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Chicago BlackhawksNew York Rangers
Feb 16, 7:00 PM | Madison Square Garden

Chicago Blackhawks vs New York Rangers Odds

29-21-7TEAM RECORD37-13-5

The hockey wagering menu sees a clash between New York and Chicago on Thursday, with the host Rangers trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.

The Rangers are 37-13-5 so far on the season. The Blackhawks, meanwhile, are 29-21-7. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen New York go 19-25-11 and the Blackhawks go 30-27 on the totals.

View Chicago vs NY Rangers Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Hockey odds makers opened the Rangers as -170 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 5.5.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 7 (Rangers) and the No. 10 (Blackhawks) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up New York's No. 10-ranked offense (2.8 goals per game) against a Blackhawks defense that ranks No. 27 at 3.1 goals per game allowed. The Rangers powerplay has clicked at a 14.8% rate while the Blackhawks have a 77.8% rate on the penalty kill.

In their last action, Chicago was a 3-2 loser on the road against the Predators. Bettors on Nashville at -120 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

The Rangers were a 3-0 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Bruins. That made winners of bettors who got New York at +120 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for UNDER bettors.

Chicago Blackhawks Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 9-1
Before playing Edmonton are 5-5
After playing Nashville are 7-3
After a loss are 2-8

New York Rangers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Florida are 6-4
After playing Boston are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

A few Blackhawks at Rangers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Chicago's last 7 games when playing NY Rangers
Chicago is 1-4 SU in their last 5 games when playing NY Rangers
Chicago is 1-4 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against NY Rangers
Chicago is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
NY Rangers are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of the NY Rangers last 7 games when playing Chicago
NY Rangers are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games at home
NY Rangers are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing Chicago

Next up:
Chicago at Columbus, Saturday, February 18
NY Rangers home to Columbus, Sunday, February 19

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