Islanders vs. Rangers NHL Free Pick
ODDS: Oddsmakers have installed the Rangers as –174 money line favorites over the Islanders, while the over/under total for this game is currently sitting at 5.5 goals. The Islanders enter the day with an 11-14-6 overall record and are 5-6-3 on the road, while the Rangers are 19-8-4 overall and 8-3-2 at home.
LINE MOVEMENT: The Rangers opened as a –180 money line favorite and now, depending on what book you view, they’re sitting between –174 and –180. The Islanders opened as a +160 money line underdog and they’re now between +155 and +160 depending on the book. The over/under total has stayed steady at 5.5 goals.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the 2,000-plus wagers placed on tonight’s game, 81% of NHL public bettors currently favor the Rangers. This information is subject to change, however, so make sure you click on the link provided for the most up-to-date public betting numbers.
NHL FREE PICK: Take the over. According to latest NHL trends, the over is 5-0 in the last five meetings between these two teams and 5-1-1 in the Rangers’ last seven games following a victory. It’s also 8-2-1 in their last 12 games versus the Atlantic and 10-4-5 in the Islanders’ last 19 games versus the Atlantic. The over is also 9-4-1 in the Islanders’ last 14 games versus the Eastern Conference and 5-2-1 in the Rangers’ last eight versus the Eastern Conference.
THURSDAY NHL FREE PICK: ISLANDERS/RANGERS OVER 5.5