Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Rangers vs Bruins NHL Odds
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NHL Handicapping Analysis
(10-12-3) New York Rangers vs. Boston Bruins (14-6-4)
Date: Saturday, March 13th
Time: 1:00 PM
Venue: TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: +165 / -185
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: OFF
NHL Betting Total: 5.5
If the Rangers did still have any eyes on the playoffs surely those hopes have now been dashed following their three game losing streak. They will, however, still have their hands full this Saturday, as they take on the rock-solid Boston Bruins at the TD Garden Arena in the second game of a back to back.
The Bruins on the other hand were the winners of that first half of the back to back and they did it in dominant fashion taking down the Rangers by a score of 4-0 and they should have plenty of momentum coming into this one given how noncompetitive that last game was.
New York Rangers
The Rangers did end up getting the same amount of shots on goal as the Bruins in that last game, but actually watching the game the quality of chances the Bruins created were far greater and it really was one of the easier shutouts for Jaroslav Halak.
In order for the Rangers to be successful here they will need to be more creative in the final third of the ice and they will need to lean on guys like Ryan Strome and Pavel Buchnevich who are both having solid seasons offensively, but were not able to bother this Boston Bruins blue-line last time out.
The good news for the Rangers is that they will be expected Artemi Panarin back any game now, as he has started to practice with the team following his off ice issues which have seen him miss significant time in 2021.
That was a shame as well, as the left-winger who often goes by the name ”breadman” was having an outstanding season up until that point tallying 5 goals and 13 assists in just 14 games, so the Rangers will welcome that kind of production back to the lineup.
Alexandar Georgiev should be between the sticks here for the Rangers and he arrives in this spot with pretty bad looking numbers, as he is only stopping 88.7% of shots and is allowing 3.33 goals per game.
The Boston Bruins really did need that last win over the Rangers, as they have been a bit stagnant in the middle portion of this season, as they have only won 4 of their last 10 games which has them stuck on 32 points which is currently good for 4th place in the Eastern Division.
The Boston Bruins are getting important offensive contributions for lower line guys like Nick Ritchie who has 8 goals and 7 assists, but as usual with the Boston Bruins look out for Brad Marchand and Patrice Bergeron to do the bulk of the lifting on the offensive side of things.
Once again the Bruins should be in line to have a big advantage in terms of goal-tending, as Jaroslav Halak is once again slated to get the start and he is having an incredible season so far and I do not see him laying a dud here against the Rangers who do not exactly have an electric offense.
NHL Betting Trends:
- Rangers are 0-4 in their last 4 vs. a team with a winning record.
- Bruins are 6-0 in their last 6 when their opponent scores 2 goals or less in their previous game.
- Bruins are 7-2 in their last 9 games playing on 1 days rest.
- Bruins are 11-5 in their last 16 vs. a team with a losing record.
- Bruins are 49-23 in their last 72 games following a win.
- Bruins are 60-29 in their last 89 after allowing 2 goals or less in their previous game.
- Rangers are 1-8 in the last 9 meetings.
Free New York Rangers vs. Boston Bruins NHL Prediction:
I do not see much reason, other then perhaps the weird matinee time of this game, that this matchup would be any different then the first game of this back to back and although the Bruins are decent sized favorites here I am still going to roll with them to get the job done here on either the moneyline or puckline depending on what kind of price you are looking for.
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