Boston Bruins vs. New York Rangers

Rangers Offer Potential Value with NHL Betting Odds vs. Bruins

February 6th, 2019 NHL Hockey, Sportsbook

A clear difference in expectations were seen for the Rangers and Bruins at the start of the 2018-19 season.  Boston was an overwhelming favorite to contend for the Eastern Conference championship.  Contrarily the New York Rangers were NHL betting online longshots to even make the playoffs.  Late on those expectations have been flipped.  Boston has been reeling with red ink due to inconsistent scoring.  Meanwhile the Broadway Blueshirts have been a better wagering value than anyone expected.  It follows that their rebuilding youth has made for good efforts most nights.  Head coach David Quinn has proven a good fit.

Boston Bruins vs. New York Rangers

Date and Time:  Wednesday, February 6, 2019, 8 p.m. ET

Location:  Madison Square Garden, New York

NHL Betting Online Odds at SBG:

TeamSpreadTotal
Bruins-1½ (+175)6 (EV)
Rangers+1½ (-210)6 (-120)
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Bruins vs. Rangers TV Coverage: NBCSN

Boston Bruins

Boston has lost five of their last six games with just three of their last ten games going over the total.  As a consequence, the Bruins are now 27-17-6-1 and in the seventh Eastern Conference playoff spot.  Boston ranks 19th in the NHL for goal scoring but second for the power play.  Conversely the Bruins rank fourth in the NHL for goals against but 21st for the penalty kill.

New York Rangers

New York has won four of their last six matchups with three of their last four going under the total.  As a result, the Rangers are 22-22-5-2 and eight points out pf the final Eastern Conference playoff sport.  The Broadway Blueshirts rank 27th for goal scoring but 11th for the power play.  Subsequently New York is 26th in the NHL for goals against and 25th for penalty killing.

Goalkeeper Stats

Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist is a legend and future Hall of Famer.  However, his star is fading with a .907 save percentage.  Boston’s goaltending has been quite strong with Tuukka Rask and Jaroslav Halak.

Stats to Consider

Despite their problems Boston has had their best NHL betting online success on the road.  As an example, the Bruins have paid in five of their last eight games away from home.  Just three of their last 10 away games have gone over the total.  Counter to that are the recent struggles of the Rangers at Madison Square Garden.  New York has gotten the money in just three of their last 11 home games.  Four of their last five games at MSG have gone over the total.

Team vs. Team

On this occasion gamblers may be surprised by the sportsbook dominance of the Rangers in their series with the Bruins.  To show the Rangers have won eight of their last nine against the Spoked B.  Three of the last five meetings in this series have gone under the total.  And at Madison Square Garden New York has paid in five of their last six against the Bruins.  The last four between these teams at MSG have cleared the total.

Matchup to Watch

As has been noted the Bruins are in poor form for NHL betting online.  Further, the Rangers have totally controlled the cashier’s cage in their series with Boston.  Fashion the Rangers recent success despite their weak metrics.

Bruins vs. Rangers NHL Betting Online Picks

New York is the call in this Original Six matchup!

Bruins vs. Rangers NHL Betting Online Pick:  New York Rangers

Bruins vs. Rangers NHL Betting Online Series Prediction:  Rangers 4, Bruins 2

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