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Hockey Wagering: Atlanta Thrashers vs. New York Islanders

Hockey wagering Tuesday includes the Eastern Conference game between Atlanta and the Islanders in New York in a NHL wagering matchup of struggling teams.

Hockey wagering fans have gotten far better value out Atlanta than you otherwise might expect.  The Thrashers have not been a good NHL wagering prospect on the road however.  Atlanta had an overall hockey wagering record of a poor 10-17-4-0 straight up while going 17-14 against the hockey odds.

The Thrashers had a road NHL wagering mark of just 5-9-2-0.  Atlanta was expected to be a good offensive team in hockey wagering circles and although they do rank 12th overall on offense that does not take away the fact that they expected more than they have gotten.

The latest hockey wagering rumor, in fact, has Atlanta’s leading scorer and superstar Ilya Kovalchuk on the trading block, which is quite a shocker considering his skill level.  Atlanta’s biggest NHL wagering problem has been on defense as they ranked 29th overall in the National Hockey League.

The injury to goaltender Kari Lehtonen has been catastrophic as his two replacements, Johan Hedberg and Ondrej Pavelec, have been ineffective as have the defensemen in front of them.

To make matters worse for the Thrashers hockey wagering prospects, their best defenseman, Garnet Exelby, suffered a possible broken leg and is questionable for the immediate future.  The New York Islanders have been as unappealing to hockey wagering fans as Atlanta.

The Isles had a record of 10-18-2-1 straight up but a strong and profitable 18-13 against the hockey odds.  The Islanders are a great hockey wagering example of how teams that lack public appeal can offer great value.

New York, however, went on a horrific hockey wagering stretch from November 26 through December 16 in which they were 1-9 against the board.  In that same hockey wagering span they went under the total just once.

Veteran Doug Weight led the Islanders in scoring but was one of the few hockey wagering bright spots.  New York ranked 25th overall on offense and 30th overall on defense. has the Thrashers and Islanders for you so be sure and set up an account today!