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St. Louis Blues vs New York Islanders in NHL odds

New York Islanders

St. Louis Blues
8-15-5 December 05, 2013, 08:00 PM | Scottrade Center 18-5-3

NHL wagering interest swings to the St. Louis vs New York battle on Thursday at Scottrade Center as the Blues try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

St. Louis battles the Islanders, currently with a 8-15-5 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 11-11-4 for the Blues and 15-12-1 for the Islanders.

View New York Islanders vs St. Louis Blues Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back visiting New York before puck drop in this match found them as 209-moneyline underdogs at 5Dimes. They saw an opening total of 5.5, ccording to BetOnline.

The NHL Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the No. 23-rated Islanders taking on the No. 1-rated Blues in this contest.

Last time out for New York, they were a 3-2 loser as they battled the Penguins at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Penguins at -160 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

The Blues were a 3-2 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Kings. That made winners of bettors who got Los Angeles at +100 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for PUSH bettors.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits St. Louis's No. 3-ranked offense, averaging 3.5 goals per game, against a Islanders defense that ranks No. 28 at 3.43 goals allowed. The Blues power play is averaging 23.91% while the Islanders defense kills off 71.43% of their penalties.

Next up:
New York at Los Angeles, Saturday, December 7th
St. Louis home to Anaheim, Saturday, December 7th