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New York Islanders vs New Jersey Devils Odds
The New Jersey Devils battle the visiting New York Islanders on Thursday in NHL betting action at Prudential Center.
This season the Devils are 3-0-2 overall while the Islanders are 3-2-1. As for the totals, New Jersey is 1-4 on the OU, and New York is 4-2.
Sportsbooks had installed the Devils as -147 moneyline favorites in this particular NHL matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 5.5 before betting started to move the line.
The Devils sit at No. 14 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Islanders sit at a No. 3 on the same chart.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up New Jersey's No. 22-ranked offense (2.4 goals per game) against a Islanders defense that ranks No. 23 at 3.2 goals per game allowed. The Devils powerplay has clicked at a 16.7% rate while the Islanders have a 95% rate on the penalty kill.
The Islanders were a 4-1 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Penguins. That made winners of bettors who got New York at +180 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors.
In their last action, New Jersey was a 2-1 loser on the road against the Bruins. Bettors on Boston at -155 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.
New York Islanders Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing New Jersey are 3-7
After playing Pittsburgh are 3-7
After a win are 5-5
New Jersey Devils Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Buffalo are 2-8
After playing Boston are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4
A few Islanders at Devils trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of the NY Islanders last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of the NY Islanders last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of the NY Islanders last 5 games when playing New Jersey
NY Islanders are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New Jersey's last 5 games at home
New Jersey is 10-2 SU in their last 12 games when playing at home against NY Islanders
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of New Jersey's last 11 games
New Jersey is 9-2 SU in their last 11 games when playing NY Islanders
NY Islanders home to New Jersey, Sunday, February 3
New Jersey at Pittsburgh, Saturday, February 2