Don’t miss out on the NHL showdown between the Islanders and Rangers. The game is starting at 1:00 ET on TNT, and it’s hosted by the Rangers at Madison Square Garden in New York, NY. Get ready to place your bets! The over/under for this matchup is currently set at 5.5 goals and the Rangers are the -1.5 favorite to win at home vs. the Islanders.

NEW YORK ISLANDERS VS NEW YORK RANGERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: New York Rangers -1.5

This game will be played at Madison Square Garden at 1:00 ET on Sunday, March 17th.

WHY BET THE NEW YORK RANGERS:

  • Despite being 1.5 goal underdogs, we predict the Islanders to come out on top with a final score of 4-3.
  • We like the Islanders on the moneyline (+141)
  • The Islanders are also our pick on the spread at +1.5

Will the Islanders Make it Happen on the Road?

Heading into today’s game, the Islanders have an overall record of 29-22-15, which puts them in 10th place in the Eastern Conference. In the Metropolitan Division, New York sits in 5th place with a record of 8-9.

On the road this season, the Islanders have gone 14-14-5, and they have lost their last two games away from home. Against the Eastern Conference, New York has gone 18-19.

On the road this year, the Islanders have a puck line record of 19-14 and an average scoring margin of -0.4 goals per game. So far, they have gone 33-33 against the puck line, including dropping their last three games.

As the underdog, New York has a puck line record of 24-10, and they have 16 wins by just one goal. In their last ten road games, the Islanders have gone 6-4 against the puck line.

For the season, the average number of goals per game in matchups featuring New York is 6.3. The season’s average over/under line is currently at 6. The Islanders come in with an over/under record of 36-26-4.

Through their last three road contests, the Islanders offense has averaged 2 goals per game while allowing an average of 2. New York posted an overall record of 1-2 while going 1-2 ATS.

Offensively, the Islanders come into the game at 3 goals per contest placing 22nd in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are in 21st position in the league. In terms of power play goals, the Islanders offense is 17th in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they are 7th in the NHL.

The leading scorer for New York’s offense is Brock Nelson. Coming into the game he has 29 goals, ranking 22nd in the NHL. Along with his scoring, he has come up with 27 assists so far.

Defensively, the Rangers come into the season ranked 22nd in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 29.4 shots per game against New York. For the season, they are ranked 15th in shutouts, coming in with 4 shutouts.

Goalie Ilya Sorokin comes into the game having made 47 starts this season. So far, his record is 22-15 and he has a save percentage of 1.0%.

Will New York Win at Home?

At home, the Rangers have been dominant this season, going 22-8-0 in their 30 games at Madison Square Garden. Against the Eastern Conference, the Rangers have gone 25-13 this season, and they currently sit in 3rd place in the conference. Overall, the Rangers have gone 43-19-4 this season, and they have won four of their last five games.

Over their last ten games, the Rangers have gone 6-4, and they have gone 14-5 against teams in the Metropolitan Division. As the favorite, the Rangers have gone 34-15-2 this season, and they have gone 2-1 in their last three games.

At home this season, the Rangers have a puck line record of 15-15 and an average scoring margin of +.7 goals per game. So far, New York has won 26 games by multiple goals.

Overall, the Rangers have a puck line record of 34-32, including going 2-1 vs. the puck line in their last three games. In their last ten home games, the team’s puck line record is 8-2.

Games involving New York have an average of 6.1 goals per game this season. Their average over/under line is 6.1. In terms of their over/under performance, the Rangers come in with a record of 33-30-3.

When looking at their past three road matchups, New York has an puck line record of 1-2 while averaging 2 per game. The team went 1-2 overall in these games.

The Rangers come into the game scoring an average of 3.3 goals per game, putting them 12th in the NHL. Regarding shots targeted at the goal per game, they are 19th in the league. Coming into the game, the Rangers have a 25-12 record when they have more shots on goal than their opponent. When they have fewer shots on goal, they are 18-6.

New York’s leading goal scorer is Artemi Panarin. So far this season, he has 38 goals, placing him 7th in the NHL. Along with his scoring, he has come up with 53 assists so far.

Defensively, the Rangers come into the season ranked 22nd in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 29.4 shots per game against New York. For the season, they are ranked 15th in shutouts, coming in with 4 shutouts.

Goalie Igor Shesterkin gets the start and has made 43 starts this season. His record at this point is 27-14, and his save percentage is 0.909%.