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Sharks vs Islanders Hockey Game Preview

San Jose Sharks

New York Islanders
43-17-7 March 14, 2014, 07:00 PM | Nassau Coliseum 25-33-9

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

Supporters of the Sharks have seen them go 43-17-7 so far this season, while the Islanders are at 25-33-9. In totals betting, the Islanders are 39-27-1, while the Sharks are 30-32-5.View San Jose Sharks vs New York Islanders Odds and Stats.

If you're going with the Islanders in this one, they were listed as moneyline underdogs of 148 on most hockey betting menus early today for Friday's contest. The over-under was at 5.5 earlier at BetOnline.

According to new NHL Power Rankings here, it's the No. 27-ranked Islanders and the No. 12-rated Sharks in this matchup.

San Jose won its last outing, a 4-3 result against the Blue Jackets on March 13. Bettors who backed the Sharks at -118 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

The Islanders were a 7-4 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Canucks. That made winners of bettors who got New York at +153 on the moneyline, while the total score (11) was good news for OVER bettors.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits New York's No. 15-ranked offense, averaging 2.81 goals per game, against a Sharks defense that ranks No. 4 at 2.42 goals allowed. The Islanders power play is averaging 16.67% while the Sharks defense kills off 84.44% of their penalties.

A few Sharks at Islanders trends to consider:
San Jose is 7-2-1 SU in its last 10 games
San Jose is 2-3-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
San Jose is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing NY Islanders
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Jose's last 5 games when playing NY Islanders
NY Islanders is 4-11 SU in its last 15 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of NY Islanders's last 9 games
NY Islanders is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of NY Islanders's last 5 games at home

Next up:
San Jose at New York, Sunday, March 16th
New York home to Buffalo, Saturday, March 15th