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Islanders visit Detroit Red Wings in NHL clash


New York Islanders

Detroit Red Wings
10-20-7 December 23, 2013, 07:30 PM | Joe Louis Arena 17-12-9



The Detroit Red Wings battle the visiting New York Islanders on Monday in NHL betting action at Joe Louis Arena.

This season the Red Wings are 17-12-9 overall while the Islanders are 10-20-7. As for the totals, Detroit is 17-19-2 on the OU, and New York is 20-16-1.

View New York Islanders vs Detroit Red Wings Odds and Stats.

On the opening NHL line for this matchup, Detroit sat as -168 Favorite over at BetOnline. The total was set at 5.5 at 5Dimes but may move closer to puck drop.

The NHL Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the No. 29-rated Islanders taking on the No. 12-rated Red Wings in this contest.

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The Islanders were a 5-3 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Ducks. That made winners of bettors who got Anaheim at -145 on the moneyline, while the total score (8) was good news for OVER bettors.

The Red Wings were a 5-4 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Maple Leafs. That made winners of bettors who got Detroit at +110 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for OVER bettors.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Detroit's No. 18-ranked offense, averaging 2.61 goals per game, against a Islanders defense that ranks No. 29 at 3.49 goals allowed. The Red Wings power play is averaging 18.11% while the Islanders defense kills off 72.65% of their penalties.

A few Islanders at Red Wings trends to consider:
NY Islanders is 2-14 SU in its last 16 games
NY Islanders is 2-11 SU in its last 13 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 9 of NY Islanders's last 11 games on the road
NY Islanders is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Detroit
Detroit is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Detroit's last 9 games
Detroit is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games at home


Next up:
New York home to New Jersey, Saturday, December 28th
Detroit at Florida, Saturday, December 28th

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