The following are the NHL betting odds for tonight’s New York Rangers at New York Islanders game at Barclays Center for fans who bet on hockey at SBG online sportsbook:
Rangers -1½ (+255) 5½ (-120) -115
Islanders +1½ (-310) 5½ (EV) -105
The Rangers have won six straight games, most recently 3-2 over Columbus on Monday. The Rangers opened the second period behind 1-0 and with 1:31 of a penalty against Kevin Klein to kill, but Dan Girardi scored 12 seconds after the faceoff to make it 1-1 with his fourth goal of the regular season. Kevin Hayes scored his 15th goal and second in as many games unassisted at 4:49 of the third period on a breakaway off a TO to give the Rangers a 2-1 lead. Jimmy Vesey scored with 6:32 left for his second goal in the last 17 games as well as the game-winning score. Goalie made 30 saves including several in the final minute when the Blue Jackets had an extra attacker. The Rangers are tied with the Blue Jackets and Pittsburgh Penguins at 75 points, nine behind Metro division leaders the Washington Capitals. For fans who bet on hockey, the Rangers are 1-4 against the NHL betting spread in the last five games when playing the NY Islanders and 2-4 SU in the last six games when playing on the road against the NY Islanders.
The Islanders had their second loss in the last three games, a 1-7 blowout by the Toronto Maple Leafs on Tuesday. The Islanders were down 0-2 in the first period, and 0-3 at 9:26 of the second period. Forward Jason Chimera was awarded a penalty shot because of a hooking call on Matt Hunwick scored his 14th goal of the season to make it 3-1. However it turned into 4-1 at 5:41, 5-1 at 7:16, 6-1 at 11:51, and 7-1 at 15:40. Goalie Thomas Greiss allowed six goals on 34 shots and was pulled for Jean-Francois Berube. According to the New York Daily News, the “Rangers-Islanders rivalry still losing heat at Barclays Center.” this is the Islanders’ second season in the Barclays Center in Brooklyn after moving from the Nassau Coliseum in Long Island. Which is why it is so heartwarming that the players from each team still despise each other. “I’ve only been here six months and I hate them,” Chimera said. “It’s not just the team it’s the people who cheer for them. You hear your neighbors talking about the Rangers and you want to beat them even more.” Coliseum or Center makes little difference to the Rangers, though; they lead the league with 19 wins on the road and have won 19 of their first 26 road games for the first time in the team’s history. For fans who bet on hockey, the Islanders are 4-1 against the NHL betting spread in the last five games when playing the NY Rangers and 4-2 SU in the last six games when playing at home versus the NY Rangers.