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Hockey Matchup - Vancouver Canucks New York Islanders Odds Preview

New York Islanders

Vancouver Canucks
24-33-9 March 10, 2014, 10:00 PM | Rogers Arena 29-27-10

The Canucks get a visit from the New York Islanders in hockey action on Monday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

The Canucks sit at 29-27-10 on the season; in comparison, the Islanders are currently 24-33-9. Looking to wager on the totals? Vancouver is 22-36-8 OU, and New York is 38-27-1 OU.

View New York Islanders vs Vancouver Canucks Odds and Stats.

The Canucks were listed earlier today as -173 moneyline Favorite at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark (including Bovada, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 5.5.

The NHL Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Canucks rated this week at No. 30 and the Islanders sitting at No. 27.

New York lost its last outing, a 4-3 result against the Flames on March 7. Bettors who backed the Flames at -140 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

The Canucks were a 2-1 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Flames. That made winners of bettors who got Vancouver at -180 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for UNDER bettors.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Vancouver's No. 29-ranked offense, averaging 2.32 goals per game, against a Islanders defense that ranks No. 30 at 3.39 goals allowed. The Canucks power play is averaging 13.94% while the Islanders defense kills off 77.56% of their penalties.

Next up:
New York home to San Jose, Friday, March 14th
Vancouver at Winnipeg, Wednesday, March 12th