|NHL Islanders vs. Rangers Picks & Predictions for Thursday, February 14, 2013|
|Written by Anthony Rome|
|Thursday, 14 February 2013 16:42|
Islanders vs. Rangers NHL Free Pick
NEW YORK, NY (The Spread) – The Islanders are in the midst of a five-game losing streak and their misery could continue tonight when they visit Madison Square Garden at 7:00PM ET when they take on the Rangers.
ODDS: According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Rangers are -180 money line favorites versus the Islanders, who are +160 on the ML. The total is currently sitting at 5.5 goals and as far as the Canadian Line is concerned, the Islanders are +1.5 (-190) and the Rangers are -1.5 (+165).
LINE MOVEMENT: The Rangers opened as -190 money line favorites but their odds have dropped to -180, while the Islanders have gone from +174 down to +160 at some online sports books. As for the total, it’s stayed at 5.5.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the wagers that have currently been placed on this game, 70% of bettors favor the Rangers. This information is subject to change, however, so click on the link provided for the most updated public betting stats.
NHL FREE PICK: Take the Rangers. According to latest NHL trends, the Islanders are 1-5 in their last six meetings with the Rangers and 0-8 in their last eight road games versus their in-state rivals. The home team is also 10-1 in the last 11 meetings while the Rangers are 4-1 in their last five games overall and 5-1 in their last six home games. The Islanders have really struggled of late, losing five in arrow and are 0-5 in their last five games versus the Eastern Conference. The Rangers have played opposite hockey, winning four of their last five games versus the Eastern Conference and taking four of their last five games playing on only one day of rest. The Rangers should take care of business tonight as long as they don’t overlook a struggling Islanders squad tonight.
THURSDAY NHL FREE PICK: NEW YORK RANGERS -180