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San Jose Sharks vs New York Islanders Preview

New York Islanders

San Jose Sharks
8-18-5 December 10, 2013, 10:30 PM | SAP Center 19-6-5

The hockey wagering menu sees a clash between San Jose and New York on Tuesday, with the host Sharks trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.

The Sharks currently sport a record of 19-6-5. The Islanders are 8-18-5. Betting totals have seen the Sharks post a 16-12-2 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Islanders have gone 17-13-1 against the number.

View New York Islanders vs San Jose Sharks Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Sharks as -271 Favorite earlier today. The over under opened at 5.5 at 5Dimes for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

This game puts the Sharks, most recently No. 13 in the Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings, up against the Islanders, who rate a No. 29 in the latest survey.

Last time out for New York, they were a 5-2 loser as they battled the Ducks on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Ducks at -180 were rewarded, while the 7 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

The Sharks were a 3-1 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Wild. That made winners of bettors who got Minnesota at +110 on the moneyline, while the total score (4) was good news for UNDER bettors.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up San Jose's No. 3-ranked offense (3.37 goals per game) against a Islanders defense that ranks No. 30 at 3.52 goals per game allowed. The Sharks powerplay has clicked at a 17.6% rate while the Islanders have a 71.13% rate on the penalty kill.

Next up:
New York at Winnipeg, Thursday, December 12th
San Jose home to Minnesota, Thursday, December 12th