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New York Rangers vs New York Islanders 04/09/2021 Game Analysis, NHL Spread & Odds
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New York Rangers vs New York Islanders 04/09/2021 – The surging New York Islanders will try to make it five wins in a row when they host their territorial rivals New York Rangers on Thursday inside the Nassau Coliseum. The winning streak has pushed the Islanders to a solo top spot in the East after erstwhile leaders Washington Capitals suffered a second straight loss on Thursday against the Boston Bruins. The Rangers, meanwhile, continue their chase for a playoff ticket as the team sits at the sixth place with 41 points – seven removed from the fourth and last playoff spot currently held by the Bruins. The Islanders are offered at a -134 match-winner price in the top betting sites for NHL while the visiting Rangers are pegged at +120 as underdogs. The game begins at 07:00 PM Eastern Time with a live broadcast on ESPN+ and NHL.TV.
New York Rangers vs New York Islanders 04/09/2021
When: Friday, April 9, 7:00 PM ET
Where: Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, New York
New York Rangers vs New York Islanders 04/09/2021 Betting Odds:
New York Rangers
The Rangers’ crucial bid to barge into the playoff picture took a blow as the Pittsburgh Penguins dismantled them at the Madison Square Garden on Thursday, 5-2. It was just the team’s second loss in five games but its impact is significantly felt by the team. Ironically, the Islanders did the New York Rangers a slight favor by defeating the Philadelphia Flyers via a 3-2 shootout win on the same day. The respective losses have kept the Rangers and Flyers tied at 41 points adjacent, but outside, the playoff line. The upcoming two-game assignment in Uniondale this weekend is definitely a must-win situation for the Rangers.
Players to watch: A. Panarin LW (G 12 A 28 PTS 40), A. Fox D (G 5 A 31 PTS 36), R. Strome C (G 12 A 24 PTS 36).
New York Islanders
The Islanders are on a roll. The team has exploited its advantage inside the Nassau Coliseum as it remains flawless in the current homestand after recording alternating wins against the Capitals and the Flyers. Hosting their rivals in New York this weekend, the Islanders will look to keep its searing charge with the chance to sweep its six-game home ice schedule. The team is expected to be mentally prepared when they take on the Rangers, who they expect to be more aggressive being in an urgent position to win games. If anything, their close win against the Flyers could be an ideal setup to keep their focus in place before facing the Rangers. The Islanders may be on a hot surge, but they recognize that it’s barely a reason to celebrate.
Players to watch: M. Barzal C (G 13 A 21 PTS 34), J. Eberle RW (G 13 A 12 PTS 25), N. Leddy D (G 1 A 24 PTS 25).
New York Rangers vs New York Islanders Betting Predictions
The total has gone OVER in 6 of NY Rangers’ last 9 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Islanders’ last 5 games.
Rangers vs Islanders Betting Picks
Keep the streak alive. The Islanders will move closer to completing a clean slate of the six-game homestand as they are set to trounce the Rangers in this game. The sense of urgency from the visitors will fail to take down the home team’s discipline and determination to live up to its tag as the top team in the division. The end of the 2021 NHL Regular Season is just around the corner, and with how things are going for the Islanders, it appears that the team is right on pace to cap it off with a resounding performance.
Score Prediction: Rangers 2, Islanders 5.