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Islanders face Columbus Blue Jackets: NHL odds preview and stats

New York Islanders

Columbus Blue Jackets
6-7-3 November 09, 2013, 07:00 PM | Nationwide Arena 5-10-0

Hockey bettors look for value at Nationwide Arena on Saturday as host Columbus battles the New York Islanders in hockey odds action.

This season the Blue Jackets are 5-10-0 overall while the Islanders are 6-7-3. As for the totals, Columbus is 6-7-2 on the OU, and New York is 9-6-1.

View New York Islanders vs Columbus Blue Jackets Odds and Stats.

The Blue Jackets were listed earlier today as -142 moneyline Favorite at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark (including Bovada, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 5.5.

It's a hockey betting matchup between the No. 15-rated Blue Jackets and the No. 7-ranked Islanders, according to the latest NHL power poll here at Odds Shark.

New York was a 1-0 loser in its last match on the road against the Hurricanes. They lost as +100 underdogs, while the total score of 1 made winners of UNDER bettors.

In their last action, Columbus was a 4-2 loser at home against the Rangers. Bettors on New York at +135 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 Columbus's No. 23-ranked offense, averaging 2.4 goals per game, against a Islanders defense that ranks No. 26 at 3.19 goals allowed. The Blue Jackets power play is averaging 17.31% while the Islanders defense kills off 76% of their penalties.

A few Islanders at Blue Jackets trends to consider:
NY Islanders is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of NY Islanders's last 9 games
NY Islanders is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games on the road
NY Islanders is 4-10-1 SU in its last 15 games when playing Columbus
Columbus is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Columbus's last 6 games
Columbus is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
Columbus is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games when playing NY Islanders

Next up:
New York at Montreal, Sunday, November 10th
Columbus at Washington, Tuesday, November 12th