New York Rangers (19-16-5) at New York Islanders (26-11-4)
NHL Hockey: Sunday, April 11, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Nassau Coliseum)
The Line: New York Islanders -125 / New York Rangers +105 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The New York Rangers and the New York Islanders meet in NHL action from Nassau Coliseum on Sunday.
The New York Rangers will look to build off of a 4-1 win over the Islanders in their last matchup. Artemi Panarin leads the Rangers in scoring with 42 points including 12 goals and a team-high 30 assists while Ryan Strome has 37 points with 12 goals and 25 assists and Adam Fox has a team-high 32 assists this season. Chris Kreider leads New York with 17 goals while Pavel Buchnevich has 15 goals and 20 assists and Mika Zibanejad has 14 goals with 17 apples this season. As a team, the Rangers are averaging 3.3 goals on 29.5 shots per game with a 19.9% success rate on the power play while allowing 2.7 goals on 29.1 shots with an 84.4% success rate on the PK this season.
The New York Islanders will look to bounce back from a rare home loss to the Rangers last time out. Mathew Barzal leads the Islanders in scoring with 35 points including 13 goals and 22 assists while Jordan Eberle has 14 goals with 12 assists and Nick Leddy has 25 points with a team-high 24 assists this season. Brock Nelson also has 24 points with a team-high 15 goals and Josh Bailey has 24 points of his own with 18 assists. As a team, the Islanders are averaging 2.9 goals on 29.4 shots per game with an 18.2% success rate on the power play while allowing 2.3 goals on 27.6 shots against with an 81% success rate on the PK this season.
The Rangers are 6-23 in their last 29 Sunday games and 8-18 in their last 26 games as an underdog while the under is 5-2-1 in their last 8 Sunday games. The Islanders are 23-8 in their last 31 home games and 17-5 in their last 22 games as a favorite while the under is 4-0 in their last 4 games overall.
I get the case that you could make as the Rangers aren’t a pushover anymore against the Islanders. However, the two teams have traded wins back and forth this season and it’s not often that the Islanders are going to drop games at home. I think the Islanders take care of business on home ice, so I’ll lay it and play it with the Islanders here.