Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Rangers vs Red Wings Odds
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(39-22-6) New York Rangers vs. Detroit Red Wings (32-23-11)
Date: Saturday March 12th
Time: 2:00 PM
Venue: Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, MI
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Red Wings -110
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NHL Betting Total: 5
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Original Six foes Detroit and New York will face off on Saturday afternoon at Joe Louis Arena in a high stakes game for both clubs. The Wings have been slipping of late and are hanging onto a playoff spot by a thread.
The Rangers meanwhile are trying to keep themselves ahead of the Islanders for home ice in round one of the playoffs.
New York Rangers
The Rangers will need Henrik Lundqvist back ASAP as they approach the stretch drive for the playoffs. Lundqvist was run over in a 4-1 loss to the Penguins and missed the team’s next three games with neck spasms.
The blue shirts won a road game over the NHL-leading Capitals and beat the lowly Sabres, but were shelled 6-4 by the Islanders team that is close in their rear-view mirrors. New York is 7-3-0 over their last 10, though they’ve dropped some important games to both Pittsburgh and the Isles.
A team that is usually very solid at closing out games has been a little shaky in third periods of games this year and have been having a tough time holding onto leads.
The Rangers went up 3-0 on the Sabres in their last game before letting Buffalo close to within one.
The Rangers held on and iced it with an empty netter, but at this point in the season you’d like to see your team play right through until the final buzzer and not make things more uncomfortable than they need to be.
Detroit Red Wings
This team has been reeling big time. Just two weeks ago they rallied to beat the Stars on the road in overtime and take back a top three spot in the Atlantic.
Since then they dropped three straight games and gave up 14 goals along the way.
The defense isn’t bad, but the goaltending has been very suspect of late. Jimmy Howard has been off to say the least, which is why he lost his job to Petr Mrazek.
The young Czech netminder however has never had this kind of workload in his career and with 43 starts to date, he’s starting to show signs of fatigue.
That fatigue factor may be hitting most of the team, despite the fact that their vets haven’t played a ton this year, as Pavel Datsyuk has played only 50 games, as has Niklas Kronwall.
Henrik Zetterberg has been his steady self, but this Detroit team seems to be lacking that magic that they had under Mike Babcock.
The role players that sparked the offense in past years with the likes of Gustav Nyquist, Tomas Tatar and Justin Abdelkader are all down in production and Zetterberg leads the team with just 41 points in 66 games.
- NYR are 20-9 in their last 29 Sat. games.
- Over is 6-1-1 in DET last 8 Sat. games.
- DET are 6-2 in their last 8 Sat. games.
- DET are 6-2 in their last 8 home games.
- Under is 8-1-1 in the last 10 meetings.
- NYR are 1-8 in the last 9 meetings in Detroit.
Free New York Rangers vs. Detroit Red Wings NHL Hockey Prediction
The Wings are reeling and this is a huge game for them as the Philadelphia Flyers are creeping up on them and a loss could put them on the outside looking in and put them at risk of missing the playoffs for the first time in 22 seasons.
The Rangers will be well-rested coming in as they haven’t played since Tuesday.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: Rangers +100
Take the fresher team in this game. The Rangers have had an extended rest and should have Henrik Lundqvist back in the net.
NHL Free Score Prediction: New York 3 – Detroit 2
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