Now two years into a massive roster makeover and rebuild the Rangers are showing signs of improvement. That being said the Broadway Blueshirts are still 11 points out of the final spot for the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs in the East. Players such as Artemi Panarin and Mika Zibanejad make the Rangers a fun offensive-oriented team to watch. However, the back end remains a worrisome NHL betting work in progress. Counter to that is a Bruins powerhouse clicking on all cylinders. Boston has taken over the top spot in the Eastern Conference. No weaknesses show on the B’s.
Boston Bruins vs. New York Rangers
|Date and Time:||Sunday, February 16, 2020, 3:30 p.m. ET|
|Location:||Madison Square Garden, New York, New York|
|Bruins vs. Rangers TV Coverage:||NBC|
|Bruins vs. Rangers NHL Betting Online Odds at SBG:||Click Here|
Boston Bruins Vs. New York Rangers Overview
Late on the Rangers have been in decent sportsbook form with six wins in 10 games. Only two of their last nine tilts have gone over the total. New York is 27-23-2-2 with just 25 games over the total. Correlate NHL metrics of eighth for goals, sixth for power play, 22nd for goals against and 22nd for penalty killing.
By contrast, the Bruins are 34-11-5-7 with only 24 games over the total. Boston ranks sixth for goals, second for power play, first for goals against and second for penalty killing. For all that the B’s have won seven of their last nine games.
Key Bruins: RW David Pastrnak (38 G, 40 A, 78 PTS, +14, 17 PPG, 17 PPA, 17.1 SPCT), D Torey Krug (8 G, 31 A, 39 PTS, +3, 2 PGG, 21 PPA, 7.5 SPCT), G Tuukka Rask (20-5-6, 2.14 GAA, .929 SVPCT, 3 SO)
Key Rangers: LW Artemi Panarin (28 G, 45 A, 73 PTS, +24, 6 PPG, 12 PPA, 16.5 SPCT), D Tony DeAngelo (13 G, 29 A, 42 PTS, +9, 3 PPG, 11 PPA, 11.4 SPCT), G Henrik Lundqvist (10-11-3, 3.13 GAA, .907 SVPCT, 1 SO)
Boston and New York against the Spread
The Bruins are:
- 7-4 against the spread in their last 11 away games
- 4-8-1 under the total away from home
- 10-2 on the board in their last 12 games as a favorite
- 2-6 under the total as the chalk
- 2-6 in their last eight matchups at Madison Square Garden
- 6-0 over the total head to head at the Rangers
The Rangers are:
- 7-4 against the spread at Madison Square Garden
- 9-2-2 over the total in their last 13 home games
- 6-9 on the board as a dog
- 13-2-1 over the total when installing as the underdog
- 2-4 head to head in their last six games with the Bruins
- 4-2 over the total head to head with the Bruins
Boston Bruins vs. New York Rangers NHL Betting Picks
On this occasion, we celebrate Hockey Day in America with a classic Original Six matchup. Boston will get a much more favorable NHL betting price as the road team here. Specifically, the Rangers’ back end is not up to par against such a complete team. Expect the defending Eastern Conference champions to steamroll the Broadway Blueshirts in this one!
Bruins vs. Rangers NHL Betting Pick: Boston Bruins
Bruins vs. Rangers NHL Betting Score Prediction: Bruins 4, Rangers 2