The New York Rangers will be looking for some payback on Wednesday night as they try to pay off on the NHL betting lines in their second outing of the season against the Boston Bruins.
Boston got past New York 3-1 at home as a favorite on the moneyline in NHL betting action over the weekend, improving them slightly to 2-3 over their past five games against the Rangers. The OVER/UNDER has gone 1-3-1 over their last five meetings.
The Rangers bring a 0-2 record to the battle against the 2-0 Bruins. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen New York go 1-1 so far and the Bruins go 0-2.
Hockey odds makers opened the Rangers as -126 moneyline favorites in this matchup over at 5Dimes. Over under bettors saw the number open at 5 at .
This game matches up the No. 7 (Rangers) and the No. 2 (Bruins) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up New York's No. 21-ranked offense (2 goals per game) against a Bruins defense that ranks No. 3 at 1 goals per game allowed. The Rangers powerplay has clicked at a 11.1% rate while the Bruins have a 100% rate on the penalty kill.
Last time out for Boston, they were a 2-1 winner as they battled the Jets at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Bruins at -175 were rewarded, while the 3 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.
In their last action, New York was a 6-3 loser at home against the Penguins. Bettors on Pittsburgh at -104 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (9) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.
Boston Bruins Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Ottawa are 6-4
After playing Winnipeg are 5-5
After a win are 5-5
New York Rangers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Florida are 5-5
After playing Pittsburgh are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4
A few Bruins at Rangers trends to consider:
Boston is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Boston's last 19 games when playing NY Rangers
Boston is 12-6 SU in its last 18 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of the NY Rangers last 5 games
NY Rangers are 11-3 SU in their last 14 games when playing at home against Boston
NY Rangers are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games when playing Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of the NY Rangers last 19 games when playing Boston
Boston home to NY Islanders, Friday, January 25
NY Rangers at Philadelphia, Thursday, January 24