Bruins vs. Rangers - 1/15/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New York Rangers (24-12-4) at Boston Bruins (23-15-6)
NHL Hockey: Thursday, January 15, 2015 at 7:00 pm (TD Garden)
The Line: Boston Bruins -120 / New York Rangers +109 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
TV: MSG, NESN
The New York Rangers and Boston Bruins square off Thursday night at the TD Garden.
The New York Rangers have won five of their last six games and begin a three-game road trip. The Rangers are averaging 3.1 goals per game and have scored seven goals in their last three games. The New York Rangers have scored two power play goals in their last four games and have won 11 straight games when scoring at least three goals. Rick Nash leads New York with 26 goals, Derick Brassard has 22 assists and Martin St. Louis has 78 shots on goal. Defensively, the Rangers are allowing 2.4 goals per game and have allowed a power play goal in five of their last 10 games. Cam Talbot has allowed 18 goals on 252 shots faced and Henrik Lundqvist has given up 73 goals on 882 shots. The Rangers have won their last four road games.
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The Boston Bruins are climbing up the Atlantic with four straight wins. The Bruins are averaging 2.6 goals per game and have scored 10 goals in their last three games. The Boston Bruins have scored two power play goals in their last five games and have won four straight games when scoring at least three goals overall. Brad Marchand leads Boston with 12 goals, Patrice Bergeron has 21 assists and Carl Soderberg has 95 shots on goal. Defensively, the Bruins are allowing 2.5 goals per game and haven’t allowed a power play goal in five of their last six games. Niklas Svedberg has allowed 23 goals on 296 shots faced and Tuukka Rask has given up 85 goals on 975 shots.
The Rangers are 4-0 in their last 4 road games and 5-1 in their last 6 games playing on 1 days rest. The Bruins are 45-20 in their last 65 games playing on 1 days rest and 5-2 in their last 7 vs. a team with a winning record. The Rangers are 0-4 in the last 4 meetings in Boston and 0-4 in the last 4 meetings overall.
Both teams are hot, but the Rangers have been on fire on the road. I like the value of the Rangers on the road for the plus money.