Islanders open as moneyline underdog vs Rangers

New York IslandersNew York Rangers
Feb 7, 7:00 PM | Madison Square Garden

New York Islanders vs New York Rangers Odds

4-4-1TEAM RECORD4-5-0

The Rangers get a visit from the New York Islanders in hockey action on Thursday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

The Rangers bring a 4-5 record to the battle against the 4-4-1 Islanders. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen New York go 3-6 so far and the Islanders go 6-3.

View NY Islanders vs NY Rangers Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had installed the Rangers as -168 moneyline favorites in this particular NHL matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 5.5 before betting started to move the line.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Rangers at No. 19 and the Islanders at No. 4 heading into this contest.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits New York's No. 26-ranked offense, averaging 2.2 goals per game, against a Islanders defense that ranks No. 25 at 3.3 goals allowed. The Rangers power play is averaging 8.6% while the Islanders defense kills off 90.3% of their penalties.

New York lost its last outing, a 4-2 result against the Penguins on February 5. Bettors who backed the Penguins at -135 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (6) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

In their last action, New York was a 3-1 loser on the road against the Devils. Bettors on New Jersey at -110 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

New York Islanders Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing New Jersey are 3-7
After playing Pittsburgh are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

New York Rangers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Florida are 5-5
After playing New Jersey are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3

A few Islanders at Rangers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 8 of the NY Islanders last 9 games when playing NY Rangers
The total has gone OVER in 5 of the NY Islanders last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of the NY Islanders last 5 games when playing on the road against NY Rangers
The total has gone OVER in 6 of the NY Islanders last 8 games
NY Rangers are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against NY Islanders
The total has gone OVER in 8 of the NY Rangers last 9 games when playing NY Islanders
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of the NY Rangers last 6 games
NY Rangers are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing NY Islanders

Next up:
NY Islanders home to Buffalo, Saturday, February 9
NY Rangers home to Tampa Bay, Sunday, February 10

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