New York Islanders at New York Rangers - 1/16/21 NHL Picks and Prediction

New York Islanders at New York Rangers - 1/16/21 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports

New York Rangers (0-1) vs New York Islanders (1-0)

Game Info: Saturday, January 16, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Madison Square Garden)

Betting Odds: New York Rangers -105 / New York Islanders -116 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The New York Islanders and New York Rangers meet Saturday in NHL action at Madison Square Garden.

The New York Islanders look for another win after shutting the Rangers out in their opener. The New York Islanders are averaging four goals per game and are scoring on 25 percent of their power play opportunities. Anders Lee leads New York with two goals, Nick Leddy has two assists and Mathew Barzal has five shots on goal. Defensively, the New York Islanders are allowing zero goals per game and are killing 100 percent of their opponents power plays. Semyon Varlamov has given up zero goals on 24 shots faced.

The New York Rangers could use a bounce back performance after losing their opener to the Islanders. The New York Rangers are averaging zero goals per game and are scoring on zero percent of their power play opportunities. Mika Zibanejad has five shots on goal, Kaapo Kakko has two shots on goal and Filip Chytil has two shots on goal. Defensively, the New York Rangers are allowing four goals per game and are killing 75 percent of their opponents power plays. Igor Shesterkin has given up four goals on 33 shots faced.

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The Islanders are 3-7 in their last 10 games playing on 1 days rest and 3-9 in their last 12 Saturday games. The Rangers are 1-5 in their last 6 home games and 0-5 in their last 5 overall. The under is 3-0-1 in Islanders last 4 overall. The under is 5-0 in Rangers last 5 overall. The Islanders are 10-3 in the last 13 meetings in New York and 15-6 in the last 21 meetings.

The New York Rangers have still had recent success against the Islanders despite their loss in their season opener. However, the Islanders are a team we've backed a lot over the last year or so, and they'll continue to be one of my go to teams. The Islanders may not be the most talented team in the world, but they're well coached and get after it defensively. You know what you're getting from the Islanders night in and night out. You'll make money backing the Islanders. I'll take the cheap price and the Islanders once again.

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Randy’s Pick New York Islanders -116

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