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Moneyline favors Wild in battle with Islanders

New York IslandersMinnesota Wild
Dec 17, 8:00 PM | Xcel Energy Center

New York Islanders vs Minnesota Wild Odds

9-14-6TEAM RECORD20-8-4

The Wild get a visit from the New York Islanders in hockey action on Saturday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

Minnesota battles the Islanders, currently with a 9-14-6 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 12-13-7 for the Wild and 15-12-2 for the Islanders.

View NY Islanders vs Minnesota Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Islanders listed as underdogs of +-170 at most sportsbooks. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 999, depending on the book.

Power Rankings:
According to new NHL Power Rankings here, it's the No. 22-ranked Wild and the No. 28-rated Islanders in this matchup.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Minnesota's No. 21-ranked offense, averaging 2.6 goals per game, against a Islanders defense that ranks No. 27 at 3.3 goals allowed. The Wild power play is averaging 16.9% while the Islanders defense kills off 80.8% of their penalties.

New York was a 3-2 loser in its last match at home against the Stars. They lost as +105 underdogs, while the total score of 5 made winners of UNDER bettors.

Minnesota lost its last outing, a 4-3 result against the Blackhawks on December 14. Bettors who backed the Blackhawks at -140 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

New York Islanders Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing New Jersey are 4-6
After playing Dallas are 6-4
After a loss are 3-7

Minnesota Wild Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Florida are 4-4-2
After playing Chicago are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

A few Islanders at Wild trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of the NY Islanders last 5 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 5 of the NY Islanders last 7 games
NY Islanders are 2-5 SU in their last 7 games when playing Minnesota
NY Islanders are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games
Minnesota is 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing at home against NY Islanders
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games when playing NY Islanders
Minnesota is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games

Next up:
NY Islanders at Winnipeg, Tuesday, December 20
Minnesota at Vancouver, Monday, December 19