Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Sharks vs Rangers Odds
Weekly NHL betting sees the San Jose Sharks taking on the New York Rangers Monday October 19th at Madison Square Garden, New York, New York. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks on all NHL Hockey season long so stay tuned for more FREE NHL hockey predictions.
San Jose Sharks (4-1-0-0) vs. New York Rangers (3-2-1-0)
Date: Monday October 19th
Time:7:00 PM EST
Venue: Madison Square Garden, New York, New York
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: New York -140
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: New York -1.5
NHL Betting Total: 5.0
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The San Jose Sharks conclude their 4 game road trip with a meeting in New York at Madison Square Garden.
The Rangers started the season off 3-0 and look as if they were in store for a special season. However, they’ve dropped 3 straight to counter that hot start.
The Sharks come in off a loss to the Islanders that saw them concede 6 goals. They started this East Coast trip off with wins over Washington and New Jersey.
The Sharks rattled off 4 straight wins to start the season, but suffered their first major set back as they dropped Saturday’s decision to the Islanders 6-3.
San Jose had allowed just 2 goals through their first 4 games of the season, but the Islanders tripled that number.
The Sharks could be without Paul Martin, who was out of Saturday’s contest with a lower body injury. Martin has tallied 1 assist thus far on the season.
They could also be without RW Ben Smith, who took a slap shot to the face against the Islanders and left the game. He remains a game time decision for Monday.
The Sharks dropped both meetings to the Rangers last season as they were outscored 7-1 combined.
The Rangers look to put the breaks on a 3 game skid Monday night. In their 3 wins to open the season they racked up 12 goals, but since then they have struggled to find the back of the net.
The Rangers have scored just 2 goals in their 3 game skid and their latest outcome came in a 2-1 loss to New Jersey in overtime.
It’s expected that G Antti Raanta will make his Rangers’ debut on Monday. Starting goalie Henrik Lundqvist has been in net for all 6 of the Rangers games thus far.
The main problem for the Rangers, especially as of late has been their power play line. The Rangers failed twice on 2 power plays Sunday. On the season, they are just 1 for 16 on the power play.
Leading the way for New York Oscar Lindberg, who has 5 total points with 4 of those coming from goals.
NHL Hockey Handicapping Trends
- Sharks are 4-1 in their last 5 overall.
- Sharks are 3-10 in their last 13 Monday games.
- Sharks are 1-4 in their last 5 in the third game of a 3-in-4 situation.
- Rangers are 8-3 in their last 11 vs. Western Conference.
- Rangers are 5-2 in their last 7 Monday games.
Free NHL Hockey Prediction
The Sharks come off allowing 6 goals in their loss and the Rangers will more than likely have their back up netminder in for Monday. With the Sharks rather tired from their east coast trip, this is the perfect chance for the Rangers to find their offensive groove.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: Over
Both teams have plenty of chances in a back and forth game as the Rangers come out on top.
NHL Free Score Prediction:New York 4- San Jose 3
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