Hockey odds preview - New York Islanders vs. New York Rangers betting
New York Islanders vs New York Rangers Odds
The New York Rangers have five wins over their past six games against the New York Islanders as those Atlantic Division clubs meet for the second time this season on Thursday night.
The Rangers topped the Islanders 4-1 as a -155 home favorite on the NHL betting lines in their first meeting of the season on February 7, producing an UNDER result for totals bettors. That has the Rangers at 7-3 SU and 8-2 ATS over their past 10 matchups.
New York will face the 4-7-1 Islanders. In totals betting, the Rangers are 5-7 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Islanders are 7-5 favoring the OVER.
The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Rangers at No. 13 and the Islanders at No. 9 heading into this contest.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up New York's No. 17-ranked offense (2.8 goals per game) against a Islanders defense that ranks No. 29 at 3.6 goals per game allowed. The Rangers powerplay has clicked at a 9.1% rate while the Islanders have a 89.5% rate on the penalty kill.
Last time out for New York, they were a 6-4 loser as they battled the Hurricanes at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Hurricanes at +100 were rewarded, while the 10 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.
New York won its last outing, a 4-3 result against the Bruins on February 12. Bettors who backed the Rangers at +125 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.
New York Islanders Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing New Jersey are 3-7
After playing Carolina are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7
New York Rangers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Florida are 4-6
After playing Boston are 3-7
After a win are 4-6
A few Islanders at Rangers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 8 of the NY Islanders last 10 games when playing NY Rangers
The total has gone OVER in 5 of the NY Islanders last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 13 of the NY Islanders last 19 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of the NY Islanders last 6 games when playing on the road against NY Rangers
NY Rangers are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against NY Islanders
NY Rangers are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games at home
NY Rangers are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing NY Islanders
NY Rangers are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games
NY Islanders home to New Jersey, Saturday, February 16
NY Rangers home to Washington, Sunday, February 17