Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Rangers vs Blue Jackets NHL Odds
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(36-18-1) New York Rangers vs. Columbus Blue Jackets (35-14-5)
Date: Monday, February 13th
Time: 7:30 PM EST
Venue: Nationwide Arena, Columbus, OH
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Blue Jackets -143
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: OFF
NHL Betting Total: 5.5
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The New York Rangers, winners of their last five games, travel to Columbus to face the Blue Jackets in a marquee Monday night matchup.
New York Rangers
Aside from the Washington Capitals, it’s hard to find a hotter team in the league than the New York Rangers. Winners of eight of their last 10 games, including their last five, the Rangers are closing the gap with the Blue Jackets and Penguins in the Metropolitan Division.
New York’s offense is playing incredible hockey right now. The Rangers have scored four goals in each of their last four games, and their 3.40 goals per game mark ranks 3rd in the NHL.
The Rangers have four players with at least 40 points and eight players with double-digit goals. Then, there’s Henrik Lundqvist.
The 34-year-old netminder got off to a slow start, and many wondered if we’d ever see the magic that we’ve come to expect from him throughout his career. Well, he’s sure proved them all wrong.
Lundqvist has won eight of his last 10 starts and has only allowed more than two goals in three games over that span.
He’s played a major role in the New York’s improvement, and the Rangers will be leaning on him as they make their playoff push.
Columbus Blue Jackets
The Blue Jackets took the NHL by storm when they churned out their 15-game winning streak earlier this year. Unfortunately for head coach John Tortorella and company, the Blue Jackets have looked quite mediocre since then.
Columbus has floated around the .500 mark since the beginning of January and has lost to bad teams like the Devils, Canucks and Islanders.
The team has been awful on defense since the beginning of January and has allowed at least four goals in 10 of their previous 18 games.
Columbus has only won two in a row once since the beginning of January, a sign that the inexperience may be catching up with the Jackets.
On the season, the Blue Jackets are 5th in both goals for and goals against, but the lack of consistency, especially on defense, has prevented them from separating themselves from the Penguins and Rangers in the Metropolitan.
NHL Betting Trends:
- Rangers are 8-2 SU in their last 10 games.
- Rangers O/U is 14-4-3 in their last 21 games.
- Rangers are 4-1 SU in their last 5 road games.
- Blue Jackets are 19-7-1 at home.
- Blue Jackets are 7-8 SU in their last 15 games.
Free New York Rangers vs. Columbus Blue Jackets NHL Hockey Prediction:
The Rangers have a chance to pull even with Columbus in the standings if they win this one, and it’s tough to bet against them.
New York is one of the NHL’s hottest teams at the moment and is scoring goals at an incredible rate.
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Columbus really hasn’t been the same since their 15-game winning streak came to an end, and they’ll be in for a challenge against a Rangers team that’s won eight of its last 10 games.
NHL Free Score Prediction: New York 4 – Columbus 3
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