New York Islanders at New York Rangers - 2/8/21 NHL Picks and Prediction

New York Islanders at New York Rangers - 2/8/21 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by POOL PHOTOS-USA TODAY Sports

New York Rangers (4-4-2) vs New York Islanders (4-4-2)

Game Info: Monday, February 8, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Madison Square Garden)

Betting Odds: New York Rangers -120 / New York Islanders +100 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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

The New York Islanders need a win after losing five of their last six games. The New York Islanders are averaging 2.1 goals per game and are scoring on 15.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Jordan Eberle leads New York with five goals, Mathew Barzal has seven assists and Anders Lee has 34 shots on goal. Defensively, the New York Islanders are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 77.8 percent of their opponents power plays. Semyon Varlamov has given up 15 goals on 189 shots faced and Ilya Sorokin has allowed 11 goals on 85 shots.

The New York Rangers look for another win after winning three of their last four games. The New York Rangers are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 15.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Artemi Panarin leads New York with five goals, Adam Fox has six assists and Mika Zibanejad has 32 shots on goal. Defensively, the New York Rangers are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 79.4 percent of their opponents power plays. Igor Shesterkin has given up 15 goals on 172 shots faced and Alexandar Georgiev has given up 12 goals on 105 shots.

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The Islanders are 0-6 in their last 6 road games and 1-5 in their last 6 overall. The Rangers are 3-10 in their last 13 Monday games and 4-10 in their last 14 overall. The under is 9-3-1 in Islanders last 13 overall. The under is 5-1 in Rangers last 6 overall. The Islanders are 13-5 in the last 18 meetings in New York and 2-5 in the last 7 meetings.

The New York Rangers have had the upper hand over the Islanders in recent meetings, which includes a 5-0 victory in the last contest. The Rangers are also playing better hockey lately than the Islanders. With that said, the New York Islanders are better than what they've shown the last couple of weeks and it won't take long for them to turn things around. We're simply getting even money with the better team in the Islanders. I'll take it.

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Randy’s Pick New York Islanders +100

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