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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