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Chicago Blackhawks vs New York Rangers in NHL odds

New York Rangers

Chicago Blackhawks
21-20-3 January 08, 2014, 08:00 PM | United Center 29-7-9

New York pays a visit to Chicago on Wednesday, hoping to shut down the Blackhawks snipers in hockey action at United Center.

The Blackhawks currently sport a record of 29-7-9. The Rangers are 21-20-3. Betting totals have seen the Blackhawks post a 25-20 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Rangers have gone 19-17-8 against the number.

View New York Rangers vs Chicago Blackhawks Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Blackhawks as -205 Favorite earlier today. The over under opened at 5.5 at 5Dimes for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

According to new NHL Power Rankings here, it's the No. 1-ranked Blackhawks and the No. 8-rated Rangers in this matchup.

The Rangers were a 4-3 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Blue Jackets. That made winners of bettors who got Columbus at +140 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for OVER bettors.

In their last action, Chicago was a 3-2 loser at home against the Sharks. Bettors on San Jose at +155 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Chicago's No. 1-ranked offense (3.71 goals per game) against a Rangers defense that ranks No. 13 at 2.7 goals per game allowed. The Blackhawks powerplay has clicked at a 24.31% rate while the Rangers have a 84.96% rate on the penalty kill.

Next up:
New York home to Dallas, Friday, January 10th
Chicago at Montreal, Saturday, January 11th