Bruins vs. Rangers - 3/28/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New York Rangers (47-19-7) at Boston Bruins (36-25-13)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 1:00 pm (TD Garden)
The Line: Boston Bruins -112 / New York Rangers +102 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
TV: MSG, NESN, NHL
The New York Rangers and Boston Bruins square off Saturday afternoon at the TD Garden.
The New York Rangers look to keep rolling after winning five of their last seven games. The Rangers are averaging three goals and have scored 14 goals in their last three games. The New York Rangers have one power play goal in their last 10 games and have won eight straight when scoring at least three goals. Rick Nash leads New York with 39 goals, Martin St. Louis has 27 assists and Chris Kreider has 168 shots on goal. Defensively, the Rangers are allowing 2.2 goals and haven’t allowed a power play goal in five of their last six games. Henrik Lundqvist has allowed 87 goals on 1,119 shots faced and Cam Talbot has given up 71 goals on 987 shots.
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The Boston Bruins look to snap a six-game losing streak. The Bruins are averaging 2.6 goals and have scored six goals in their last three games. The Boston Bruins have four power play goals in their last three games and have won four of their last six when scoring at least three goals. Brad Marchand leads Boston with 22 goals, Patrice Bergeron has 31 assists and Loui Eriksson has 152 shots on goal. Defensively, the Bruins are allowing 2.5 goals and haven’t allowed a power play goal in five of their last eight games. Niklas Svedberg has allowed 33 goals on 407 shots faced and Tuukka Rask has given up 141 goals on 1,789 shots.
The Rangers are 21-6 in their last 27 road games and 38-14 in their last 52 overall. The Bruins are 0-5 in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference and 30-11 in their last 41 vs. Metropolitan. The Rangers are 0-5 in the last 5 meetings in Boston and 1-5 in the last 6 meetings overall.
It's damn near impossible to back the Bruins with the way they're playing right now. I'll take the better team and the plus money.