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Islanders vs. Rangers - 1/27/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
New York Rangers (27-13-4) at New York Islanders (31-14-1)
Date & Time Tuesday January 27, 2015, 7:00 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: New York Islanders -120 / New York Rangers +109 --- Over/Under: 5.5
TV Channel
MSG, MSG+, RSNONT
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NHL | New York Rangers (27-13-4) at New York Islanders (31-14-1)
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The New York Rangers and New York Islanders play Tuesday night at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum.

The New York Rangers have won eight of their last 10 games and play their seventh road game of the month. The Rangers are averaging three goals per game and have scored 10 goals in their last three games. The New York Rangers have scored one power play goal in their last six games and have won 13 straight games when scoring at least three goals overall. Rick Nash leads New York with 28 goals, Derick Brassard has 23 assists and Martin St. Louis has 90 shots on goal. Defensively, the Rangers are allowing 2.3 goals per game and have allowed a power play goal in five of their last 10 games. Cam Talbot has allowed 21 goals on 284 shots faced and Henrik Lundqvist has given up 78 goals on 987 shots.

The New York Islanders lead the Metropolitan division with wins in six of their last seven games. The Islanders are averaging 3.2 goals per game and have scored 17 goals in their last three games. The New York Islanders have scored three power play goals in their last seven games and have won seven of their last eight games when scoring at least three goals overall. John Tavares leads New York with 21 goals, Kyle Okposo has 30 assists and Brock Nelson has 115 shots on goal. Defensively, the Islanders are allowing 2.8 goals per game and have allowed a power play goal in four of their last five games. Jaroslav Halak has allowed 82 goals on 914 shots faced and Chad Johnson has given up 39 goals on 299 shots.

The Rangers are 4-0 in their last 4 games playing on 3 or more days rest and 20-6 in their last 26 overall. The Islanders are 17-37 in their last 54 games playing on 3 or more days rest and 20-7 in their last 27 home games. The Rangers are 30-12-1 in the last 43 meetings in New York.

The New York Rangers have been red hot for quite some time and have owned the Islanders in New Yok over the years. I'll take a shot with the Rangers and the plus money. 

Pick:
New York Rangers +109

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