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Rangers face San Jose Sharks: NHL odds preview and stats

New York Rangers

San Jose Sharks
1-1-0 October 08, 2013, 10:30 PM | SAP Center 2-0-0

The San Jose Sharks will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the New York Rangers invade SAP Center on Tuesday.

This season the Sharks are 2-0-0 overall while the Rangers are 1-1-0. As for the totals, San Jose is 0-1-1 on the OU, and New York is 0-1-1.

View New York Rangers vs San Jose Sharks Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back visiting New York before puck drop in this match found them as 148-moneyline underdogs at 5Dimes. They saw an opening total of 5, ccording to BetOnline.

It's a hockey betting matchup between the No. 1-rated Sharks and the No. 3-ranked Rangers, according to the latest NHL power poll here at Odds Shark.

Last time out for New York, they were a 3-1 winner as they battled the Kings on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Rangers at +130 were rewarded, while the 4 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

The Sharks were a 4-1 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Coyotes. That made winners of bettors who got San Jose at -140 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up San Jose's No. 8-ranked offense (4 goals per game) against a Rangers defense that ranks No. 14 at 2.5 goals per game allowed. The Sharks powerplay has clicked at a 16.67% rate while the Rangers have a 80% rate on the penalty kill.

Next up:
New York at Anaheim, Thursday, October 10th
San Jose at Vancouver, Thursday, October 10th