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Will the Rangers get back on track vs Columbus?

The New York Rangers continue their road trip into the Midwest as they land in Columbus to face the Blue Jackets tonight. The Rangers dropped a tough one to Chicago 6-3 on Wednesday and snapped their six-game winning streak in the process. They’ll look to start a new streak against Columbus and opened as +130 road dogs.

SHARK BITES
  • The Blue Jackets are 4-10 SU in their last 14 games vs divisional opponents.
  • New York is 2-7 SU in their last nine games on the road.
  • Rangers are 8-1 ATS in their last nine games.

While the Rangers’ record away from Madison Square Garden could be an issue for bettors (2-4 SU this season), it shouldn’t play too heavily into this matchup. New York is 10-4 SU in their last 14 games against Columbus and have been playing their best hockey as of late despite their most recent loss. The Blueshirts have five players in double-digit scoring in the last 10 games and goaltender Henrik Lundqvist has corrected the issues that plagued him to start the season. Consider placing a wager on the Rangers moneyline for the best value.

Columbus may be catching fire again this season after a rough start to November. The Blue Jackets are aiming for their third win a row but have had mixed results at Nationwide Arena this season. Columbus is 2-4 SU in their last six in their barn and as I mentioned, struggle against the New York Rangers. When you factor in that the Jackets are 1-4 ATS in their last five, it may be best to fade their -1.5 puckline and moneyline for this contest.

The total opened at six in this divisional matchup and bettors should consider the OVER based on the following trends: The OVER has hit in 10 of the last 13 games in this matchup and the total has gone OVER in seven of the Rangers' last eight games with a closing total of 6.0 or more. Also, when these two teams faced-off just under two weeks ago, eight goals were scored.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the opening NHL betting line for this matchup, Columbus sat as -130 favorites over at BetOnline. The total was set at 6 at Bovada but may move closer to puck drop.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 3.4-2.2 win for the Rangers. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

New York Rangers vs Columbus Blue Jackets Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Columbus Blue Jackets sport a record of 11-7-1 heading into this matchup, while the New York Rangers sit at 9-8-2 on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 9-10 for the Blue Jackets and 13-6 for the Rangers. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Columbus vs New York injuries news.

The Columbus Blue Jackets sit at No. 26 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the New York Rangers sit at a No. 6 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Columbus Blue Jackets No. 17-ranked offense (3 goals per game) against a New York Rangers defense that ranks No. 27 at 3.42 goals per game allowed. The Blue Jackets powerplay has clicked at a 9.09% rate while the Rangers have a 81.25% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

New York lost its last outing, a 6-3 result against the Blackhawks on November 15. Bettors who backed the Blackhawks at -123 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (9) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

The Blue Jackets were a 2-1 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Canadiens. That made winners of bettors who got Columbus at -102 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for UNDER bettors.

Betting Trends
  • NY Rangers is 8-1 ATS in its last 9 games
  • NY Rangers is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of NY Rangers's last 5 games
  • NY Rangers is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games on the road
  • Columbus is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Columbus is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Columbus's last 5 games
  • Columbus is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

New York home to Ottawa, Sunday, November 19th
Columbus at Buffalo, Monday, November 20th

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