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Rangers Drive for Five vs Bruins

The New York Rangers will try to get their fifth win in a row when they host the Boston Bruins at Madison Square Garden. The Rangers have woken up from their early-season slumber after going 2-8 SU in their first 10 games and make a great moneyline pick at -140 against the Bruins.

SHARK BITES
  • The total has gone OVER in four of Boston’s last 6 games on the road.
  • Boston is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 against the Rangers.
  • The total has gone OVER in six of the Rangers’ last seven games at home.

It’s no coincidence that the Rangers’ recent success coincides with the resurgence of goaltender Henrik Lundqvist. In their seven wins this season, Lundqvist has a .922 save percentage and 2.33 GAA. In seven losses, those numbers drop to .877 and 3.76. Like any NHL team expecting to contend, you sink or swim with your goaltender. The Rangers -1.5 puckline (+200) should also be seriously considered while they’re on this hot streak as New York is 6-0 ATS in its last six games.

Boston, on the other hand, has been a see-saw type of team this year. They have yet to win consecutive games and are 6-7 SU. The injury bug has held the Bruins back as well with key losses of Brad Marchand, David Krejci and David Backes. Boston will have to rely on goaltender Tuukka Rask to keep them in this game and it doesn’t bode well for them. Rask only has three wins in nine starts and has a 3.92 GAA away from TD Garden. If those numbers don’t convince you, here’s the kicker: The Bruins are 0-5 SU in their last five games vs the Rangers. Don’t mess around. Stick with the Rangers in this one.

The total opened at 5.5 goals and bettors should consider the OVER, mainly because of Rask’s numbers and the efficiency of the Rangers power play. In its last four games, New York has converted six of its last 13 chances on the man advantage. The Rangers also average 3.25 goals per game while Boston allows just over three goals per game. When you factor in that the OVER has hit in five of the Rangers’ last six contests, ride this wave while it lasts.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to side with the New York Rangers in this one found them earlier as -140 favorites on the NHL moneyline at Bet365. Betting the OVER/UNDER total instead? It was hovering near 6 at its open earlier today at BetOnline and may have moved.

A 3.4-2.2 result in favor of the Rangers is the prediction by the OddsShark handicapping pick engine. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Boston Bruins vs New York Rangers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The New York Rangers currently sport a record of 7-7-2. The Boston Bruins are 6-4-3. Betting totals have seen the Rangers post a 10-6 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Bruins have gone 7-6 against the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and New York vs Boston injuries news.

According to new NHL Power Rankings here at OddsShark, it's the No. 16-ranked Rangers and the No. 4-rated Bruins in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits New York's No. 12-ranked offense, averaging 3.25 goals per game, against a Bruins defense that ranks No. 16 at 3.08 goals allowed. The Rangers power play is averaging 24.19% while the Bruins defense kills off 87.23% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out for Boston, they were a 5-3 winner as they battled the Wild at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Bruins at +105 were rewarded, while the 8 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

New York won its last outing, a 5-3 result against the Blue Jackets on November 6. Bettors who backed the Rangers at +101 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (8) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Betting Trends
  • Boston is 4-13 ATS in its last 17 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 6 games
  • Boston is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 6 games on the road
  • NY Rangers is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
  • NY Rangers is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of NY Rangers' last 6 games
  • NY Rangers is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Boston at Toronto, Friday, November 10
New York home to Edmonton, Saturday, November 11

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