Islanders vs Rangers Predictions, Picks, and Odds for Today’s NHL Game

The New York Islanders will look to clinch a playoff spot on Saturday against the Rangers, but our NHL picks have zeroed in on some great value with a player prop. Find out why we are backing 'the breadman' to find the score sheet on Saturday.

Apr 12, 2024 • 21:50 ET • 4 min read
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Buckle up for this regular season’s final Battle of New York as the New York Islanders and New York Rangers face off at Madison Square Garden with playoff implications on the line for the visitors, who could potentially clinch a postseason berth.

At the other end of the rink, Artemi Panarin continues to light up the score sheet for the Blueshirts as he enters play on an 11-game point streak. Will Panarin find the score sheet again for the hosts and help cash our NHL picks?

Find out in my Islanders vs Rangers predictions for Saturday, April 13.

Islanders vs Rangers prediction

My best bet
Artemi Panarin to score (+150 at FanDuel)

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My analysis
While the New York Islanders look to clinch their berth to the postseason, the New York Rangers have had their playoff spot locked up for a while now and have their sights set on a bigger prize: the Presidents’ Trophy. The Rangers come into Saturday occupying first place in the NHL standings with 110 points, thanks in large part to Artemi Panarin’s consistent production this season.

We’ve known for a long time that Panarin can produce points but it’s his goal scoring that’s really taken a step forward this season. The winger has 47 tallies in 80 games – 15 more than he’s scored in any previous campaign. 

Not only is Panarin converting on 16.2% of his shots this year – the best mark of his career – but he’s also putting more rubber on net than ever before.

The Rangers’ top scorer has 291 shots on target this season, which places him in the top 10 league-wide. 

Those trends look even better over the last couple of weeks as Panarin has recorded nine goals while shooting 18.4% on 4.45 shots per game through 11 contests.

Panarin will be facing off against a struggling netminder in Ilya Sorokin, who’s given up at least three goals in five of his last seven starts while posting a brutal .889 SV% over that span. 

Islanders vs Rangers same-game parlay (SGP)

Artemi Panarin to score

Over 5.5

Islanders moneyline

While I stick with a Panarin goal, I’ll also look for these clubs to combine for Over 5.5 goals. Scoring has been easy to come by especially for the hosts of late as the Rangers have cashed the Over in eight of their last 10 outings.

I’ll also take the Isles on the moneyline as they skate in on a six-game winning streak, which includes a 4-2 victory against the Rangers on Tuesday. The Islanders also have a lot more to play for than their opponents, who locked up a playoff spot long ago.

Learn how to bet a same-game parlay with these helpful tips and strategies.

Islanders vs Rangers odds

Islanders vs Rangers live odds

Islanders vs Rangers opening odds

  • Puck line: NYI +1.5 | NYR -1.5
  • Moneyline: NYI =144 | NYR -164
  • Over/Under: Over 5.5 | Under 5.5

Islanders vs Rangers moneyline and Over/Under analysis

  • The Rangers opened as the home favorite at -164 with the Islanders as the road dog at +144. The Isles had slowly inched down towards +135 at most books by Friday evening.
  • The Islanders are 6-0 in their last six games and 5-2 in their last seven road games against the Rangers.
  • Tonight’s total opened at 5.5 goals with no movement by Friday night.
  • The Over is 13-2 in the Rangers’ last 15 contests and 7-1 in their last eight home games.

Islanders vs Rangers trend

The Over is 5-0 in the last five meetings. Find more NHL betting trends for Islanders vs. Rangers.

Islanders vs Rangers game info

Location: Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
Date: Saturday, 4-13-2024
Puck drop: 12:30 p.m. ET

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