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NY Islanders vs. New Jersey, 10/04/2013 19:00 EDT, Score: 4 - 3

Total: -113/+5½ Under

Sportsbook: SportsBetting

Result: Loss

3-unit Play Take New York Islanders/New Jersey Devils UNDER (7:05pm EST) In watching the New Jersey Devils 3-0 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins last night, it's clear what their strategy is. They're trying to slow things down to a snail's pace and limit the total amount of shots in the game. The fast-paced Penguins only managed a total of 21 shots on goal. That's always been the Devils' forte, but this year they're probably going to take it to another level. That's because they lost superstar Ilya Kovalchuk, who decided to play in the KHL instead of the NHL. They also lost David Clarkson to the Maple Leafs in the offseason, and are a year removed from losing Zach Parise to the Wild. That's a lot of firepower. Since they know they're not going to be able to score four or five goals a game, the Devils are going to try and win games 2-1. And as a result, we should see plenty of Unders in their games this season. Don't expect to see too many 5.5's being posted for them, but we'll take advantage today when they play the New York Islanders. Being a division rival, they know the Islanders well and should be able to execute their defensive strategy effectively. Martin Brodeur will also be in the net for the Devils - his first game since losing his father last week. I expect a big emotional performance from him tonight in the net. We'll go Under the total and hope for that 2-1 result that New Jersey is aiming for.


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