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Columbus favored by -221 against New York on Sunday


New York Islanders

Columbus Blue Jackets
31-35-11 April 06, 2014, 06:00 PM | Nationwide Arena 39-31-7



NHL wagering interest swings to the Columbus vs New York battle on Sunday at Nationwide Arena as the Blue Jackets try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

The Blue Jackets sport a record of 39-31-7 heading into this matchup, while the Islanders sit at 31-35-11 on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 37-36-4 for the Blue Jackets and 44-32-1 for the Islanders. View New York Islanders vs Columbus Blue Jackets Odds and Stats.

If you're backing the visitors in this one, they Islanders listed earlier today as underdogs of 200 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 5.5, depending on the book.

This game matches up the No. 15 (Blue Jackets) and the No. 26 (Islanders) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.

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In their last action, New York was a 4-3 loser at home against the Capitals. Bettors on Washington at -104 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

The Blue Jackets were a 4-3 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Blackhawks. That made winners of bettors who got Chicago at -101 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for OVER bettors.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Columbus's No. 14-ranked offense (2.79 goals per game) against a Islanders defense that ranks No. 28 at 3.3 goals per game allowed. The Blue Jackets powerplay has clicked at a 17.94% rate while the Islanders have a 78.23% rate on the penalty kill.

Next up:
New York home to Ottawa, Tuesday, April 8th
Columbus home to Phoenix, Tuesday, April 8th