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Rangers Sizzling in Games After a Loss

Henrik Lundqvist New York Rangers NHL

The New York Rangers have done a great job of hanging around the No. 2 spot in the Metropolitan Division and preventing back-to-back losses has had a big hand in that. The Blueshirts are in that spot once again when they tangle with the St. Louis Blues at the Scottrade Center Thursday night.

Shark Bites
  • The Rangers are 3-8 SU in their last 11 games against the Blues.
  • The Blues are 3-0 SU in their last three games off a loss.
  • The Rangers are 6-14 SU in their last 20 road games.

The Rangers are presently +105 road dogs in moneyline markets at online shop Bovada while the Blues are -135. The total is tabbed at 5 goals with OVER and UNDER both priced at -115.

The Rangers have gone 10-0 SU in their last 10 games coming off a loss in their previous effort. While they are still miles back of the Washington Capitals in the Metro, that ability to rebound has kept the team in second and helped them fend off the pesky New York Islanders. New York lost 5-2 to the New Jersey Devils in its last contest Tuesday and will look to prevent its first two-game losing skid since mid December.

The Blues had a five-game winning streak snapped with a 6-3 loss to the San Jose Sharks Monday night. Goaltender Jake Allen will certainly be seeing more time in the blue paint now that Brian Elliott is out for the next four weeks. Trouble is, the Blues have lost the last five games that Allen has appeared in dating back to December 31.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the opening NHL betting line for this matchup, St. Louis sat as -125 favorites over at BetOnline. The total was set at 5 at Bovada but may move closer to puck drop.

A 2.7-2.6 result in favor of the Blues is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

New York Rangers vs St. Louis Blues Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The St. Louis Blues are 35-18-9 so far on the season. The New York Rangers, meanwhile, are 34-20-6. OVER/UNDER betting fans have seen St. Louis go 21-33-8 and the Rangers go 27-24-9 on the totals. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and St. Louis vs New York injuries news.

The NHL Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the No. 4-rated New York Rangers taking on the No. 18-rated St. Louis Blues in this contest.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits St. Louis's No. 21-ranked offense, averaging 2.52 goals per game, against a Rangers defense that ranks No. 12 at 2.58 goals allowed. The Blues power play is averaging 21.35% while the Rangers defense kills off 77.84% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out for New York, they were a 5-2 loser as they battled the Devils on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Devils at +118 were rewarded, while the 7 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

In their last action, St. Louis was a 6-3 loser at home against the Sharks. Bettors on San Jose at +104 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (9) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Betting Trends
  • NY Rangers is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Rangers's last 6 games
  • NY Rangers is 6-14 SU in its last 20 games on the road
  • NY Rangers is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games when playing St. Louis
  • St. Louis is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 9 of St. Louis's last 13 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of St. Louis's last 6 games at home
  • St. Louis is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games when playing NY Rangers

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St. Louis at Nashville, Saturday, February 27th