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Moneyline favors Ducks in battle with Islanders

Anaheim Ducks

New York Islanders
25-7-5 December 21, 2013, 07:00 PM | Nassau Coliseum 10-19-7

A key battle on the NHL odds menu sees visiting Anaheim duelling New York on Saturday at Nassau Coliseum.

New York will face the 25-7-5 Ducks. In totals betting, the Islanders are 19-16-1 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Ducks are 18-16-3 favoring the OVER.

View Anaheim Ducks vs New York Islanders Odds and Stats.

The visitors opened as -152 moneyline favorites in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including 5Dimes. The total opened at 5.5 for those preferring over under wagers, watch for the line updates during the day at Bovada.

The NHL Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the No. 4-rated Ducks taking on the No. 30-rated Islanders in this contest.

Last time out for Anaheim, they were a 3-2 winner as they battled the Devils on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Ducks at -120 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game PUSH for totals bettors.

New York won its last outing, a 5-3 result against the Rangers on December 20. Bettors who backed the Islanders at +145 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (8) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits New York's No. 21-ranked offense, averaging 2.5 goals per game, against a Ducks defense that ranks No. 11 at 2.51 goals allowed. The Islanders power play is averaging 16.1% while the Ducks defense kills off 80.67% of their penalties.

A few Ducks at Islanders trends to consider:
Anaheim is 6-0-1 SU in its last 7 games
Anaheim is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing NY Islanders
Anaheim is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against NY Islanders
NY Islanders is 1-13-1 SU in its last 15 games
NY Islanders is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of NY Islanders's last 5 games at home
NY Islanders is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Anaheim

Next up:
Anaheim at Washington, Monday, December 23rd
New York at Detroit, Monday, December 23rd