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Rangers vs Bruins Game 3 betting odds preview

Boston BruinsNew York Rangers
May 21, 7:30 PM | Madison Square Garden

Boston Bruins vs New York Rangers Odds

28-14-6TEAM RECORD26-18-4

New York returns home in an 0-2 series hole against Boston Tuesday, and the host Rangers are favored to make the series close with a win.

Rangers were favored at -140 on the moneyline earlier Tuesday as they seek to exploit the battered blueline of the Bruins. Boston is playing with three rookie defencemen.

The Rangers currently sports a record of 26-18-4. The Bruins are 28-14-6. Betting totals have seen the Rangers post a 16-22-10 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Bruins have gone 16-28-4 against the number.

View Boston vs NY Rangers Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Rangers were listed earlier today as -140 moneyline favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark (including GTbets.eu, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 5.

Power Rankings:
The NHL Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the No. 4-rated Bruins taking on the No. 9-rated Rangers in this contest.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up New York's No. 12-ranked offense (2.7 goals per game) against a Bruins defense that ranks No. 3 at 2.3 goals per game allowed. The Rangers powerplay has clicked at a 15.7% rate while the Bruins have a 87.1% rate on the penalty kill.

In their last action, New York was a 5-2 loser on the road against the Bruins. Bettors on Boston at -120 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Boston Bruins Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
Before playing Ottawa are 5-5
After playing NY Rangers are 8-2
After a win are 4-6

New York Rangers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Florida are 6-4
After playing Boston are 2-8
After a loss are 7-3

A few Bruins at Rangers trends to consider:
Boston is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston's last 7 games on the road
Boston is 4-2 SU in their last 6 games when playing NY Rangers
Boston is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
NY Rangers are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games at home
NY Rangers are 8-2 SU in their last 10 games when playing at home against Boston
NY Rangers are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games when playing Boston

Next up:
Boston at NY Rangers, Thursday, May 23