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Isles and Ducks Both in Search of First Win

On a slow night in the NHL, the Ducks travel to Brooklyn in search of their first point of the young season against an Islanders team that is also yet to win. Anaheim had a similar start to their 2015-16 campaign so while they are not happy about the position they are in, they are used to it. Both teams are better than they’ve played so far and no matter how hard they try not to – at least one team will be leaving the ice with points tonight.

SHARK BITES
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Anaheim's last 6 games when playing on the road against NY Islanders.
  • NY Islanders is 0-5 on the puckline in its last 5 games at home.
  • Anaheim is 6-2 on the puckline in its last 8 games on the road.

0-2 is unlikely the start Randy Carlyle wanted to get off to in his second stint as the head coach of the Ducks but that’s where he finds himself. Anaheim’s major problem last year was that they couldn’t score and their two goals per game average so far this season, isn’t blowing anyone away either.

The Islanders swept the season series against the Ducks last season but were lucky enough to play the Quack Pack before the turn of the calendar, when Anaheim really started to heat up. New York will call upon their veteran netminder – no not Rick DiPietro – as Jaroslav Halak looks to improve upon his performance in his first start where he gave up four goals on 38 shots to the rival Rangers.

The Ducks will counter with their young stud John Gibson who – like Halak – is also looking for redemption in his second start of the year. Despite finishing the 2015-16 season with great numbers, Gibson actually struggled on the road and also against Eastern Conference teams. In 14 starts against teams from the East last year, Gibson was 4-8-2 with a .896 save percentage.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Anaheim Ducks were listed as 155 underdogs on the NHL hockey moneyline earlier at Bet365. The over under total was set at 5 before betting started earlier on Sunday at Bovada.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 3.8-1.8 result in favor of the Ducks. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Anaheim Ducks vs New York Islanders Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Anaheim Ducks will look to vanquish their hosts on Sunday, as they are 0-2-0 this season, while the Islanders are 0-2-0. Anaheim is 1-0-1 against the total, while New York is 1-1 versus the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and New York vs Anaheim injuries news.

The NHL Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the No. 8-rated Anaheim Ducks taking on the No. 26-rated New York Islanders in this contest.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Anaheim lost its last outing, a 3-2 result against the Penguins on October 15. Bettors who backed the Penguins at -140 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent PUSH bettors to the payout window.

New York was a 2-1 loser in its last match on the road against the Capitals. They lost as +168 underdogs, while the total score of 3 made winners of UNDER bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Anaheim is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • Anaheim is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Anaheim's last 6 games when playing on the road against NY Islanders
  • NY Islanders is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
  • NY Islanders is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • NY Islanders is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games at home
  • NY Islanders is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Anaheim at New Jersey, Tuesday, October 18th
New York home to San Jose, Tuesday, October 18th

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