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New York Islanders take on Rangers in hockey test

New York Islanders

New York Rangers
21-27-8 January 31, 2014, 07:00 PM | Madison Square Garden 29-23-3

The New York Rangers will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the New York Islanders invade Madison Square Garden on Friday.

New York will face the 21-27-8 Islanders. In totals betting, the Rangers are 21-25-9 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Islanders are 32-23-1 favoring the OVER.

View New York Islanders vs New York Rangers Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back visiting New York before puck drop in this match found them as 157-moneyline underdogs at 5Dimes. They saw an opening total of 5.5, ccording to BetOnline.

The NHL Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the No. 9-rated Islanders taking on the No. 1-rated Rangers in this contest.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits New York's No. 19-ranked offense, averaging 2.56 goals per game, against a Islanders defense that ranks No. 29 at 3.34 goals allowed. The Rangers power play is averaging 20.22% while the Islanders defense kills off 76.36% of their penalties.

A few Islanders at Rangers trends to consider:
NY Islanders is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of NY Islanders's last 7 games
NY Islanders is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Islanders's last 5 games on the road
NY Rangers is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of NY Rangers's last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Rangers's last 5 games at home
NY Rangers is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games when playing NY Islanders

Next up:
New York at Washington, Tuesday, February 4th
New York home to Colorado, Tuesday, February 4th