Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Red Wings vs Rangers Odds
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29-20-9 (14-10-3 V) Detroit Red Wings vs. New York Rangers 33-19-6 (21-6-3 H)
Date: Sunday, February 21st
Time: 7:00 PM
Venue: Madison Square Garden, New York City, N.Y.
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: OFF
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: Rangers -170
NHL Betting Total: 5 (-130)
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The slumping Detroit Red Wings head to the Big Apple as they try to dethrone the mighty New York Rangers.
Detroit has been awful on the road as of late, and the Wings will have their work cut out for them against one of the NHL’s best home teams.
With less than 25 games left on the regular season schedule, the Red Wings find themselves in 6th place in the congested Eastern Conference, just three points ahead of 9th place.
A reason for Detroit’s recent struggles has been the team’s awful play on the road. After starting out red-hot on the road, Detroit has since gone ice cold, losing four in a row before visiting Ottawa on Saturday.
The Wings looked awful on the road against the Islanders and Penguins, allowing a combined 10 goals in the two games. That’s not going to get the job done for the Wings if they want to stay in the postseason picture.
Detroit’s defense is also playing without two of its best defensemen in Jonathan Ericsson and Niklas Kronwall. Detroit’s -4 goal differential is the 2nd worst of the Eastern Conference teams currently in the playoffs.
The Red Wings are also awful during the second leg of back-to-back games this season with a record of just 4-8.
Let’s see if they can snap that against one of the NHL’s best home teams.
With an astonishing record of 21-6-3 inside Madison Square Garden, the New York Rangers are one of the most dangerous home teams in the NHL.
The Rangers are 6-2 in their last eight home games and are 7-2-1 overall in their last 10.
Led by one of the most potent offenses in the league, the Rangers are 5th in goals scored with an average of 2.88 per game as well as 5th in shooting percentage.
The fiery Mats Zuccarello leads the Rangers with 46 points and has seven points in his last four games. And Derick Brassard has been on an absolute tear along with Zuccarello. Brassard, the former first-round pick for Columbus in 2013, has five points in his last three contests.
Then of course there’s Henrik Lundqvist who comes in with a 28-15-4 record, a 2.33 GAA and a save percentage of .922.
NHL Hockey Handicapping Trends
- Red Wings are 1-4 in their last five games as underdogs.
- Red Wings are 6-6-2 as underdogs vs. Eastern Conference.
- Rangers are 21-6-3 at home.
- Rangers are 20-11-4 vs. Eastern Conference.
- Rangers are 6-2 in their last eight home games.
Free Detroit Red Wings vs. New York Rangers NHL Hockey Prediction
The Rangers have been one of the NHL’s best home teams this year and they’ll welcome a Detroit team that’s been giving up goals at an alarming rate. I’ll take the Rangers in this one.
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The Rangers will get two big points while the Red Wings continue to struggle.
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