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Edmonton favored by -136 against New York on Thursday

New York Islanders

Edmonton Oilers
24-32-8 March 06, 2014, 09:30 PM | Rexall Place 21-34-8

The Edmonton Oilers battle the visiting New York Islanders on Thursday in NHL betting action at Rexall Place.

Supporters of the Islanders have seen them go 24-32-8 so far this season, while the Oilers are at 21-34-8. In totals betting, the Oilers are 33-28-2, while the Islanders are 37-26-1.

View New York Islanders vs Edmonton Oilers Odds and Stats.

Hockey odds makers at 5Dimes opened the Oilers as -136 moneyline Favorite in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 5.5 at BetOnline.

The Oilers - Islanders odds would favor the Islanders if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Edmonton is rated No. 30 in the current Odds Shark poll, while New York is at No. 21.

New York was a 3-2 winner in its last match on the road against the Jets. They won as +180 underdogs, while the total score of 5 made winners of UNDER bettors.

Last time out for Edmonton, they were a 3-2 winner as they battled the Senators at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Oilers at +103 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Edmonton's No. 21-ranked offense, averaging 2.49 goals per game, against a Islanders defense that ranks No. 30 at 3.39 goals allowed. The Oilers power play is averaging 16.74% while the Islanders defense kills off 77.5% of their penalties.

Next up:
New York at Calgary, Friday, March 7th
Edmonton home to Los Angeles, Sunday, March 9th