Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Sharks vs Rangers Odds
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(2-0-0) San Jose Sharks vs. New York Rangers (1-1-0)
Date: Monday, October 17th
Time: 7:00 PM (EST)
Venue: Madison Square Garden, New York, NY.
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Sharks +122
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: OFF
NHL Betting Total: 5.5
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The Sand Jose Sharks will take their 2-0 record into the big apple for inter-conference hockey when they faceoff against the 1-1 New York Rangers.
The Sharks will make the trip to New York coming off of a 3-2 win in Columbus against the Blue Jackets and will look to remain unbeaten this Season.
The Rangers weren’t as lucky in their recent trip to St. Louis and feel to the Blues 3-2.
The home team has won five of the last seven games these two teams have hit the ice.
San Jose Sharks
After making it all the way to the Stanley Cup Finals last season, the Sharks look to prove they are still the team to beat in the west and they have played the part up until this point.
They skated past the Los Angeles Kings 2-1 in their season opener and then were able to knock off Columbus on the road.
They were able to out shoot the Blue Jackets by 10 shots, but found themselves on the short end of the faceoff battle by 10.
The Sharks were able to get off to a quick start with two goals in the first period.
Patrick Marleau put the puck in the goal with 34 seconds left in the game to put the nail in the coffin. Martin Jones earned the win for the Sharks and improved his record to 2-0 with a 1.50 GAA.
He is 1-1 throughout his career against the Rangers with a GAA of 2.50. The Sharks were able to finish 4th in the NHL last season with 2.89 goals per game with an average of 30.4 shots per contest.
They finished 3rd in the league on power plays, converting on 22.5 percent of their opportunities.
New York Rangers
After beating up on the Islanders 5-3 in the season opener, the New York Rangers couldn’t find a way to pull out a win in St. Louis and lost 3-2.
The Rangers dominated the Blues 35-18 in shots on goal and won the faceoff battle 33-24. It’s not very often to outplay an opponent the way New York did and still manage to lose the game.
Both Chris Kreider and Mika Zibanejad were able to put the puck in the net for New York, but it wasn’t enough to get the win.
Henrik Lundqvist will look to improve his 1-1 record in the net Monday night against the Sharks.
He is 4-4 against San Jose in his career with a 2.34 GAA. The defense will need to skate as hard against the Sharks as they did against the Blues in order to come away with the win.
NHL Hockey Handicapping Trends
- San Jose is 9-2 throughout their previous 11 games on the against a team with home winning % higher than .600
- New York is 2-6 throughout their last 8 against an opponent who allowed two goals or less in their last game.
Free San Jose Sharks vs. New York Rangers NHL Hockey Prediction
The San Jose Sharks finished last year as one of the best teams in the NHL on the road.
They already played a solid game and came away with the win in Columbus and coming away with another road win against an average New York Ranger team could keep their road game reputation up and going this season
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: San Jose +122
The Sharks appear to be a more complete team than the Rangers do at this point in the season.
They will take an advantage of the opportunities they receive while the Rangers will come up short.
I like the Sharks under 5.5 in this one.
NHL Free Score Prediction: San Jose 3, New York 2
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