Islanders vs Rangers Prediction NHL Picks 3/17/24

New York Rangers (43-19-4) vs New York Islanders (29-22-15)

Game Info: Sunday, March 17, 2024 at 1:00 pm (Madison Square Garden)

Betting Odds: New York Rangers -196 / New York Islanders +155 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The New York Islanders and New York Rangers meet Sunday in NHL action at Madison Square Garden. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s a New York Islanders vs New York Rangers prediction.

New York Islanders Betting Preview

The New York Islanders are coming off losses to the Kings, Sabres and Senators. The New York Islanders are averaging 3.02 goals per game and are scoring on 21.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Brock Nelson leads New York with 29 goals, Noah Dobson has 57 assists and Mathew Barzal has 191 shots on goal. Defensively, the New York Islanders are allowing 3.23 goals per game and are killing 71.7 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Ilya Sorokin has given up 142 goals on 1,572 shots faced, and Semyon Varlamov has allowed 53 goals on 588 shots.

New York Rangers Betting Preview

The New York Rangers recently beat the Hurricanes and Penguins while losing to the Lightning. The New York Rangers are averaging 3.33 goals per game and are scoring on 25.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Artemi Panarin leads New York with 38 goals, Adam Fox has 43 assists, and Chris Kreider has 209 shots on goal. Defensively, the New York Rangers are allowing 2.69 goals per game and are killing 83.2 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Igor Shesterkin has allowed 113 goals on 1,287 shots faced, while Jonathan Quick has given up 55 goals on 654 shots.

New York Rangers Player Prop Facts

  • Vincent Trocheck has scored at least one goal in each of his last four appearances with his team as a favorite against the Islanders.
  • Artemi Panarin has recorded at least one point in each of his last 12 appearances in day games at Madison Square Garden.
  • Adam Fox has recorded at least one assist in 10 of his last 11 home appearances after playing less than 20 minutes the previous day.

New York Islanders Player Prop Facts

  • Bo Horvat has scored at least one goal in each of his last seven Sunday day appearances.
  • Mathew Barzal has recorded at least one point in each of the Islanders' last seven games against the Rangers.
  • Mathew Barzal has recorded an assist in each of the Islanders' last four games at Madison Square Garden against opponents who are playing on the second leg of a back-to-back.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The New York Rangers rank 5th in the league in penalty kill percentage this season (83.16%).
  • The New York Rangers are one of five teams to rank in the top 10 for both goals scored and goals conceded per game this season.
  • The New York Islanders rank 32nd in the league in penalty kill percentage this season (71.65%).
  • The New York Islanders rank 1st in the league in short handed goals allowed this season (2).

New York Islanders vs New York Rangers prediction

Right when it looked like the New York Islanders were finding their groove, they drop three straight games and were shutout in two of those losses. The New York Rangers are 23-8-0 at home this season. The Rangers beat the Islanders last month on the road in overtime, a game where they scored 6 goals. The Rangers at home have been a safe bet this season. Give me the Rangers and the PL for max betting value.

Randy’s Pick New York Rangers -1.5

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