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Game 2 Rangers vs Bruins betting preview

New York RangersBoston Bruins
May 19, 3:00 PM | TD Garden

New York Rangers vs Boston Bruins Odds

26-18-4TEAM RECORD28-14-6

The Boston Bruins look for a 2-0 series lead when the New York Rangers invade TD Garden on Sunday.

The Bruins won in OT in Game 1, their second straight OT victory and they are favored here at most online sportsbooks.

The Bruins are 28-14-6 so far on the season. The Rangers, meanwhile, are 26-18-4. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Boston go 16-28-4 and the Rangers go 16-22-10 on the totals.

View NY Rangers vs Boston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Bruins as -126 moneyline favorites in this particular NHL matchup earlier. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 5 before betting started to move the line at 5Dimes.

Power Rankings:
The Bruins sit at No. 4 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Rangers sit at a No. 9 on the same chart.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Boston's No. 11-ranked offense (2.7 goals per game) against a Rangers defense that ranks No. 4 at 2.3 goals per game allowed. The Bruins powerplay has clicked at a 14.8% rate while the Rangers have a 81.1% rate on the penalty kill.

Last time out for New York, they were a 3-2 loser as they battled the Bruins on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Bruins at -111 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game PUSH for totals bettors.

New York Rangers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Florida are 6-4
After playing Boston are 2-8
After a loss are 8-2

Boston Bruins Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Ottawa are 5-5
After playing NY Rangers are 8-2
After a win are 4-6

A few Rangers at Bruins trends to consider:
NY Rangers are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games when playing on the road against Boston
NY Rangers are 7-3 SU in their last 10 games when playing Boston
NY Rangers are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games
NY Rangers are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games on the road
Boston is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Boston is 15-8 SU in its last 23 games at home
Boston is 3-7 SU in their last 10 games when playing NY Rangers
Boston is 2-5 SU in their last 7 games when playing at home against NY Rangers

Next up:
NY Rangers home to Boston, Tuesday, May 21