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Islanders open as moneyline underdog vs Red Wings

Detroit Red Wings

New York Islanders
12-7-7 November 29, 2013, 04:00 PM | Nassau Coliseum 8-14-3

The New York Islanders look to emerge victorious in NHL odds action as the Red Wings arrive at Nassau Coliseum on Friday.

The Red Wings will look to vanquish their hosts on Friday, as they are 12-7-7 this season, while the Islanders are 8-14-3. Detroit is 13-11-2 against the total, while New York is 15-9-1 versus the number.

View Detroit Red Wings vs New York Islanders Odds and Stats.

The Red Wings were listed as -110 favorites on the hockey moneyline earlier at Bovada. The total was set at 5.5 before betting started earlier on Friday at BetOnline.

According to new NHL Power Rankings here, it's the No. 23-ranked Islanders and the No. 14-rated Red Wings in this matchup.

In their last action, Detroit was a 6-1 winner at home against the Bruins. Bettors on Detroit at +105 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

The Islanders were a 3-2 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Jets. That made winners of bettors who got Winnipeg at +122 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits New York's No. 13-ranked offense, averaging 2.8 goals per game, against a Red Wings defense that ranks No. 16 at 2.73 goals allowed. The Islanders power play is averaging 16.85% while the Red Wings defense kills off 86.27% of their penalties.

A few Red Wings at Islanders trends to consider:
Detroit is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 7 games
Detroit is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Detroit is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing NY Islanders
NY Islanders is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Islanders's last 5 games
NY Islanders is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of NY Islanders's last 6 games at home

Next up:
Detroit at Ottawa, Sunday, December 1st
New York home to Washington, Saturday, November 30th