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NHL HOCKEY

New York Islanders vs. New York Rangers

If familiarity breeds contempt, there should be animosity aplenty on Friday when the New York Islanders and the New York Rangers meet at Madison Square Garden.

The Islanders were a 3-2 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Lightning. That made winners of bettors who got Tampa Bay at -103 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors.

In their last action, New York was a 4-3 loser at home against the Penguins. Bettors on Pittsburgh at +108 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

New York:
Team record: 16-17-2 SU, ATS

NY Rangers are 8-1 SU in their last 9 games when playing at home against NY Islanders
NY Rangers are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing NY Islanders
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of the NY Rangers last 5 games when playing NY Islanders
The total has gone OVER in 6 of the NY Rangers last 8 games at home

When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Florida are 6-4
After playing Pittsburgh are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4

New York:
Team record: 9-19-7 SU, ATS
Current streak: lost 3 straight games.

The total has gone OVER in 8 of the NY Islanders last 10 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of the NY Islanders last 5 games when playing NY Rangers
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of the NY Islanders last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of the NY Islanders last 7 games when playing on the road against NY Rangers

When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing New Jersey are 3-7
After playing Tampa Bay are 6-4
After a loss are 1-9

Next up:
NY Islanders home to Anaheim, Saturday, December 21
NY Rangers home to Minnesota, Sunday, December 22