Hockey Matchup - Anaheim Ducks New York Islanders Odds Preview


New York Islanders

Anaheim Ducks
8-17-5 December 09, 2013, 10:00 PM | Honda Center 20-7-5



Hockey bettors look for value at Honda Center on Monday as host Anaheim battles the New York Islanders in hockey odds action.

The Ducks sit at 20-7-5 on the season; in comparison, the Islanders are currently 8-17-5. Looking to wager on the totals? Anaheim is 16-14-2 OU, and New York is 16-13-1 OU.

View New York Islanders vs Anaheim Ducks Odds and Stats.

If you're backing the visitors in this one, they Islanders listed earlier today as underdogs of 181 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 5.5, depending on the book.

It's a hockey betting matchup between the No. 4-rated Ducks and the No. 29-ranked Islanders, according to the latest NHL power poll here at Odds Shark.

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Last time out for New York, they were a 3-0 loser as they battled the Kings on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Kings at -225 were rewarded, while the 3 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

The Ducks were a 5-2 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Blues. That made winners of bettors who got Anaheim at +185 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for OVER bettors.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Anaheim's No. 5-ranked offense (3.16 goals per game) against a Islanders defense that ranks No. 30 at 3.47 goals per game allowed. The Ducks powerplay has clicked at a 16.67% rate while the Islanders have a 71.58% rate on the penalty kill.

Next up:
New York at San Jose, Tuesday, December 10th
Anaheim home to Minnesota, Wednesday, December 11th
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