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Islanders open as moneyline underdog vs Avalanche

New York Islanders

Colorado Avalanche
16-22-7 January 10, 2014, 09:00 PM | Pepsi Center 27-12-4

Pepsi Center hosts an NHL battle between the Colorado Avalanche and the visiting New York Islanders on Friday.

Colorado battles the Islanders, currently with a 16-22-7 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 20-21-2 for the Avalanche and 24-20-1 for the Islanders.

View New York Islanders vs Colorado Avalanche Odds and Stats.

Hockey odds makers at 5Dimes opened the Avalanche as -173 moneyline Favorite in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 5.5 at BetOnline.

It's a hockey betting matchup between the No. 23-rated Avalanche and the No. 26-ranked Islanders, according to the latest NHL power poll here at Odds Shark.

The Islanders were a 5-3 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Maple Leafs. That made winners of bettors who got New York at +143 on the moneyline, while the total score (8) was good news for OVER bettors.

In their last action, Colorado was a 4-3 winner at home against the Senators. Bettors on Colorado at -127 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Colorado's No. 8-ranked offense, averaging 2.95 goals per game, against a Islanders defense that ranks No. 29 at 3.31 goals allowed. The Avalanche power play is averaging 19.84% while the Islanders defense kills off 73.72% of their penalties.

Next up:
New York at Dallas, Sunday, January 12th
Colorado at Minnesota, Saturday, January 11th