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NHL Betting Line Favors the Dallas Stars over the New York Islanders Thursday

The visiting New York Islanders hope for a solid performance on Thursday as they look to steal a win at American Airlines Center against the Dallas Stars.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the opening NHL betting line for this matchup, Dallas sat as -121 favorites over at BetOnline. The total was set at 6 at Bovada but may move closer to puck drop.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 2.9-2.3 win for the Islanders on Thursday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

New York Islanders vs Dallas Stars Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Dallas Stars currently sport a record of 25-28-10. The New York Islanders are 29-22-10. Betting totals have seen the Stars post a 33-30 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Islanders have gone 32-24-5 against the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Dallas vs New York injuries news.

This game puts the Dallas Stars, most recently No. 7 in the Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings, up against the New York Islanders, who rate a No. 10 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Dallas's No. 14-ranked offense, averaging 2.79 goals per game, against a Islanders defense that ranks No. 24 at 2.98 goals allowed. The Stars power play is averaging 17.73% while the Islanders defense kills off 80.11% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

New York was a 7-0 loser in its last match on the road against the Blue Jackets. They lost as +132 underdogs, while the total score of 7 made winners of OVER bettors.

Dallas won its last outing, a 3-2 result against the Penguins on February 28. Bettors who backed the Stars at +127 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Betting Trends
  • NY Islanders is 14-6 ATS in its last 20 games
  • NY Islanders is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • NY Islanders is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • NY Islanders is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • Dallas is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Dallas is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Dallas's last 8 games
  • Dallas is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

New York at Chicago, Friday, March 3rd
Dallas at Florida, Saturday, March 4th