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Islanders face Dallas Stars: NHL odds preview and stats

New York IslandersDallas Stars
Dec 3, 8:30 PM | American Airlines Center

New York Islanders vs Dallas Stars Odds

7-11-5TEAM RECORD15-9-1

American Airlines Center hosts an NHL battle between the Dallas Stars and the visiting New York Islanders on Saturday.

The Stars are 15-9-1 so far on the season. The Islanders, meanwhile, are 7-11-5. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Dallas go 9-14-2 and the Islanders go 11-10-2 on the totals.

View NY Islanders vs Dallas Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Islanders were listed as +-160 underdogs on the hockey moneyline at many online sportsbooks. The total was set at 5.5 before betting started earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
It's a hockey betting matchup between the No. 24-rated Stars and the No. 30-ranked Islanders, according to the latest NHL power poll here at Odds Shark.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Dallas' No. 20-ranked offense, averaging 2.6 goals per game, against a Islanders defense that ranks No. 25 at 3.2 goals allowed. The Stars power play is averaging 15.2% while the Islanders defense kills off 80.7% of their penalties.

The Islanders were a 5-4 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Blackhawks. That made winners of bettors who got Chicago at -225 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for OVER bettors.

Last time out for Dallas, they were a 3-2 winner as they battled the Senators at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Stars at -118 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

New York Islanders Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing New Jersey are 4-6
After playing Chicago are 2-2-2
After a loss are 3-7

Dallas Stars Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Los Angeles are 6-4
After playing Ottawa are 8-2
After a win are 6-4

A few Islanders at Stars trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of the NY Islanders last 6 games when playing Dallas
NY Islanders are 3-5-3 SU in their last 11 games ,when playing on the road against Dallas
NY Islanders are 4-15 SU in their last 19 games
NY Islanders are 1-4-1 SU in their last 6 games ,when playing Dallas
Dallas is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing NY Islanders
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Dallas' last 8 games
Dallas is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games at home
Dallas is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
NY Islanders home to Tampa Bay, Tuesday, December 6
Dallas at San Jose, Thursday, December 8