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New York Islanders Visit Minnesota Wild Betting Lines and Pick for NHL Clash

The Minnesota Wild will try to be nasty hosts on Thursday when the New York Islanders pay a visit to Xcel Energy Center.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting New York Islanders opened as 122 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including BetOnline. The total opened at 5.5 for those preferring over under betting, watch for the line updates during the day at Bovada.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 3.4-2.2 win for the Islanders. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

New York Islanders vs Minnesota Wild Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Minnesota will face the 5-3-1 Islanders. In totals betting, the Wild are 5-1-1 in over under betting so far this season while the New York Islanders are 4-5. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Minnesota vs New York injuries news.

The NHL Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Minnesota Wild rated this week at No. 7 and the New York Islanders sitting at No. 28.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Minnesota Wild No. 14-ranked offense (3.14 goals per game) against a New York Islanders defense that ranks No. 16 at 3 goals per game allowed. The Wild powerplay has clicked at a 27.27% rate while the Islanders have a 78.57% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Islanders were a 5-3 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Coyotes. That made winners of bettors who got New York at -192 on the moneyline, while the total score (8) was good news for OVER bettors.

In their last action, Minnesota was a 1-0 loser at home against the Canucks. Bettors on Vancouver at +169 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (1) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Betting Trends
  • NY Islanders is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
  • NY Islanders is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • NY Islanders is 8-1 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
  • NY Islanders is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games on the road
  • Minnesota is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Minnesota is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Minnesota's last 8 games
  • Minnesota is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

New York at Nashville, Saturday, October 28th
Minnesota home to Pittsburgh, Saturday, October 28th