Islanders vs. Rangers Prediction
Will the Islanders pull off the upset tonight when they visit their in-state rivals the Rangers at 7:00PM ET?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Rangers are -140 money line favorites versus the Islanders, who are +120 money line underdogs to pull off the upset. The total, meanwhile, is sitting at 5 goals.
Henrik Lundqvist will start tonight and will be going for his third-straight win. He owns a 35-20-7 record and owns a 2.46 goals-against average as well as a .921 save percentage in 64 games this season. In his latest start, he allowed two goals but made 39 of 41 saves overall, including 15 of 16 on special teams over six penalty kills.
Thomas Greiss will get the nod tonight for the Islanders and will be going for his fourth straight victory. In 39 games this season he has a 2.37 goals-against average and a .924 save percentage. He turned aside 32 shots in helping the Islanders down the Lightning 5-2 on Monday night.
The Islanders are 6-1 in their last seven road games versus the Rangers and have won six of their last eight games versus their in-state rivals. The road team has also cashed in 12 of the last 16 meetings between these two teams.
THURSDAY NHL FREE PICK: NEW YORK ISLANDERS +120