New York Islanders vs. Vancouver Canucks 11-15-23 NHL Analysis, Best Picks, and Odds

New York Islanders vs. Vancouver Canucks 11/15/23 – On Wednesday, November 15, 2023 at 10:00 PM ET, the New York Islanders take on Vancouver Canucks in an intense NHL matchup that promises to be exciting. Both sides will strive for victory; sports enthusiasts and bettors must stay apprised of all developments within the league in order to make winning hockey picks.

New York Islanders vs. Vancouver Canucks

Date & Time: Wednesday, November 15, 2023 at 10:00 PM ET

Location: Rogers Arena


New York Islanders vs. Vancouver Canucks 11/15/23 Betting Odds

Islanders+136+1.5 (-190)6 over (-120)
Canucks -153-1.5 (+165)6 under (+104)

New York Islanders Analysis

The New York Islanders have fallen into an offensive slump, suffering five consecutive losses and tallying only 33 goals through 14 games this season (an average of 2.36 goals per game). Though Noah Dobson has provided some much-needed help on defense (he currently holds 12 points), their forward lines need more production; Bo Horvat and Mathew Barzal have found it challenging to consistently find their way to goal; their offensive output must increase in order to compete against high scoring teams like Vancouver Canucks.

Defense has been an area of weakness for the Islanders this season, allowing an average of 3.21 goals per game and goaltender Ilya Sorokin has seen his share of victories and defeats during an up-and-down season with three wins, three losses, three overtime losses, 283 saves with a save percentage of 0.907 but needs additional support from his defensive unit to reduce high-quality scoring chances against him. If they want any chance against Vancouver Canucks they must tighten up defensively and increase offensive support so as not to extend their losing streak and break their losing streak.

Vancouver Canucks Analysis

Vancouver Canucks have had an outstanding start to this season, posting an outstanding 11-3-1 record and averaging 3.67 goals per game on offense. Elias Pettersson has been key, contributing 25 points in 15 games – showcasing his playmaking capabilities – while Quinn Hughes has contributed 23 points with an excellent plus/minus rating of +18 from defense. JT Miller has also contributed nine goals – giving the Canucks an all-around offensive force.

On defense, the Canucks have been no less impressive, conceding only 1.96 goals per game and boasting a remarkable save percentage of 0.935 to go with seven victories from 10 games played by goaltender Thatcher Demko. Their defensive unit has proven adept in restricting opponent scoring opportunities and supporting their goaltender; making the Canucks an invincible force within the NHL that will provide tough competition to any struggling New York Islanders team in 2018.

New York Islanders vs. Vancouver Canucks Against the Spread

The New York Islanders have struggled recently, losing five out of six games and showing an 0-5 straight up trend. Furthermore, against Vancouver they’ve gone just 2-4 straight up but it should be noted that five out of six road games they played ended under or over total expectations; five times out of six total goals also occurred under when facing them!

Conversely, Vancouver Canucks have been on an incredible roll, winning six of their last seven games and going 7-1 SU over their last eight home contests against New York Islanders at home. Five out of their last six matches against them has resulted in total overages!

New York Islanders vs. Vancouver Canucks Free Picks

Based on the odds, trends, team stats, and key players, here are our picks for this matchup:

Moneyline: Canucks -153

Based on their recent success and the Islanders’ struggles, we recommend betting on Vancouver on the moneyline. They have enjoyed incredible home success.

Spread: Canucks -1.5 (+165)

Bet on the Canucks on the puckline can be riskier but potentially yield greater returns. Thanks to their high-powered offense and solid defensive play, the Canucks could win by multiple goals.

Total: 6 over (-120)

Since most recent games between these teams have seen totals go over, we suggest going with an over pick in this matchup, as it should likely produce high scoring contest.

Predicted Score: Vancouver Canucks 4, New York Islanders 2

Overall, this NHL showdown between the New York Islanders and Vancouver Canucks promises to be an engaging matchup. Recent form and home advantage seem to give Vancouver an edge, though those looking to place bets can find various options through online sportsbooks in Canada for placing bets on this game.