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Predators vs Rangers Hockey Game Preview

Nashville Predators

New York Rangers
13-14-3 December 10, 2013, 07:30 PM | Madison Square Garden 15-15-1

The Rangers get a visit from the Nashville Predators in hockey action on Tuesday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

The Predators will try to spoil to the party on Tuesday; they are 13-14-3 this season, while the Rangers are 15-15-1. Nashville is 11-14-5 on the totals; New York is 11-14-6.

View Nashville Predators vs New York Rangers Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to side with the Rangers in this one found them earlier as -178 Favorite on the NHL money line at 5Dimes. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 5 at its open earlier today at BetOnline and may have moved.

It's a hockey betting matchup between the No. 5-rated Rangers and the No. 21-ranked Predators, according to the latest NHL power poll here at Odds Shark.

In their last action, Nashville was a 5-2 loser on the road against the Capitals. Bettors on Washington at -150 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

New York was a 4-1 loser in its last match at home against the Capitals. They lost as -165 favorites, while the total score of 5 made winners of UNDER bettors.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up New York's No. 29-ranked offense (2.23 goals per game) against a Predators defense that ranks No. 23 at 2.93 goals per game allowed. The Rangers powerplay has clicked at a 19.42% rate while the Predators have a 84% rate on the penalty kill.

A few Predators at Rangers trends to consider:
Nashville is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
Nashville is 7-18 SU in its last 25 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Nashville's last 6 games on the road
Nashville is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing NY Rangers
NY Rangers is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
NY Rangers is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games at home
NY Rangers is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Nashville
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of NY Rangers's last 6 games when playing Nashville

Next up:
Nashville home to Dallas, Thursday, December 12th
New York home to Columbus, Thursday, December 12th