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New York Rangers host St. Louis Blues in hockey action

St. Louis Blues

New York Rangers
33-11-5 January 23, 2014, 07:00 PM | Madison Square Garden 27-22-3

A key battle on the NHL odds menu sees visiting St. Louis duelling New York on Thursday at Madison Square Garden.

The Rangers are 27-22-3 so far on the season. The Blues, meanwhile, are 33-11-5. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen New York go 20-23-9 and the Blues go 23-20-6 on the totals.

View St. Louis Blues vs New York Rangers Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back visiting St. Louis before puck drop in this match found them as -121-moneyline favorites at 5Dimes. They saw an opening total of 5, ccording to BetOnline.

This game puts the Rangers, most recently No. 4 in the Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings, up against the Blues, who rate a No. 3 in the latest survey.

New York was a 5-3 loser in its last match at home against the Islanders. They lost as -185 favorites, while the total score of 8 made winners of OVER bettors.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up New York's No. 23-ranked offense (2.52 goals per game) against a Blues defense that ranks No. 3 at 2.35 goals per game allowed. The Rangers powerplay has clicked at a 21.02% rate while the Blues have a 83.91% rate on the penalty kill.

Next up:
St. Louis at New York, Saturday, January 25th
New York at New Jersey, Sunday, January 26th