Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Sharks vs. Rangers NHL Odds
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(13-9-1) San Jose Sharks vs. New York Rangers (14-4-2)
Date: Friday December 3rd
Time: 7:00 PM ET
Venue: Madison Square Garden, New York NY
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Sharks +170 Rangers -200 (Bet Now!)
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: Sharks -145 Rangers +125
NHL Betting Total: O/U 5.5
The Sharks continue their trip East of the Mississippi River looking for a fourth straight win. That includes victories over the Devils and Islanders, and now San Jose has a chance at the “Turnpike Sweep” when they visit the Rangers on Friday night.
New York is a huge favorite in this matchup as they have wins in 8 of their last 9 overall. That’s been powered by a great offense that has scored 4+ goals in 7 of those victories. The Rangers have just one loss at Madison Square Garden this season.
San Jose Sharks
The Sharks started their current road trip with a 2-0 win over the Blackhawks, and have continued that strong defensive play with a 5-2 win over the Devils and taking down the Islanders 2-1 in OT. The degree of difficulty amps up a bit on Friday as the Rangers offense is on a roll.
James Reimer was in net for the Blackhawks and New Jersey wins, and will likely be back between the pipes after Adin Hill took the honors in Thursday night’s win over the Islanders. San Jose is on the back-to-back, but they’ve saved their #1 goaltender for the Rangers.
Another thing about San Jose playing on 0 days rest is that it’s not like there’s a ton of travel involved. UBS Arena where the Islanders play is only 20 miles away from Madison Square Garden, even though that is about an hour of travel time in the New York traffic.
New York Rangers
The Rangers offense is clicking, and they’re doing it in an efficient manner as their 28.3 SOG per game ranks 30th in the NHL. They’ve also got a challenge against Reimer, who has stopped 61 of the last 63 shots he’s faced.
Artemi Panarin brings a two game scoring streak into the matchup with San Jose, and leads the Rangers with 23 points. Adam Fox has chipped in six helpers over the last four and is right behind Panarin with 22 points on the year.
Unlike the Sharks, the Rangers had Thursday night off and thus will likely start Igor Shesterkin for the 7th straight game. The New York goaltender is an impressive 12-3-2 on the season and has picked up the win in 7 of his last 8 outings.
NHL Betting Trends:
- Sharks are 5-1 last 6 overall
- Sharks are 4-1 last 5 road games
- OVER is 4-0-1 in Sharks last 5 on 0 days rest
- UNDER is 4-1 in Sharks last 5 road games
- UNDER is 7-2 in Sharks last 9 overall
- Rangers are 6-0 last 6 home games
- Rangers are 25-8 last 33 as a favorite
- Sharks are 1-5 last 6 in New York
Free San Jose Sharks vs. New York Rangers NHL Prediction
The Sharks are on a nice little run but that seems very likely to end on Friday night. San Jose is not only playing a red hot Rangers team, they’ve got to do it on a back to back. Even though the travel from playing the Islanders isn’t bad, it’s still 0 days rest.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: Rangers -1.5 (+125)
New York can score their fair share here, it’s just up to Shesterkin to keep the San Jose offense in check.
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