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Vancouver Canucks take on Islanders in hockey test

Vancouver Canucks

New York Islanders
5-4-1 October 22, 2013, 07:00 PM | Nassau Coliseum 3-3-2

New York will try to be nasty hosts on Tuesday when the Vancouver Canucks pay a visit to Nassau Coliseum.

New York battles the Canucks, currently with a 5-4-1 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 4-3-1 for the Islanders and 3-5-2 for the Canucks.

View Vancouver Canucks vs New York Islanders Odds and Stats.

If you're backing the visitors in this one, they Canucks listed earlier today as favorites of -110 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 5.5, depending on the book.

It's a hockey betting matchup between the No. 6-rated Islanders and the No. 21-ranked Canucks, according to the latest NHL power poll here at Odds Shark.

The Canucks were a 3-1 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Blue Jackets. That made winners of bettors who got Columbus at +117 on the moneyline, while the total score (4) was good news for UNDER bettors.

The Islanders were a 4-3 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Hurricanes. That made winners of bettors who got Carolina at +115 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for OVER bettors.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits New York's No. 9-ranked offense, averaging 3.12 goals per game, against a Canucks defense that ranks No. 21 at 2.9 goals allowed. The Islanders power play is averaging 25% while the Canucks defense kills off 91.43% of their penalties.

A few Canucks at Islanders trends to consider:
Vancouver is 6-17 SU in its last 23 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Vancouver's last 7 games
Vancouver is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games on the road
Vancouver is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing NY Islanders
NY Islanders is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
NY Islanders is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 7 of NY Islanders's last 9 games at home
NY Islanders is 7-13-2 SU in its last 22 games when playing Vancouver

Next up:
Vancouver at New Jersey, Thursday, October 24th
New York at Pittsburgh, Friday, October 25th