Through 72 games in this year’s NHL betting season just 3 measly points separates New York’s professional hockey clubs in the Atlantic Division.
The Rangers are currently in 10th place in the hockey betting playoff hunt in the Eastern Conference while the Islander are in the 13th spot in the post season hunt.
If the NHL betting playoffs were to begin today neither team would be participating and it would indeed be a bit of an unusual hockey betting post season without a team from New York in the sports betting.
With just a handful of games remaining in this year’s NHL betting regular season both teams still technically have a chance of making of showing up in the NHL playoff betting odds but it’s a long shot for both. With a 3-point lead in the standings obviously the Rangers have the upper-hand but stranger things have happening in online sports betting and the Islanders, with at bit of luck could also still sneak into the NHL betting post season.
On the offensive end, neither team is very proficient (Rangers 186 GF, Islanders 189 GF). The biggest difference between the two is the poor defensive play of het Islanders in this hockey gambling action this year (222 GA).
And that should be the story in this sports wagering matchup as well. The Islanders sloppy D should allow for the Rangers to put a few goals in the net and cushion their lead in the Atlantic NHL betting standings. While the Rangers are not great team in the Garden, the Islanders are a rotten road team with a record of just 10-20-7 in the NHL wagering matchups on the road this season.