Accordingly, the New York Rangers and Chicago Blackhawks are legacy Original Six franchises. And with that comes expectations and a sense of entitlement from their fans. This is part of what has made the 2018-19 season so difficult for both teams. The Rangers and Blackhawks are in NHL betting online free fall. The Rangers raised the white flag one year ago on Trade Deadline day. Correspondingly they warned their fans of a long rebuild ahead. But the Blackhawks still thought they had a Stanley Cup window. Subsequently their fall from glory has been a stunning ordeal.
Chicago Blackhawks vs. New York Rangers
Date and Time: Thursday, January 17, 2019, 7 p.m. ET
Location: Madison Square Garden, New York
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New York Rangers
Late on the Rangers have slumped to lose six of their last seven games. And just two of their last seven games went under the total. New York’s record is 18-20-7 which puts them in fifth place for the wild card race. The Rangers are 23-21-1 over the total. In the same way the Broadway Blueshirts have the metrics of a rebuilding team. New York ranks 26th for goal scoring, 27th for goals against, and 26th for penalty killing. Center Mika Zibanejad leads the Rangers with a modest 12 goals and 25 assists.
In the same way Chicago has paid in just one of their last six games. Their record is 16-22-9 with 26-17-4 over the total. Only one of the Blackhawks last six games have stayed under the total. As a result, the Hawks are next to last in the Western Conference. Chicago has NHL metrics of 16th for goal scoring, 30th for goals against and 30th for the penalty kill. Despite the bad team right wing Patrick Kane has been solid with a team best 25 goals and 35 assists.
Stats to Consider
In view of their NHL betting online struggles this year the Blackhawks have had surprising recent success on the road. Chicago has won four of their last five away from home. And three of their last four away games went under the total. In turn the Rangers have gushed red ink at Madison Square Garden. New York has lost seven of their last eight on home ice. Six of their last eight at Madison Square Garden went over the total.
Team vs. Team
In this situation the Blackhawks have had the sportsbook advantage over the Rangers in this series. Chicago has won six of the last eight against New York. Also, three of the last five between these teams have gone under the total. Along the same lines the Blackhawks have won four in a row at Madison Square Garden. Three of the last five between these teams at New York have gone under the total.
Matchup to Watch
Simultaneously both of these teams have been poor NHL Betting online values. Thus, the matchup advantage comes down to head to head. As mentioned earlier the Blackhawks have had the better of their series with the Rangers.
Blackhawks vs. Rangers NHL Betting Online Picks
For this purpose, the Blackhawks are the best of two bad choices.
Blackhawks vs. Rangers NHL Betting Online Pick: Chicago Blackhawks
Blackhawks vs. Rangers NHL Betting Online Series Prediction: Blackhawks 3, Rangers 1
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