Vegas Golden Knights vs. New York Islanders Odds, Pick, Prediction 1/28/23

Vegas Golden Knights vs. New York Islanders

We have an 11-game slate in the NHL scheduled for Saturday, January 28, and here you can read the best Golden Knights vs. Islanders betting pick and odds.

Both Vegas and New York will be playing the second game of a back-to-back set when they meet at UBS Arena. The Golden Knights are -110 moneyline favorites on FanDuel NY Sportsbook, while the total is set at 6 goals. These inter-conference rivals have met once this season, and the Islanders won 5-2 in Las Vegas.

Golden Knights lost to the Devils in overtime

The Vegas Golden Knights (29-17-2-1, 23-26 ATS) opened their six-game road trip with a pair of defeats to the Arizona Coyotes and New Jersey Devils. Following a 4-1 loss against Arizona, the Golden Knights couldn’t get the job done against the New Jersey Devils and fell short in overtime. Vegas was 2-1 up until the last 1:10 of the game when Dougie Hamilton tied to force OT and then netted a winner for the Devils.

Ben Hutton and William Karlsson scored for Vegas, while goalie Logan Thompson registered 33 saves as he had a strong display at the goal. So far this season, Chandler Stephenson leads Vegas with 43 points (G 11, A 32), while Mark Stone is contributing 38 points (G 17, A 21).

Logan Thompson (19-13-2) is expected to start at the goal for Vegas against the Islanders on Saturday as Adin Hill is a confirmed starter against the Rangers on Friday. The 25-year-old is allowing 2.71 goals per game this year with a .912 SV% and two shutouts.

G Robin Lehner (hip), RW Mark Stone (upper body), LW William Carrier (upper body), and C Nolan Patrick (upper body) are out indefinitely. D Shea Theodore (lower body) is questionable to face the Islanders on Saturday.

Islanders are not looking good at the moment

The New York Islanders (23-22-2-3, 25-25 ATS) are going through their worst period of the season; they lost ten of the previous 11 games and are on a six-game losing skid. The Islanders have an opportunity to snap that negative streak against the Detroit Red Wings on Friday, after which they will meet the Golden Knights on Saturday. The most recent defeat came to the Ottawa Senators on the road as the Isles lost 2-1, which was the fifth consecutive game in which they failed to score more than two goals.

The Islanders were 2-0 down before Brock Nelson cut the deficit to half with around four minutes remaining, but that was all from New York offensively – one goal from 36 shots. On the other end, Semyon Varlamov was solid with 36 saves from 38 attempts at his goal. This year, Nelson is the Islanders’ top producer with 43 points (G 18, A 25), while Mathew Barzal is following him with 42 (G 11, A 31).

Semyon Varlamov (8-6-1) is likely to start on Saturday against the Golden Knights as Ilya Sorokin is a confirmed goalie against the Red Wings on Friday. The 34-year-old is surrendering 2.80 goals per game this season with a .912 SV% and one shutout.

RW Oliver Wahlstrom (head), D Noah Dobson (lower body), and RW Cal Clutterbuck (upper body) are out indefinitely.



1-5 in the last six overall

1-4 in the last five road games

1-6 in the last seven games playing without rest

New York:

7-3 in the last ten games vs. Pacific Division rivals

Vegas Golden Knights vs. New York Islanders Pick

Vegas has a better offense, while the Islanders have a slightly stronger defense. It’s going to be a tight encounter, and although betting sites are giving a little advantage to the visitors, I think it’s about time for the Islanders to improve, so I am backing the hosts. 

New York’s main problem is inefficient offense, and even though the Isles are struggling in that department, they do have excellent forwards such as Barzal, Nelson, Lee, and Palmieri. It’s only a matter of time before they will return to winning ways, and even if they fail to do so against Detroit on Friday, I am backing them to do it on Saturday.

Pick: Take the Islanders to win (+100)

The Total Pick

The Isles failed to score more than two goals in nine of the previous ten games, but Vegas is also not firing on all cylinders when it comes to offense. The Golden Knights didn’t score more than two goals in five of the last eight games. Under is 5-2-1 in the last eight H2H meetings; Under is 4-1 in the Golden Knights’ previous five overall, Under is 6-0 in Vegas’ last six road games, while Under is 8-3 in the Islanders’ previous 11 overall.

Pick: Go Under 6 goals (-110)

Author: Nathan Rogers