Online NHL Betting Surprisingly Favoring NY Over Vegas
Posted by: Charlie Smith
The 2017 online NHL betting season continues this Monday with a flurry of contests to keep fans invested in the year’s developing action. There are a total of 8 different matchups for NHL sportsbook players to wager on this evening, with some pairings offering a higher level of intrigue than others. One such matchup is tonight’s pairing between the Golden Knights and the New York Islanders. Given the surprising level of success that the league’s newest franchise has been enjoying this season, pairing them against one of the top playoff contenders from the Eastern Conference should make for some very competitive hockey. Let’s take a look at what hockey betting sites are predicting will go down this evening.
Vegas Golden Knights vs. New York Islanders – Monday, October 30th
When: 7:00 pm ET
Where: Barclays Center, New York City, New York
TV: Local Broadcasts
Stream: NHL TV
Online NHL Betting Lines:
Vegas Golden Knights +1 ½ (-190) 5 ½ (-125) +150
New York Islanders -1 ½ (+165) 5 ½ (+105) -170
Vegas Golden Knights
The Golden Knights march into this Monday night contest sporting an 8-1-0 record that yields the franchise 16 points on the season. It’s an impressive start for a debuting franchise and the team’s tally on the year is good enough to rank them 2nd in the Pacific Division, 3 points behind the division leading Kings and 3 points ahead of the 3rd place Vancouver Canucks. Vegas comes into this evening’s pairings riding a 5 game win streak after delivering impressive performances in the second half of October. The Golden Knights last stepped onto the ice this past Friday when they faced the Colorado Avalanche in a 7-0 shutout triumph over their conference rivals.
To help pick up their 6th straight win, the Golden Knights will be turning to none other than leading points scorer and leading goal earner James Neal. Neal has 10 points on the season, 7 of which have come from the 7 goals he’s delivered on the year. There’s no question that Neal is the leading force behind this Vegas’ offensive unit and he’s the man New York will have to neutralize if they’re looking to prove sportsbooks right this evening.
New York Islanders
The Islanders are coming off a season in which they failed to make the playoff cut by a single point. With that failure still looming over their heads, New York is focused on taking each and every game seriously this season. The Islanders ride into this evening’s online NHL betting matchup with a 6-4-1 record that yields the club 13 points on the season. Thirteen is good enough to rank New York 4th in the Metropolitan Division, 3 points behind the division leading New Jersey Devils and one point ahead of the 4th place Philadelphia Flyers. The Islanders are coming off a bigly 6-2 win over the Nashville Predators that has this team in high spirits. Surprisingly enough, NHL bookmakers are actually siding with the Islanders over the Golden Knights this evening, despite how much more impressive Vegas has been than New York this season.