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Wings Face Must-Win Game vs Rangers

Dylan Larkin Red Wings

For the first time in seemingly forever, the Detroit Red Wings are not a lock to make the postseason this year. Saturday’s slate of NHL action pits the Wings versus a squad that’s already punched their playoff ticket: the New York Rangers. Detroit is tied with Boston for third place in the Atlantic Division, but owns the tiebreaker. The Wings have made the postseason in 24 consecutive years - the longest stretch in the four major professional sports leagues.

Shark Bites
  • The Red Wings are 15-7 in the last 22 meetings.
  • The OVER is 5-0-2 in the Rangers last 7 vs. Atlantic.
  • The Red Wings are 4-1 in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest.

The Rangers are sitting in a tie with the New York Islanders for third place in the Metropolitan Division, however they would be may be smart to settle for the top wild card spot in the Eastern Conference and a first-round matchup with the Florida Panthers rather than battle the league’s hottest team, the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Madison Square Garden has not been kind to the Wings, as Detroit has dropped five straight at the famous arena. In fact, home sides have been dominating this series for a while now, with road teams going 3-13 in the last 16 meetings between the Eastern Conference foes.

The UNDER is also hot in this series, evidenced by the O/U going 1-8-2 in their previous 11 matchups.

Detroit Red Wings vs New York Rangers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The New York Rangers sport a record of 45-27-9 heading into this matchup, while the Detroit Red Wings sit at 41-29-11 on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 37-28-16 for the Rangers and 31-36-14 for the Red Wings. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and New York vs Detroit injuries news.

It's an NHL hockey betting matchup between the No. 16-rated New York Rangers and the No. 11-ranked Detroit Red Wings, according to the latest NHL power poll here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the New York Rangers No. 7-ranked offense (2.88 goals per game) against a Detroit Red Wings defense that ranks No. 17 at 2.73 goals per game allowed. The Rangers powerplay has clicked at a 19.35% rate while the Red Wings have a 81.58% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Red Wings were a 5-2 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Bruins. That made winners of bettors who got Boston at -152 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for OVER bettors.

New York was a 4-1 loser in its last match at home against the Islanders. They lost as favorites, while the total score of 5 made winners of PUSH bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Detroit is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • Detroit is 5-12 SU in its last 17 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games on the road
  • Detroit is 15-7 SU in its last 22 games when playing NY Rangers
  • NY Rangers is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of NY Rangers's last 9 games
  • NY Rangers is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games when playing Detroit
  • NY Rangers is 7-15 SU in its last 22 games when playing Detroit

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