Islanders face off against the Rangers
The New York Islanders and the New York Rangers have split their two meetings so far this season as those division rivals hit the ice together once again on Tuesday night.
The Rangers beat the Islanders 3-2 as a road underdog on the NHL betting lines in their first matchup of the season on October 29. The Islanders then returned the favor with a 5-3 road victory on December 20.
Supporters of the Islanders have seen them go 20-24-7 so far this season, while the Rangers are at 27-21-3. In totals betting, the Rangers are 19-23-9, while the Islanders are 28-22-1.
The NHL Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Rangers rated this week at No. 4 and the Islanders sitting at No. 15.
In their last action, New York was a 4-3 winner at home against the Flyers. Bettors on New York at -110 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.
Last time out for New York, they were a 4-1 winner as they battled the Capitals at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Rangers at -145 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up New York's No. 22-ranked offense (2.51 goals per game) against a Islanders defense that ranks No. 29 at 3.25 goals per game allowed. The Rangers powerplay has clicked at a 20.93% rate while the Islanders have a 75.97% rate on the penalty kill.
New York home to Pittsburgh, Thursday, January 23rd
New York home to St. Louis, Thursday, January 23rd