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New York Rangers vs Colorado Avalanche Preview

Colorado Avalanche

New York Rangers
36-14-5 February 04, 2014, 07:00 PM | Madison Square Garden 30-23-3

The New York Rangers will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Colorado Avalanche invade Madison Square Garden on Tuesday.

Supporters of the Avalanche have seen them go 36-14-5 so far this season, while the Rangers are at 30-23-3. In totals betting, the Rangers are 21-26-9, while the Avalanche are 27-26-2.

View Colorado Avalanche vs New York Rangers Odds and Stats.

If you're backing the visitors in this one, they Avalanche listed earlier today as underdogs of 134 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 5.5, depending on the book.

The NHL Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Rangers rated this week at No. 1 and the Avalanche sitting at No. 10.

In their last action, Colorado was a 2-1 winner on the road against the Devils. Bettors on Colorado at +113 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

The Rangers were a 4-1 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Islanders. That made winners of bettors who got New York at -170 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up New York's No. 19-ranked offense (2.59 goals per game) against a Avalanche defense that ranks No. 12 at 2.6 goals per game allowed. The Rangers powerplay has clicked at a 19.89% rate while the Avalanche have a 81.87% rate on the penalty kill.

A few Avalanche at Rangers trends to consider:
Colorado is 8-2-1 SU in its last 11 games
Colorado is 5-1-1 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Colorado is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games when playing NY Rangers
Colorado is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against NY Rangers
NY Rangers is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of NY Rangers's last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of NY Rangers's last 6 games at home
NY Rangers is 2-9-1 SU in its last 12 games when playing Colorado

Next up:
Colorado at Philadelphia, Thursday, February 6th
New York home to Edmonton, Thursday, February 6th