Avalanche visit New York Islanders in NHL clash

36-16-5 February 08, 2014, 07:00 PM | Nassau Coliseum 22-29-8

The New York Islanders look to emerge victorious in NHL odds action as the Avalanche arrive at Nassau Coliseum on Saturday.

The Islanders sport a record of 22-29-8 heading into this matchup, while the Avalanche sit at 36-16-5 on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 33-25-1 for the Islanders and 28-27-2 for the Avalanche.

View Colorado Avalanche vs New York Islanders Odds and Stats.

On the Sportsbook NHL line for this matchup, New York sat as 100 underdogs over at Sportsbook. The total was set at 5.5 at Sportsbook but may move closer to puck drop.

The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Islanders at No. 13 and the Avalanche at No. 10 heading into this contest.

Last time out for Colorado, they were a 3-1 loser as they battled the Flyers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Flyers at -115 were rewarded, while the 4 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

In their last action, New York was a 4-2 loser at home against the Flames. Bettors on Calgary at +141 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (6) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits New York's No. 17-ranked offense, averaging 2.75 goals per game, against a Avalanche defense that ranks No. 12 at 2.65 goals allowed. The Islanders power play is averaging 16.08% while the Avalanche defense kills off 82.12% of their penalties.

A few Avalanche at Islanders trends to consider:
Colorado is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Colorado's last 7 games
Colorado is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games on the road
Colorado is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing NY Islanders
NY Islanders is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of NY Islanders's last 10 games
NY Islanders is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of NY Islanders's last 7 games at home

Next up:
Colorado home to Los Angeles, Wednesday, February 26th
New York home to Toronto, Thursday, February 27th
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