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Blistering Bruins look to stay hot vs Rangers

The Boston Bruins will try to win their fourth game in a row when they head to the Big Apple to face the New York Rangers. The Bruins have been the hottest team in the league recently as they’re 8-1 SU in their last nine games. They opened as slight favorites to knock off the Rangers, who are 1-6 SU in their last seven games.

SHARK BITES
  • The Bruins are 13-2 SU in their last 15 games vs teams with losing records.
  • The Rangers are 15-6 SU in their last 21 games at home.
  • The total has gone OVER in the Bruins’ last three games on the road against the Rangers.

The Bruins welcome star forward Brad Marchand back to their lineup at Madison Square Garden. Marchand was suspended for five games for a late hit on New Jersey’s Marcus Johansson but it didn’t seem to matter much for Boston as they were 4-1 SU in his absence.

The B’s are playing tonight in the second game of a back-to-back set and for what it’s worth, they’re 3-5 SU in those games this season. Since they played last night, the Bruins are expected to turn to backup goaltender Anton Khudobin, who is 2-2 SU in his last four starts, allowing eight goals.

The Rangers’ recent tumble has dropped them to last in the Metro division but they’re only three points back from the second wild-card spot in the Eastern Conference. New York is also expected to be short-handed tonight with defenseman Marc Staal and forwards Jimmy Vesey and Pavel Buchnevich sitting out due to injury. But if Rangers backers are looking for any semblance of hope, just know the Rangers have won seven straight vs Boston and outscored the Bruins 26-12 in those games.

The total opened at 5.5 and trends are pointing toward an UNDER in this matchup. The total has gone UNDER in seven straight games with the Bruins involved and they’ve held teams to 1.42 goals per game in that stretch.  

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to back the visiting Boston Bruins before puck drop in this match found them as -135 moneyline favorites at 5Dimes. They saw an opening total of 5.5, according to BetOnline.

OddsShark computer prediction formulas pick a 4.4-1.1 win for the Bruins on Wednesday. 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

This season the New York Rangers are 25-23-5 overall while the Boston Bruins are 32-11-8. As for the totals, New York is 30-22-1 on the OU, and Boston is 21-29-1. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and New York vs Boston injuries news.

The OddsShark NHL Power Rankings have the Rangers at No. 29 and the Bruins at No. 1 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits New York's No. 14-ranked offense, averaging 2.94 goals per game, against a Bruins defense that ranks No. 1 at 2.41 goals allowed. The Rangers power play is averaging 20.25% while the Bruins defense kills off 82.78% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last action, Boston was a 3-2 winner on the road against the Red Wings. Bettors on Boston at -144 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

In their last action, New York was a 2-1 loser on the road against the Stars. Bettors on Dallas at -198 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Next Betting Matchups

Boston home to Buffalo, Saturday, February 10
New York home to Calgary, Friday, February 9

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