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(16-23-8) Chicago Blackhawks vs. New York Rangers (19-20-5)
Date: Thursday, January 17th
Time: 7 PM
Venue: Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Rangers -132
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NHL Betting Total: 6
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Something has to give when the Blackhawks visit the Rangers Thursday from Madison Square Garden. Combined these two teams have gone 3-12 in their last 15 cumulative games. New York would be perceived to have the advantage on their own ice where they are 12-6-3 this year. Does Chicago make a run though?
The Blackhawks have had no shortage of offense lately, scoring at least 3 goals in five straight games. That output includes a 5-8 loss to New Jersey on Monday as 2 Patrick Kane goals weren’t enough for the win. The Rangers have given up a lot of goals lately which gives Chicago value at +108.
The true value in Chicago determines who is in net Thursday. Cam Ward gave up 6 goals to the Islanders and has allowed 17 scores in his last 4 starts. Collin Delia has just 1 loss in 7 starts this year however. Delia should be in net vs. New York.
New York Rangers
New York has played just 3 of their last 10 games on their own ice. Although their overall record at MSG is solid, the Rangers have won just 2 of the last 8 at home. That being said the Blackhawks have gone just 10-21 in their last 31 road games vs. a team with a winning home record.
How do the Rangers stop the Chicago offense on Thursday? The Rangers have allowed 4+ goals in six of the last 8. Henrik Lundqvist is just 1-3 his last four starts, allowing allowing 17 goals over that span.
NHL Betting Trends:
- Blackhawks are 1-7 their last 8 on 2 days rest
- Rangers are 1-4 their last 5 home games
- Rangers are 2-6 their last 8 overall
- Blackhawks are 4-0 the last 4 H2H meetings
Free Chicago Blackhawks vs. New York Rangers NHL Prediction:
A Ward vs. Lundqvist matchup is looking like a high scoring affair but does Chicago gain an edge if they give Delia the nod? Kane is on fire for Chicago as is Alex Debrincat. The ‘Hawks will have had two nights off before this game but New York has momentum after a 6-2 win over Carolina as +130 home underdogs.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: Chicago +108
There’s just not much value in the Rangers at the price, even at home.
NHL Free Score Prediction: Chicago 5 – New York 3
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