The Las Vegas Super Book set the New York Islanders over/under at 83.5 for the season. Will they hit the over or the under this year?
If you’re into gambling and over/under’s then this will be the blog for you. The Las Vegas Super Book released the over/under lines for each of the NHL teams. The New York Islanders number is 83.5 points for the 2018-2019 season.
The bar is set rather high. In order for the Islanders to hit the over they would have to finish with four more points (two more wins) than they had last year.
Keep in mind, the Islanders lost their best player and have yet to really replace him. With a roster built around their bottom six, the addition of Robin Lehner and Barry Trotz behind the bench is it enough to get over that line?
If I was to put money on it I think I’d take the under. I know, betting the under is super lame but confidence is low right now with a very mediocre roster. They should be fundamentally better this year but they still have a ton of question marks even with the additions of Trotz and Lou Lamoriello.
Long term, I like the Islanders trajectory but for this year I’m playing it safe and taking the under here.
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