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Ducks Tough to Beat on Home Ice

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The Anaheim Ducks finally ended a three-game losing skid with a 7-1 beating of the New Jersey Devils on Monday. The Ducks will look to stay on the Los Angeles Kings’ heels in the Pacific Division with a win over the New York Rangers on home ice Wednesday.

Shark Bites
  • The visiting team is 2-8 SU in the last 10 games between the Rangers and Ducks.
  • The Rangers are 13-1 SU in their last 14 games after a loss.
  • The Ducks are 7-3 SU in their last 10 games against teams with a winning record.

The Ducks are currently -155 in moneyline markets at online book Bovada while the visiting Rangers are +125. The total is currently tabbed at 5 with OVER at -130 and UNDER at EVEN odds.

The Ducks used their recent 11-game winning streak to surge to the top of the Pacific Division standings, but their subsequent three-game skid dropped them behind the Kings and they have a four-point deficit entering Wednesday’s action.

Home ice has been a huge advantage for the Ducks of late as they’ve gone 9-1 SU in their previous 10 games at the Honda Center. Their last loss at home was a 2-1 shootout defeat versus the Washington Capitals last week.

The Rangers have lost back-to-back games for the first time since mid-December after falling 3-2 to the Detroit Red Wings and 5-3 to the Pittsburgh Penguins in their last two efforts. Their recent drought has dropped them to third in the Metropolitan Division and the Blueshirts are just three points up on the Penguins entering Wednesday’s slate.

Steve Zipay of Newsday has confirmed that Antti Raanta will get the start in the crease for the Rangers Wednesday. The Finn has been better of late and has won four of his previous five starts.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to back the visiting New York Rangers before puck drop in this match found them as 131 moneyline underdogs at 5Dimes. They saw an opening total of 5, according to BetOnline.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 2.8-2.4 win for the Ducks. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

New York Rangers vs Anaheim Ducks Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Anaheim Ducks sport a record of 38-21-9 heading into this matchup, while the New York Rangers sit at 39-23-7 on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 27-27-14 for the Ducks and 30-27-12 for the Rangers. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Anaheim vs New York injuries news.

The NHL Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Anaheim Ducks rated this week at No. 1 and the New York Rangers sitting at No. 5.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Anaheim's No. 23-ranked offense, averaging 2.56 goals per game, against a Rangers defense that ranks No. 13 at 2.62 goals allowed. The Ducks power play is averaging 24.12% while the Rangers defense kills off 77.18% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Rangers were a 5-3 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Penguins. That made winners of bettors who got Pittsburgh at -101 on the moneyline, while the total score (8) was good news for OVER bettors.

Anaheim was a 7-1 winner in its last match at home against the Devils. They won as favorites, while the total score of 8 made winners of OVER bettors.

Betting Trends
  • NY Rangers is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • NY Rangers is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games on the road
  • NY Rangers is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Anaheim
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of NY Rangers's last 9 games when playing on the road against Anaheim
  • Anaheim is 12-3 SU in its last 15 games
  • Anaheim is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Anaheim's last 6 games at home
  • Anaheim is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing NY Rangers

Next Betting Matchups

New York at Los Angeles, Thursday, March 17th
Anaheim home to Boston, Friday, March 18th