NHL Picks: Islanders vs Blackhawks

This is a picture of the N.Y. Islanders vs Chicago Blackhawks for the NHL Picks article preview

The Islanders and the Blackhawks have experienced a less-than-stellar season thus far. Nevertheless, with a playoff spot on the line in the coming months, both teams are poised to give their all. The question remains: which team will emerge victorious? In this NHL Picks: Islanders vs Blackhawks article, I will give you the best picks and all the information about both teams.

If you want more information about betting, check out our sports betting page.

  N.Y. Islanders vs Chicago Blackhawks

The New York Islanders find themselves in a precarious position with a 19-15-10 record and a recent three-game losing streak that has sent them tumbling to the depths of the Metropolitan Division. Their offensive struggles are glaring, managing a meagre 2.93 goals per game, leaving them yearning for more firepower.

Unfortunately for the Islanders, their defensive woes have compounded their struggles, conceding an average of 3.34 goals per game, including a dismal 9 goals in the last two outings. The team’s overall performance has left fans and analysts alike questioning their ability to turn the tide this season.

Shifting our focus to the Chicago Blackhawks, who boast a less-than-impressive 13-29-2 record and are languishing at the bottom of the Central Division. With only two victories in their last 10 games, they are enduring a forgettable season that has seen their offence sputter, averaging a paltry 2.23 goals per game. The offensive struggles are exacerbated by a feeble defence, allowing an alarming 3.59 goals per game. 

This is a picture of the Islanders against the Blackhawks for the NHL Picks article
 N.Y. Islanders vs Chicago Blackhawks
SportsbookN.Y. Islanders Moneyline OddsChicago Blackhawks Moneyline Odds
PowerPlay Sports-250+200
Odds were correct at the time of writing. Please check the specific site for the most up-to-date odds.
SportsbookN.Y. Islanders Line OddsChicago Blackhawks Puck Line Odds
BetOBet(-103) -1.5(-141) +1.5
iBet(-103) -1.5(-119) +1.5
PowerPlay Sports(+100) -1.5(-125) +1.5
Odds were correct at the time of writing. Please check the specific site for the most up-to-date odds.

How the game will play out

The N.Y. Islanders emerge as the favourites in this matchup, a sentiment not surprising given the notable absence of key players from the Chicago Blackhawks. While my inclination leans towards predicting an Islanders victory, the dynamic of playing in their home town adds an element of unpredictability for the Blackhawks. The last encounter between these two teams took place in December, concluding with the Islanders securing a 3-0 victory.

My pick: The N.Y. Islanders with a puck line of -1.5 at (+100) PowerPlay Sports.

N.Y. Islanders Injury Report

  • Robert Bortuzzo
  • Ryan Pulock
  • Semyon Varlamov
  • Ryan Pulock
  • Robert Bortuzzo

Chicago Blackhawks Injury Report

  • Connor Bedard
  • Tyler Johnson
  • Nick Foligno
  • Andreas Athanasiou
  • Anthony Beauvillier
  • Nikita Zaitsev
  • Connor Murphy


These were my NHL Picks: Islanders vs Blackhawks. You can check our online sportsbook reviews for all the details about Canadian sportsbooks. Have a look at SNNOW to watch all NHL games.

About the Author

João Pedro Freitas

João Pedro Freitas has been working in online gambling since 2022, being the most recent addition to the team. He loves to write sports articles and likes to analyse all kinds of sports, especially soccer and UFC. João focuses on writing content and creating strategies to ensure that the team is up to date on all Canadian and American sports.