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Rangers battle Islanders on Tuesday

The New York Rangers are 7-3 over their last 10 games against the New York Islanders as those teams hit the ice together in NHL betting action on Long Island on Tuesday.

The Rangers and Islanders will be meeting for the first time this season on Tuesday, with the Rangers going 3-1 against the Islanders last season. The OVER/UNDER went 1-3 in those four matchups last year.

The Islanders are 4-4-3 so far on the season. The Rangers, meanwhile, are 3-7-0. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen the Islanders go 7-3-1 and the Rangers go 3-5-2 on the totals.

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

On the opening NHL line for this matchup, New York sat as -116 Favorite over at BetOnline. The total was set at 5.5 at 5Dimes but may move closer to puck drop.

The Islanders - Rangers odds would favor the Islanders if the lines were set according to our power ranks. New York is rated No. 9 in the current Odds Shark poll, while New York is at No. 17.

In their last action, New York was a 2-0 loser at home against the Canadiens. Bettors on Montreal at +107 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (2) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

The Islanders were a 5-2 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Flyers. That made winners of bettors who got Philadelphia at +102 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for OVER bettors.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits New York's No. 8-ranked offense, averaging 3.18 goals per game, against a Rangers defense that ranks No. 27 at 3.5 goals allowed. The Islanders power play is averaging 27.78% while the Rangers defense kills off 80.95% of their penalties.

A few Rangers at Islanders trends to consider:
NY Rangers is 2-5-1 SU in its last 8 games
NY Rangers is 3-9 SU in its last 12 games on the road
NY Rangers is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing NY Islanders
The total has gone OVER in 12 of NY Rangers's last 17 games when playing NY Islanders
NY Islanders is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of NY Islanders's last 6 games
NY Islanders is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of NY Islanders's last 6 games at home

Next up:
New York at Buffalo, Thursday, October 31st
New York at Ottawa, Friday, November 1st