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New York Islanders vs Chicago Blackhawks in NHL odds

Chicago BlackhawksNew York Islanders
Dec 8, 7:00 PM | Nassau Coliseum

Chicago Blackhawks vs New York Islanders Odds

16-8-4TEAM RECORD9-11-5

Hockey bettors look for value at Nassau Coliseum on Thursday as host New York battles the Chicago Blackhawks in hockey odds action.

The Islanders sport records of 9-11-5 heading into this matchup, while the Blackhawks sit at 16-8-4 on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 13-10-2 for the Islanders and 17-11 for the Blackhawks.

View Chicago vs NY Islanders Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Islanders as +120 underdogs on the opening moneyline for this contest. The over under opened at 5.5 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Islanders at No. 29 and the Blackhawks at No. 8 heading into this contest.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up New York's No. 30-ranked offense (2.3 goals per game) against a Blackhawks defense that ranks No. 22 at 3.1 goals per game allowed. The Islanders powerplay has clicked at a 18.8% rate while the Blackhawks have a 75.3% rate on the penalty kill.

Last time out for Chicago, they were a 4-3 loser as they battled the Coyotes at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Coyotes at +150 were rewarded, while the 7 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

In their last action, New York was a 5-1 winner at home against the Lightning. Bettors on New York at -110 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (6) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Chicago Blackhawks Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Edmonton are 6-4
After playing Phoenix are 7-3
After a loss are 6-4

New York Islanders Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing New Jersey are 4-6
After playing Tampa Bay are 3-7
After a win are 4-6

A few Blackhawks at Islanders trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chicago's last 5 games when playing NY Islanders
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chicago's last 5 games when playing on the road against NY Islanders
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Chicago's last 8 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Chicago's last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of the NY Islanders last 7 games at home
NY Islanders are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of the NY Islanders last 5 games when playing Chicago
The total has gone OVER in 4 of the NY Islanders last 5 games when playing at home against Chicago

Next up:
Chicago home to San Jose, Sunday, December 11
NY Islanders home to Pittsburgh, Saturday, December 10

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