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(33-26-12) New York Islanders vs. New York Rangers (45-24-3)
Date: Wednesday March 22nd
Time: 8:00PM EST
Venue: Madison Square Garden in New York, New York
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Rangers -167
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: OFF
NHL Betting Total: 5.5
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Coming off of losses to the Jets and the Blue Jackets, the New York Islanders stay in state and battle the New York Rangers in search of a much-needed win.
The Rangers, on the second night of a back-to-back, will look for a win to solidify its spot in the Eastern Conference Wild Card race.
New York Islanders
Sitting 5th in the Metropolitan Division, the New York Islanders are in the thick of the Wild Card race in the Eastern Conference and every game counts at this point.
Under Doug Weight, the Islanders have been a better team than under Jack Capuano. The team has gone 16-9-4 under Weight and has gotten better on the offensive end. The Isles rank 10th in the league in goals scored, averaging 2.96 goals per game.
Captain John Tavares leads the team in goal-scoring. On the year, he has 27 goals along with 34 assists. Over his last five games, he has two goals and two assists.
Left wing Anders Lee has played great hockey for New York as well. He’s second on the team in goals, with 26 and also has 16 assists this season. Over his last five games, he has just a single goal and no assists.
New York Rangers
It’s been a pretty solid season for the New York Rangers and the team will surely be heading to the playoffs, but likely in the top Wild Card spot.
The Rangers have been fantastic all season, especially on the goal-scoring front. The Rangers rank 3rd in the league in goals per game, averaging 3.21 a night.
Right wing Michael Grabner continues to lead the team in goals. He has 27 goals and 12 assists this year. Over his last five games, he has a goal and two assists.
Chris Kreider has been fantastic this season. He has 26 goals and 23 assists in his 66 games this year. Over his last five games, he has a goal and four assists for the Rangers.
On the injury front, goalie Henrik Lundqvist has missed some time due to a hip injury and won’t be available for this game. Antti Raanta will start in his place and he’s having a solid year with a 15-7-1 record and a 2.31 goals against average.
NHL Betting Trends:
- New York is 1-4 SU in the last five games
- New York is 5-1 ATS in the last six games on the road
Free New York Islanders vs. New York Rangers NHL Hockey Prediction:
The Rangers continue to be an offensive powerhouse, one that even the best teams have a tough time stopping. The Islanders have been playing better but still don’t have the answer for top tier offenses.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: Rangers ML
Rangers get the W in this one.
NHL Free Score Prediction: New York 2 – New York Rangers 4
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