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New York Islanders vs New Jersey Devils Betting Matchup Report

New Jersey Devils

New York Islanders
15-16-8 December 28, 2013, 07:00 PM | Nassau Coliseum 11-20-7

Nassau Coliseum hosts an NHL battle between the New York Islanders and the visiting New Jersey Devils on Saturday.

The Islanders bring a 11-20-7 record to the battle against the 15-16-8 Devils. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen New York go 20-17-1 so far and the Devils go 13-18-8.

View New Jersey Devils vs New York Islanders Odds and Stats.

If you're going with the Islanders in this one, they were listed as moneyline Favorite of -126 on most hockey betting menus early today for Saturday's contest. The over-under was at 5.5 earlier at BetOnline.

This game puts the Islanders, most recently No. 29 in the Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings, up against the Devils, who rate a No. 8 in the latest survey.

Last time out for New Jersey, they were a 2-1 loser as they battled the Blue Jackets at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Blue Jackets at +120 were rewarded, while the 3 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

New York won its last outing, a 3-0 result against the Red Wings on December 23. Bettors who backed the Islanders at +150 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up New York's No. 21-ranked offense (2.53 goals per game) against a Devils defense that ranks No. 12 at 2.59 goals per game allowed. The Islanders powerplay has clicked at a 15.83% rate while the Devils have a 86.4% rate on the penalty kill.

A few Devils at Islanders trends to consider:
New Jersey is 4-7-1 SU in its last 12 games
New Jersey is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of New Jersey's last 5 games on the road
New Jersey is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing NY Islanders
NY Islanders is 3-14 SU in its last 17 games
NY Islanders is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of NY Islanders's last 7 games at home
NY Islanders is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing New Jersey

Next up:
New Jersey home to Pittsburgh, Tuesday, December 31st
New York at Minnesota, Sunday, December 29th