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Islanders open as moneyline underdog vs Wild

Minnesota Wild

New York Islanders
35-23-10 March 18, 2014, 07:00 PM | Nassau Coliseum 26-34-9

The New York Islanders will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Minnesota Wild invade Nassau Coliseum on Tuesday.

This season the Islanders are 26-34-9 overall while the Wild are 35-23-10. As for the totals, New York is 40-28-1 on the OU, and Minnesota is 19-32-17.View Minnesota Wild vs New York Islanders Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Islanders as 100 moneyline underdogs in this particular NHL matchup earlier. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 5.5 before betting started to move the line at 5Dimes.

The Islanders sit at No. 26 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Wild sit at a No. 18 on the same chart.

Last time out for Minnesota, they were a 4-1 loser as they battled the Bruins on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Bruins at -165 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game PUSH for totals bettors.

Last time out for New York, they were a 4-1 winner as they battled the Sabres at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Islanders at -145 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits New York's No. 15-ranked offense, averaging 2.83 goals per game, against a Wild defense that ranks No. 6 at 2.47 goals allowed. The Islanders power play is averaging 16.88% while the Wild defense kills off 80.58% of their penalties.

A few Wild at Islanders trends to consider:
Minnesota is 1-4-1 SU in its last 6 games
Minnesota is 7-14-1 SU in its last 22 games on the road
Minnesota is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing NY Islanders
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games when playing NY Islanders
NY Islanders is 5-12 SU in its last 17 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of NY Islanders's last 11 games
NY Islanders is 2-9 SU in its last 11 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of NY Islanders's last 7 games at home

Next up:
Minnesota at New Jersey, Thursday, March 20th
New York home to Columbus, Sunday, March 23rd