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Rangers and Sharks could be a nice play for OVER bettors

The New York Rangers host the San Jose Sharks on Monday night and both of these teams have struggled to start the season. The Rangers have won only two of their nine games and are 1-5 SU in their last six. Meanwhile, San Jose is coming off an ugly 5-3 loss to the New York Islanders on Saturday where they gave up three goals in the third period. It can only get better for these squads, right?

Shark Bites
  • The Rangers are 11-1 SU in their last 12 games on Monday.
  • The Rangers are 7-17 ATS in their last 24 games at home.
  • San Jose is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road.

Well, the Rangers are coming off a decent 5-3 home win against the Nashville Predators on Saturday and New York’s moneyline, hanging around -110, may be the safest option for bettors. The Sharks’ recent road history and record at Madison Square Garden does not bode well in their favor. San Jose has lost its last three trips to MSG and sports a 3-9 record SU in the last 12 games away from SAP Center. The Sharks are desperate for Brent Burns to regain his Norris Trophy form or it could be a long tense season for San Jose.

For bettors sniffing around the totals in this matchup, consider placing a wager on the OVER. The total sits at 5.5 and recent history shows both teams will put up some points. Both the Rangers and Sharks are averaging three goals per game in their last four contests.  It also helps when expected goaltenders Martin Jones for the Sharks and Henrik Lundqvist for the Rangers rank 18th and 27th in save percentage this season.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

NHL hockey oddsmakers at Bovada had the New York Rangers as -120 moneyline favorites in this betting matchup. Those OVER/UNDER betting saw the line open at 5.5 at BetOnline.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 3.6-2.2 result in favor of the Sharks. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

San Jose Sharks vs New York Rangers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The New York Rangers sport a record of 2-5-2 heading into this matchup, while the San Jose Sharks sit at 3-4-0 on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 5-4 for the Rangers and 3-3-1 for the Sharks. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and New York vs San Jose injuries news.

The New York Rangers sit at No. 14 in the current NHL power poll here at OddsShark, while the San Jose Sharks sit at No. 23 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the New York Rangers' No. 25-ranked offense (2.67 goals per game) against a San Jose Sharks defense that ranks No. 16 at 3 goals per game allowed. The Rangers power play has clicked at a 22.86 percent rate while the Sharks have an 86.67 percent rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

San Jose was a 5-3 loser in its last match on the road against the Islanders. They lost as +119 underdogs, while the total score of 8 made winners of OVER bettors.

The Rangers were a 4-2 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Predators. That made winners of bettors who got New York at -114 on the moneyline, while the total score (6) was good news for OVER bettors.

Betting Trends
  • San Jose is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games
  • San Jose is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
  • San Jose is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • San Jose is 3-9 SU in its last 12 games on the road
  • NY Rangers is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 games
  • NY Rangers is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • NY Rangers is 7-17 ATS in its last 24 games at home
  • NY Rangers is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

San Jose at Boston, Thursday, October 26
New York home to Arizona, Thursday, October 26

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