10* NON-CONF ULTIMATE OF THE ULTIMATE (THIS IS THE BIG ONE!)
Winnipeg vs. NY Islanders,
10/06/2019 19:00 EDT,
Score: 1 - 4
Money Line: -129 NY Islanders
The set-up: The Jets lost their opener 6-4 to the Rangers, and then needed a shootout to beat the Devils 5-4. The Jets are dealing with a rash of injuries and with transition to their core line-up after off-season moves. The Islanders are also dealing with new faces, but after dropping their home opener to the Capitals, I expect the home side to buckle down here and find a way to get the job done at the end of the night.
The pick: Jets’ goaltender Connor Hellebuyck allowed five goals in the loss to the Rangers. New York will turn to Thomas Greiss in this one, last year he was 23-14-2 with a 2.28 GAA. Note that the Ises are 4-1 in their last five vs. the Western Conference, while the Jets are just 2-6 in their last eight vs. the East. Greiss is in a fight for the No. 1 spot in net and I believe he’ll be the difference maker for the home side tonight. Lay the very reasonable price.
10* ULTIMATE OF THE ULTIMATE on the New York Islanders.