From the four-time Stanley Cup-winning dynasty of the early 1980s to the recent up-and-comers in the Conference Finals, the New York Islanders have long been a favorite of NHL fans even outside of the team’s Long Island home.
Given the team’s new digs inside UBS Arena at Belmont Park (with 17 bars inside, no less), it’s a great time to be an Isles fan. Now that online sports betting has landed on New York’s shores, Islanders odds will be big player on every sportsbook’s odds board.
Whether you’re betting on individual Isles games or their latest Stanley Cup odds, here’s how to get your Isles bets in at NY online sportsbooks.
See below for odds on the next New York Islanders game, as well as Stanley Cup futures and props for individual players. If you see odds you like, you can click on them to head to that sportsbook, create an account and place a bet.
Betting on or against the Islanders online in New York is relatively simple. To get started, follow these steps:
After that, it’s just a matter of browsing through the Isles’ betting options and clicking on any bet you like to create your betting slip.
With 17 bars inside UBS Arena, there’s no shortage of places where you can log in and place a bet during the middle of an Islanders game. Here are three of the top betting sites for Islanders odds:
DraftKings Sportsbook is one of the NHL’s official sports betting partners and could possibly ink a sponsorship deal with the Islanders themselves. That means DraftKings already has access to NHL data as well as the right to run NHL-themed sweepstakes and promotions.
DraftKings is also the exclusive sportsbook for Turner Sports and Bleacher Report’s NHL coverage. That will put DraftKings’ NHL odds front and center on TNT’s regular-season, playoff and Stanley Cup broadcasts in the US this season, in addition to Bleacher Report’s online content.
DraftKings also has more NHL betting options than most, including live NHL bets employing Simplebet’s micro-betting technology, giving you plenty of Islander betting options.
FanDuel has been an official sports betting partner of the NHL since 2018. It has access to official NHL data and runs free-to-play NHL contests and promotions including its NHL parlay insurance, giving you up to a $25 refund if you place a parlay of four-plus legs and miss just one leg.
FanDuel Sportsbook is also a candidate to become the Isles’ official sportsbook partner. Out-of-market fans can even stream Islanders games via the FanDuel platform.
MGM was actually the NHL’s first official sports betting partner, and BetMGM is now a candidate to become the Isles’ official sportsbook. Intellectual property and official league data agreements are already in place, and BetMGM recently became the exclusive sports betting partner of The Hockey News.
That means BetMGM’s odds are part of Hockey News’ content. Plus, the player who ended the Isles domination in the 1980s, NHL great Wayne Gretzky, is now a spokesman for the brand.
Here’s what a typical Islanders game line might look like:
|New York Islanders||+1.5 (-180)||+155||Over 5.5 (-110)|
|New Jersey Devils||-1.5 (+160)||-175||Under 5.5 (-110)|
You’ve got a 1.5-goal puck line with the odds in parentheses. Bet on the Isles to lose by just a goal or win by any score, and a bet of $180 would win a profit of $100 if correct. Your other option would be to bet on the New Jersey Devils to win by two goals or more. For that bet, a wager of $100 would win $160 in profit if you got it right.
You’ve also got Isles moneyline odds of +155 where you bet on New York winning outright and win $155 on a $100 bet if that happens. Alternatively, you can bet on New Jersey winning at -175 odds that pay $100 on a $175 bet.
Finally, you’ve got a bet on the total. This lets you bet on the combined score from both teams being over or under 5.5 goals, with odds of -110 for either option.
The thing about sportsbooks is they copy one another’s betting odds. That’s why Islanders game lines might look similar from sportsbook to sportsbook. What may cause differences, however, is that these lines can change depending on betting action. And betting action can vary from sportsbook to sportsbook. Let’s say, for example, that someone drops a big bet on the Isles versus Devils moneyline at an online sportsbook in New York.
Like every other sportsbook, this one is trying to attract money on both sides of a bet so it can collect a profit off the vig without worrying about the outcome. As a result of a big bet on the Islanders, it may bump up the odds on the Devils to try to draw more betting to that side.
Others sportsbooks that did not receive that big bet may keep the lines as they are. And sportsbooks in Las Vegas won’t follow suit unless big money comes in on the Isles there, as well. That’s why you might see differences in a line from sportsbook to sportsbook ahead of a game, even if the lines started out the same or similar.
Sportsbooks in New York will also offer proposition bets on player and team accomplishments for the Islanders, as well as individual game circumstances. Plus, you can bet on Isles games as they’re happening with live betting.
The odds change alongside the action on the ice, and while it’s mostly the same bets that are available before the opening faceoff, there’s also period-by-period betting and a larger number of player and team props available live. Be ready to bet if you see Islanders betting odds that you like, though, because they can change quickly depending on what’s happening in the game.
The Islanders’ new UBS Arena, as mentioned, has no fewer than 17 bars:
Islanders games air on MSG Plus with Brendan Burke on play-by-play and Butch Goring doing color commentary. The games are also on the radio at WRHU, WEPN (AM), WNYM, and WRCN-FM with Chris King on play-by-play and Greg Picker providing color commentary.
You can stream Islanders games on MSG GO, ESPN and ESPN+. Plus, streaming subscriptions are available at NHL.com and NHL.tv. with normal local blackout restrictions. Out-of-market streaming is also available on FanDuel Sportsbook.
Office products magnate Jon Ledecky and retail giant Scott Malkin bought the Islanders for $485 million in 2016.
The Islanders are worth $520 million and potentially more with the opening of the UBS Arena in 2021.
Celebrities known to regularly attend Islanders games include Kevin Connolly, Ralph Macchio, Chloë Grace Moretz and Billy Joel.
Denis Potvin captained the Islanders from 1979 to 1987, leading the team to four straight Stanley Cup wins in that time. He also made six NHL All-Star teams and won three Norris Trophies as the league’s best defenseman.
Islanders tickets at the brand new UBS Arena range from around $54 to over $420 each.
The Islanders have retired eight numbers: No. 5 (Denis Potvin), No. 9 (Clark Gillies), No. 19 (Bryan Trottier), No. 22 (Mike Bossy), No. 23 (Bob Nystrom), No. 27 (John Tonelli), No. 31 (Billy Smith) and No. 91 (Butch Goring).
The New York Islanders run the @NYIslanders Twitter account, which has been active since October 2008 and has more than 574,500 followers.