Over Odds: +105, Under Odds: -135)
  • Nick Foligno Assists Prop: 0.50 (Over Odds: +185, Under Odds: -245)

Islanders vs. Blackhawks Injuries

  • Islanders: Scott Mayfield: Lower Body (Out For Season)
  • Blackhawks: Taylor Hall: Knee (Out For Season), Connor Murphy: Lower Body (Out), Colin Blackwell: Upper Body (Questionable), Reese Johnson: Concussion (Questionable)

Islanders vs. Blackhawks Prediction

  • Puck Line Pick:

    Islanders (-1.5)

  • Pick OU:

    Over (6)

  • Score Prediction:
    Islanders 4 – Blackhawks 2

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WRITTEN BY

Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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