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(26-19-8) Nashville Predators vs. New York Rangers (34-18-1)
Date: Thursday February 9th
Time: 7:00PM EST
Venue: Madison Square Garden in New York, New York
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: New York -133
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: New York -1.5
NHL Betting Total: 5.5
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Coming off of two straight losses, the Nashville Predators will look to start the second half of the season on a better note.
The Rangers are coming off a disappointing end to the first half of the season as well, after losing 2-0 to the Flyers last week.
Nashville has won six of the last nine games and has shown a lot of improvement over the past few weeks. The Preds having been doing it in style, beating very good teams including the Minnesota Wild and the Columbus Blue Jackets.
After such a rocky first couple of months of the season, Nashville is starting to look like a playoff caliber team. The team will look to ride this momentum into a very tough matchup against the Rangers in MSG.
So what’s been working? The offense has been decent but it’s the defense that really has worked well together. Two goals to the Wild, two to the Oilers, three to the Blue Jackets.
The defense has kept these great offenses off the scorers sheet and allowed its own offense to play with a bit less pressure.
Right wing Viktor Arvidsson has been an offensive force for Nashville recently. In his three games to start the month of February, Arvidsson has two goals and two assists.
He’s playing extremely good hockey and has for most of the season. He has 14 goals and 20 assists on the year.
New York Rangers
Nashville will look to contain this Rangers offense in a similar way that it has recently with the Wild, Oiler, and Blue Jacket offenses.
However, the Rangers will definitely press the issue and try to keep that puck in the offensive zone, racking up shots on goal and making Nashville work for this win.
The Rangers have been fantastic all season, especially on the goal-scoring front. The Rangers rank 2nd in the league in goals per game, averaging 3.4 a night.
The team also does a decent job on the power play at 21.2% for the year.
Right wing Michael Grabner continues to lead the team in goals. He has 25 goals and nine assists this year. In his three games this month, he has three goals and an assist.
Opposite ice, left wing Chris Kreider is having a great year as well. He has 21 goals and 17 assists this year. So far this month, he has two goals and an assist to his name.
NHL Betting Trends:
- Nashville is 2-4 ATS in the last six games
- The Total has gone UNDER in five of New York’s last seven games
Free Nashville Predators vs. New York Rangers NHL Hockey Prediction:
The Rangers continue to be an offensive powerhouse, one that even the best teams have a tough time stopping. Considering Nashville has been average at best this year, I like New York to get the W in Madison Square Garden.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: Over 5.5
The Rangers are such a good goal-scoring team, one with the ability to hit the OVER by itself, regardless of how well the other team plays. With Nashville having some solid scorers, I think this game will easily hit the over of 5.5.
NHL Free Score Prediction: Nashville 2 – New York 4
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