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Moneyline favors Blue Jackets in battle with Islanders

Columbus Blue Jackets

New York Islanders
36-28-6 March 23, 2014, 01:00 PM | Nassau Coliseum 26-35-9

The visiting Blue Jackets hope for a solid performance on Sunday as they look to steal a win at Nassau Coliseum against the New York Islanders.

The Islanders are 26-35-9 so far on the season. The Blue Jackets, meanwhile, are 36-28-6. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen New York go 41-28-1 and the Blue Jackets go 35-31-4 on the totals.View Columbus Blue Jackets vs New York Islanders Odds and Stats.

On the opening NHL line for this matchup, New York sat as 110 underdogs over at BetOnline. The total was set at 5.5 at 5Dimes but may move closer to puck drop.

The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Islanders at No. 26 and the Blue Jackets at No. 13 heading into this contest.

Columbus lost its last outing, a 3-1 result against the Rangers on March 21. Bettors who backed the Rangers at -120 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits New York's No. 16-ranked offense, averaging 2.79 goals per game, against a Blue Jackets defense that ranks No. 15 at 2.74 goals allowed. The Islanders power play is averaging 16.67% while the Blue Jackets defense kills off 82.04% of their penalties.

A few Blue Jackets at Islanders trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Columbus's last 7 games
Columbus is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Columbus's last 5 games on the road
Columbus is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing NY Islanders
NY Islanders is 5-13 SU in its last 18 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Islanders's last 5 games
NY Islanders is 2-10 SU in its last 12 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 7 of NY Islanders's last 8 games at home

Next up:
Columbus home to Detroit, Tuesday, March 25th
New York at Carolina, Tuesday, March 25th