New York Islanders vs. New York Rangers - 1/16/20 NHL Pick, Odds & Prediction
New York Rangers at New York Islanders
Thursday, January 16, 2020 at 7:00 PM (Nycb Live: Home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Co)
The New York Rangers (22 - 19 - 4) are heading down the street to take on the New York Islanders (28 - 13 - 4) this week. The New York Islanders will be hosting this game at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, NY. The New York Rangers come into this game fresh off of a win over the Islanders, 6 - 2. The New York Islanders are desperate to get back into the win column as they seek to climb the Metropolitan Division.
The New York Rangers take the ice scoring 3.38 GF/G while surrendering 3.31 GA/G. The Rangers blew out the Islanders just a few days ago behind the electric play of Artemi Panarin (28 goals, 41 assists). Panarin scored two goals against the Islanders, and he'll look to repeat that performance. The New York Rangers will have Henrik Lundqvist (9 - 10 - 3, 3.18 GAA) in the net for this matchup.
The New York Islanders are looking to continue building off of their victory over Detroit just two days ago. The New York Islanders are paced by the play of Mathew Barzal (17 goals, 22 assists). Barzal blew up for two assists against Detroit and the Islanders will look for more from their young star against the Rangers. The New York Islanders are typically anemic on offense, though they exploded for 8 goals in their last outing.
- The total has gone OVER in 13 of NY Rangers' last 15 games this season.
- The total has gone OVER in 5 of NY Rangers' last 6 games against an opponent in the East conference.
- NY Islanders are 2-5 SU in their last 7 games at home.
- NY Islanders are 7-1 SU in their last 8 games when playing at home against NY Rangers.
The last time these two teams met was a big time win for the Rangers. However, now the Rangers are playing on the Islanders ice. While that may not make that much of a difference, it does mean the Islanders will have had time to make the needed adjustments to what type of play the Rangers bring to the ice here. Look for that to lead to the Islanders being better prepared in the game to lock down the win. Final Score Prediction, New York Islanders win 4-3.