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Founded in 1972 on Long Island, New York, the New York Islanders are one of the most storied franchises in the National Hockey League (NHL). A dynasty at the start of the 1980s with four straight Stanley Cup victories, the Islanders have had an up-and-down time since.

The Islanders have begun to smell success again in recent seasons, qualifying for the playoffs in four of the past five seasons. In 2022-23, the Islanders finished the regular season with 93 points (42-31), to clinch the seventh seed in the Eastern Conference and the most points they’ve finished with since 2018-19. Following a round-one loss, moves were made to bolster their struggling offense, as the Islanders make yet another push in 2023-24 for the postseason. 

Led by a talented young core of Bo Horvat, Mathew Barzal, and Noah Dobson, the Islanders signed right winger Oliver Wahlstrom heading into the season. How do the Islanders look going forward? Let’s dive in for a closer look.

How can you bet on the New York Islanders on an online sportsbook in New Jersey?

With the widespread adoption of sports betting in NJ, betting on the New York Islanders at an online sportsbook in New Jersey has never been easier. If it’s your first time getting involved in betting on the NHL, let’s take a closer look at the straightforward steps required to get in on the action.

  1. Get Bonus: With 16 available NJ sportsbooks for online sports betting, there is no state in the Union with more competition for your action. Each of them has reviews here at BettingNJ.com, for you to find the one that works best for you. Once you do, follow the “Get Bonus” link at the top of the page to have the best welcome offer available applied to your new account.
  2. Register for NJ Sportsbook: Once you follow the link above, you’ll be redirected to the NJ online sportsbook of your choice with the welcome offer applied behind the scenes. Follow the prompts to register for an account, which will include entering information such as your email address, first and last name, home address, phone number, and the last four digits of your social security number.
  3. Agree to Terms and Policies: With your personal information all entered, you’ll now be asked to agree to the terms and conditions, as well as privacy policies, set forth by the NJ online sportsbook. Check the boxes that are required to confirm your account information and identity.
  4. Deposit Funds: With the terms and conditions of your welcome offer in mind, choose one of the dozens of payment options available in NJ and deposit a minimum of $5. Thanks to the regulation and oversight of the NJ Division of Gaming Enforcement, popular payment methods such as PayPal, Venmo, Visa, and more will be available to get your money into your account.
  5. Wager on the New York Islanders in New Jersey: Your account has been set up and funds deposited into your account, and now it is time to have some fun. Typically located on the left side of the NJ Sportsbook’s landing page, choose the NHL section and navigate to the day’s action. Find the New York Islanders odds in New Jersey for their upcoming game or futures bet (more on that below), and click the number next to their name. From here, a bet slip will pop up on the right-hand side of the screen, and you can enter the amount of money you wish to risk.

What are some channels to watch or stream the New York Islanders in New Jersey?

If you are a New York Islanders fan either living in or visiting The Garden State of New Jersey, we have you covered on how to still catch games. All New York Islanders' games not on national television are broadcast on their regional sports network, MSG Network/MSG Sportsnet.

For those that have cut the cord and stream their television programming, the streaming providers DIRECTV STREAM and Fubo are the only two currently offering MSG Network/MSG Sportsnet. For games that are broadcast nationally, TNT, TBS, NHL Network, and ESPN will show them, all of which are available on the aforementioned streaming services in addition to Sling TV, YouTube TV, and Hulu+ Live TV.

Which bet types are available for the New York Islanders?

If you are just getting started betting on the NHL and the New York Islanders odds in New Jersey, it might seem like a tough task to get involved. Fear not, as we here at BettingNJ.com have you covered on all of the basic bet types available when getting involved.

  • Puck Line: The Puck Line is just hockey’s version of the point spread, which is the number of goals the oddsmaker expects a team to win or lose by. If a team has a positive (+) next to their name, they are the expected loser (underdog), while a negative (-) sign means the team is the expected winner (favorite).

Example: New York Islanders (-1.5) vs. Pittsburgh Penguins (+1.5). In this scenario, if the Islanders beat the Penguins by more than two goals (i.e. Islanders 5 Penguins 3), an Islanders Puck Line wager is a winner.

  • Moneyline: The most straightforward way to bet on the New York Islanders is the moneyline, which means you are just betting on them to win, at the given odds.

Example: New York Islanders (-130) vs. New York Rangers (+115). In this scenario, all the Islanders have to do is win the game, by any margin, including overtime, for an Islanders moneyline wager to be a winner. In the odds noted above, a $130 wager on the Islanders’ moneyline returns $230 ($130 risked + $100 won) in winnings.

  • Total: The Total in NHL betting is the number of goals the oddsmaker expects to be scored in the game. This is the combined score of both teams, added together. If the teams involved combine to score more than the posted total, the “over” is a winner, while the converse is true for the “under.”

Example: New York Islanders vs. Washington Capitals (O/U 6.5). In this scenario, if the Islanders and Capitals combined to score more than six goals (i.e. Islanders 5 Capitals 2), the “Over” is a winner.

Where is the New York Islanders’s home stadium?

Located in Elmont, New York at 2400 Hempstead Turnpike on Long Island, the UBS Arena opened its doors on November 20, 2021. Breaking ground in September of 2019, UBS Arena cost $1 billion and was designed by famed stadium architect Populous and JRDV Urban International, with some assistance from Stantec.

With a capacity of 17,255 for hockey games, the UBS Arena also hosts concerts, where the capacity swells to 19,000. For those looking to visit via public transportation, the UBS Arena can be reached by the MTA’s Elmont and Belmont Park stations.

How to buy tickets to see the New York Islanders play

If you are a New York Islanders fan in New Jersey and want to head to a game across the bridge to New York, you have a few different options for securing tickets. Below are a few of the ways to buy tickets to see the New York Islanders play, both directly and via reputable resellers.



  • SeatGeek
  • StubHub
  • Vivid Seats
  • Ticketmaster
  • Gametime
  • TickPick

While the New York Islanders don’t have any official links to sportsbooks in New Jersey or New York, they do have a gambling partnership. Jackpocket, a third-party app that lets users buy state lottery tickets, became an official partner of the New York Islanders in the fall of 2022. As the “Official Home Helmet Partner” of the team, Jackpocket also is featured prominently in the UBS Arena on screens and balconies.

In what is now called the Jackpocket Radio Booth, all live broadcasts of home games from UBS Arena have been broadcast starting in the 2022-23 season. As the first online lottery service to launch in New York, the company offers tickets from popular draw games such as Cash4Life, Mega Millions, and Powerball.

Yes, it is legal to wager on the New York Islanders in New Jersey, both at in-person sportsbooks or via one of the 16 online sportsbook apps operating in the state. Regulated and overseen by the NJ Division of Gaming Enforcement, New Jersey became the second state (outside of Nevada) to legal sports betting in the country.

Signed into law on June 11, 2018, by Governor Phil Murphy, The Garden State has long been the East Coast’s capital of all forms of gambling. With more than a dozen online sportsbooks to choose from in New Jersey, the choices include FanDuel, DraftKings, Caesars, BetRivers, BetMGM, Bet365, Tipico, Superbook, Betway, Borgata, Unibet, PointsBet, ESPN Bet, betParx, Hard Rock, and Golden Nugget. 

History of the New York Islanders

With one of the greatest dynasties in all of sports history sandwiched in the middle, the history of the New York Islanders is a great, yet complicated one. Let’s take a closer look at how we got to the team we see on the ice today.

  • 1971: After a back-and-forth battle with the NHL, who was hesitant to add a second New York team (New York Rangers), the NHL awarded Long Island a franchise as the league expanded to 16 (also added the Atlanta Flames) teams. Clothing manufacturer Roy Bow, who also owned the New York Nets, purchased the franchise for $6 million plus a $5 million fee to the Rangers.
  • 1972: Team details were revealed to the public via a press conference at Roosevelt Raceway, with the name “Islanders” revealed being the focal point of the event. This was also the year the famed Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum was opened, with construction completed just as the 1972 season began in October.
  • 1974: In large part thanks to a strong 1974 NHL Draft which included selecting Bryan Trottier and Clark Gillies, the Islanders broke through for their first NHL playoffs appearance. After beating the Rangers and Penguins through the first two rounds, the Islanders ran into the defending Stanley Cup champion Flyers who beat them in seven games in the Eastern Conference Finals.
  • 1980: After a steady climb, the New York Islanders overcame a lackluster regular season to earn their first Stanley Cup Trophy in franchise history. This would mark the start of an NHL dynasty, as the Islanders would go on to win three more consecutive Stanley Cups through the 1984 season.
  • 2000: After 15 unsuccessful years of returning the Stanley Cup back to Long Island, owners Milstein and Gluckstern sold the team to Charles Wang and Sanjay Kumar, executives at Computer Associates for $187.5 million.
  • 2015: With their lease at the Nassau Coliseum expiring, the New York Islanders decided to move to Brooklyn’s Barclays Center. They would remain there through the 2020 season, at which time their newly built UBS Arena (back on Long Island) was complete and ready for play.


How can I find reliable betting tips for New York Islanders games?

There is no sure-fire place to find reliable betting tips for New York Islanders games, but there are a few outlets worth checking out. Do you research to find the best New York Islanders handicappers on both YouTube and X, while staying away from services you have to pay for.

What is the history of the New York Islanders in the NHL playoffs?

Starting with the 1972-73 NHL season, the New York Islanders have made the playoffs 28 times and have played in 319 playoff games. Over that span, they have amassed an NHL playoff record of 174-145 and have won four Stanley Cup Trophies.

Are there any special betting strategies for the New York Islanders?

With 187 goals scored through February of the 2024 NHL season, one special betting strategy for the New York Islanders would be looking towards betting their totals “over.” Check into their latest matchup, and see how many goals their opponents are scoring, as well.

What should beginners know about betting on the New York Islanders?

One thing beginners should know about betting on the New York Islanders is how they perform in their home UBS Arena, as well as how they perform on the road. Another piece of information bettors should have is how the Islanders perform with certain players in (and out) of the lineup on any given night.

How do injuries impact betting on New York Islanders matches?

Injuries impact betting on the New York Islanders matches, as they affect how certain lines are crafted by the head coach and the chemistry that goes with them. The biggest impact injuries can have is often around the goalie and the team’s primary goal scorers.