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NHL Betting Line Favors the New York Islanders over the Colorado Avalanche Thursday

The NHL hockey betting odds menu sees a clash between Colorado and New York Islanders on Thursday, with the host Avalanche trying to win for themselves and reward betting fans who back them on the moneyline.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the opening NHL betting line for this matchup, Colorado sat as 100 underdogs over at BetOnline. The total was set at 5.5 at Bovada but may move closer to puck drop.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 2.9-2.3 result in favor of the Islanders. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

New York Islanders vs Colorado Avalanche Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the New York Islanders have seen them go 18-9-5 so far this season, while the Avalanche are at 15-16-1. In totals betting, the Colorado Avalanche are 15-16-1, while the Islanders are 11-18-3. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Colorado vs New York injuries news.

The Islanders - Avalanche odds would favor the Islanders if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Colorado is rated No. 15 in the current Odds Shark poll, while New York is at No. 8.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Colorado Avalanche No. 8-ranked offense (2.75 goals per game) against a New York Islanders defense that ranks No. 7 at 2.41 goals per game allowed. The Avalanche powerplay has clicked at a 16.96% rate while the Islanders have a 86.32% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last action, New York was a 5-1 loser at home against the Panthers. Bettors on Florida at +148 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (6) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

In their last action, Colorado was a 3-0 winner on the road against the Blackhawks. Bettors on Colorado at +174 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Betting Trends
  • NY Islanders is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of NY Islanders's last 7 games
  • NY Islanders is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games when playing Colorado
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of NY Islanders's last 8 games when playing Colorado
  • Colorado is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Colorado's last 8 games
  • Colorado is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Colorado's last 8 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

New York at Arizona, Saturday, December 19th
Colorado home to Edmonton, Saturday, December 19th

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