The NHL action continues with four games on Monday, November 14, and here you can check out the best Islanders vs. Senators betting pick and odds.
Ottawa finally snapped the negative streak with a win in Philadelphia and now wants more when New York comes to the Canadian Tire Centre. The Senators are -111 moneyline favorites on BetRivers NY Sportsbook, while the total is set at 5.5 goals. These Eastern Conference rivals have faced on three occasions last year, and the Islanders won all three games.
Islanders edged the Blue Jackets in OT
The New York Islanders (10-6-0-0, 10-6 ATS) responded to a disappointing 2-0 home loss to the Arizona Coyotes with a 4-3 overtime victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets. It was New York’s eighth win in ten games and was a well-deserved one as the Islanders had 46 shots opposite Columbus’ 29. The result was 3-3 in regulation, and Zach Parise scored a game-winning goal in overtime to give two points to the hosts.
Brock Nelson scored a pair of goals for the Islanders, while Sebastian Aho and Scott Mayfield also contributed with two points each. For the season, Nelson is the team leader with 17 points (G 8, A 9); Mathew Barzal is following him with 16 (G 0, A 16), while Anders Lee has 15 points (G 8, A 7).
Ilya Sorokin (7-4-0) is a probable goaltender for the Islanders against the Senators on Monday. The 27-year-old is allowing 2.17 goals per game with a .932 SV% and one shutout.
Senators finally snapped a losing skid
The Ottawa Senators (5-8-1-0, 9-5 ATS) were on a negative run of seven consecutive defeats, but they managed to avoid the eighth loss in a row with a 4-1 road win over the Philadelphia Flyers. Ottawa returns home from a two-game road trip and now will spend the next three at Canadian Tire Centre.
The Senators trailed 1-0 in Philadelphia but scored four goals in response and secured a precious victory, mostly thanks to Cameron Talbot, who registered 37 saves. Alex DeBrincat scored a couple of power-play goals, while Claude Giroux and Brady Tkachuk contributed with three points apiece. Tkachuk is the team’s top performer so far with 19 points (G 6, A 13); Giroux has 15 (G 7, A 8), while Tim Stutzle, Drake Batherson, and DeBrincat each chipped in 13 points.
Cam Talbot (1-2-0) is going to start at the goal for the Sens against the Islanders on Monday. The 35-year-old allows 2.35 goals per contest on average with a .925 SV% and no shutouts.
D Thomas Chabot (concussion), C Josh Norris (wrist), and D Artyom Zub (upper body) are out indefinitely and will not play on Monday against New York.
8-2 in the last ten overall
4-1 in the last five road games
4-1 in the last five vs. Eastern Conference rivals
1-7 in the last eight overall
0-4 in the last four home games
1-4 in the last five vs. Eastern Conference opponents
New York Islanders vs. Ottawa Senators Pick
Both offenses have been playing well this season, but I think the Islanders’ defense is going to prevail in this one. New York has the 5th best defense that is allowing 2.56 goals per game, while Ottawa is allowing 3.50 goals per contest. Ilya Sorokin conceded more than two goals only twice in his last eight games, and considering how the Senators are playing offensively of late, I don’t think the hosts will score more than two on Monday, which will not be enough to get a W. Expect a tight clash, but the Islanders do have a better team and I am backing them to prove it.
Pick: Take the Islanders to win (-110)
Ottawa conceded 4+ goals in six of the last eight games, while New York managed to score at least four in six of the previous nine. That said, I expect the visitors to outscore the Senators and I wouldn’t be surprised if Cam Talbot allows 4+ goals here. After all, the Islanders scored 4+ goals in nine of the last 11 H2H duels. Over is 8-3 in the last 11 H2H meetings; Over is 5-0 in the previous five H2H encounters in Ottawa, while Over is 9-4 in the Senators’ last 13 home games.
Pick: Go Over 5.5 goals (-110)