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Rangers Continue To Lose On The Road

The New York Rangers have been terrible on the road this season and have not picked up a win away from Madison Square Garden since November 21st. The Rangers have lost seven consecutive road games while being outscored 30-18 during that span. The Rangers will attempt to climb back to .500 on the road this season when they visit the Nashville Predators on Monday.

Shark Bites
  • After missing the past 11 games, Mike Fisher hopes to play after practicing on Sunday.
  • The UNDER is 6-2 in the last eight meetings between the Rangers and Predators.
  • The Rangers have gone 4-9-2 in their last 15 games.

The Rangers could see a boost on the backend as both Dan Girardi and Kevin Klein practiced Sunday and are expected to be back in the lineup after missing time due to injury. New York has been unable to stop opponents from scoring as they have allowed 4.8 goals per game in their past four outings.

The Predators offense has been mediocre at best this season, as they have only scored 90 goals through 35 games (22nd in the NHL).  James Neal is the only Preds forward to have double-digit goals this season, but he has just one goal in the past six games.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

If you're backing the visiting New York Rangers in this one, they Rangers listed earlier today as underdogs of 115 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Those over/under total betting saw the number open in the area of 5, depending on the book.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 3-2.2 win for the Predators. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

New York Rangers vs Nashville Predators Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

17-12-6 Nashville battles the Rangers, currently with a 20-12-4 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 12-15-8 for the Predators and 15-16-5 for the Rangers. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Nashville vs New York injuries news.

The NHL Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Nashville Predators rated this week at No. 4 and the New York Rangers sitting at No. 16.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Nashville Predators No. 15-ranked offense (2.63 goals per game) against a New York Rangers defense that ranks No. 15 at 2.58 goals per game allowed. The Predators powerplay has clicked at a 20.34% rate while the Rangers have a 82.35% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

New York won its last outing, a 3-2 result against the Ducks on December 22. Bettors who backed the Rangers at -153 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent PUSH bettors to the payout window.

In their last action, Nashville was a 3-2 loser at home against the Red Wings. Bettors on Detroit at +136 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent PUSH bettors home happy as well.

Betting Trends
  • NY Rangers is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of NY Rangers's last 7 games
  • NY Rangers is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Rangers's last 5 games on the road
  • Nashville is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • Nashville is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing NY Rangers
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Nashville's last 8 games when playing NY Rangers
  • Nashville is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against NY Rangers

Next Betting Matchups

New York at Tampa Bay, Wednesday, December 30th
Nashville at St. Louis, Tuesday, December 29th