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NHL Game Preview - Islanders underdogs vs Senators at Ottawa

New York Islanders

Ottawa Senators
4-5-3 November 01, 2013, 07:30 PM | Canadian Tire Centre 4-6-2

The Ottawa Senators battle the visiting New York Islanders on Friday in NHL betting action at Canadian Tire Centre.

This season the Senators are 4-6-2 overall while the Islanders are 4-5-3. As for the totals, Ottawa is 7-5 on the OU, and New York is 7-4-1.

View New York Islanders vs Ottawa Senators Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to side with the Senators in this one found them earlier as -163 Favorite 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.

This game puts the Senators, most recently No. 21 in the Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings, up against the Islanders, who rate a No. 9 in the latest survey.

Last time out for New York, they were a 3-2 loser as they battled the Rangers at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Rangers at +143 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Last time out for Ottawa, they were a 6-5 loser as they battled the Blackhawks on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Blackhawks at -146 were rewarded, while the 11 goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Ottawa's No. 12-ranked offense (2.92 goals per game) against a Islanders defense that ranks No. 27 at 3.25 goals per game allowed. The Senators powerplay has clicked at a 20% rate while the Islanders have a 81.08% rate on the penalty kill.

Next up:
New York at Boston, Saturday, November 2nd
Ottawa at Dallas, Sunday, November 3rd