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Best Road Team in the League Pegged as Dogs in New York Tonight

The Sharks have started their season 2-0-0 after losing in the Stanley Cup final and look like the legit contenders I hoped they’d be. Pete DeBoer has struggled in his second season with every team he’s ever coached, so a successful year No. 2 with San Jose will go a long way to changing his legacy. DeBoer and the Fish will look to stay perfect this evening when they head to Madison Square Garden to take on the 1-1-0 New York Rangers.

SHARK BITES
  • The Sharks are 1-3 in their last 4 games against the Rangers.
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of the Rangers' last 11 games as favorite.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of the Sharks' last 5 games against the Rangers.

Martin Jones and Antti Raanta will get the starts for their respective teams tonight as King Henrik gets the night off after two consecutive rough starts. Raanta went 11-6-2 with a .919 save percentage in 24 appearances with the Rangers last year but does not move the needle significantly in favor of New York tonight.

Jones has been stellar for the Sharks as he’s stopped 47 of the 50 shots he’s faced so far this season. The former Kings backup had incredible numbers on the road last year as he went 22-7-3 with a 2.20 goals-against average and a .925 save percentage in games played away from the Shark Tank.

The Sharks are a slight underdog in this one, which is a little confusing to me. San Jose had the best road record in the NHL last year and I’m pretty sure the Rangers are bad – the puckline is too chalky for San Jose tonight but the moneyline is perfect value.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

If you're backing the visiting San Jose Sharks in this one, they Sharks listed earlier today as underdogs of 100 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Those over/under total betting saw the number open in the area of 5.5, depending on the book.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 3.5-1.8 result in favor of the Sharks. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

San Jose Sharks vs New York Rangers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The New York Rangers bring a 1-1-0 record to the battle against the 2-0-0 Sharks. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen New York go 1-0-1 so far and the Sharks go 0-2. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and New York vs San Jose injuries news.

This game puts the New York Rangers, most recently No. 14 in the Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings, up against the San Jose Sharks, who rate a No. 2 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the New York Rangers No. 13-ranked offense (3.5 goals per game) against a San Jose Sharks defense that ranks No. 3 at 1.5 goals per game allowed. The Rangers powerplay has clicked at a 14.29% rate while the Sharks have a 33.33% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

San Jose was a 3-2 winner in its last match on the road against the Blue Jackets. They won as -153 underdogs, while the total score of 5 made winners of UNDER bettors.

In their last action, New York was a 3-2 loser on the road against the Blues. Bettors on St. Louis at -127 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent PUSH bettors home happy as well.

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

Next Betting Matchups

San Jose at New York, Tuesday, October 18th
New York home to Detroit, Wednesday, October 19th

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