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Slumping Bruins Look to End Road Drought

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The clock is ticking on the NHL season and the Boston Bruins have picked a horrible time to go ice cold. The B’s will look to end a three-game losing skid when they visit the New York Rangers in an Eastern Conference battle Wednesday evening.

Shark Bites
  • The Bruins are 6-15 SU in their last 21 road games versus the Rangers.
  • The Bruins are 8-2 SU in their last 10 games after a loss in their previous effort.
  • The total has gone OVER in four of the Rangers’ last five versus the Eastern Conference.

The Blueshirts are currently -145 at online shop Bovada while the visiting Bruins are +115. The game has been slapped with a total of 5 with OVER priced at -120 and UNDER at -110.

The Bruins have been one of the best road teams in hockey this season but have not looked like it of late. They head to New York following three-straight losses on a California trip that has them sitting in third in the Atlantic Division with 86 points. They will have a tough task of fighting off the likes of the Detroit Red Wings, New York Islanders and Philadelphia Flyers down the stretch and a win at MSG Wednesday night will certainly help.

The Metropolitan Division has been wrapped up by the Washington Capitals for some time so the Rangers are playing for positioning from here on out. They sit second in the division with 90 points and are two up on the Pittsburgh Penguins and five up on the Isles.

The Bruins have had the edge in recent meetings with the Rangers, going 7-2 SU in the past nine. The teams have split a pair of meetings already this season with New York getting the upper hand in a 2-1 victory in the most recent contest on January 11.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the opening NHL betting line for this matchup, New York sat as -140 favorites over at BetOnline. The total was set at 5 at Bovada but may move closer to puck drop.

Odds Shark score prediction models pick a 2.8-2.6 result in favor of the Bruins today. 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

Supporters of the Boston Bruins have seen them go 39-26-8 so far this season, while the Rangers are at 41-24-8. In totals betting, the New York Rangers are 32-28-13, while the Bruins are 31-34-8. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and New York vs Boston injuries news.

According to new NHL Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 11-ranked New York Rangers and the No. 15-rated Boston Bruins in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits New York's No. 6-ranked offense, averaging 2.84 goals per game, against a Bruins defense that ranks No. 17 at 2.7 goals allowed. The Rangers power play is averaging 19.05% while the Bruins defense kills off 82.35% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last action, Boston was a 2-1 loser on the road against the Kings. Bettors on Los Angeles at -169 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

New York won its last outing, a 4-2 result against the Panthers on March 21. Bettors who backed the Rangers at -141 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (6) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Betting Trends
  • Boston is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston's last 6 games
  • Boston is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston's last 6 games on the road
  • NY Rangers is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • NY Rangers is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Rangers's last 6 games at home
  • NY Rangers is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games when playing Boston

Next Betting Matchups

Boston home to Florida, Thursday, March 24th
New York at Montreal, Saturday, March 26th