New York Islanders vs New York Rangers Prediction, Pick and Preview, March 17 (3/17): NHL

New York Islanders vs New York Rangers Prediction, Pick and Preview, March 17 (3/17): NHL

Credit: photo by Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

 
Odds
Time 7:00 p.m. EST
Islanders money line +125
Islanders spread +1.5 (-210)
Rangers money line -145
Rangers spread -1.5 (+175)
Over / under 5.5

 

2021-2022 season stats
  New York Islanders New York Rangers
Record 24-24-9 38-17-5
Road / home record 10-12-5 20-5-3
Streak W2 W1
Goals per game 2.70 3.00
Goals allowed per game 2.72 2.58
Shots per game 29.5 28.8
Shots allowed per game 31.8 32.1
PP % 19.3% 26.8%
PK % 16.91% 17.54%
Over / under record 26-30-1 23-34-3
 
Preview

A New York battle will take place at the Madison Square Garden when the Islanders visit the Rangers on Thursday.  This is the second time these teams face off this season, the Rangers won the last time 4-1 at the UBS Arena.

NEW YORK ISLANDERS 

The Islanders have won 3 of their last 5 games and are 10-12-5 on the road with a 24-24-9 overall ranking sixth in the Metropolitan. New York is last in the Eastern Conference shooting 29.5 shots per game. They're coming from a loss against the Capitals 3-4 in Washington.

Mathew Barzal leads the Islanders with 38 points, scoring 12 goals and collecting 26 assists. Anders Lee has nine goals over the last 10 games for the Islanders.

In their last 10 games the Islanders are 5-5, averaging 3.6 goals, 6.5 assists, 3.6 penalties and 7.5 penalty minutes while giving up 2.6 goals per game with a .927 save percentage.

NEW YORK RANGERS

The Rangers have won their last 2 games and are 20-89 at home this season with a 38-17-5 record overall ranking 2nd in the Metropolitan Division. New York are undefeated at home against teams in the Metropolitan division.

Chris Kreider leads the Rangers with 39 goals and has 54 points. Panarin has 16 points over the last 10 games for the Rangers.

In their last 10 games the Rangers are 6-4, averaging 3.3 goals, 5.7 assists, 3.8 penalties and 8.5 penalty minutes while giving up 2.9 goals per game with a .911 save percentage.

BETTING TRENDS

NY Islanders are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games.

The total has gone OVER in 7 of NY Islanders' last 8 games on the road.

NY Rangers are 12-3 SU in their last 15 games at home

The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Rangers' last 5 games.

Prediction

The Rangers have been profitable at home, they have won 20 of 28 games and 4 of their last 5 while the Islanders are only 10-17 on the road and 3-20 as underdogs this season. The Rangers dominated the Isles in the last game so expect a similar result on this one.

PICK: Rangers ML (-145) and Under 5.5 (-115)

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