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New York Islanders vs Columbus Blue Jackets Odds Preview with Prediction

The Columbus Blue Jackets get a visit from the New York Islanders in NHL Betting Odds action on Thursday.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the opening NHL betting line for this matchup, Columbus sat as -150 favorites over at BetOnline. The total was set at 6 at Bovada but may move closer to puck drop.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Blue Jackets to win this game 3.4-2.3. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

New York Islanders vs Columbus Blue Jackets Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Columbus Blue Jackets bring a 19-11-1 record to the battle against the 17-11-3 Islanders. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Columbus go 14-17 so far and the Islanders go 20-10-1. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Columbus vs New York injuries news.

The NHL Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the No. 3-rated New York Islanders taking on the No. 25-rated Columbus Blue Jackets in this contest.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Columbus's No. 22-ranked offense, averaging 2.84 goals per game, against a Islanders defense that ranks No. 28 at 3.39 goals allowed. The Blue Jackets power play is averaging 9.09% while the Islanders defense kills off 73.68% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

New York lost its last outing, a 5-2 result against the Stars on December 13. Bettors who backed the Stars at +114 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

In their last action, Columbus was a 7-2 loser at home against the Oilers. Bettors on Edmonton at +152 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (9) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Betting Trends
  • NY Islanders is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • NY Islanders is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 18 of NY Islanders's last 24 games
  • NY Islanders is 15-7 ATS in its last 22 games on the road
  • Columbus is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Columbus's last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Columbus's last 16 games
  • Columbus is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games when playing NY Islanders

Next Betting Matchups

New York home to Los Angeles, Saturday, December 16th
Columbus at Carolina, Saturday, December 16th