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NHL Game Preview - Islanders underdogs vs Maple Leafs at Toronto

New York IslandersToronto Maple Leafs
April 18, 7:00 PM | Air Canada Centre

New York Islanders vs Toronto Maple Leafs Odds

22-16-5TEAM RECORD24-14-5

Toronto will try to be nasty hosts on Thursday when the New York Islanders pay a visit to Air Canada Centre.

Toronto battles the Islanders, currently with a 22-16-5 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 21-17-5 for the Maple Leafs and 23-19-1 for the Islanders.

View NY Islanders vs Toronto Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, they Islanders listed earlier today as underdogs of +-126 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 5.5, depending on the book.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Maple Leafs, most recently No. 10 in the Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings, up against the Islanders, who rate a No. 8 in the latest survey.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Toronto's No. 6-ranked offense (3 goals per game) against a Islanders defense that ranks No. 21 at 2.9 goals per game allowed. The Maple Leafs powerplay has clicked at a 18.1% rate while the Islanders have a 81.4% rate on the penalty kill.

In their last action, New York was a 5-2 winner at home against the Panthers. Bettors on New York at -207 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Toronto lost its last outing, a 5-1 result against the Capitals on April 16. Bettors who backed the Capitals at -157 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (6) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

New York Islanders Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing New Jersey are 4-6
After playing Florida are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

Toronto Maple Leafs Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing San Jose are 5-5-1
After playing Washington are 2-8
After a loss are 6-4

A few Islanders at Maple Leafs trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of the NY Islanders last 7 games when playing Toronto
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of the NY Islanders last 6 games on the road
NY Islanders are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games
NY Islanders are 6-2 SU in their last 8 games on the road
Toronto is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Toronto's last 7 games when playing NY Islanders
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto's last 5 games at home
Toronto is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games

Next up:
NY Islanders at Winnipeg, Saturday, April 20
Toronto at Ottawa, Saturday, April 20