New York Islanders vs New York Rangers NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 4/20/21

New York Islanders vs New York Rangers NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 4/20/21 Photo by Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

New York Rangers (23-16-6) at New York Islanders (28-13-4)

NHL Hockey: Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Nassau Coliseum)

The Line: New York Islanders -143 / New York Rangers +120 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The New York Rangers and the New York Islanders meet in NHL action from the Nassau Coliseum on Tuesday night.

The New York Rangers will look to add to their current four-game winning streak after a 5-3 win over the Devils last time out. Artemi Panarin leads the Rangers in scoring with 52 points including 16 goals and a team-high 36 assists while Ryan Strome has 44 points with 14 goals and 30 assists. Adam Fox also has 36 assists on the year while Pavel Buchnevich and Chris Kreider share the team lead in goals with 19 goals this season while Mika Zibanejad has 16 goals and 23 assists this season. As a team, the Rangers are averaging 3.3 goals on 29.2 shots with a 20.8% success rate on the power play while allowing 2.6 goals on 28.9 shots against with an 85.1% success rate on the PK this season

The New York Islanders will look to build off of a narrow 1-0 overtime win over the Flyers in their last matchup. Mathew Barzal leads the Isles in scoring with 38 points including 13 goals and a team-high 25 assists while Jordan Eberle has 14 goals with 15 assists for his 29 points and Ncik Leddy has 24 assists. J-G Pageau, Brock Nelson and Josh Bailey all have 25 points with season, with Bailey logging 19 assists while Nelson has a team-high 15 goals and PAgeau’s got 12 goals and 13 assists this season. As a team, the Islanders are averaging 2.7 goals on 29.2 shots with a 17.1% success rate on the power play while allowing 2.3 goals on 28 shots against with an 82.1% success rate on the penalty kill this season.

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The Rangers are 4-0 in their last 4 games overall and 8-19 in their last 27 games as an underdog while the under is 19-8-2 in their last 29 games against a team with a winning record. The Islanders are 13-4 in their last 17 games following a win and 42-17 in their last 59 games against a team with a losing record while the under is 7-0-1 in their last 8 games overall. The road team is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings between these two teams.

The two side have traded wins back and forth this season and the Rangers own one of only two wins against the Islanders in regulation at the Nassau Coliseum this season. On the other side, the Islanders are still a dominant team at home and while they’ve stumbled lately, the bottom like is that home cooking may be what the Islanders need to get back on track. Either way I think we have a war here and I could see a 2-1 or 4-3 game whichever way you slice it so give me the under here.

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