Rangers vs Islanders Head to Head: Battle of New York Renewed on Wednesday
One of the National Hockey League's Top Rivalries
With a short slate in the National Hockey League
on Wednesday night, one of the league’s most notable rivalries heat up as the New York Rangers head over to Belmont to take on the New York Islanders. Let’s take a gander at the Rangers vs Islanders Head to Head Betting Preview for this showdown on Wednesday.
Game: New York Rangers (3-4-1, 7 points) at New York Islanders (2-4-0, 4 points)
Location: UBS Arena, Belmont, New York
Day/Time: Streaming: Live Stream Sports
Sinking Feeling for the Islanders?
The New York Islanders head into this contest on a three-game losing streak, the latest defeat coming on Sunday evening in a 3-2 decision against the Florida Panthers. Forward Anders Lee scored twice on the power-play, bringing his current season total to four goals in six games played. Goalie Semyon Varlamov made 29 saves on 32 shots faced in the losing effort. Now coach Lane Lambert will have to prepare for a Rangers offense that is coming off a shootout loss last night to a strong Colorado Avalanche squad.
Bounceback Time for the Rangers
Continuing Our Rangers vs Islanders Head to Head Betting Preview: The New York Rangers also skate into this Empire State Showdown on a three-game losing streak, after a 3-2 shootout defeat at home against Colorado last night. Former Blueshirts goaltender Alexandar Georgiev posted 44 saves on 46 shots faced in regulation and overtime, along with stopping three of the four attempts in the shootout session to earn the victory. Forward Barclay Goodrow scored a goal and an assist in regulation, and Artemi Panarin’s point streak officially ended after being held scoreless in regulation, but the speedy winger scored the lone tally for the Rangers in the shootout.
Rangers vs Islanders Betting Odds
Concluding Our Rangers vs Islanders Head to Head Betting Preview: Sportsbooks have the NHL Betting Odds on the New York Islanders as short favorites in the pick’em range against the New York Rangers on Wednesday night priced in the range around -105 to -120.
These two clubs come into this contest on three-game losing streaks. This is the forth game where the New York Islanders have been favored this season, with a record of two wins and one loss, while this is the third time this year that the Rangers are an underdog, with a 1-1 split in the last two instances. The Islanders have won seven of the last ten meetings overall.
The total for this contest is set at 6 goals also bouncing around the pick’em range. The Islanders have a 3-3 mark in totals this year while the Rangers have opened up the season going Under the total in five of their first seven games. The Under is 8-2 in the last ten meetings between these rivals, including a 6-3 run to the Under when the Islanders are playing at home.
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