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Bruins Are up Against Some Tough Factors Tonight

The Rangers will host a Boston team tonight that’s on the second night of a back-to-back and just a day removed from a walloping at the hands of the Minnesota Wild. The Bruins will be in tough to survive for the next few games as they are now down to their third- and fourth-string goalies.

  • The total has gone OVER in 3 of the Bruins' last 4 games against the Rangers.
  • Zane McIntyre (Bruins) had a save percentage of .898 with Boston's AHL club last season.
  • The total has gone OVER in 3 of the Rangers' last 4 games with 2 days off between games.

Malcolm Subban did not fare well in the Bruins' net last night and will not be trusted with the start this evening. The Rangers have peppered opposing netminders with the fifth-most shots per game so far and will be drooling at the prospect of playing Zane McIntyre, a goalie who allowed two goals in just 29 minutes last night in his first bit of NHL experience when he relieved Subban.

There will be a vast difference between the experience of each team’s starting goalie tonight as the Rangers will roll with 11-year veteran Henrik Lundqvist in net. King Henrik had a slow start to the year but has now posted two strong starts in a row and will not have to be spectacular to get another win tonight.

The favorite in this series has won the last five matchups and I’m going to have a tough time betting on a team that’s playing the bad half of a back-to-back, playing in a hostile rink and relying on a below-average AHL goaltender.

Boston Bruins vs New York Rangers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

New York will face the 3-3-0 Bruins. In totals betting, the Rangers are 3-2-1 in over under betting so far this season while the Boston Bruins are 2-4. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and New York vs Boston injuries news.

The New York Rangers sit at No. 13 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Boston Bruins sit at a No. 9 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the New York Rangers No. 4-ranked offense (3.67 goals per game) against a Boston Bruins defense that ranks No. 17 at 3 goals per game allowed. The Rangers powerplay has clicked at a 21.05% rate while the Bruins have a 87.5% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Boston lost its last outing, a 5-0 result against the Wild on October 25. Bettors who backed the Wild at -123 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

In their last action, New York was a 3-2 winner at home against the Coyotes. Bettors on New York at -178 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Betting Trends
  • Boston is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Boston is 6-12 SU in its last 18 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games
  • Boston is 10-5 ATS in its last 15 games on the road
  • NY Rangers is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • NY Rangers is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • NY Rangers is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home
  • NY Rangers is 4-10 SU in its last 14 games when playing Boston

Next Betting Matchups

Boston at Detroit, Saturday, October 29th
New York at Carolina, Friday, October 28th