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New York Islanders vs Detroit Red Wings Preview

Detroit Red Wings

New York Islanders
9-5-6 November 16, 2013, 07:00 PM | Nassau Coliseum 7-10-3

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

New York battles the Red Wings, currently with a 9-5-6 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 11-8-1 for the Islanders and 9-9-2 for the Red Wings.

View Detroit Red Wings vs New York Islanders Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to side with the Islanders in this one found them earlier as -105 on the NHL money line at 5Dimes. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 5.5 at its open earlier today at BetOnline and may have moved.

The NHL Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Islanders rated this week at No. 17 and the Red Wings sitting at No. 19.

Detroit lost its last outing, a 4-3 result against the Capitals on November 15. Bettors who backed the Capitals at +135 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

The Islanders were a 3-2 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Kings. That made winners of bettors who got Los Angeles at -120 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up New York's No. 13-ranked offense (2.8 goals per game) against a Red Wings defense that ranks No. 17 at 2.75 goals per game allowed. The Islanders powerplay has clicked at a 19.12% rate while the Red Wings have a 86.3% rate on the penalty kill.

A few Red Wings at Islanders trends to consider:
Detroit is 0-4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Detroit is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 6 games on the road
Detroit is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing NY Islanders
NY Islanders is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
NY Islanders is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Islanders's last 5 games at home
NY Islanders is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Detroit

Next up:
Detroit home to Nashville, Tuesday, November 19th
New York at Toronto, Tuesday, November 19th