New York Rangers at New York Islanders - 4/9/21 NHL Picks and Prediction

New York Rangers at New York Islanders - 4/9/21 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports

New York Islanders (26-10-4) vs New York Rangers (18-16-5)

Game Info: Friday, April 9, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Nassau Coliseum)

Betting Odds: New York Islanders -134 / New York Rangers +120 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The New York Rangers and New York Islanders meet Friday in NHL action at the Nassau Coliseum.

The New York Rangers look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The New York Rangers are averaging 3.3 goals per game and are scoring on 19.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Chris Kreider leads New York with 17 goals, Adam Fox has 31 assists and Mika Zibanejad has 110 shots on goal. Defensively, the New York Rangers are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 84.6 percent of their opponents power plays. Igor Shesterkin has given up 46 goals on 603 shots faced and Alexandar Georgiev has given up 33 goals on 319 shots.

The New York Islanders look for a win after winning seven of their last nine games. The New York Islanders are averaging three goals per game and are scoring on 19.2 percent of their power play opportunities. Brock Nelson leads New York with 14 goals, Nick Leddy has 24 assists and Mathew Barzal has 102 shots on goal. Defensively, the New York Islanders are allowing 2.3 goals per game and are killing 80.2 percent of their opponents power plays. Semyon Varlamov has given up 58 goals on 743 shots faced and Ilya Sorokin has allowed 28 goals on 324 shots.

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The Rangers are 1-5 in their last 6 games playing on 0 days rest and 16-35 in their last 51 Friday games. The Islanders are 22-6 in their last 28 games playing on 0 days rest and 20-7 in their last 27 overall. The under is 7-2-2 in Rangers last 11 road games. The over is 12-4-1 in Islanders last 17 home games. The Rangers are 3-7 in the last 10 meetings in New York and 7-16 in the last 23 meetings. The road team is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings.

The New York Rangers have played solid hockey over the last three weeks, but they still lose a lot in the underdog role and have provided zero value on the end of back to backs. The New York Islanders are a team I've blindly backed dating back to last season and they continue to cash tickets. You'll make a lot of money backing the Islanders long term, a team with great defense and coaching. No reason to jump off the money train here, especially with the Islanders at home and the cheap price.

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Randy’s Pick New York Islanders -134

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